Weekend Events: January 4-6

It’s a new year, it’s a new you. Whether or not you followed through on your resolutions so far in 2019, you deserve to treat yourself to a weekend of fun in LA. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to spruce up your first weekend of the year!

Read below for events happening in and round LA January 4-6.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday, January 4th

First-Time Fridays at LACMA

You haven’t been to LACMA you say? Well luckily for you, LA’s Contemporary Museum of Modern Art accepts this and offers First Time Fridays. This monthly event invites guest to explore the museum from 3:00pm-8:00pm for LA residents. If you let the ticket office know it is your first visit to LACMA, you will receive a free poster and discounts at the LACMA store, LACMA Cafe and C+M.

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays

AK’s neighborhood block party returns this Friday on the “coolest block in America”. Whatever your craving, you’ll be sure to find something with new and old food trucks joining the event and merchant discounts plus late hours.

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LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks

NBA tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play the New York Knicks are sure to be selling quickly! Fans from both sides of the nation won’t want to miss this exciting regular season game! If you want to be there to catch all of the action you’d better act now. Secure your seats so you can cheer on your favorite team!

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Saturday, January 5th

Watson Adventures’ Thrilla at the Getty Villa

Roam for Romans on a unique scavenger hunt that transports you to ancient Greece and Rome via the Getty Villa. You’ll follow a trail of clues and answer fun, tricky questions. Discover facts you never knew about the odd aspects of gods, goddesses, and the inventors of the toga party.

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Golden Globes Foreign Language Nominee Symposium

Discover the best foreign language films of 2018. This year’s five nominees include Capernaum from Lebanon, Girl from Belgium, Never Look Away from Germany, Roma from Mexico, and Shoplifters from Japan. The symposium will also include a free roundtable with the Directors for each of the nominated films. The panel will be moderated by Mike Goodridge, former HFPA member and VP turned festival director and programmer. Advance sale tickers are available until 5:00pm January 4 but will still be available for standby the day of.

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Bricks LA 2019

Come share your love of Lego and discover hundreds of fan created models at the Pasadena Convention Center ! Enjoy their vendor area with new, used, and unique brick accessories as well as building techniques and panel discussions. It will be a weekend of fun for all ages.

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Sunday, January 6

Annual Carroll Shelby Cruise-In

Come see some of the fastest, rarest and most beloved Shelby’s of all time. The Petersen will celebrate Carroll Shelby’s birthday by having a cruise-in on the third floor parking structure of the museum. All car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the car show and contest. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

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A Faery Hunt Magical Adventure

Named by Nickelodeon the “Best Children’s Theater” in Los Angeles, A Faery Hunt delights as a magical adventure. Auntie Angelica leads the audience on a gentle journey to help the Faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the Faeries, it’s a musical filled afternoon with fun, laughs and surprises.

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LA Kings Holiday ICE at L.A. Live Final Day

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Don’t miss out on the last day of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. Skate your way through the weekend as a family fun activity or date night.

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Out and About: Santa Monica Edition

Santa Monica
By: Samira Murphy

Every so often, at some point in your busy week, it happens–you get to play tourist for the day. Whether its hopping in the car for a scenic drive down the coast or popping into Fred Segal’s for an afternoon nosh, “me time” is so crucial. 

Once a week, we will cut the clutter and provide you with hidden gems in the city of stars and beyond. From Beverly Hills to the San Fernando Valley, take time to explore your neck of the woods!

 

There is nothing more quintessential california than a day spent seaside in Santa Monica. From the famous Pier to splurge Santa Monica Place, SaMo is more than a beachfront city. It’s a way of life. Aside from sounding like an Equinox ad, we wanted to send you off into the weekend with ways to spend your day between rush hour and happy hour.

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Pacific Palisades Park-Santa Monica

For stunning Ocean views and classic imagery of LA’s coastline, Palisades Park is the perfect way to start your day with a brisk walk through the bluffs. Start at the Pacific Palisades Adjacent end, keeping between the stately concert sculpture at Wilshire and the colorful totem pole at San Vicente. No this isn’t a scavenger hunt, just your quick route to take in the scenes and skip the tourist march.

