Explore LA: Free Fun in the First Full Week of 2019

It’s the first full week of 2019! If you made a resolution to to get outside more, eat healthy, explore and experience new things in the region, we have you covered!

To start, check out California State Parks near you.

January 7

Meet the newest Los Angeles independent news publication (theLAnd magazine, founded by former LA Weekly staffers) tonight at the Edendale Library branch: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/introducing-theland-magazine

January 8

Just a few more months to catch Ai Wei Wei’s exhibit at the Marciano Art Foundation in Mid-City. Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets online: https://marcianoartfoundation.org/exhibition/ai-weiwei-life-cycle/

January 10

Head to Downtown LA tonight for Artwalk Night Market. This month’s event promises “best of the best food trucks.” https://www.facebook.com/events/588060198304537/

January 11

Don’t let old acquaintances be forgotten. Learn to preserve those memories like photos, family keepsakes, and documents at Central Library today at 2pm. LAPL Memory Lab: Think like an archivist.

January 12

Give your appliances, clothes, or furniture one last chance at the free Repair Cafe at the Armory Center for the Arts. This volunteer run fixer market invites you to bring your broken stuff by for a chance to be fixed. http://www.repair-cafe-pasadena.org/

It's not free but low cost and worth it: Learn how to take better care of your bike in 2019 at Sustainable Streets Roadside Repair class at the Santa Monica Bike Center ($20) from  9am to 10:30am. https://www.sustainablestreets.org/class-schedule.html

At 7pm, there's a free show at the Getty: Lonnie Holley, a musician who has collaborated with Bon Iver, Animal Collective, and Deerhunter. Reserve your ticket online:


January 13

North Hollywood’s weekly vegan market is from 10am to 4pm. It's hosted by the Vegan Street Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/236140430389704/?event_time_id=236140470389700