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January 2014 Events in Los Angeles

A Calendar of Events, Festivals and Concerts Going on This Month in LA

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We've survived another year in paradise. It's time to ring in the new year with resolutions, concerts, festival and shows. Here is a list of January 2014 events in Los Angeles that covers the areas of film, sports, books and music. And there is a whole lot of art happening this month in LA as well, courtesy of Los Angeles Arts month, and its related art events scattered throughout the month.  

Tournament of Roses Parade

When: Jan. 1

Where: W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

What: This Southern-Californian time-honored tradition (since 1890) continues to usher in the new year for the nation, with pageantry and a purpose (honoring the Rose Bowl football game). See the amazing floral floats go by on Colorado Blvd. and wave to your new Rose Queen. The 125th Rose Parade starts at 8 a.m. This year also marks the 100th Rose Bowl Game. All attendees require tickets.

LA Arts Month

When: Throughout January

Where: Various venues, from Santa Monica to South Bay

What: Join LA County officials and cultural arts leaders in celebrating Los Angeles Arts Month. Events will take place at venues all over town and cover different arts genres from hip hop jam sessions to free film screenings.

Yacht Rock Revue

When: Jan. 4, 8 p.m.

Where: House of Blues, Sunset Strip

What: Dubbing itself "the greatest show on surf," this totally Cali spectacle honors '70s soft rock with its apparently dead-accurate renditions of tunes by Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, and Steely Dan.

Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

When: Through Jan. 6, 2014

Where: Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino

What: This show is the first in the country to explore how Flemish artists helped create the visionary, complex, and arresting works of the Italian Renaissance. It features 29 paintings and six illuminated manuscripts by major artists.

California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts

When: Jan. 7, 7 p.m.

Where: Book Soup, W. Hollywood

What: California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts: True Tales of California Crazies, Crackpots and Creeps author David Kulczyk discusses and signs his book which profiles 45 bizarre personalities who exemplify the Golden State's reputation for nonconformity.

James Welling: Monograph

When: Through Jan. 12, 2014

Where: Hammer Museum, Westwood

Where: Operating in the hybrid ground between painting and sculpture and traditional photography, James Welling has created beautiful and challenging photographs for over 35 years. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of his work.

LA Art Show 2014

When: Jan. 15-19

Where: LA Convention Center, South Hall, Downtown

What: In its 19th year, the LA Art Show brings Los Angeles artwork 'from Rembrandt to Ruscha' in the form of painting, sculpture, photography, video, and works on paper from galleries around the globe. General admission day tickets are $15 advance purchase; $20 at the door. 

Scandinavian Film Festival LA

When: Jan. 18-19 and 25-26

Where: Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

What: Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg founded the revered Dogme 95 cinematic movement. You never know what filmmaking brilliance might emerge from the Scandinavian creative pool. Find out at this annual festival (now in its 14th year) which showcases works from Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish film creators.

The Eagles

When: Jan. 15, 17, 18, 22, 24-25

Where: The Forum, Inglewood

What: Don't tell Lebowski but The Eagles are back in LA for a multi-show run at The Forum.

Let's Misbehave

When: Jan. 25-Feb. 17

Where: International City Theatre, Long Beach

What: Billed as "a new Cole Porter musical," this show features over 30 classic Porter tunes capturing the elegance, romance, wit and passion of the sophisticate maestro's musical legacy. This marks the California premiere of Let's Misbehave.

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