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 Beverly Hills agent Ben Bacal lists $48.5 million home


Faking sickness to stay home: Two children pretend to be sick just to enjoy the best views in Bel-Air. That’s the latest creative real estate video by Rodeo Realty agent Ben Bacal.

Bacal presents his newest listing, 824 Stradella, with a 2:42 minute video. The short film displays every appealing feature of the seven bedroom, 12 bathroom modern masterpiece.


Faking sickness to stay home: Two children pretend to be sick just to enjoy the best views in Bel-Air. That’s the latest creative real estate video by Rodeo Realty agent Ben Bacal.

Bacal presents his newest listing, 824 Stradella, with a 2:42 minute video. The short film displays every appealing feature of the seven bedroom, 12 bathroom modern masterpiece.

The children in the video highlight the home with their day off adventures and show what the homeowner’s lifestyle will entail once they move in: an infinity pool, a cozy home theatre, a wet bar and a state-of-the-art 15-car garage with spinning turntable. One look at this breathtaking contemporary home–and you’ll be asking yourself, “Who wouldn’t want to take the day off to enjoy this home?”

The contemporary home was designed by renowned architect Paul McClean. The breathtaking open floor design is the true pinnacle of McClean’s style.

864 Stradella Road is listed at $48,500,000. For more information on the property and to view the video, click HERE

Disclaimer: Children did not miss school for the making of the video. 

Hot Properties: 3051 Antelo Drive, Bel Air

Merv Griffin’s Legendary Tennis Court Estate

3051 Antelo View Drive, Bel Air

Listed by Josh Flagg


One of Bel Air’s legendary homes, The Merv Griffin Estate has been owned by everyone from Albert Brooks to Polly Bergen, and is now available again for you! Set on over 2 acres and with more than 1 acre flat, this majestic estate is reminiscent of an old movie star’s playground. The property features a giant motor court, swimming pool, lush trees and a championship tennis court that hosted Merv Griffin’s legendary tennis matches. The lovely 5,100 square foot home features 3 bedrooms plus a master sitting room as well as a maids quarters. The layout of the house is superb and the 20 foot ceilings only add to the grandeur of this magnificent home. This site on the famous celebrity studded Antelo (which might soon be gated), is perfect for any one who wants to make a statement. Drive through the gates, close them behind you and you are in your own private compound in the middle of town.



Bel Air Listing Tied to Robby Krieger of The Doors and Fred Durst

rodeo realty luxury estate

Oh the celebrity history of homes in Bel Air and the Hollywood Hills…It never gets old. Just got word that Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty is listing a Bel Air home that Robby Krieger from the iconic band The Doors had  built in 1971.
The architecture of the 6,600 square foot, four bedroom, five-and-a-half bath abode is a blend of Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner. The entire home wraps around an interior courtyard pool and spa surrounded by tropical greenery. Everything, from lighting to stereo, is state-of-the art. It also sits on a 1.5 acre knoll with amazing panoramic views. Asking price? $6,195,000.
And the home’s history even gets more interesting. Babajian sold the pad to Fred Durst -who is primarily known as the front man for rock band Limp Bizkit- in 2001. Babajian sold it again in 2002 to the current owner.
To see more of this property, visit http://www.bellagioarchitectural.com/.