Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your January and kick-off the new year.
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 for the second year at the upcoming event celebrating its 21-year history at the Los Angeles Convention Center, presenting galleries that showcase premier Modern and Contemporary work. The excitement takes place Jan. 27 – 31.
EAT HERE → Dine L.A., running Jan. 18 – 31, features hundreds of fine restaurants from across the county with specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. A new exclusive series will feature a tier of experiential menus from Los Angeles’ top chefs. $1 from every reservation booked online will benefit the Midnight Mission.
SWEAT HERE → For those of you ready to kick-start your New Year’s resolution or for the ones in need of a new and exciting class, meet Playlist Yoga. The studio, set to open Jan. 4, is centered around high-energy music, offering a 60-minute Vinyasa flow class that matches the breath to the movement and the movement to the music. Monthly live DJ’s and a private patio for pre- and post-class time put this West Hollywood studio on the top of our list for 2016 workouts.
GO LAUGH HERE → Riot L.A. is back Jan. 29 – 31 with a weekend to laugh your butt off in downtown. More than 150 comedians will perform at this alternative-comedy festival, presented by KCRW, which also features panels, shows, films and so much more.
SHOP HERE → Battistoni, the iconic Italian brand is set to open its first US boutique in Beverly Hills this month. Known for dressing Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, and other stylish male Hollywood stars at its menswear mecca in Rome, the shop will feature women’s and men’s collections, including suits, shirting, footwear, leather goods, accessories, and more.
SIP HERE → The 3rd Annual Golden State of Cocktails hits downtown Jan. 24 – 26. The festival includes three days of seminars, tastings and pairings, offering equal parts education and entertainment for both industry and consumers. Attendees can venture on late-night bar crawls, learn food and beverage pairings and sip some of the best crafted cocktails in the city.
GO SEE THIS→ Gehry and Science at LACMA Jan. 24. Iconic architect Frank Gehry engages in conversation with acclaimed scientist Arnold J. Levine at LACMA’s Resnick Pavillon. Discussing Gehry’s “careful consideration of those who use his buildings and how that impacts his process.” Part of the special exhibition Frank Gehry (on view through March 20), this series of presentations will address Gehry’s central areas of interest—art, science, and music.
TAKE THE KIDS HERE → Au Fudge, Jessica Biel and partner Estee Stanley’s long-awaited Melrose eatery, is set to open mid-month, focusing on healthy, colorful food. Kid-friendly features including playrooms and on-site au pairs, as well as indoor and outdoor dining and a marketplace. Let the kids fingerprint t-shirts while you sip a cappuccino and enjoy, you guessed it, fudge.
DON’T MISS (+ PERFECT VEGAS GETAWAY) → International icon Jennifer Lopez shakes up the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood with her first ever headlining residency, “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have.” The show kicks-off Jan. 20, with a mix of pop, R&B and fan favorites set to have you out of your seat dancing along.