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. 2012

Dec. 31, 2011Jan. 1, 2012

Special Event
ELVIS AT THE MOVIES A SPECIAL ELVIS MONTH EVENT
1/4/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Comedy
The Frolic Show ( headlining comics, no cover )
1/4/2012
Far Bar

Festival
Oshogatsu Family Festival
1/8/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Special Event
2012 People's Choice Awards
1/11/2012
Nokia Theatre @ L.A. LIVE

Performance
Camerata Pacifica
1/12/2012
Zipper Concert Hall

Art Walk
January Art Walk at HStudio Downtown
1/12/2012
HStudio Downtown

Art Walk
2012; Art In LA
1/12/2012
Takeuchi Gallery

none
ECUADORIAN Festival & Parade
1/12/2012
Placita Olvera

Concert
Triple Helix Piano Trio
1/14/2012
Doheny Mansion, Pompeian Room

Performance
Khac Chi Ensemble & Korean Classical Music and Dance Company
1/14/2012
W.M. Keck Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall

Lecture/Debate
Exchange: A Panel on L.A.'s Emerging Creative Economy
1/14/2012
The Last Bookstore

Concert
Steve Reich • Bang on a Can All-Stars • red fish blue fish
1/17/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Reading
The Lives of American Muslims Before and After 9/11
1/18/2012
ALOUD @ Central Library

none
Photography Workshop
1/18/2012
Union Station

Comedy
The Frolic Show ( headlining comics w/ no cover )
1/18/2012
Far Bar

Lecture/Debate
Mayoral Candidate Austin Beutner Addresses Town Hall Los Angeles
1/19/2012
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

Music
Nikos Syropoulos CD Release Rozalia
1/20/2012
Blue Whale

Scavenger Hunt
Secrets of Little Tokyo
1/21/2012
JACCC Plaza

Concert
Wu-Tang Clan
1/21/2012
Club Nokia

Special Event
LA Kings 5k Run
1/21/2012
Staples Center

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 2
1/22/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music
A La Cour de Versailles
1/22/2012
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 3
1/24/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
Europa Galante
1/25/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music
Oboe Virtuoso Allan Vogel Leads LA Chamber Orchestra Baroque Conversations Concert
1/26/2012
Zipper Hall at Colburn School of Performing Arts

Special Event
Winemaker Dinner at Patina
1/26/2012
Patina

Reading
Héctor Tobar, The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel
1/26/2012
ALOUD @ Central Library

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 5
1/26/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Special Event
DJ NATHAN SCOTT this Thursday January 26th! DTLA!
1/26/2012
The Conga Room

Special Event
The CROCKER CLUB w/ Special Guest DJ M:WON! +$40 Champagne Bottles!
1/27/2012
The Crocker Club

Concert
Augustin Hadelich, violin & Joyce Yang, piano
1/27/2012
Doheny Mansion, Pompeian Room

Music
Musica Angelica presents Stabat Mater
1/28/2012
AT&T Center Theatre

Exhibit
The 2nd Annual Ellen Art Show
1/28/2012
The Terrell Moore Gallery

Concert
Colburn Academy Young Artist Performances
1/28/2012
Zipper Hall at Colburn School of Performing Arts

Concert
Chamber Music with Members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
1/29/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Theater
Clybourne Park
1/30/2012

Performance
AN EVENING WITH JACKIE DESHANNON
1/30/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Concert
THE DROP: RUTHIE FOSTER
1/31/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 7
1/31/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
Piano Spheres presents Kathleen Supove
1/31/2012
Zipper Concert Hall

Special Event
Free Chili Day Sponsored by Dolores
1/31/2012
Philippe the Original

Benefit
Kicking Off the Fight For Air
1/31/2012
AON Center

Ongoing Events

Exhibit
The Beatles LOVE: A Fifth Anniversary Cirque du Soleil Showcase
6/8/2011 - 2/28/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
BARBRA STREISAND
8/29/2011 - 2/1/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed
9/8/2011 - 6/3/2012
LA Public Library - Central

Exhibit
Places of Validation, Art & Progression
9/29/2011 - 4/12/2012
California African American Museum

