Explore LA: The third week of '19 has a lot of free fun around LA

Explore LA: Week of January 14. Can you believe we’re already halfway through January? Keep up your resolution to enjoy and explore our amazing city with these fun, free events that will keep you busy this week and into the long weekend.

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January 14

Calling all young Jedis! Monday Movie Nights at the Edendale Branch Library is featuring Solo: A Star Wars Story, at 5 pm. https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/monday-movie-night-5

January 16

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Alma reaves Woods Watts Branch Library is screening Selma, a historical drama about the civil rights marches of the 1960s from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/film-screening-selma

January 17

Color outside the lines! Take a late lunch and explore your creative side at the Sherman Oaks Branch Library at “Afternoon Adult Coloring” at 2 pm. All materials provided! https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/afternoon-adult-coloring-0

January 19

Enjoy a morning at the beach and do your part to help heal the environment. Heal the Bay’s “Nothin’ But Sand” Beach Cleanup is in Torrance from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. https://healthebay.org/event/nothin-but-sand-beach-cleanup-6/

Kick off the first Getty concert of the year with a taste of “Afro-Caribbean grooves” with Grammy Award-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21. The concert begins at 7 pm. http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2453.html

January 20

Turn Sunday brunch up a notch and get something tasty at the weekly Smorgasburg in Downtown LA from 10 am - 4 pm. http://la.smorgasburg.com/

Celebrate Marion Davies' 122nd birthday at a free party at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Davies was a famous starlet of the silent film era and known for hosting spectacular parties. Enjoy music, dancing, stories, and film screening. Guests are encouraged to come in costume! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-birthday-marion-registration-53263455429