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

Starting with free entry to more than 30 museums

Downward Grog
January 27

If you like your child’s pose with a side of pale ale, consider working out with the fine folks at Downward Grog. The running-yoga-beer collective hosts vinyasa classes in breweries all over town. This weekend’s festivities take place at Indie Brewing Company in DTLA: It all starts at 10:30 a.m. with an optional 2-mile warm up run followed by a 1-hour mixed-level yoga class at 11 a.m. Wrap things up with athleisurely friend hangs over craft beer at noon.

Museums Free-for-All
January 28

Special exhibitions aren’t gratis, but catch just about everything else on the cheap at more than 30 arts institutions across Southern California. Make a day of it and hit as many as you can, from north (Kidspace, Pasadena Museum of California Art) to south (Orange County Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum) and tons of places in between (LACMA, the Broad, the Hammer). There are also tons of freebies and deals up for grabs, so plan accordingly.

Wine + Wags Dog Adoption Partay
January 27

Name two things that go together better than free wine and adoptable puppies. Silver Lake’s Vinovore wine shop (which, one a separate “hey, this is cool!” side note, stocks its shelves with bottles from the lady winemakers of the world), teams up with MaeDay Rescue for a boozy adoption event. Swing by the shop between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a complimentary tasting and the chance to find a fuzzy new bff.

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park
January 25-April 28

Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant, paleo-botanist Ellie Sattler, and chaos theorist Ian Malcolm hit the Rockwell Table and Stage for this song-studded adaptation of of the OG Jurassic Park film. Rumor has it there will be dinosaurs in some capacity, and we can only hope that Jeff Goldblum will make a delightful cameo since he’s at the Rockwell most weeks anyways.

LA Designer Warehouse Sale
January 27-28

In the words of Beyoncé: Let me upgrade you(r closet). Head to the ROW downtown to sift through goodies from Creatures of Comfort, the Palatines, Pari Desai, and a number of other brands that are looking to clean out their stock rooms. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days; if you go on Sunday, you can do a little double-dipping and hit up Smorgasburg LA for some treats on your way in or out. (Probably out, since hunting for a good deal is guaranteed to work up an appetite.)

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