Arts & Entertainment

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

File photo of a bowl of ramen.
File photo of a bowl of ramen.
Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr

Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more. 


Noods Noods Noods 

Yup, noodles!! In all shapes and forms — classic bowls of ramen, tacos, burritos, you name it. This Asian food fest even has some non-noodle alternatives, including a Hot Cheeto sushi burrito. You might want to consider this your "cheat day" from your New Year's resolution. 

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14, Noon-11 p.m. 
WHERE: eSports Arena, Santa Ana | MAP 
COST: General tickets are $10, $60 VIP | Get tickets 


Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition 

In need of some zen? Head over to this photography exhibition to view countless displays still captured by an extensive roster of international artists and relax your mind. Who knows — it might get your creative juices flowing for any future projects of yours. For a wider range of art, check out the L.A. Art Show

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 13-Sunday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Tickets start at $10 | Get tickets 


29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade 

This early celebration will consist of a "Love & Forgiveness"-themed parade, culminating in a festival at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach. Feel free to take pets and kids to honor his iconic life. For closer celebrations, choose from another L.A.'s long-running parade or head over to the California African American Museum for family art workshops and readings of his speeches. 

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Parade kicks off at intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Anaheim Street in Long Beach 
COST: Free 


The Asian-American Expo 

This mega festival will feature eight performance stages, three food courts, a beer garden and so much more for Angelenos who feel like celebrating the Lunar New Year a little early. Whether you feel like shopping, attending manga and video game exhibitions or just stuffing your face with all kinds of good food, there's something for everyone. 

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14-Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
WHERE: The Pomona Fairplex | MAP 
COST: Single-day passes are $11 | Get tickets 

21+ PICK

SoCal Whisky Wonderland 

If you've been unable to keep warm during the recent storms, here's one solution: fill up on a variety of whiskeys in an outdoor bar with fake snow! Once you've toasted up a bit, grab a bite from nearby food trucks or join a game of snow bowling. Cheers! 

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14, Noon-6 p.m. 
WHERE: Roxanne's Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill, Long Beach | MAP 
Tickets are $5-$50 | Get tickets 


The 'Jerry Maguire' Video Store

We're not really sure why this is happening, but it is. Whether you love or hate the movie, it might be something to check out — just to say you did. It's exactly what it sounds like: a store filled with about 14,000 VHS copies of the film. The exhibition of the video tapes will be open through the end of the month, with different musical performances each night. Opening night will be the only free night, so get there early — there might be more fans of the film than you think. 

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. 
iam8bit gallery, Echo Park | MAP 


Singin' In The Rain song

Singin' In The Rain in theaters

We were all saddened last month by the loss of Carrie Fisher and her legendary mother, Debbie Reynolds. Here's a joyful way to remember Debbie: seeing her singing and dancing across "Singin' In The Rain" on the big screen, for a limited time. Grab your popcorn and soda, and try not to sob too loudly.

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m., and again Wednesday, Jan. 18
WHERE: Various locations | Find your location here 
COST: $12.50 | Buy tickets here

How are you spending your weekend? Let us know on Twitter @lizmoonyoz and @LeoHasACat.