What’s Happening This Week: January 20, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

New MOCA admission fee: $0

Considering it’s home to one of the most legendary contemporary art collections in the world, along with  a nonstop array of fascinating and important exhibitions, $0 is a pretty phenomenal deal. Yes, the new admission gets you into The Geffen, too.


Sizzling hot: hotel restaurants 

Inspired by LA’s skyrocketing dining scene, local hotels are stepping up their games. Helmed by culinary stars from James Beard nominees to street food virtuosos, they’re aweing the city with egg caviar, pollo adobado tacos, hundred-layer lasagna and … OK, we’ll stop.


Return to the other ‘20s: the roaring kind 

Viewed from 2020, LA in the 1920s and early ‘30s might seem like a vanished dream. But there are still places that bring the era vibrantly alive – including a tour of notorious Prohibition-era speakeasies and underground tunnels, and a brilliantly reincarnated bowling alley. 


Looming: LA’s emerging towers

Higher than the Wilshire Grand. Three buildings wide. Transforming Bunker Hill. Inspired by soaring redwoods. Topped with cantilevered glass pools. Up to 70 stories high. Here’s a map of LA’s latest crop of dizzying skyscrapers, currently materializing out of thin air.


The San Francisco Bay Area

A 20/20 look at the Bay’s 2020 

Pride turns 50, Oprah comes to town, and enjoying “baseball’s last dive bar.” It’s not all bad news in the Bay Area in 2020: Here are 5 cool things to look forward to in the new year.


Bottle-Rock … and funk, hip-hop, pop, and more

What do The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Anderson .Paak, DJ Zedd, and Digable Planets have in common? They’re all a part of the just-released musical lineup at this year’s Bottlerock. Check out the complete list of what might be the Napa Valley music festival’s most diverse group of musicians yet.


But do they have biscuit room service?

Not only the Claremont welcome dogs at its historic resort nestled in the Berkeley hills—they have a canine ambassador, Edie, that will greet you at the door. Learn about some of the other top dog-friendly hotels in northern California that are more than happy to roll out the red carpet for your pup. 


East Bay eats made easy

The East Bay’s dining scene is hot, hot, hot—so much so that it’s a little hard to keep up. Eater has your back, putting together a list of the 38 hottest restaurants that you should be visiting right now, from Tijuana-style tacos in Richmond and southern Thai in Berkeley, to Nashville-style hot chicken in Oakland and Vietnamese-inflected soul food in San Leandro. Yum.

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