With 2018 quickly coming to an end, it’s now time to start planning for a great 2019, starting with January. If you are looking for some fun things to do in Los Angeles in the coming month, consider these four great events.
Free Admission to The Autry
When: January 1 and 8, 2019; 10 am- 4 pmWhere: The Autry Museum in Griffith ParkNormally, admission to the Autry is $14 for adults, $10 for students with a current ID and seniors (60+), and $6 for children 3-12. Yet, January is a great month to visit if you want to get in free. Not only are they offering their typical free entry on the second Tuesday of the month, but The Autry is also open and free on New Year’s Day. If you are a Bank of America cardholder, you can also enjoy free individual admission for the first full weekend of the month, which happens to be January 5-6.If you’ve never visited The Autry, there are several great exhibits that are only at the museum temporarily, which you’ll want to see before they’re gone. For example, Investigating Griffith Park opened in mid-November, and through the input of guests, the exhibit will continue to transform to tell some of the great stories about Griffith Park. If you are a fan of unique art pieces, you’ll want to stop by the Rick Bartow: Things You Can Know But Cannot Explain exhibit during your New Year’s Day visit or during the Bank of America cardholder free days since the exhibit only runs through January 6th. Out of the Ashes: Snapshots of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake runs through June 9, 2019. It shares photographs taken in the days after this destructive earthquake. There are several other temporary exhibits at the museum as well.While at The Autry, be sure to stop by some of the ongoing exhibits. The California Road Trip room is a fun way to explore California without even having to go outside. You can feel like you’re staring at the starry skies of Joshua Tree National Forest, summiting the jagged faces of Mt. Whitney, exploring Death Valley, and enjoying some great ocean views all within a few minutes, and you don’t even have to experience the extreme temperature changes. You can also enjoy several exhibits honoring the historic American West in artwork, videos, and historic memorabilia.Of course, you might not be able to see them all in one day, but with multiple opportunities to visit the museum for free, you can come back later and enjoy some of the exhibits you weren’t able to fully enjoy on your previous visit.
New Year’s Race
When: January 6, 2019, 3 pm- 10 pmWhere: Grand ParkIf running, having fun, and eating are on your list of great activities, the New Year’s Race is definitely something you won’t want to miss. Be sure to preregister if you want to participate in the race. You have two options. You can do the 5K, which starts at 5 pm, or you can do the 9.3 Challenge, which includes the 5K race (3.1 miles) followed by a 10K race (6.2 miles) at 6:30 pm. If you want to do the 10K, you have to do the 5K race as well. Fortunately, if you complete both races, you get three finisher medals.Luckily, there will be plenty of fun opportunities for spectators or those who want to have a great time after their races or between races. The event will have live entertainment, food, and drinks to enjoy.
Night on Broadway
When: January 26, 2019, 3 pm-midnightWhere: Broadway between 1st and OlympicFor nine hours, the nine-block section of Broadway between 1st Street and Olympic is transformed into a center for fun, FREE entertainment. The entire area is closed to traffic, and pedestrians can stroll around just enjoying this historic section of our city. In 2015, during the first Night on Broadway, 35,000 people attended the event. At the 2018 event, there were 250,000 people, and the 2019 edition is expected to draw an even bigger crowd. Because a large crowd is expected, guests are encouraged to avoid driving to the event. Take the transit, or ride a bike instead when possible. You can even use the Metro Bike Share to get to and from the event.There will be an assortment of activities going on during Night on Broadway, many of them child-friendly, making this a fun event to enjoy with your whole family. You can enjoy shows in the historic theaters, musical acts, dancers, magicians, and other great acts. The only downside is that there will be so many great things to enjoy that you won’t be able to do them all. You’ll have to create your own itinerary.Even though the event is free, you will likely want to bring at least a little money. Several restaurants will be offering special menus for the event, and there will be food trucks and vendors throughout the event area. You’ll likely get hungry walking around and enjoying all the great activities. Plus, there will be some activities, such as the Ferris Wheel, which will require you to purchase a ticket to enjoy.
Kelly Clarkson’s “The Meaning of Life Tour”
When: January 26, 2019, 7 pmWhere: Staples CenterWhether you’ve followed Kelly Clarkson since her American Idoldays, or you’ve become a fan more recently, you won’t want to miss Kelly’s stop in Los Angeles for her “The Meaning of Life Tour.” With over 15 years in the music industry and eight albums to her name, you are sure to hear an assortment of great songs at her concert. For her stop in Los Angeles, Kelly’s even bringing along two other great artists, Brynn Cartelli, who won the fourteenth season of The Voice under Kelly’s coaching, and country music singer, Kelsea Ballerini. Of course, these are just a few of the wonderful events in our area. Los Angeles is a great place to live. That’s why at Paradise Appliance we are proud to call it “home.” If you have a broken appliance, we’re the company dedicated to fast, efficient service.