Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your January.

ART ENTHUSIASTS GO HERE → L.A. Art Show, the longest and largest running platform for fine art. The Agency is proud to be a sponsor at the upcoming event celebrating its 20-year history at the Los Angeles Convention Center, whose 500,000 sq. ft. of space can accommodate art from more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries. The excitement takes place January 14 – 18.

griffith-park-los-angelesDO THISGriffith Park Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, January 25th. All participants will be benefiting LA City Parks as they race through beautiful Griffith Park and pass by scenery like the golf course, the Zoo, and the pony rides. The half marathon begins at 6:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. Register here.

CELEBRATE CINEMA HERE → The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where Jennifer Aniston will receive the prestigious Montecito Award in honor of her celebrated career and Steve Carell will be presented with the 2015 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award for his role in “Foxcatcher”. The festival’s 30th edition runs from January 27 – February 7 in various locations around town, including the historic Arlington Theatre.

10850110_10152998561494642_6591583666990535872_nATTEND THISFireside Chat at The Standard Hotel to discuss the past, present, and future of Downtown LA. The event is co-hosted by Brigham Yen whose successful blog, DTLA Rising with Brigham Yen, revolves around downtown’s urban real estate market. Guests will meet at the fire pit located adjacent to the hotel’s lobby and restaurant patio; reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a chat on Thursday, January 22. RSVP: DTLATALKS@STANDARDHOTELS.COM

EAT ATDine L.A.’s Restaurant Week, where venues from Abigaile in Hermosa Beach to Alimento in Silver Lake will be offering special prix-fixe deals for 14 days starting January 19. And be sure to grab a meal HEREPok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown’s Far East Market. You can expect long lines at Chef Ricker’s first L.A. outpost, but the pad thai is well worth the wait.

SEE THISPhoto LA, an art exhibition held at The Reef located in the historic LA Mart building in downtown Los Angeles. Held from January 15 – 18, the fair will hold it’s first exclusive VIP opening gala to celebrate and honor photographer Catherine Opie.

golden state of cocktails instagramSIP HEREGolden State of Cocktails, a 3-day event celebrating the best of what California cocktail culture is all about. Hosted by the Los Angeles Athletic Club, take part in discussions lead by leading mixologists and interactive, hands-on learning no matter what side of the bar you typically find yourself at. Takes place January 26 – 29. Watch this video of last year’s inaugural event held at the historic LA Times building.

DON’T MISSMuseums Free-For-All where over twenty museums across L.A. let you sip the admission fee for one special day. Round out the month with a visit to The Getty Villa, California Science Center, Hammer Museum, and many more on Saturday, January 31st.