Weekend Events: January 4-6, 2019

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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Rodeo Realty's Woodland Hills agent Herb Lambert named Realtor of the Year by SRAR


The Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR), which has over 9,500 members, honored Rodeo Realty’s Herb Lambert as its 2016 “Realtor of the Year” at their annual Awards Luncheon on October 25.  The award is given for service to the association, its members and to the community over the course of many years.

Some of Herb’s contributions include:

31 consecutive years of service to SRAR; 10 years on the Board of Directors, 2 years on the Executive Committee, 2 years as a CAR Director, 3 time Chairman of Professional Standards, Chairman of the Ethics and Arbitration, Grievance, and By-Laws Committees, Chairman and Panelist on many dozens of Ethics and Arbitration Hearings, Mediator of agent commission disputes for more than 25 years, helped create SRAR’s Public Mediation Service, wrote numerous articles on ethics and real estate practices for the Realtor Report magazine, Instructor of Risk Management for SRAR classes, CAR Inter-board Arbitrator, Participant on many SRAR task forces and mentor for many agents throughout the years.


His community service includes being a Volunteer Mediator for LA Superior Court and supporter of numerous charities, most notably, City of Hope.

Rodeo Realty is proud of Lambert’s achievements and congratulates him on his recent award and recognition!

Rodeo Realty congratulates Ben Bacal for being named ‘Most Innovative Agent’ by Inman


Rodeo Realty would like to congratulate Ben Bacal for being named the ‘Most Innovative Agent’ by Inman. The Beverly Hills agent was recognized August 4 at the Inman Innovator Awards in San Francisco for making a difference in the real estate industry.

Out of 22 finalists in the ‘Most Innovative Agent’ category, Bacal was selected as the winner for his accomplishments as a real estate agent .

“These people, companies are on the forefront of change in the industry,” said publisher Brad Inman. “By consistently asking what can be better about the industry and trying to make their dreams reality, they are pushing every one of us to view the industry using a different lens.”

Brad Inman with Ben Bacal

Each summer, the Inman Connect San Francisco conference brings together the best and brightest in real estate and technology to share the newest innovations and changes in the marketplace. The awards honor those who, as Brad Inman said in the award announcement, “are on the forefront of change in the industry.”

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Inman Connect and drew thousands of attendees from around the world.  Bacal spoke in two important video-centric sessions: “How To Use Video To Get Listings And Sell Properties” and “Cool Real Estate Videos And How They Were Made.” He was also asked to participate in the “Meet The Leaders” session where he met with agents eager to learn the keys to his success.

“I am so honored to be selected by Brad Inman and his team as the most innovative real estate agent,” said Bacal. “This year’s conference was a very special event.”

The latest honor comes on the heels of Roofshoot’s debut at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit in June. Out of a field of hundreds, just 15 of the hottest new technologies were invited to present their work to Realogy’s leadership.

The app, currently in beta, is being tested by over 350 real estate agents in Los Angeles who were invited to be part of a special early adopters group. This group includes some of Los Angeles’ most successful agents representing over $1 billion in annual sales.

Roofshoot is currently fielding offers from incubator groups and meeting with venture capitalists.  “We’ve been very pleased with the feedback we’ve received so far,” adds Bacal. “Video marketing has changed my business and I’m honored to share everything I’ve learned with agents around the world.”

About Roofshoot
Roofshoot puts the power of video in the palm of your hand to generate more leads, sell more homes, and increase productivity. The app pulls together footage with music and a variety of customized themes to create a professional shareable video in minutes. More information can be found at www.roofshoot.com

Five Star Professional recognizes three Rodeo Realty agents


Rodeo Realty agents, Violetta Hargitay (Pacific Palisades), Betty Galvan (Northridge) and Debra Moseley (Studio City) have been recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional client satisfaction.

Five Star Professional recognized the three agents as Five Star Real Estate Agents for 2016. For the 4th year in a row, Rodeo Realty’s Pacific Palisades agent Hargitay has received the recognition.

The research team partnered with Los Angeles magazine to identify real estate, mortgage and insurance professionals in the Los Angeles area who deliver outstanding service.

The Five Star Real Estate Agent award program is the largest and most widely published real estate agent award program in North America. Agents are measured using an objective, in-depth research methodology with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction.

The research methodology allows no more than 7 percent of professionals in each category to receive the award.

The 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Professionals and Home/Auto Insurance Professionals do not pay a fee to be included in the research or the final list.