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

If your spending the day with your family or just feel like kicking back like your childhood days, the Santa Monica Pier is always a great choice! Filled with the classic fairground games of yesteryears along a few adrenaline inducing rides, whats not to love? The centre and focal point of Santa Monica Beach, is also home to a range of outdoor events. If you just so happen to feel intrigued, check out our events of the week for Oct.5-7th, featuring not one but two Santa Monica thrills taking place over the weekend.

Camera Obscura-Santa Monica
Camera Obscura-Santa Monica

Before departing away from the sand, make sure to step inside the iconic Camera Obscura! The perfect spot for peace, quite, and a uniquely peculiar view of the oceanfront. The historic optical contraption is the offbeat place to catch your breath and Instagram shot. Hidden inside an oceanfront senior recreation center, Camera Obscura is a great way to fill your time between sites.

Elephante
Elephante

Alright, so you’ve had your thrills and your fun. Your probably looking for the perfect afternoon pick me up before making your way to the shops. We’ve got that covered too!  For the perfect seaside brunch, head towards the coastline for your pick of perfect california cuisine. Between Ivy by the Shore, Del Frisco’s, and Elephante-you’ll be strategizing how you can tackle all three. No stress! From the cuisine to the ambience you can’t go wrong between the lot, they’re a food-lovers paradise along the sea.

Third Street Promenade
Third Street Promenade

Now that you’ve fueled up, theres no better way to end the day then with a little retail therapy. Depending on your style or actual shopping needs, SaMo is full of some of the Westside’s most charming boutiques and storefronts. Peruse along the Third Street Promenade for a mix of notable and trendy retailers. If your a weekday browser, Wednesdays feature the city’s famed Farmer’s Market! The four block pedestrianized stretch of cobblestone will gove you all the Small Town-Main Street feels.

Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica Place

Needing something more on the High-End? Santa Monica Place is located at the southern end of the Promenade.  The outdoor retail space features a revamped shopping center packed with upscale department stores and designer boutiques. From Barnerys of New York to Louis Vuitton, take in the open air and throw away your receipt.

1 Pico @ Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico @ Shutters on the Beach

So you’ve seen, you’ve sipped, you’ve shopped. The sun is setting and your wondering where you parked your car. Stay to catch the views of day slipping into night and skip the rush hour beat. Stop by 1 Pico for evening fare set in a cape cod style decor. The cuisine is as remarkable as the views at this oceanside spot in SaMo’s Shutters on the Beach.

Santa Monica
Santa Monica

Whether you tackled all our recommendations at once or spread it out through the week, there is no better way to experience L.A. then to venture out and try something new. Get outside your zip code, turn on the “Eagles” and call it a day well spent! 

 

 

Rodeo Realty’s Calabasas agent Randi Feilich serving as Humane Society United States District Leader Volunteer

Congratulations to Rodeo Realty’s Calabasas agent Randi Feilich for becoming a leader for animal protection in her community!

Randi will serve as Humane Society United States District Leader Volunteer for California’s 33rd Congressional District.

Her newest position was announced in the Calabasas Enterprise newspaper.

“In her new role, Randi will advance HSUS’ federal and state animal protection legislative priorities, including working on the November ballot initiative “Prevent Cruelty California”,” said the Calabasas Enterprise.

Randi’s commitment will advance compassionate and powerful efforts on behalf of all animals.

Rodeo Realty's Sherman Oaks Agent Kevin Tidwell shows appreciation to Los Angeles Fire Department

Throughout the month of December, thousands of firefighters have been battling a series of wildfires across Southern California.

The Los Angeles Fire Department, along with several other crews from different areas deployed to assist, have been confronted with several brush fires in the past two weeks.

To show love and support to the local heroes, Rodeo Realty’s Sherman Oaks agent, Kevin Tidwell, decided to organize a food drop—an idea he said was inspired by his son.

