Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Happy New Years LA!

Once again, the New Year's Eve Party List.

A huge selection of places to go in LA to ring in the New Year!

 The 126th Rose Parade
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 8:00am
5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard
Free and ticket seating

Enjoy the annual parade that was featured in the film Bee Movie.

Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 5:00pm 
Park & Ride Locations

See the floats up close, walk by them and know you could never make one in your garage.

Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015 from 11:00 am ~ 4:00 pm
Weller Court, Japanese Village Plaza and Francis Hashimoto Plaza

Celebrate the New Year in Little Tokyo with shows, music and food in a festival atmosphere.

Sunday, January 4, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with New Year activities, performances, and crafts in the museum.

New Year's Race Half, 10K and 5k Los Angeles
Jan 3, 6pm
Start Line 7th & Flower St.

All Space Considered
Friday, January 2, 2015
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road

What's going on in the field of outer space? Find out at the Griffith Observatory 


Saturday, January 3, 2015
3:30pm - 10:00pm
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, California 90012
 "Who is Ken Sugimori?" is an installation consisting of nearly 800 drawings of every Pokemon and mega-evolution in the Nintendo canon. It's taken artist Johnnie JungleGuts over a year to complete these drawings and they represent a culmination of his work within the Pokemon fandom. This opening at Human Resources also includes a video screening curated by Johnnie which features videos from many different fandoms and artists. And of course, there's also going to be a Pokemon tournament, and perler creations by the Pikashop!

Film & TV
Saturday, January 03, 2015 11:30 AM 
$12 adults, free for kids 14 and younger
Saturday Morning Cartoon series with a theme. This time it's cats. Enjoy it and see Hadrian in pj's with a bottle of "orange juice."
Downtown Abbey Season 5 Special Advance Screening
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1PM 
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
$20 - $80

What role do water bottles play in this season of... Downtown Abbey?
Jan 5-Feb 26
ArcLight Theaters

"To celebrate both the upcoming Academy Awards and our love of movies, ArcLight has programmed a series of your favorite past nominated and award-winning films to ring in the annual awards season."

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
See all the Back to the Future movies before Hollywood tries to poop out a new version.

NatGeo Brain Games
Saturday, Jan. 3
Santa Monica Place

Check out some of the games for yourself and wrap your head around them. Happening to promote the new season of Brain Games coming out Jan 19, on NatGeo
  • New! Levitation – Brain-trickery is a funny thing. This experiment will have jaws on the floor as participants mimic a superman pose, levitating from the rear-end of a fast-moving vehicle! Those who attend the event will learn the secret power behind this illusion, an impressive example of how things aren’t always what they may seem.
  • Small Person in Chair – Designed to trick the eye’s perception, this illusion features a chair that will shrink visitors down to a fraction of their natural size.  This illusion will have everyone second-guessing whether it’s the person that is really small or the chair that’s oddly large.
  • Upside Down Room – Could Isaac Newton have been wrong? This illusion will have guests standing on the ceiling of a living room leaving everyone to wonder which way is up and which way is down. Could it be? Or, was the room built to see things from a different perspective?
  • Head On Table – Pushing the envelope of mystery, this illusion will bring the mind to thinking the impossible: participants heads sitting on a table, detached from their body. In this experiment, mirrors play a deceptive role.