January 2011 Culture Calendar

Find out what's going on in LA in January 2011.

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JAN 18TH: Hammer Screenings: Open Projector Night
n@ Hammer Museum | 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | $3 Parking
nMultiple genres of short filmmaking represented in this BYO film showcase. Enjoy film debates, free popcorn and cash bar. Submissions begin at 7pm.
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JAN 19TH: Ballroom With A Twist
@ El Portal Theatre | 8 p.m. | $25-$100 | Jan. 19-Feb. 13
This groundbreaking show pushes the boundaries of ballroom dance, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest "hip-hop" styles.
JAN 20TH: The Los Angeles Art Show
@ LA Convention Center | $Jan. 20-23 |
Enjoy paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video from over 100 prominent galleries from around the globe in one LA event.
JAN 21: Tattoo/MMA/Model Expo, Skin Show, Adult Film Event
n@ Pomona Fairplex | 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. | $25 | Jan. 21-23
You get five events for one ticket. Enjoy over 300 best tattoo and piercing artist, cage fighters, hot models, a tattoo expedition and adult film stars.
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JAN 22ND: Gold and Treasure Show
@ Pomona Fairplex | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | $5 | Jan. 22-23
See and experience prospecting techniques, equipment, lectures and retail products. Try your hand in the gold panning contest.
JAN 23RD: Calibash 2011
@ Staples Center | 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | $15-$160
Uniting Latin music's elite with the biggest names in Hip Hop this is the largest Latin concert with Latino 96.3 as the official Calibash 2011 radio station.
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JAN 24TH: California Gift Show
@ LA Convention Center | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Free | Jan. 21-24
Discover a comprehensive collection of twelve thousand world class gift, home décor, and lifestyle lines. Walk away with the latest trends and creative gift ideas.
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JAN 25: Itzhak Perlman in Recital
n@ Walt Disney Concert Hall | 8 p.m. | $50-$85
nPerlman is the ultimate superstar violinist, beloved the world over for his virtuosity and humanity.
n@ Ricardo Montalban Theatre | $25 - $69 | Jan. 11 - Feb. 20
nCombining awe-inspiring circus training with infectious urban energy, enjoy a dazzling, gravity-defying display of skill and performance.
JAN 27TH: Carlos Fuentes Destiny & Desire: A Novel
n@ LA Central Library | Mark Taper Auditorium | 7 p.m.
A conversation with journalist Sergio Muñoz-Bata who explores several issues in Mexico, mixing ancient mythologies with the avarice of modern times.
JAN 28TH: 62nd Grand National Roadster Show
@ Pomona Fairplex | 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. | $20 | Jan. 28-30
The longest running indoor car show in the world with over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside all of the Fairplex buildings.
JAN 29TH: Santa Anita Food Truck Festival
@ Santa Anita Park | 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $12 | Online Sale Special
Dine and drink with the most popular food trucks in the county along with the excitement of the thoroughbred horse racing.
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JAN 30TH: L.A. Lakers vs. Boston Celtics
The two teams faced off in the 2010 NBA Finals which the Lakers won in 7 games. The Celtics will want some payback, but not if the home team fans and the 2011 Laker roster can help it.
JAN 1ST: The Tournament of Roses Parade
The 122nd Rose Parade themed “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories”, will take place at 8:00 a.m. in Pasadena featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.
JAN 2ND: Indiana Jones Triple Feature
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd | 3 p. m. | $11
The Indiana Jones films impact on Hollywood was immense. Here is a chance to re-live Indy and his adventures on the big screen.
JAN 3RD: Team Trivia
@ Casey's Irish Pub | 6 p.m. | No entry fee | Mondays
Know your Godzilla from your Bridezilla? Wild Bunch from Brady Bunch? Join Casey's to match wits and win prizes playing fun trivia games with locals.
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JAN 4TH: Stories By Heart with John Lithgow
n@ Mark Taper Forum | 12 p.m. | $25-$40+ | Tons more show dates
nTony Award® winner John Lithgow tells you the STORIES of his life. Enjoy theatrical peculiar characters, humor, plot twists and Lithgow’s charm.
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JAN 5TH: HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
@ Pantages Theatre, Hollywood | 8 p.m. | $25-$90+ | Tons of more shows
This exuberant musical is about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time. HAIR also features dozens of unforgettable songs.
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JAN 6TH: Gustavo Dudamel conducts Bernstein and Beethoven
Walt Disney Concert Hall | 8 p.m. | $52-$175 | Other Shows on Jan 7, 8 & 9
Enjoy Leonard Bernstein's First Symphony (1942) which is a profoundly personal account of the prophet Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations.
JAN 7TH: Fireside at the Miles
n@ Miles Memorial Playhouse | 7:15 p.m. | $10 | Jan 7 - Feb 5
nCome try an exciting mix of performances of music, dance, drama and more in a casual ambiance with snacks, drinks and a community of friendly locals.
JAN 8TH: Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre
@ Torrance Cultural Arts Center | 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. | $25
This show features the pets as the main actors while the humans merely help out. All the show animals are strays that have been saved from animal shelters.
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JAN 9TH: Reptile Super Show
n@ Pomona Fairplex | 10 a.m. | $10-$20 | Two day event starting Jan. 8
The Reptile Super Show is the world’s largest reptile show and breeders expo. See thousands of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and all the supplies.
JAN 10TH: Cinespace Bar Industry Night feat. Live Band Karaoke
@ Cinespace | 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. | Mondays
A hosted bar party by Reno 911's Cedric Yarbrough. Also featuring $20 buckets of beer, $10 shots, $10 beers and live band karaoke events.
JAN 11TH: What is the Future of Public Radio?
@ Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
NRP veteran journalists Susan Stamberg and Geneva Overholser explore how public radio might respond to tectonic shifts in the media landscape.
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JAN 12TH: All For Angels Haiti Benefit Show
@ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club | 7 p.m. | $21
Featuring: Trulio Disgracias, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), OPM, Meet Me At The Pub, Knock Out, The Eric McFadden Trio and more...
n@ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium | 6-9 p.m. | $20 - $30
Joining forces these two events will gear up for the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Forum, a new art fair for 2011.
JAN 14TH: Odyssey: A Twelve Month Revolution
@ El Portal Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | $20-$75n
A modern-classical, music and dance performance based on the concept album ODYSSEY.
JAN 15TH: Asian American Expo
@ Pomona Fairplex | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | $9 | Jan 15-16
Celebrating the Lunar New Year festivities, building dialogue between the booming Asian and U.S. markets, offering joy, fun and happiness to all.
JAN 16TH: Computer Fair
@ Pomona Fairplex | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | $10 | Jan 15-16
A huge selection of computer & electronic related products to save consumers thousands of dollars on their computer and electronic purchases.
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JAN 17TH: Kingdom Day Parade
@ Martin Luther King Blvd & Western Ave | 11 a.m.
nGenerally on the federally recognized Martin Luther King Day holiday the parade travels to Crenshaw Blvd, with a festival at Leimert Park.
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