The new year is under way and there is always plenty to do in the greater Los Angeles area. Check out our picks for this week.
January 7, 2013
Kimono in the 20th Century – Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
The Pacific Asia Museum is featuring the Kimono in the 20th Century exhibit until March 10. The exhibit displays a beautiful collection of kimonos ranging from the most formal type reserved for very special occasions to children’s clothing, undergarments and light summer wear.
January 8, 2013
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. The world famous Page Museum is home to more than one million Ice Age fossils. Visitors even have the ability to view real paleontology in action at the Fishbowl Lab. The glass-walled Fishbowl Lab is located in the center of the museum and offers a one-of-a-kind view of how fossils are repaired, prepped and cleaned. Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured.
January 9, 2013
Cirque Du Soleil – Iris
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Visit Iris: the journey of through the world of cinema before its last show at the Dolby Theatre on Jan. 19. The large production show is a visual and entertaining feast for the eyes and takes guests on a visual journey through cinema with the combination art of acrobatics, dance, projections and live music.
January 10, 2013
Downtown Art Walk
411 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
Downtown Los Angeles comes alive with art and culture every second Thursday of the month for the Downtown Art Walk. The art walk is free and self-guided and promotes a sense of community. The art walk takes place in and around the historic Los Angeles core and Old Bank Districts.
January 11, 2013
Planetarium Show: The Night Sky Show – Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
Bring the whole family down to see the Digistar II planetarium projector as it recreates the celestial wonders of the night sky as you would see it far from city lights in a 50-minute show updated weekly with the latest news in space exploration and astronomy. All shows are in the Planetarium, room 223 on the 2nd floor of Drescher Hall. Tickets are $6 for those 12 and over. Recommended for children 6 and over.
January 12, 2013
Old Towne Temecula’s Farmers Market
Mercedes Street & 6th Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., gorgeous Old Towne Temecula hosts a giant farmers market. The farmers market features locally grown produce, hand-crafted items and specialty food items.