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

From a Britney tribute night to a brewery fest downtown
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Unless the Weather Channel is lying (please don’t be lying), there’s a zero percent chance of rain in L.A. this weekend, and that means it’s time to get out and do something fun without being cold and wet and sad. From a Britney tribute night to a brewery fest downtown, here’s a roundup of some of the best weekend events in L.A.


20 Years of Britney

January 18

If you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate the legacy of Britney Spears (you should always be looking for an excuse to celebrate the legacy of Britney Spears), head to Club ’90s at Los Globos, where they’ll be celebrating the fact that it’s been two whole decades since …Baby One More Time was released. Missed opportunity to call it “20 Years of Spears,” but we’re into it either way.

Arnold Strongman Pro World Series

January 19

A bunch of very muscly people will be lifting heavy stuff at the Santa Monica Pier for a chance to make it to the official Arnold Strongman World Series Championship in beautiful Columbus, Ohio. Defending his 2018 World Champion title is Thor Bjornsson, aka the Mountain from Game of Thrones. It’s all for a good cause: Proceeds will be split among the Ventura County Fire Department Widows, Orphans & Assistance Fund, CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, and Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund.

Women’s March L.A.

January 19

The government is shut down. L.A.’s teachers are on strike. And Donald Trump is still sitting pretty in the White House serving “hamberders” to young athletes. Sure, it’s not an election year, but you could argue that women across the country have plenty of reason to march. Women’s March L.A. returns to downtown for a third year of punny signs and pussy hats. The festivities kick off at 8:30 a.m. in Pershing Square, the march starts at 10, and then the keynote speeches start at 11 in Grand Park.

Joyce Manor at the Hollywood Palladium

January 19

Power-pop-punk band Joyce Manor is playing a hometown show at the Hollywood Palladium along with AJJ, Jeff Rosenstock, and awakebutstillinbed. The Torrance-bred outfit’s most recent album, Million Dollars to Kill Me, was produced by former Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and got a solid 7.5 from Pitchfork (if that matters).

DTLA Breweries United Fest 5.0

January 20

Head to Triangle Lot and enjoy unlimited tastings of special-edition beers from local breweries including Mumford, Arts District, Iron Triangle, Boomtown, Indie, Dry River, Highland Park, Angel City, 101 Cider House, and Imperial Western; food from Pearl’s BBQ; and more. Proceeds from the event benefit CF Foundation.

Happy Birthday, Marion!

January 20

Actress and all-around fabulous person Marion Davies would have been 122 this year. Celebrate in Gold Coast-era style at the Annenberg Community Beach House, where revelers can tour Davies’s lavish guesthouse and dance the day away. The shindig is free, but reservations are recommended.


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