Dig Weekend Guide – Jan 16-18

It’s your last chance of the season to do a little outdoor ice skating, so get on out to Santa Monica this weekend. If you’re not feeling the economic pinch, indulge in a farm maker dinner at Craft, party it up Burlesque style at the Derby, check out the Asian American Expo, and experience the world famous, one of a kind, Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.

Jan 16 – Craft “Farm Maker” Dinner
Century City (7pm)
Join Craft at their second ‘Farm-Maker’ dinner as they celebrate the work of Jim Churchill and his family-run farm in Ojai. Craft chef de cuisine, Matthew Accarrino and chef Octavio Becerra of Palate Food & Wine will prepare a seven-course menu highlighting Jim Churchill’s spectacular fruit. Items include Spanish Mackerel with Cocktail Grapefruit, Goat Confit Ravioli with Preserved Meyer Lemon, Citrus-Braised Pork Belly and Venison Leg & Osso Buco with Turnips. $140 per person. Contact Tobie Cancino at 424.204.7485 for reservations.

Jan 16-19 – Ice at Santa Monica
Santa Monica (times vary)
Last chance to brush the dust off those ice skates and check out Winterlit in Santa Monica. The rink is located at 5th Street and Arizona Avenue two blocks from the Promenade. Admission is $10 and includes skate rentals.

Jan 17 – Whistle Bait Burlesque at The Derby
Los Feliz (9pm)
The Whistle Bait Burlesque at The Derby, presented by Viva Los Angeles and sponsored by PinUpGirlClothing.com! Featuring performances by Ruby Champagne and Delilah DeMilo, Burlesque hopefuls contest, live music by The Delta Bombers and Captain Jeffrey & The Chumbuckets – and two rooms of dancing to the best rockabilly, soul, R&B, and ska by DJs Johnny Devil, Satoshi, DJ Mikey, Alberto Sol, Boppin’ Bud, and Hellhound. Price is $10 before 10, $15 after.

Jan 17-18 – Asian American Expo
Pomona Fairplex (10am-7pm)
With live stage performances, traditional folk art demonstrations, the Expo shares a living heritage among people of all different Asian backgrounds. Think lots of groovy music, dancing and karate demonstrations. Adults are $8, children $6. For more info, check out the web site for a full listing. http://www.ccyp.com/Expo/sc/

Jan 18 – Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Pasadena (11:30am)
The 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will bring over 1,500 revelers into the streets in the annual spoof of its more traditional counterpart. The event is expected to draw an estimated 45,000 onlookers from all over Southern California and parts unknown. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade takes place in the Old Pasadena historic retail and entertainment district. Convenient parking is located in structures on every block adjacent to the parade route. Metro Gold Line stops adjacent to the Parade are at Del Mar and Memorial Park stations. This event is free. More info can be found at their web site. http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info/

Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

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