5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In L.A.

Looks like last week's nod to cultural happenings has become a trend of sorts — we've always been big fans of museums and art exhibits, but this cold weather is particularly conducive to indoor activities. From iconic film screenings to nostalgia-inducing performances, it's all about staying warm and cozy. But, if you're brave enough to face the bone-chilling temps, head downtown for a belly-warming taco from the newly opened Mariscos Jalisco truck, or book it to LACMA for a one-of-a-kind art piece. Just don't forget your scarf and mittens!
L.A. Taco Legend Sets Up Shop Downtown
Work in DTLA and in need of new go-to grub for your lunch break? Look no further than Mariscos Jalisco's food truck, which will be parked at Standford and 10th streets starting today. According to Grub Street, you'll find L.A.'s favorite taco at the intersection seven days a week. Just try not to get salsa on your shirt before that big board meeting!
Where: Mariscos Jalisco, Standford and 10th Street, no phone.
Better Than A Bird's Eye View At This Hollywood Screening
Sure, Sienna Miller gives a good Tippi Hedren in The Girl, but nothing beats the original. For only $13.50, you'll be able to sit in on a screening of The Birds, and join the Q&A with Hedren herself to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hitchcock's masterpiece. If you're not one to fly under the radar, why not make like Miller and embody the director's muse with a wool suit and structured bag? Trust, the wardrobe change will make the moment much more interesting!
When: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard (at North Orange Drive); 323-465-4847.
Listen Up! Here's Your One Chance To Hear Yo La Tengo Before They Book It To S.F.
Ready for a one-two punch of nostalgia? Not only are you heading to Amoeba to listen to tunes (admit it, that place is home to some serious memories), but you'll be jamming out to Yo La Tengo's latest album, Fade, which is ultra-reminiscent of the group's mid-'90s fare. Get there early for a prime spot, and don't be surprised if you scout an A-list indie music lover or two — Amber Tamblyn and David Cross can't be the only ones obsessed with these cult-favorite crooners!
When: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Boulevard (at North Cahuenga Boulevard); 323-245-6400.
Oh Snap — Four Days Of Non-Stop Fun For The Photo-Obsessed
Whether you're a professional shutterbug or prefer perusing pics on Flickr, there's no reason to miss this year's photo l.a. international photographic art exposition. Between the massive amounts of merch and informational lectures (we personally cannot wait for the Art In Fashion chat with Vogue's Ivan Shaw and Juan Carlos Obando!), this multi-day event is worth every penny. Plus, students will receive discounted access — so plan your weekend homework accordingly.
When: Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, January 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street (near Olympic Drive); 310-458-8551.
A New Type Of Garden Variety Will Take Place At LACMA
Over-the-top reactions from folks viewing LACMA's collection of monumental sculptures is nothing new. But, leave it to L.A.-based artist Liz Glynn to turn the reception of art into a work itself. The performance piece will last five hours, admission is free, and Glynn will be focusing on items by Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, and Richard Serra, among others. A double-feature of sorts, we can't wait to see how we'll respond to Glynn's response!
When: Saturday, January 19, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Fairfax Avenue); 323-857-6000.
Photos: Via Facebook/LACMA; Yo La Tengo; Amoeba Music; International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition

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