“My son was concerned for the firefighters because they recently finished fighting the La Tuna Canyon fire and he heard they were suffering from exhaustion,” said Kevin. “He was interested in helping them, so I suggested we organize a food drop at the local fire house.”

Kevin began reaching out to his neighbors in Studio City and nearby areas to see if they wanted to help.

“The show of community support was incredible,” said Kevin. “I received texts, calls, and private messages from members of the community who wanted to contribute home cooked dishes, deserts, and miscellaneous things the firefighters needed.”

On Sunday, December 10, Kevin, along with others from the community, dropped off the food at the local fire station.

“The look on the firefighters faces was priceless when we finished bringing in the food from the cars,” said Kevin. “Food covered every available surface in their kitchen. We did not just provide them with dinner; we provided them with a feast!”

Kevin said the firefighters were thankful for the community support.

“I was humbled and grateful that my son got the opportunity to see how members of the community could come together and do something nice for the firefighters who are on call 24/7,” said Kevin. “I feel so lucky to live in this community full of kind people who are willing to go out of their way to support the firefighters.”

 

Rodeo Realty Sherman Oaks' agents help feed hungry, deliver 100 lunches to homeless

Thanks to Rodeo Realty Sherman Oaks, many who struggle with hunger every day unexpectedly received a free meal last week.

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Sherman Oaks’ agents took it upon themselves to do something for the homeless and the hungry in the community. Agents kicked off their Wednesday by bringing in food supplies and packing lunches. Together, the office packed 100 Rodeo Realty reusable tote bags with sandwiches, cookies, granola bars, fresh fruit and water.

Agents then delivered and distributed the meals to the homeless all throughout the community.

By giving food to the hands of those who need it the most, agents became more aware of homelessness in the area. Their time and donations is a reminder that it doesn’t take much to make an impact and a difference—an experience they enjoyed and hope others will get inspired to do also.

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Statistics
According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, San Fernando Valley experienced an increase in homelessness since 2013 and went from 4,836 homeless persons to 5,216 in 2015. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank reports that 1 in 6 people of L.A. County struggle with hunger—that’s equivalent to the total population of the San Fernando Valley.

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Join Rodeo Realty this weekend for BBQ & ALS Challenge fundraiser

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Rodeo Realty Philanthropy(September 12, 2014)- Please come and support a cause dear to the hearts of Rodeo Realty in remembrance of one of Rodeo Realty’s first agents to join the company who lost his battle to ALS, Jeff Weinstein. We are challenging everyone to join in to help raise awareness and fund continued research for the ALS organization.

Come to our Rodeo Realty – Encino office this Sunday, September 14, 2014 to partake in our ALS Fundraising Ice Bucket  Challenge, where owner of Rodeo Realty, Syd Leibovitch, will donate $50 to ALS organization for each person who takes the challenge at our event.  Join us for a fun-filled afternoon and enjoy BBQ catered by local Los Angeles eatery, Britts BBQ, live music and watch everyone take the challenge. We will also have a videographer who will film every ice bucket challenge participant and send it to them share with their social media sphere and challenge their friends.

Rodeo Realty is throwing a big community BBQ the next two weekends open to the public with a DJ, catered BBQ, and lots of ice for those who take the challenge.  Syd will be donating $50 for each person who partakes in the ALS ice bucket challenge events are taking place Sunday Sept 14th  in Encino, Saturday Sept 20th in Pacific Palisades, and Sunday Sept 21st in Brentwood. This is a community-wide event and we encourage everyone to attend and join in to help raise awareness and fund continued research for ALS.

We would love it if you could join us one of the days. It is a community event, so everyone is welcome!  We hope to see you there!

