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Things to do this week: Jan. 28-Feb. 6

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Assuming you’ve successfully completed one month of sticking to new resolutions, it’s time to have a little fun. Even if you didn’t make it past the first week, you still deserve to have fun just for making it through this seemingly never-ending month. As always, we’ve got you covered with a diverse list of events you should check out.

Interpol & Paramore Tribute Night

The Mixx | 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 | Jan. 28 | themixxclub.com

Maybe you can’t make it to the When We Were Young music festival but you can still satisfy that emo kid inside as Public Pervert and Misery Business pay tribute to Interpol and Paramore, respectively, with live performances. 

Parks And Rec Trivia Night

Horse Thief BBQ | 324 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 | Jan. 28 | eventbrite.com

“Parks and Recreation” fans can test their knowledge while enjoying some tasty BBQ with friends. Even if you lose the trivia contest, your stomach will win. 

72nd Grand National Roadster Show

Fairplex Parking Gate 17 | 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 | Jan. 28-30 | fairplex.com

This is the longest running indoor car show in the world, according to event organizers. Over 500 show vehicles will take over seven expo halls to compete for awards. 

Uncorked: LA Wine Fest

Union Station | 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Jan. 29 | eventbrite.com

The sixth annual Uncorked: LA Wine Festival will feature 150 wines from around the world, gourmet local food trucks, live music and a DJ. Early admission includes an extra hour of tasting plus special pours from select wineries. 

Boogie Knights

The Canyon – Agoura Hills | 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 | Jan. 29 | wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com

The Boogie Knights brings the disco era to life complete with bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester shirts and wigs.

A Mad Hatter’s Evening Tea Party

Dream Come True Tea & Party Room | 3924 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807 | Jan. 29 | dreamcometruepartyroom.com

Dream Come True Tea & Party Room is inviting you down the rabbit hole for an evening tea party featuring a menu of warm canapes, soup, tea sandwiches, desserts, tea and champagne. The party will include entertainment including a magic show, crafts and games, a costume contest and giveaways. 

Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined

LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd.., Los Angeles, CA 90036 | Jan. 30-Feb. 13 | lacma.org

Visual artists like Cecily Brown, Lauren Halsey, Rashid Johnson, Takashi Murakami, and Ed Ruscha were tasked with selecting albums and songs from Interscope Records to create over 50 paintings inspired by musicians like Dr. Dre, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, BLACKPINK, Olivia Rodrigo and more.

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

The Broad Stage | 1310 11th St., Santa Monica CA 90401 | Jan. 30 | thebroadstage.org

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater, and rich original compositions. Hailing from Augusta, Ga., McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar are known for their opulent harmonies and beautiful blends, which are showcased throughout their 2012 album Limitless and their viral online covers

She’s A Woman Starring Miz Cracker

Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth | 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 | Jan. 31 | eventbrite.com

Drag queen and comedienne Miz Cracker stars in a full hour of standup and music, discussing dieting, dating, COVID-19, her childhood and mistakes. Told with cheerful pessimism, she shares a message of self-acceptance. 

Piano Karaoke

The North End | 6423 Yucca St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Jan. 31 | eventbrite.com

This isn’t your typical karaoke night. Accompanied by a pianist, sing along to your favorite songs. There is no cover charge and there will be drink specials on offer. 

Rethinking Conquest – Federico Navarrete: The Lienzo De Tlaxcala

Zoom | Feb. 1 | lacma.org

Federico Navarrete, of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will headline this 

Lecture, which is held in conjunction with “Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico” and is part of the ongoing “Rethinking Conquest” lecture series looking at the Florentine Codex and Indigineous histories of conquest. 

Patton Oswalt, Irene Tu And Company

SuperNova Comedy | 1716 Whitley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Feb. 2 | eventbrite.com

Get over your midweek blues with the help of some laughs from comedians Patton Oswalt, Irene Tu and more at this outdoor standup comedy show with full bar and food. 

Family Paint Nite

El Torito | 3333 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 | Feb. 2 | eventbrite.com

Artists Elizabeth Grebler will guide you through all the steps to create a painting featuring a hedgehog in a teacup. Do all this while enjoying a couple glasses of wine.

Enrique Martinez Celaya ‘SEA SKY LAND: towards a map of everything’

USC Fisher Museum of Arts | 823 W. Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089 | Feb. 2-April 9 | fisher.usc.edu

This exhibit brings together 30 large-format paintings and sculptures created by Enrique Martinez Celaya. Each of the three galleries at the Fisher Museum will present the artist’s writings alongside paintings and sculptures dedicated to one of three motifs—sea, sky, and land. 

