Lunar New Year, Rod Sterling and more: Here are this week’s Essential Events

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Lunar New Year is this Tuesday, with millions of Angelenos of Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean descent celebrating the Year of the Pig, but that’s not all that’s going on in the City of Angels this week. Here are our seven most anticipated events this week.

West L.A. Dodgeball Free Open Gym

Eye Spy LA Sporting Events Activity – West L.A. Dodgeball Free Open Gym in West LA

1835 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, 90025 – Free – Our West L.A. DODGEBALL League plays on Monday Nights, starting Feb. 11th (with FREE Open Gyms to try it out on 1/14, 1/28, & 2/4). All of the balls are

The final chance to relive your grade school days with dodgeball is finally here. West Los Angeles will be holding an open gym for anyone interested in taking up this classic schoolyard game, the last before the dodgeball season starts. Try out co-ed dodgeball and if you have a good time, you can also consider joining the full league later this year.

Eye Spy LA Nightlife Entertainment – Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights in Long Beach

1126 Queens Highway – $49 – $129 – Celebrate Chinese New Year aboard the majestic Queen Mary on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights will honor the Year of the Pig with traditional Chinese culture, cuisine, and ….

Celebrate Chinese New Year in style aboard Long Beach’s Queen Mary this Tuesday. Dancing lions and tigers, acrobats and guzheng musicians will entertain in the famous Queen’s Salon to ring in the Year of the Pig. A buffet-style dinner featuring classic Chinese cuisine will also be included.

Eater Talks: Is Instagram Ruining Restaurants?

Is Instagram ruining restaurants? Join Eater restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan for a conversation on what exactly Instagram hath wrought in restaurants. From the clickbait food to the flower wall, social media has ushered in a celebration of sameness – and a flood of free marketing.


Instagram and food photography go together like bread and butter, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Eater restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan will participate in a panel Wednesday exploring the effect of social media on L.A.’s food-scape. Local chefs will also join in.

Eye Spy LA Art Activity – CraftNight: Felt Food Trucks with Billy Kheel in Other Places

5814 Wilshire Boulevard (323) 937-4230 – $12 entry / free for members – Thursday, February 7 | 7:00-9:00pm $12 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks) Celebrity maker Billy Kheel from NBC’s craft show Making It leads an evening of felt! Using basic t ….


If you’re feeling crafty, Miracle Mile is the place to be Thursday. Billy Kheel, star of NBC crafting show “Making It” will lead a workshop on working with felt at Craft Contemporary, a folk art museum across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Attendees will learn the basic techniques of cutting, sewing, and stuffing to create a custom felt food truck.

Eye Spy LA Theater Entertainment – The 39 Steps in Santa Monica

2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica 90405 310-828-7519 – $23/adults, $20/students and seniors – Hitchcock meets hilarious in this fast-paced mystery/romantic comedy/adventure for everyone who loves the magic of theater. The Morgan-Wixson presents The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the ….


Alfred Hitchcock productions are rarely a walk in the park, but the Morgan-Wixson theatre plans to make that doubly so by presenting “The 39 Steps” with only four actors. This comedic adaptation will see protagonist Richard Hannay meet a mysterious woman at a London music hall, witness her murder, then have to prove his innocence.

Eye Spy LA Festivals Activity – 2018 Golden Dragon Parade in Downtown LA

Cesar Chavez and Broadway Los Angeles ca – FREE – Since the mid-1980’s, the Golden Dragon Parade has expanded to include almost two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, government officials, various dignitaries, entertainers, local business leade ….


Since the mid-1980’s, the Golden Dragon Parade has put Chinese and Chinese-American culture in the spotlight, and this year’s celebration of the Year of the Pig will be no different. Over two dozen floats and marching bands will celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown on Saturday. Don’t miss it!

Eye Spy LA Art Entertainment – The 50th anniversary of Rod Serling’s NIGHT GALLERY in Pasadena

2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 (626) 800-3555‬ – $10 – Creature Features & Peekaboo Gallery’s latest exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rod Serling’s NIGHT GALLERY, the macabre TV anthology that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973. This exclusive e ….


Though better known these days for “The Twilight Zone,” Rod Sterling’s “Night Gallery” is still seen by fans as the spiritual successor to the original sci-fi/horror series. “Night Gallery,” which aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973, is the focus of Creature Features and Peekaboo Gallery’s latest exhibit of supernatural art and artifacts in Altadena. Sunday will be your last opportunity to see it, so don’t miss out!

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