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11 things you definitely have to do this winter in LA

Published On 12/19/2014 Published On 12/19/2014
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Dec 19-Feb 22

All the holiday stuff you haven't done yet You go skating yet? Check out the tree at the Grove? MAKE NEW YEAR'S PLANS??? It's time to get on that, yo!

All over the city

All the holiday stuff you haven't done yet All over the city You go skating yet? Check out the tree at the Grove? MAKE NEW YEAR'S PLANS??? It's time to get on that, yo!

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Event

Location

Dec 28 Sun

Indulge LA A massive pastry show with all-you-can-eat chocolates AND included wine and spirits? Uh huh.

Olympic Collection

Indulge LA Olympic Collection A massive pastry show with all-you-can-eat chocolates AND included wine and spirits? Uh huh.

Camp No Counselors

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Event

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Jan 16 Fri

Camp No Counselors The winter session of this crazy-fun camp with, uh, no counselors is basically three days of skiing, drinking, arts 'n crafts, drinking, and DJ parties. And drinking.

Big Bear

Camp No Counselors Big Bear The winter session of this crazy-fun camp with, uh, no counselors is basically three days of skiing, drinking, arts 'n crafts, drinking, and DJ parties. And drinking.

Date

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Jan 19-Feb 1

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Here's your excuse to head South: a two-week restaurant week, with discounts on scores of great restaurants, including LA imports like Fig & Olive and more local faves like Bluefin.

Newport Beach

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Newport Beach Here's your excuse to head South: a two-week restaurant week, with discounts on scores of great restaurants, including LA imports like Fig & Olive and more local faves like Bluefin.

Flickr/wyn lok

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Event

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Jan 25 Sun

Bock Fest Weirdly not a giant chicken party (bock bock!), this is instead a winter beer fest with unlimited tastings and a bunch of breweries from all over the world competing for winter beer supremacy.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Bock Fest Millennium Biltmore Hotel Weirdly not a giant chicken party (bock bock!), this is instead a winter beer fest with unlimited tastings and a bunch of breweries from all over the world competing for winter beer supremacy.

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Jan 26 Mon

Golden State of Cocktails This West Coast competitor to New Orleans' infamous Tales of the Cocktail brings LA booze crawls, special dinners, and industry seminars. So enjoy those crawls and dinners!

The Los Angeles Athletic Club

Golden State of Cocktails The Los Angeles Athletic Club This West Coast competitor to New Orleans' infamous Tales of the Cocktail brings LA booze crawls, special dinners, and industry seminars. So enjoy those crawls and dinners!

JeffreyW

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Feb 13 Fri

'80s Prom Always a sell-out, this hearty party gets a live '80s band to cruise through the decade's hits while you drink crafty cocktails and wonder what it'd be like to actually grow a mullet rather than wear a fake one.

Fonda Theatre

'80s Prom Fonda Theatre Always a sell-out, this hearty party gets a live '80s band to cruise through the decade's hits while you drink crafty cocktails and wonder what it'd be like to actually grow a mullet rather than wear a fake one.

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Feb 21 Sat

Air & Style The first edition of this Shaun White-curated sports & music fest boasts impressive lineups in each sphere, with ski and snowboard jump contests from top X-Games and Olympic athletes soundtracked by Kendrick Lamar and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Rose Bowl

Air & Style Rose Bowl The first edition of this Shaun White-curated sports & music fest boasts impressive lineups in each sphere, with ski and snowboard jump contests from top X-Games and Olympic athletes soundtracked by Kendrick Lamar and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Flcikr/Alex Thompson

Date

Event

Location

Feb 28 Sat

Pacific Pole Championships Would you like to see a bunch of athletic women do, uh, pole routines and get prizes for it? Yes. Yes you would.

LA Convention Center

Pacific Pole Championships LA Convention Center Would you like to see a bunch of athletic women do, uh, pole routines and get prizes for it? Yes. Yes you would.

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Mar 11 Wed

All-Star Chef Classic Go totally nuts at the first major food festival of the year, which brings out top-name chefs to demo in a massive kitchen stadium and also hits you with special lunches and dinners.

LA Live

All-Star Chef Classic LA Live Go totally nuts at the first major food festival of the year, which brings out top-name chefs to demo in a massive kitchen stadium and also hits you with special lunches and dinners.