Fun things to do: USC Enrique Martinez Celaya
(Left to right) Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Faithful, 2019. Oil and wax on canvas. 150 × 116 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Step, 2017. Dirt, tar, straw, stone, and metal.75 × 52 × 35 inches. Collection of Bianca and Stuart Roden, London.

Tribute to Prince

The Mixx | 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 | Feb. 3 | themixxclub.com

The Prince of Pop will pay tribute to Prince as a movie screening of “Purple Rain” plays on the giant LED wall. DJ Frog will play funk, disco, and more on vinyl for you to dance and sing along. 

ThisMyShow Industries Presents: Will Miles Has Friends?

The Glendale Room | 127 N. Artsakh Ave., Glendale, CA 91206 | Feb. 3 | eventbrite.com

Will Miles, of HBO Max’s “South Side,” will be joined by friends Giulia Rozzi (“Conan”), Jena Friedman (“The Daily Show”), Naomi Ekperigin (“Mythic Quest”) and Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”) for a night of laughs. 

Rare Books LA

Pasadena Convention Center | 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101 | Feb. 4-6 | eventbrite.com

Booksellers and bibliophiles gather to celebrate the centenary of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and share their love of books, including more than 100 rare book, fine print and map sellers. 

Cali Vibes Fest

Marina Green Park | 400 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 | Feb. 4-6 | calivibesfest.com

This three-day music festival will feature The Marley Brothers, Wu Tang Clan, Dirty Heads, Sublime, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid and many more artists. 

Seed Library

Zoom | Feb. 5 | altadenalibrary.org 

Join the Altadena Library and native plant enthusiasts Joe Parker and Krystal Rains from 10 a.m. to noon on a virtual exploration into the various edible plants native to California.

Van Halen, Motley Crue, KISS, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath Tribute Night

Royal Vista Golf Club | 20055 Colima Road, Walnut, CA 91789 | Feb. 5 | eventbrite.com

Rock out to classic rock hits from Van Halen, Motley Crue, KISS, Quiet Riot and Black Sabbath courtesy of Fair Warning, Hollywood Crue, Dressed to Kill, Metal Health and Black Sabbatha, respectively. 

Jazz At Naz

The Soraya | 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330 | Feb. 5-19 | thesoraya.org

The first annual, month-long jazz Festival Jazz at Naz features five events including two major main stage performances plus three consecutive nights of The Soraya’s immersive Jazz Club – with audience and artists all hosted right on stage, an intimate and immersive experience. Jazz at Naz Festival begins with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Feb. 5 and two-time Grammy Award-winner Gregory Porter on Feb. 10.  The next weekend Jazz Club hosts Gerald Clayton Feb. 17; Gretchen Parlato Feb. 18 and Harold López-Nussa Feb. 19.

Chinese New Year Festival Admission

The Huntington | 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 | Feb. 5-6 | huntington.org

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at The Huntington’s Chinese Garden with lion dancers, mask-changing artists, martial arts demonstrations, music, art and craft demonstrations, food trucks, Chinese dining specials, Chinese floral art displays and much more. 

Diva Royale Drag Queen Show

The North End | 6423 Yucca St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Feb. 6 | eventbrite.com

In addition to drag queens, the show features celebrity impersonators.

“Full Circle: A Return To The Land” 

Descanso Gardens | 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91101 | Through March 13 | descansogardens.org 

This exhibition chronicles human interaction with the land in and around Descanso Gardens from the Tongva through various cultures, up to today.

Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico

LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 | Through May 1 | lacma.org

LACMA is marking the 500th anniversary of the fall of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital and site of Mexico City. According to LACMA, the exhibition “subverts the traditional narrative of conquest by centering the creative resilience of Indigenous artists, mapmakers, and storytellers who forged new futures and made their world anew through artistic practice.”

Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free

The Canvas at L.A. Live | 944 Georgia St.,Los Angeles CA 90015 | Through May 1 | wakemewhenimfree

Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, this exhibit delves into Tupac’s activism, music and revolutionary art through technology, art and artifacts from the rapper’s personal archives.

Mapping Fiction

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens | 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 | Through May 2 | huntington.org

This new exhibit focuses on the ways authors and mapmakers have built compelling fictional worlds. The exhibit includes a first edition of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” early editions of Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark, Robert Louis Stevenson’s maps from “Treasure Island” and “Kidnapped,” J. R. R. Tolkien’s map from the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings,” and science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler’s hand-drawn maps from notes for “Parable of the Talents” (1998) and her unpublished novel “Parable of the Trickster.”

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