As Southern California emerges from under a chilly, winter spell, here are some ways for Angelenos to thaw out and catch some sun — from a craft beer festival to a free day of museums.
FOODIE (SPLURGE) PICK
SoCal experienced some pretty cold weather this week, so what better way to warm up than with a glass (or three) of craft beer? More than 40 breweries, including Beachwood Brewing and Iron Triangle Brewing, will gather under one roof for your gulping pleasure — to be paired with equally delicious food. Fried chicken and stout waffles, anyone? Tickets are pricey, but no doubt worth it.
In partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library, the Hammer Museum introduces a three-part series of programs designed to tackle issues of feminism and racism for children. This weekend's installment will give them an opportunity portray their vision of a better world. It's not a standard kids festival with face painting and balloon animals, but give it a shot.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: The Hammer Museum | MAP
CULTURE VULTURE PICK
Nearly 20 years ago, David Bowie played his first concert in Mexico and left his mark on the region. This exhibit features captured moments between the artist and local culture through 27 never-before-seen stills by Mexican photographer Fernando Aceves. The display will run through June — but why wait to visit?
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 27 through Thursday, June 15
WHERE: Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale | MAP
Here's your chance to cross some items off your bucket list — if they includes visiting a couple of your local museums. More than 30 centers for the arts, ranging in size and collection, will open their doors for your perusing pleasure. Hot spots like LACMA nda the Getty might fill up fast, so get there early — or consider sticking to a low-key location.
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 29
WHERE: Various museums across Southern California | List of participating locations
This shindig is tailored for the biggest of hockey fans — the NHL is taking over a swath of DTLA and turning it into a hockey wonderland. The weekend will kick off with an event to honor the 100 greatest hockey players of all time and buttons up with the NHL All-Star Game at the Staples Center. Tickets are pricey, but well worth it if you love seeing padded warriors pummel each other on ice.
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 27-Sunday, Jan. 29
WHERE: Various venues across DTLA
COST: Prices vary
Ten stages, seven city blocks, six historic theaters and a lot of people. The night is a celebration of Councilmember Jose Huizar's efforts to restore a section of DTLA to its former glory, and it includes an extensive roster of live musical performances, food trucks and more. Oh, and a giant 80-foot ferris wheel for some stunning, semi-aerial views of the city.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28
WHERE: Various locations across DTLA
For a wrap on things to do this weekend, L.A. Magazine's Marielle Wakim spoke with Take Two's A Martinez. Click the blue play button above to hear the full segment.