Exhibit
UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN: CALIFORNIA ART 1974-81
10/2/2011 - 2/13/2012
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Sports
LA Kings 2011-2012 Season
10/7/2011 - 4/5/2012
STAPLES Center

Sports
LA Clippers 2011-2012 Season
10/13/2011 - 4/22/2012
STAPLES Center

Exhibit
Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles
10/15/2011 - 2/19/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Exhibit
Conserving Beauty
10/28/2011 - 4/17/2012
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Exhibit
KENNETH ANGER - Icons
11/13/2011 - 2/27/2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Exhibit
NAKED HOLLYWOOD Weegee in Los Angeles
11/13/2011 - 2/27/2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Holiday Event
Downtown On Ice
11/17/2011 - 1/16/2012
Pershing Square

Exhibit
Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani
11/19/2011 - 1/15/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Exhibit
The Experimental Impulse
11/20/2011 - 1/15/2012
REDCAT

Holiday Event
The Collection Project for LA Animal Shelters
11/25/2011 - 1/7/2012
Pussy & Pooch Pethouse & Pawbar

Holiday Event
LA Kings Holiday Ice
11/26/2011 - 1/5/2012
Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE

Miscellaneous
McCormick & Schmick''s Holiday Season Promotion for Group Events
12/1/2011 - 1/31/2012
McCormick & Schmicks

Museum
Andrea Bocelli: Story of A Voice
12/8/2011 - 2/12/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
Convergent De-evolution
12/10/2011 - 1/10/2012
POVevolving

Art Walk
Under One Sun, a Group Exhibition
12/16/2011 - 2/3/2012
DAC Gallery

Concert
Downtown On Ice Lunchtime Concert Series
12/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Pershing Square

Sports
Lakers 2011-2012 Season
12/25/2011 - 4/22/2012
STAPLES Center

Exhibit
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
1/3/2012 - 3/25/2012
The GRAMMY Museum

Theater
The Trojan Women
1/5/2012 - 2/4/2012
Archway Theatre

Concert
Thibaudet plays Liszt - 4 performances
1/5/2012 - 1/8/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Exhibit
Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community
1/10/2012 - 4/7/2012
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Special Event
Black Truffle Dinners at Patina restaurant
1/10/2012 - 1/12/2012
Patina

Museum
King In California II
1/12/2012 - 2/28/2012
California African American Museum

Museum
Justice, Balance and Achievement: African Americans in the California Courts
1/12/2012 - 5/27/2012
California African American Museum

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 4 - 3 performances
1/13/2012 - 1/15/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Shopping
Men's Private Sale
1/14/2012 - 1/22/2012
Macy''s Downtown Los Angeles

Lecture/Debate
ALOUD at the Central Library - January Events
1/17/2012 - 1/31/2012
ALOUD @ Central Library

Dance
Argentine Tango Classes
1/18/2012 - 2/29/2012
The Main Barre

Fair
Affordable Art Fair L.A.
1/19/2012 - 1/22/2012
L.A. LIVE Event Deck

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 1 (3 performances)
1/19/2012 - 1/21/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Concert
LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts Colburn Musicians
1/20/2012 - 1/22/2012
Zipper Hall at the Colburn School

Concert
Toyota Symphonies for Youth
1/21/2012 - 1/28/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Miscellaneous
dineLA Restaurant Week
1/22/2012 - 2/3/2012
Various Downtown Restaurants

Theater
Rinde Eckert: And God Created Great Whales
1/25/2012 - 1/29/2012
REDCAT | Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater

Concert
THE MAHLER PROJECT: Mahler 6 (3 performances)
1/27/2012 - 1/29/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Performance
MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
1/27/2012 - 1/29/2012
Staples Center

Festival
Festival for Skid Row Artists
1/27/2012 - 1/28/2012
Gladys Park

Concert
Musica Angelica presents Stabat Mater
1/28/2012 - 1/29/2012
AT&T Center

Holiday Event
113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival
1/28/2012 - 1/29/2012
Chinatown BID

Theater
Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project: red, black & GREEN: a blues
1/31/2012 - 2/3/2012
REDCAT Theater

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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

Mike Kelley: Free Admission Every Saturday Night in July
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Every Saturday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 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



 
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