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

Your best bets for January 15 to 19, 2018

There’s no excuse to be bored any night of the week when you live in L.A. Here’s our curated guide to some of the best of what’s going on around town.

Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the California African American Museum

Taking time to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King seems incredibly relevant today. CAAM is presenting a day of art, culture, and community for all ages. For kids, there are drop-in activities running from 1o a.m. to 4 p.m.; for everyone else, there’s a schedule of programming including readings of King’s speeches and a panel on the role of women in the Civil Rights movement.

Tuesday: Mike Birbiglia’s “The New One”

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Comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia has created a string of hilarious, and often poignant, books, films, and comedy specials in recent years. Now, he’s returning to the Largo with his most recent batch of new material, a performance he’s calling “The New One.”

Wednesday: Vegan Cheesemaking Workshop with Feastly

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Your New Year’s resolutions to go vegan and learn new skills are combining into one fun workshop. Chef Rachel Carr of trendy vegan eatery By CHLOE in Silver Lake will walk you through the process of using nuts and other plants to create cashew cheddar, macadamia cheese, and other dairy simulacrums.

Thursday: Princess Nokia at the El Rey Theatre

The fierce New York-based rapper is bringing her intersectional feminist fury to El Rey. Rage against the patriarchy with a night of radical, women-first anthems.

Friday: ANREALAGE: A Light Un Light at Japan House Los Angeles

Japan House Los Angeles is a just-opened space dedicated to sharing Japanese culture with curious Americans. For their first gallery exhibition, they’re displaying a collection of pieces by avant-garde fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga of ANREALAGE, showcasing the designer’s interest both in form and style, and the integration of cutting-edge wearable technology, including photosensitive fabrics that adjust to ambient light. While you’re at Japan House, stay to explore the new on-site restaurant, shop, and cafe.

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