This Weekend: What to Do All Over L.A. — MLK Jr. Day, Sales, Photo L.A., National Day of Service, Wine Tasting, Art and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG

National Day of Service: President Obama started the National Day of Service four years ago to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. with the belief that service should be part of everyone’s life. Be a part of the day on Saturday, January 19 and give back to your community. Click here to find events happening near you.

 

Hotel Surplus Outlet Liquidation and Sale: This 30, 000 square foot warehouse had a huge shipment in this week of appliances, furniture, art, sofas, tables and more. There’s special pricing for package deals and bulk purchases. Check out their news blast here. If you need new furniture, they’ve got that too — and if it’s not in stock, they’ve got catalogues galore to order from! 16625 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, (818) 787-7807

Henry Road Sale: This whimsical gift and home decor shop in Studio City is having a huge moving sale. A number of items are on clearance! Tablecloths are $10. Clearance pillow covers, wool pillow covers , tea towels, runners and zip bags are only $5. Select notebooks and notecards are only $1 each. In addition, a number of decorative, lighting and furniture items are heavily discounted. Things are going fast. Prices apply while stock lasts and all sales are final. Sale ends January 31. Stay tuned for their move just around the corner to a larger space! 3949 Laurelgrove Ave,  Studio City.

Tujunga Village Fashion Show:  Enjoy a three course lunch at Vitello’s while watching a fashion show featuring some of the best boutiques on the block —  Hoity Toity, Limelight, Panache, Scentsibilities, and Verona. Saturday, January 19,  noon — 3 p.m. $30 per person.  Tickets available at Limelight,  Verona or at  Vitellos,  4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City (818) 769.0905

 photo laWhether you are a photography collector, enjoy photography, or just want to experience pictures and stories that extend beyond your everyday existence, you won’t want to miss the 22th Annual Photographic Art Exposition, otherwise known as photo l.a., at the Santa Monica Civic this weekend. As the longest running art fair west of New York and the largest photo-based art fair in the country with over 11,000 attendees, photo l.a. brings together photography dealers from around the world, displaying the finest contemporary photography, video and multi-media installations, along with vintage masterworks. Over the past 21 years, photo l.a. has exhibited more than 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers, as well as presented more than 150 lectures and collecting seminars to the public. Through Monday, January 21.

Wood and Vine January Wine Tasting: This wine tasting features garagistes from Santa Barbara County. Enjoy 15 outstanding, limited-production wines – including everything from Pinot to Riesling to Syrah to Cab Franc. Nibbles will also be served. Featured wines including those from San Fernando Valley based vintner Shawn Halahmy of Shai Cellars along with Frequency Wines, Kessler-Haak WInes, Roark Wine Company and Tercero Wines. $25 Saturday, January 19, 2-5 p.m. 6280 Hollywood Blvd at Vine St. (Taft Building).

Hotel Surplus Outlet Liquidation and Sale: This 30, 000 square foot warehouse had a huge shipment in this week of appliances, Appliances, furniture, art, sofas, tables and more. There’s special pricing for package deals and bulk purchases. Check out their news blast here. If you need new furniture, they’ve got that too — and if it’s not in stock, they’ve got catalogues galore to order from! 16625 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, (818) 787-7807

Smoke and Mirrors: This heartfelt comedy-drama with mind-bending magic, continues its run, by popular demand at The Road Theater in the historic Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood. Created by and starring noted actor Albie Selznick (Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Dexter) and magician (a lifetime member of Hollywood’s Magic Castle). Smoke and Mirrors is a semi-autobiographical, fantastical coming-of-age story about a boy who uses magic to escape reality and face the world after the death of his father. packed with magic tricks, elaborate illusions, special effects, improv, audience participation, and spooky Houdini seances. Selznick takes the audience on his healing journey while enlisting the assistance of Trix (a life-sized rabbit), The Oracle (a giant talking orb), and Bessie Houdini, who makes a rather startling appearance! packed with magic tricks, elaborate illusions, special effects, improv, audience participation, and spooky Houdini seances. Selznick takes the audience on his healing journey while enlisting the assistance of Trix (a life-sized rabbit), The Oracle (a giant talking orb), and Bessie Houdini, who makes a rather startling appearance!

Stroll Through the Seasons in Calabasas: Enjoy a gentle walk through the native plant garden,  observe how plants and animals change with the seasons. Meet inside the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center. January 19, 1 p.m. 30 minutes. Free program, free 2 hour parking at Visitor Center.

All You Can Eat Reception at Fabien Castanier Gallery: Check out the opening reception of All You Can Eat  at this Studio City  gallery on January 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This solo exhibition includes new paintings, works on paper, installations, and sculpture. In his signature bubble-letter style, Tilt serves up the quintessential American feast through art.

Hidden Chateau and Gardens Weekly Artisan Markets: It’s taking place in the in the front parking lot every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Different vendors with antiques, collectibles, hand-designed jewelry, baby clothing, mosaics, food trucks and more.

SATURDAY TO MONDAY

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Freedom Day Parade in South L.A.: The parade remembering Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Thousands of participants, including marching bands, drill teams, dance groups and equestrian units, will take part int he parade that begins at 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Western Avenue. From there it rolls west along King Boulevard until it takes a left turn south onto Crenshaw Boulevard. It then marches down Crenshaw to Vernon Avenue, where the parade will end with a gospel festival in the street. There will also be lots of food booths and fun things to do throughout the afternoon and evening. If you can’t make it down there, you can watch it streamed live on KABC.

Culver City’s 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: “Realizing the Dream, Living the Legacy”: The annual event on Saturday, January 19 from noon-6 p.m. will be a fun filled day with music, a keynote speaker, student essay, speech, and film contest, a panel discussion, and the showing of the Smithsonian Channel’s “MLK: The Assassination Tapes” by executive producer Tom Jennings. Entertainment provided by: Agape Youth Choir and the Culver City High School Jazz Ensemble. Refreshments provided. Free parking available at Culver City Veterans Memorial Park parking lot across the street from Senior Center. Culver City Senior & Cultural Center, 4095 Overland Avenue, Culver City.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration! One Dream, A National Influence, A World of People: This free day at the California African American Museum on Sunday, January 20 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. includes: Actor Jeffery Anderson-Gunter and actor/singer Hattie Winston, live multicultural performances by 10-year-old inspirational speaker, Anthony Gill; the Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy, one of the largest Korean dance studios in Southern California; belly dancers Veena & Neena; singer Jamar Rogers, who was a finalist on “The Voice;” and Wangari, an Afro-Jazz fusion band led by singer, Wangari. Free. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, L.A., 213.744.2024. caamuseum.org

Grand Park: LA comes together this Inauguration / MLK Jr Day with Hail to the Chiefs, an eclectic musical shout featuring local artists and vendors. Bring lawn chairs, blanks, picnics and hang out. Performing artists include: Locura, Ferraby Lionhart, Anthony Valadez (KCRW), Mathai, Pinot. Grand Park (between Spring St. and N Broadway), Monday, January 21 – 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Free.

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