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Things To Do in January

Your future's looking up. Get your year off on the right foot with our list of the best events going on in LA, Miami, and NYC. Whether it's marching for human rights in NY, hearing a jazz ensemble orchestrate the movie of the year in LA, or experiencing a Standard takeover of Downtown Miami, it's going to be a good month for you. 


The Annie O Music Series

Our East Village music maven's bringing some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts to our airy Penthouse. Free with an RSVP to

January 6, 10, & 30, 7PM | The Standard, East Village Penthouse

Winter Garden at The Standard, East Village

It's still frosty outside, so come warm up with fondue and hot spiked beverages in our heated garden.

Through March 2017 | The Garden at The Standard, East Village

Ice Skating

Yes, the sludge of winter is upon us. The bright side? We have an ice skating rink that makes both adults and children pretty happy. Come slip on a pair of blades.

Through March 2017 | The Rink at The Standard, High Line

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Harly Weir - Boundaries

London-based photographer Harley Weir presents vivid and colorful images that find beauty in the mundane.

Through January 2017 | Foam Museum

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Iggy Pop Life Class

Examine drawings of Iggy Pop au naturele from his times of playing art model for a special project, hosted by the Brooklyn Museum.

Through January 2017 | Brooklyn Museum

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The evolutionary jazz trio takes the genre to new heights while interweaving it in with modern R&B.

January 5th, 6PM | Highline Ballroom

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Marcel Pagnol's Marseille Trilogy

A marathon dedicated to the French filmmaking legend plays three of his classic marks on cinema, including "Marius," "Fanny," and "César".

Starts January 7th | Film Forum

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Artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt collaborates with actress Cate Blanchett to present iconic declarations as told by different characters played by Blanchett. It's a win-win for them both.

Ends January 8th, 12PM - 8PM | Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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New York City Ballet: Pontus Lidberg

New York City Ballet dancers perform excerpts of acclaimed Swedish choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg’s first-ever work for the company.

January 8th, 7:30PM | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Blonde Redhead + ACME

An intimate showcase from the iconic indie rockers that gives you a closer experience with their genius.

January 8th, 5PM | Le Poisson Rouge

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On Permanence in Transit

Writer Ben Rawlence joins a conversation with Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design to discuss how territories of displacement affect the making and reception of architecture in the 21st century.

January 18th, 6PM | MoMA

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Planned Parenthood + The ACLU Benefit Concert

Did you spot Sharon Van Etten while Netflixing "The OA"? Time to see her croon live with Beirut, Daniel Rossen, and more.

January 18th, 7PM | Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Women's March on NYC

Be on the right side of history and join the international community to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human.

January 21, 11AM - 4PM

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Straight Up and Dirty

Classic martini night in our lush lobby with live music and a glow that will look better and better per drink.

Every Thursday | The Standard, Downtown LA Lobby

Rick Owens: Furniture

MOCA presents "Rick Owens: Furniture," an exhibition of work by renowned Paris-based designer Rick Owens. Think conceptual innovation with the ability to shock and awe.

Throughout January 2017 | MOCA Pacific Design Center

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Ramones and the Birth of Punk

A little gem left unturned in the museum world is the Grammy Museum, which has enough music memorabilia and video footage to keep an audiophile there all day. This month, they have a history of the Ramones on view.

Throughout January 2017 | Grammy Museum

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

This fast-paced celebration of hysteria put Almodóvar on the map by joyfully parading his depthless obsession with women – especially the wild ones. Get comfy on the couches of this iconic LA fixture.

January 6th, 7:30PM | The Cinefamily

David Bowie Tribute Skate Night

A disco ball, Bowie on the track, and vintage skates. We don't think the fallen music god would want it any other way.

January 9th, 8PM - 12AM | Moonlight Rollerway

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Moonlight with Live Orchestra

A movie to rave about in 2016 would be "Moonlight." See it with the epic score orchestrated live and a post-show talk with director Barry Jenkins and composer Nicholas Britell.

January 10th, 8PM | Million Dollar Theater

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Studio Sessions: Printmaking

New year, new skills! Learn about different printmaking techniques inspired by LACMA’s print collection.

January 14th, 10AM | LACMA

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Women's March on LA

Time to stand for what you believe in. The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.

January 21st, 9AM - 4PM

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Soulection Turns Six

The heartbeat of LA's electronic music mashed with major doses of hip-hop and soul stems right from the party we all mark on our calendars. Come celebrate their sixth year of making us dance the nights away.

January 28th, 8PM - 12AM

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Jorja Smith

On-the-brink R&B goddess Jorja Smith takes her first US tour to LA for a night of soulful jams about love and loss. Don't wait on this one.

January 24th, 7PM | The Echo

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The Standard x Miami Is An Island: New Year Kick-Off BBQ

Start the New Year with good vibes only. Play hooky with us as we kick off 2017 with an extra special edition of everyone’s favorite BBQ alongside Miami Is An Island.

January 2nd, 1PM - Sunset | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Write Your Book or Blog In 90 Days

Ready to write your book, your blog, or content for your site? Meet author, journalist, and broadcaster Ellen Frazer-Jameson to learn about her 90 Day Write Your Book or Blog program.

January 4, 7PM - 8:30 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Standard Sounds Presents Jazz Lounge: Chad Bernstein Album Release

Grab an Estrella and join us to start off 2017 with Chad Bernstein's album release party and a special performance.

January 5th, 8PM - 11PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Stand UP! At The Standard with Exile Books

A poster project for the Women’s March on Washington organized by EXILE Books. Team up with local Miami artists as we assemble to create posters that will be distributed at the Women's March on Washington on January 21.

January 11th, 6PM - 9PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Standard Sounds: Chorus Lounge

We’re making spirits bright in 2017 with a Bayside group sing-along conducted by John Henry Dale of New World Symphony. From your current favorites to the classics, we’re singing it all together.

January 15th, 4PM - 7PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Standard on the Green

We’re bringing Standard vibes to the other side of the bay with a pop-up oasis at Biscayne Green, a pedestrian promenade at Downtown Miami in partnership with the Knight Foundation.

January 21st | Biscayne Green, Downtown Miami

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Not Your Standard BINGO

Join us for the first BINGO of 2017 with guest host Tony Merenda and DJ Jody McDonald. Come for new prizes, including a one-night stay, day passes, Standard Spa robes, and more.

January 22nd, 7PM - 10PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Q & A, Nine Contemporary Cuban Artists

This exhibition of nine contemporary Cuban artists working in various media highlights artistic practices that reflect a polyvalent vision of Cuban reality today. Explore the untapped creatives of our neighboring country.

Until January 15th,12PM - 5PM | MDC Museum of Art + Design

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Vice Versa - Leyla Cárdenas' Opening Reception

Leyla Cárdenas has developed a series of works that investigate the layers that compose architectural spaces and directly relate to the physicality of a space as a point of departure.

January 28th, 6PM - 9PM | Dimensions—Variable

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