Rodeo Realty Encino

17501 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

(818) 990-0454

**Valet parking is provided

 

 

Join us this weekend to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We hope to see everyone take the challenge this weekend! You are invited to the ALS Challenge Fundraising BBQ  and Ice Bucket Challenge! Syd Leibovitch, owner of Rodeo Realty, will donate $50 per participant that takes the challenge to the ALS Association. We will also take a video of you taking the challenge so you can share it on social media and challenge your friends and family! We hope to see you there.

Saturday, September 20th (1-3pm )

Rodeo Realty Pacific Palisades

839 Via de La Paz, Pacific Palisades

 

Sunday, September 21st (1-3 pm)

Rodeo Realty Brentwood

11940 San Vicente Blvd. #100, Brentwood

L.A Kitchen Revealing the Power of Food

 

 

Join Rodeo RealtyTBT foods by Tara & L.A. Kitchen at St. Vincent Meals on Wheels this fall to help transform fresh, nutritious, and locally sourced produce into healthy meals for low-income residents across Los Angeles. In Los Angeles alone, around 18 million pounds (9,000 tons) of food are disposed of every day. L.A. Kitchen’s mission is to reclaim healthy, local food that would otherwise go to waste, and use it to empower, nourish, and engage the community.

L.A. Kitchen will recruit Angelenos to volunteer in our commercial kitchen and processing hub, where they will help transform raw fruits and vegetables into nutritious meals and snacks. L.A. Kitchen volunteers will represent a wide cross section of our community, and we will specialize in providing intergenerational volunteers opportunities that engage both older adults and LAUSD students. Volunteers will work side-by- side with job trainee students and graduates, challenging traditional barriers that divide communities.

Working directly with local farmers and produce wholesale companies, LA Kitchen will collect fruits and vegetables that are unsalable due to cosmetic issues or lack of commercial demand. All donated and purchased food will be transformed into healthy meals, snacks, and food products by volunteers, students, and staff at  their health-code approved processing hub.

With a culinary program in the works,  on-staff social workers will focus on the needs of emancipated foster youth and older adults transitioning out of incarceration, and this unlikely and powerful pairing will both help reduce systemic patterns of recidivism, and reverse anticipated outcomes for foster youth with little transitional support. Throughout the 15-week training cycle, students will receive daily hands-on training from a certified culinary instructor, attend sessions on specialized techniques taught by local guest chefs, and intern with innovative industry professionals. Graduates will receive food handling certificates, job placement support, and continuing personal and professional support.

 

www.tbtfoods.com 

http://www.lakitchen.org/

 

 

Join Rodeo Realty this weekend for BBQ & ALS Challenge fundraiser

IceBucketChallenge_Encino

Rodeo Realty Philanthropy(September 12, 2014)- Please come and support a cause dear to the hearts of Rodeo Realty in remembrance of one of Rodeo Realty’s first agents to join the company who lost his battle to ALS, Jeff Weinstein. We are challenging everyone to join in to help raise awareness and fund continued research for the ALS organization.

Come to our Rodeo Realty – Encino office this Sunday, September 14, 2014 to partake in our ALS Fundraising Ice Bucket  Challenge, where owner of Rodeo Realty, Syd Leibovitch, will donate $50 to ALS organization for each person who takes the challenge at our event.  Join us for a fun-filled afternoon and enjoy BBQ catered by local Los Angeles eatery, Britts BBQ, live music and watch everyone take the challenge. We will also have a videographer who will film every ice bucket challenge participant and send it to them share with their social media sphere and challenge their friends.

Rodeo Realty is throwing a big community BBQ the next two weekends open to the public with a DJ, catered BBQ, and lots of ice for those who take the challenge.  Syd will be donating $50 for each person who partakes in the ALS ice bucket challenge events are taking place Sunday Sept 14th  in Encino, Saturday Sept 20th in Pacific Palisades, and Sunday Sept 21st in Brentwood. This is a community-wide event and we encourage everyone to attend and join in to help raise awareness and fund continued research for ALS.

We would love it if you could join us one of the days. It is a community event, so everyone is welcome!  We hope to see you there!

Rodeo Realty Encino

17501 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

(818) 990-0454

**Valet parking is provided