The 6 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

A night hike, curling lessons, a mobile museum, and more
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There’s rain in the forecast this weekend, but don’t let that stop you from making it one to remember. From a night hike in Griffith Park to a bonanza of mobile museums, here are some of the best things to do in L.A. this weekend.


Night Hike in Griffith Park

January 11

Nocturnal sightseers will meet in the merry-go-round parking lot at Griffith Park for their very first night hike of 2019. It’s an intermediate climb, so legit hiking shoes are recommended, but as we wrote last year, the nighttime views during these after-dark jaunts just can’t be beat.

Lost & Found at the Movies

January 11

Sundance Film Festival senior programmer John Nein oversees this Central Library series focused on cinema and film culture. Nein chats it up with You Must Remember This podcast host Karina Longworth, who is discussing her new book, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood.

Good Heroin Four-Year Anniversary

January 12

Comedians Todd Glass, Aparna Nancherla, Nicole Byer, Chris Charpentier, and Punkie Johnson join hosts Matt Ingebretson and Dave Ross at the Regent for a very special edition of their weekly comedy show (usually hosted at Stories Books in Echo Park). Besides the stand-up, they’ll premiere an episode of Comedy Central’s Corporate, co-created by and starring Ingebretson.

Chingonas: The Rise of a Chicana Pop Aesthetic

January 12

Head down to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach for this round table discussion featuring prominent Chicana influencers including legendary muralist Barbara Carrasco and Mujeres de Maiz founder Felicia Montes, as well as moderator Denise M. Sandoval of California State University.

Learn to Curl

January 12

Starting promptly at 8 a.m., Pershing Square’s holiday ice rink becomes a wannabe Olympian’s paradise. The Hollywood Curling Club hosts a one-hour beginners’ sesh for newbies looking to learn the basics of the sport (registration required). Afterward stroll a few blocks to Grand Central Market for a Big Poppa breakfast bagel from Wexler’s.

Mobile Museum Fair

January 13

Did you know L.A. has a candy wrapper museum, a sneaker museum, or a museum of straw art? All three (and many more) will be on hand at the Mobile Museum Fair, a bonanza of mobile exhibits, museums, and libraries that’s rolling up to the Central Library. Also in attendance: LACMA, Self Help Graphics, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, and the Feminist Library on Wheels.


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