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

Macabre memorabilia in a mausoleum, an Afro-Beat dance party in the park, and more

The New Year is here and it’s already shaping up to be full of music, theater, film, and other amazing things to do and see around Los Angeles. Here are a few of our top picks for the week ahead.

Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: 50th Anniversary Retrospective

Monday, January 28

From 1969 to 1973, Rod Serling oversaw spooky TV series Night Gallery. Look back on the cult classic with this exhibit of art and artifacts, paintings, and behind the scenes details. Oh, and it’s all staged inside an actual mausoleum. The show continues through February 10.

Wild Honey Pie Presents a Dinner Party with Henry Jamison

Tuesday, January 29

Enjoy a three-course meal with a side of live music as Wild Honey Pie presents Henry Jamison at Checker Hall. Indie-folk singer-songwriter Jamison has been compared to Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks, and the concert, all in one.

Pop-Up Magazine: Winter Issue

Wednesday, January 30

The one-night-only “live magazine” returns with a new issue, featuring Will Butler of Arcade Fire, Jason Concepcion of The Ringer, Josie Duffy Rice of the New York Times, filmmaker Sam Green, and other intriguing storytellers .

Photo L.A. 2019

Thursday, January 31

Barker Hanger in Santa Monica becomes the epicenter of all things photography for January 31 to February 3. Explore selections from 65 different galleries, see the work of acclaimed and underground artists, and enjoy expert talks and programming.


Kevin Kwan in Conservation 

Thursday, January 31

Author Kevin Kwan is the mind behind Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. He comes to Scripps College for a conversation on the immigrant experience, writing, Hollywood, and his upcoming television project.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Allah-Las at L.A. State Historic Park

Friday, February 1

Dance the night away under the stars at Los Angeles State Historic Park with this lineup of Seun Kuti & Egpyt 80, Allah-Las, and Reverberation Radio. There will be live visual projections by Stranger Liquids to complete the mood.

“Night of Ideas” at the Natural History Museum

Friday, February 1

This nighttime event at NHM is part of the global “Night of Ideas” project. You’ll experience a soundbath by Jónsi of Sigur Rós, a show of vegan fashions, discussions on the future of cities, film screenings, and music.

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