It's another awards weekend, Los Angeles! So, you know what that means: every bar, restaurant, hotel lobby, 7-Eleven, you name it will be packed to the gills with industry folk waiting for the Grammys to start. But never fear. We know our way around the happenings just fine, and we've charted you a course of awesome weekend activities FLO (for locals only).
Before we get going on our wild weekend adventure, we want to announce the winner of 4 tickets to see The Gift (James Van Der Beek!) at the Geffen Playhouse on February 14th. Drumroll, please...
...and the winner is... Jennie Rich! Jennie, we will email you shortly with instructions on how to pick up your tickets. Congrats!
And with that, we give you: the weekend.
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After work on Friday, we're revisiting a Sunset Junction classic, Tacos Delta, which re-piqued our interest recently with a haute cuisine endorsement.
Later, if you aren't comfortable losing $60+ to see Ellie Goulding before she (inevitably) hits Staples Center, make The Satellite your priority tonight. They're hosting a special night stacked high with heavy-hitting indie favorites Nick Waterhouse, Fools Gold, and Blood Orange. The best part? It's completely and totally free. The catch? You're going to have to get aggressive about claiming your tickets: Pick them up early on the 7th (1-4 p.m.) at The Satellite or later (6-8 p.m.) at the new Converse store at the Promenade.
Then, make your way over to Echo Park for a Grammy party with Mad Decent and Subsuelo, who are celebrating Diplo's Grammy nom with a party we're guessing will keep going through the wee hours.
Start Saturday by trying to jump-start some good habits (although we're pretty sure dancing all night burns more than a few calories, but we digress). We're planning on taking Golden Bridge Yoga up on their 40-day challenge, where $121 buys you a 40-day/40-class package at the studio.
After hitting the showers, follow us over to the kick-off of LA Zine Week at Space 15 Twenty with a party and marketplace hosted by Freeways Collide. Later on tonight, get to the House of Blues to try out that dancing-as-calorie-burner technique again with Santigold before hiking it downtown for Unique LA's big Fake Prom bash, complete with open bar, desserts, DIY boutonnieres, and even more dancing.
Start today at Napa Valley Grille, where they're rolling out a special small plates brunch concept (not to mention $4 Bloody Marys and $12 bottomless mimosas). After, stumble over to the Hammer to join in on their Chinese New Year Festival, co-hosted by the UCLA Confucius Institute.
If you can't get enough of museum hijinx, there are more on offer up the hill at The Getty. The Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt will hurtle you and your teammates throughout the museum, identifying various nudes throughout.
If you're still not quite done with museums for the day after your nude adventures have ended, join the Obscura Society LA for a dose of the Los Angeles your parents probably thought you were moving to (i.e. full of weirdo yoga-loving hippies) -- we mean the Hare Krishna Bhagavad-Gita Museum in Culver City. Which is totally a real thing, and we can't wait to check it out. On the other hand, if you feel you've had your fill of museums for the day and your brunch buzz has inconveniently faded away, hightail it up the 110 freeway to Pasadena Pinotfest which, despite its location (Altadena Country Club), should actually be really fun.
And with that, this whirlwind weekend comes to a close. Luckily, with all that dancing, prom-ing, and bloody-Mary-slurping out of our system, we'll be more than ready to conquer the week ahead.