Thousands of events, openings and happenings.	One handy guide to make sense of it all.
Downtown LA Event Calendar

Thousands of events, openings and happenings.
One handy guide to make sense of it all.

If it's going on downtown, you'll find it here. Bookmark this page for whenever you want to find something to do – whether you're looking for one of downtown's many festivals, exhibitions, and performances, or a special event.

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Events for Jan. 2011

Dec. 31, 2010Jan. 1, 2011

Concert
Rock Around the Rink- FLASHBACK HEART ATTACK
1/5/2011
Pershing Square

Music
Los Angeles Arts Month Kick-Off Festival
1/5/2011
Music Center Plaza

Exhibit
First Fridays @ NHM
1/7/2011
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Film
The Warriors
1/8/2011
Devils Night Drive In

Lecture/Debate
Susan Stamberg and Geneva Overholser, NPR at 40: What is the Future of Public Radio?
1/11/2011
ALOUD at the Central Library

Lecture/Debate
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace
1/12/2011
ALOUD at the Central Library

Music
La Internacional Sonora Show
1/13/2011
Conga Room

Special Event
An Evening With Robby Krieger
1/14/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Film
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
1/15/2011
Aratani Japan America Theater

Opera
Rene Pape
1/15/2011
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

none
Tom Rachman,
1/18/2011
ALOUD at the Central Library

Concert
Baroque Variations: L’Arpeggiata
1/19/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Presentation
Wayne Clough
1/20/2011
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

none
LA's own, Don Francisco's Coffee, Serving FREE Coffee at City Hall
1/20/2011
City Hall

Reading
LETTERS FROM MY MOTHER - A staged reading
1/20/2011
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

Lecture/Debate
V.S. Ramachandran,
1/20/2011
ALOUD at the Central Library

Concert
Brad Mehldau’s Highway Rider with Chamber Orchestra
1/21/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Performance
World City - Chen Kuai Le Puppet Theater
1/22/2011
W.M. Keck Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
Colburn Chamber Music Society
1/22/2011
Zipper Hall

Concert
Chamber Music in Historic Sites
1/23/2011
Bradbury Building

Concert
Organ Recital: Carol Williams
1/23/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Special Event
Great Guitars: John Jorgenson
1/24/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Lecture/Debate
Maxine Hong Kingston,
1/25/2011
ALOUD at the Central Library

Concert
Itzhak Perlman in Recital
1/25/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Special Event
An Evening With My Chemical Romance - Presented by American Express
1/26/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Special Event
GRAMMY Museum Presents: S' Talking Zappa
1/27/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Benefit
A Night at The Sports Museum
1/27/2011
LA Sports Museum

Reading
Carlos Fuentes,
1/27/2011
ALOUD at the Central Library

Concert
Chamber Music in Historic Sites
1/29/2011
Doheny Mansion, Pompeian Room

Performance
LONDON BRIDGES
1/30/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Sports
US Weight Category Karate Championships 2011
1/30/2011
Aratani Theater

Film
Reel to Reel - Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way - Presented in conjunction with KCET
1/31/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Ongoing Events

Exhibit
'Ecosystems' at the California Science Center
3/25/2010 - 3/25/2011
California Science Center

Exhibit
Strange Kozmic Experience
4/5/2010 - 2/13/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Festival
Festival for All Skid Row Artists
4/12/2010 - 1/1/2011
Gladys Park

Exhibit
A SELECTION OF WORKS FROM MOCA'S PERMANENT COLLECTION
7/13/2010 - 5/17/2011
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Grand Avenue

Exhibit
Remembering Angel Island
7/16/2010 - 5/29/2011
Chinese American Museum

Exhibit
Forty Years of Sesame Street Illustration: Selections from the Publishing Archive of Sesame Workshop
9/4/2010 - 4/30/2011
Central Library

Sports
LA Clippers 2010/2011
10/12/2010 - 4/13/2011
STAPLES Center

Sports
LA Kings 2010-2011 Home Games
10/12/2010 - 4/11/2011
STAPLES Center

Sports
LA Lakers - 2010/2011
10/13/2010 - 4/13/2011
STAPLES Center

Exhibit
American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection
11/13/2010 - 4/17/2011
Japanese American National Museum

Holiday Event
LA Downtown On Ice
11/18/2010 - 1/17/2011
Pershing Square

Theater
Next to Normal
11/23/2010 - 1/2/2011
Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center

