5 Things To Do This Weekend Guaranteed To Make Your Life More Interesting

Try and visit 30 museums in a day or check out an underground disco supper club

Disco Dining Club

Disco’s more hedonistic customs meet L.A.’s burgeoning culinary scene at this bi-monthly event, which is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month. January’s theme, dubbed Disco Dining Club: Faberge Edition, channels Russian decadence for both dinner and an after party. Expect sets from DJs as far flung as Paris and London as well as unlimited oysters and free-flowing alcohol from local breweries and distilleries. There are still a few tickets left for the event: Tier One tickets (dinner + after party) are $200, and Tier Two tickets (after party) are $100. Like every good underground party, but really just The Streets, the location is TBA. More information (January 28, Location TBD)

David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters

In 1997, Bowie played his first—and only—concert in Mexico. While he was there he took three days to explore the sights of Mexico City, including the Frida Kahlo Museum (aka the Blue House), the National Palace of Fine Arts, and even Teotihuacan. Mexican photographer Fernando Aceves followed him around and snapped a series of photos, 27 of which can be seen at the Forest Lawn Museum (further incentive to go: the all of the photos in the exhibition have never been displayed publicly). Long live the Starman. More information (January 27-June 15, Forest Lawn Museum)


The female-fronted music fest returns to the Bootleg theater for its second year of music and panel conversations to benefit the LA’s RockNRoll Camp for girls. The festivities kick off on Friday with a live Q&A with Garbage’s Shirley Manson and music journalist Eve Barlow, and the weekend’s performers include Chelsea Wolfe, The Bird and the Bee, and Deap Valley. A weekend pass will set you back $45, or you can buy a single-day pass for $16. There will also be food trucks on site curated by our own food editor Lesley Suter—if you skip Viva Los Cupcakes, prepare for a life of regret. More information (January 27-29, The Bootleg Theater)

SoCal Museum Free-For-All Day

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If you weren’t already aware, there are plenty of L.A. museums that offer free admission on the reg (love you, Broad, Getty campuses, Hammer, and NHM). But this Sunday, all those other guys who charge you for your culture will be opening their doors and letting you in gratis. That means trips to LACMA and MoCA and the Skirball Cultural Center and so many more. You probably won’t be able to hit all 30 in one day (unless you have a Time-Turner or something), but never forget: even museums with admission fees offer free entry on occasion, so keep an eye on their calendars. More information (January 29, various)

NHL All Star Weekend

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The NHL is taking over the DTLA this weekend and turning it into a hockey wonderland. It all starts Friday the NHL 100, a Hall of Fame-y type event honoring the 100 greatest hockey players of all time (tickets range from $79 to $300). Jon Hamm, John Legend, and Robin Thicke will also be there, which is counterintuitive but also exciting, depending on your tastes. The weekend finishes up on Sunday with the NHL All Star Game at the Staples Center. If hockey’s your jam, maybe you want to pop for the $1,050 glass seats. If hockey is your boyfriend’s jam, you’ll still be coughing up $235 for nosebleed tickets at the 300 level. More information (January 27-29, various venues)