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11 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in LA This January

Published On 01/02/2015 Published On 01/02/2015
Camp No Counselors
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Jan 2 Fri

View the Rose Parade floats Since no way did you head to Pasadena early yesterday to check out the parade, hit Pasadena TODAY to check out the floats after the fact, which is actually way more fun anyways.

Sierra Madre & Washington, Pasadena

View the Rose Parade floats Sierra Madre & Washington, Pasadena Since no way did you head to Pasadena early yesterday to check out the parade, hit Pasadena TODAY to check out the floats after the fact, which is actually way more fun anyways.

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Jan 10 Sat

The Cali Cup This 420-friendly event's gonna make your (non card-carrying friends) green, if you catch our drift. There'll be a ton of dank comedy, chronic music, and "battle dabs", whatever that is.

KGB Studios

The Cali Cup KGB Studios This 420-friendly event's gonna make your (non card-carrying friends) green, if you catch our drift. There'll be a ton of dank comedy, chronic music, and "battle dabs", whatever that is.

The Choreography House

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Jan 11 Sun

A Night Under the POLE Stars This is the recital for the best members of a pole dancing club. Yes, you want to go.

King King

A Night Under the POLE Stars King King This is the recital for the best members of a pole dancing club. Yes, you want to go.

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Jan 12 Mon

PIFLabs Surely you've watched Shark Tank and been all like, "I have a web idea that BLOWS THIS AWAY!!" Well, this networking event is your chance to pitch: they've got angel investors and VCs coming who are ready to network, and booths you can set up to pitch your startup.

Basement Tavern

PIFLabs Basement Tavern Surely you've watched Shark Tank and been all like, "I have a web idea that BLOWS THIS AWAY!!" Well, this networking event is your chance to pitch: they've got angel investors and VCs coming who are ready to network, and booths you can set up to pitch your startup.

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Jan 14 Wed

Cheese 101 This occasional event at Andrew's Cheese Shop finds one of LA's most renowned cheesemongers (that'd be Andrew) giving you the lowdown on the difference between Gouda and cheddar... and samples. Lots and lots and lots of samples.

Andrew's Cheese Shop

Cheese 101 Andrew's Cheese Shop This occasional event at Andrew's Cheese Shop finds one of LA's most renowned cheesemongers (that'd be Andrew) giving you the lowdown on the difference between Gouda and cheddar... and samples. Lots and lots and lots of samples.

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Jan 15 Thu

photo la This yearly art fair is super-sick, thanks to curators who pull only the best photos/gear for actually-cool viewing, as well as programs about how to better-ify your own pics.

The REEF/LA Mart

photo la The REEF/LA Mart This yearly art fair is super-sick, thanks to curators who pull only the best photos/gear for actually-cool viewing, as well as programs about how to better-ify your own pics.

Camp No Counselors

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Jan 16 Fri

Camp No Counselors -- Winter Edition We told you about this epic weekend of boozing and sledding and skiing and boozing a few weeks ago, but you've had a lot of eggnog since then, so here's a reminder: go.

Big Bear

Camp No Counselors -- Winter Edition Big Bear We told you about this epic weekend of boozing and sledding and skiing and boozing a few weeks ago, but you've had a lot of eggnog since then, so here's a reminder: go.

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Jan 17 Sat

San Diego Beer Fest Since LA's Beer Fest isn't for, like, another three months, head South to SD, where they do it TWICE A YEAR, with all-you-can-drink pours of craftiness, two cover bands, and killer food.

Liberty Station

San Diego Beer Fest Liberty Station Since LA's Beer Fest isn't for, like, another three months, head South to SD, where they do it TWICE A YEAR, with all-you-can-drink pours of craftiness, two cover bands, and killer food.

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Event

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Jan 17 Sat

Norm Macdonald The best Weekend Update host ever returns to LA after totally CRUSHING Festival Supreme this last summer -- seriously, we see a lot of comedy, and it was one of the best sets of the year.

The Regent

Norm Macdonald The Regent The best Weekend Update host ever returns to LA after totally CRUSHING Festival Supreme this last summer -- seriously, we see a lot of comedy, and it was one of the best sets of the year.

Matt Biancaniello

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Jan 25 Sun

Bock Fest LA's first beer festival of the year features the crowning of the Beer Champion of The World, and you definitely want to be there for that.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Bock Fest Millennium Biltmore Hotel LA's first beer festival of the year features the crowning of the Beer Champion of The World, and you definitely want to be there for that.

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Jan 31 Sat

Eat Your Drink The most creative bartender in LA is mixing for this pairing dinner that's equally focused on food and booze, with an omakase-style menu of FIFTEEN different surprise drinks, booze you can eat, and other total badass-ness.

Chaya Downtown

Eat Your Drink Chaya Downtown The most creative bartender in LA is mixing for this pairing dinner that's equally focused on food and booze, with an omakase-style menu of FIFTEEN different surprise drinks, booze you can eat, and other total badass-ness.