Holiday Event
LA Kings Holiday Ice
11/27/2010 - 1/1/2011
L.A. LIVE

Exhibit
Decolonizing Architecture
12/7/2010 - 2/6/2011
REDCAT

Exhibit
JOHN LENNON, SONGWRITER
12/7/2010 - 3/31/2011
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform
12/10/2010 - 5/22/2011
Chinese American Museum

Exhibit
Face to Face on Metal
12/11/2010 - 1/10/2011
ADC Contemporary Art Gallery

Exhibit
SUPRASENSORIAL: EXPERIMENTS IN LIGHT, COLOR, AND SPACE
12/12/2010 - 2/27/2011
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Holiday Event
Indulge This New Year's Eve at Noe!
12/31/2010 - 1/1/2011
Noe Restaurant & Bar

Holiday Event
New Year's Eve 2011
12/31/2010 - 1/1/2011
J Restaurant and Lounge

Benefit
Win a Mini Cooper Raffle
1/2/2011 - 3/31/2011
Weingart Center

Theater
John Lithgow - Stories By Heart
1/4/2011 - 2/13/2011
Mark Taper Forum

Exhibit
Discover the Arts in Los Angeles
1/5/2011 - 4/30/2011
Downtown L.A.

Theater
FATIGUED | One Night, Two Plays
1/6/2011 - 1/23/2011
CoA at The Alexandria

Concert
Dudamel conducts Bernstein and Beethoven
1/6/2011 - 1/9/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Performance
Cirque Berzerk
1/7/2011 - 1/30/2011
Club Nokia @ L.A. LIVE

Lecture/Debate
ALOUD Lectures, Readings, Performances & Discussions - January 2011
1/11/2011 - 1/27/2011
Central Library

Dance
The A.W.A.R.D. Show!
1/13/2011 - 1/16/2011
REDCAT

Concert
Dudamel conducts Mahler's 9th
1/13/2011 - 1/15/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Exhibit
“BREATHING WALLS”: a solo exhibit by the artist FRANCISCO ROMERO.
1/15/2011 - 2/27/2011
ADC Contemporary Art Gallery

Performance
Betontanc and Umka.lv: Show Your Face!
1/19/2011 - 1/23/2011
REDCAT

Exhibit
16th Annual LA Art Show
1/19/2011 - 1/23/2011
LA Convention Center

Performance
The Petting Pantry
1/22/2011 - 1/23/2011
The Mezz Bar - The Alexandria Hotel

Special Event
dineLA Restaurant Week
1/23/2011 - 2/4/2011
Various Downtown LA Restaurants

Holiday Event
Valentine's 2011: 5 Ways to Fall in Love...in Downtown LA
1/24/2011 - 2/14/2011
Downtown L.A.

Performance
Direct from Brazil- Grupo Corpo
1/28/2011 - 1/30/2011
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Festival
CEAIT Festival: Iannis Xenakis: Now and Tomorrow
1/28/2011 - 1/30/2011
REDCAT

Theater
Jane Fonda in 33 Variations
1/30/2011 - 3/6/2011
Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center

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Regular Weekly Events

Certified Farmers Market @ Pershing Square | Every Wednesday
Farmers Market (Pershing Square on Wednesdays)
Every Wednesday, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ FIGat7th
FIGat7th
Every Thursday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Historic Downtown Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Awakening
Exchange L.A.
Every Friday, 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Inception
Exchange L.A.
Every Saturday, 10:00 PM

Grand Park's Marketplace
Grand Park
Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ Bank of America Plaza
Bank of America Plaza
Every Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

OG Tasting Dinner @ Mo-chica
Mo-chica
Every Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Wine Tasting Social
Urban Radish
Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz Wednesdays @ The Radish
Urban Radish
Every Wednesday, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

An Urban Food Experience: Unplugged Sunday Brunch
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
Every Sunday, 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Arts District Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trivia Night
SPiN LA at The Standard Downtown LA
Every Wednesday, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Arts District Flea Market

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday Night Flicks
Pershing Square
Every Friday, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Game Night
Grand Central Market
Every Thursday, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Acoustic Night with Rod Castro
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Monday, 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Rafael Moreira's Jam Night
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Tuesday, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Aaron Poland of The Warsaw Poland Brothers
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Wednesday, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Back of the Hand All Stars
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every Thursday, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Odd Market at Casa Vertigo
Casa Vertigo
Every Sunday, 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Regular Monthly Events

Downtown Neighborhood Council Meeting
Los Angeles Theatre
Every second Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Art Walk

Every, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Night Cafe

Every first Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

DJ Son
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every second Friday, 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

DJ Antiq
Salvage Bar & Lounge
Every, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Artists & Fleas LA
Artists and Fleas
Every third, third Sunday, Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM



 
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