Living in downtown Los Angeles in the Historic Core means there’s no shortage of things to do. This weekend, I’ve managed to narrow it down to three choices.
Learn to move in a whole new way at “A Taste of Los Angeles Belly Dance” on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Blankenship Ballet and the Middle Eastern Cultural and Dance Association, will be held at the Blankenship Ballet Room, located on the second floor of the Alexandria Hotel (501 S. Spring St.) in downtown L.A. Starting at noon, there will be three free 15-minute belly dance workshops, followed by two 1-hour workshops. Afterwards, enjoy meeting vendors and watching some performances by true professionals. Workshop tickets will be available at the door for $25/MECDA members, $30/non-MECDA members. (Red and Purple Line to Pershing Square, Metro Bus Lines 16, 460 and Rapid 728 to 5th and Spring.)
The 17th annual L.A. Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show have taken over the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historical and traditional fine art as well as modern and contemporary pieces will be showcased throughout the weekend. The shows began on Sunday and run through Sunday and there’s still plenty left to see and do. From January 19 to January 22, general admission for one day is $15 online and $20 at the door. Additional ticket options and online purchasing are available here. Ticket purchases benefit the Art of Elysium and the J. Paul Getty Museum education department’s bus transportation program. (Metro Red and Purple Lines to 7th Street / Metro Center Station and walk south on Figueroa or Blue Line to Pico Station.)
As always, make sure to check Metro Trip Planner to find the best travel options, and have a great weekend!