Sober SoCal Weekend: Jan 6-8
It’s hard to believe, but the first weekend of January has arrived! And, as always, we’re making sure the VRC community has a host of “clean” activities to choose from via our Sober SoCal Weekend series. Though Friday, Saturday and Sunday offer a lot of temptations, LA has a host of fun events that do not promote drugs or alcohol. This time out, we’re highlighting everything from improv workshops, to pastry festivals to sober Golden Globes viewing parties. So, grab your organizer and make sure to add a few of these ideas to your itinerary!
And don’t forget, if you have your own Sober SoCal activities that you’d like to add to our list reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LA Chocolate And Pastry Show
We all know about new year’s resolutions and diets. And, of course, we fully support a healthy eating regimen (particularly because of our accomplished nutrition staff). But, every now and then there’s nothing wrong with enjoying delectable sweets made by the greatest pastry chefs in Los Angeles. That’s why we’re recommending the LA Chocolate Show, which highlights all sorts of five star confections. Everything from cupcakes, to macaroons, to homemade bon bons, will be on display at the famous Downtown Omni Hotel. Best of all, this alcohol free, family-friendly event supports a charity. Proceeds from all tickets will be donated to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which helps to fight childhood cancer. A great cause and a tasty event! To find out more details, click here.
Free Second City Improv Workshops
If you want to celebrate sobriety and save a few bucks, why not trek to Hollywood Blvd for the annual Second City Open House? This event is a great way to channel addictive energy into positive outlets, specifically razor-fast comedy! From 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, the the famed standup theater will be hosting free workshops that teach students how to master the art of improv. Classes include musical comedy, standup timing, writing for TV and much more! And to top it off, at 1pm and 4pm the trained pros will be putting on their own free comedy show to entertain the students. We’re big fans of this event and highly encourage anyone with a free afternoon to register online. Space fills up quick, so click here to be a part of this silly (and sober) experience!
Golden Globe Awards
Movie and TV fans also have a lot to be excited about this weekend. On Sunday night, NBC will be broadcasting the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Now we understand that there could be some negative temptations arising that night, with wine viewing parties and bar celebrations. Our advice is steer clear of all of that and organize a sober viewing party for the gala. This can include all of the great elements of an awards viewing party (popcorn, desserts, appetizers), but without any beer or substances. Or, worst case scenario, enjoy a quiet night alone watching the show. We’re certain this ceremony will be a lot of fun (especially with Jimmy Fallon as host), so add it to the agenda…minus the alcohol.