Congratulations, you survived the first week of the New Year. If you had to return to work and school responsibilities like the rest of us then you’re probably just as ready for the weekend as we are! That being said, El Niño is here and we are staying close to home for this edition of the L.A. Weekender. Check it out!

Reptile super show pomona fairplexReptile Super Show, Fairplex 

Reptile Super Show (Jan 9-10): It’s the perfect rainy day excursion! Bundle up the kids and spend an afternoon checking out turtles, frogs, snakes, lizards and other reptiles at the Reptile Super Show. You can shop supplies for your pets or bring home a new friend yourself! For more information visit Admission is $14 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under.

Pomona Art Walk (Jan 9): Downtown Pomona comes alive with art, music, food and shopping on the second Saturday of the month. The art walk is open from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. We recommend bringing an umbrella and rain boots for this one… at least the galleries and stores have roofs! For more information visit

Palates & Palettes (Jan. 9): Take a trip to Austria via food, wine and art! We are kicking off our Palates & Palettes 2016 sessions with a night dedicated to the life of symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Join us at the Millard Sheets Art Center as you paint with the guidance of one of our instructors and enjoy wine and food from Klimt’s native homeland. To sign up, please visit Tickets are $75 per person and includes painting supplies, food and wine.

Giant Winter RV Show (Now – Jan. 10): Road trippers listen up! This is your last weekend to visit the Giant Winter RV Show at Fairplex. Stock up on the latest products and services and check out the trends for 2016 road travel. Admission is FREE. For more information visit

Hot Tub Swim & Spa Show (Now – Jan 10): It might be raining now but we all know clear skies and warm weather will be back in So Cal before we know it. Gear up for summer and shop spas, bbqs, patio furniture and pools! For more information visit

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at

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