Tons happening this February in Los Angeles.
To start out with, there’s the SoCal Museums Free-For-All, the L.A. Artwork Present, Lovers Rock at Grand Park, Bob Baker Day, CicLAvia in The Valley, a KCRW dance occasion at CAAM, the Chinese language New Yr Competition at The Huntington, a celebration of life for P-22, the L.A. Journey & Journey Present and extra. Needs to be one thing within the combine you’re pumped about, proper? Take a look, and luxuriate in your month!
Issues To Do This February
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New Exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth (February 2) -> Hauser & Wirth’s Arts District location welcomes two new exhibitions beginning this Thursday. Chinese language artist Zeng Fanzh presents his first Los Angeles solo exhibition, that includes a collection of large-scale, summary landscapes within the South Gallery. Additionally debuting on the H&W might be Rita Ackermann Vertical Vanish, which might be on view within the North Gallery. Each exhibitions run by April 30. Get extra information right here.
First Thursdays in Westwood (February 2) -> UCLA First Thursdays are available in two components: First there’s the Westwood Village Farmers Market from midday to 4 p.m., then a night block occasion from 7 to 10 p.m. This month, the nighttime portion consists of Cosmos-themed actions together with meteorites on show, telescopes to view the Moon and Mars, a photograph sales space, and extra. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
First Thursday Artwalk in San Pedro (February 2) -> The San Pedro Artwalk celebrates its twenty fifth 12 months on February 2 with open homes at studios and galleries on sixth and seventh avenue and dwell music on the nook of sixth and Mesa. The artwalk takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
Attempt/Step/Journey at The Wallis (February 2-5) -> In Attempt/Step/Journey, Author/Composer Dahlak Brathwaite takes inspiration from his personal private expertise as a Black man uncovered to the American felony justice system to create a robust and poetic spoken-word, musical advised by the language of step dance. Half hip-hop and half dramatic efficiency, the present runs February 2-5 at The Wallis. Tickets begin at $40. Extra information right here.
eleventh Annual San Pedro Movie Competition (February 2-5) -> This four-day occasion screens numerous movies that remember the tradition and neighborhood of San Pedro. Artist MOBY will even make his directorial debut throughout this time with Punk Rock Vegan. Free to attend. All tickets could be reserved on-line. Extra information right here.
First Fridays at NHM (February 3) -> Pure Historical past Museum’s signature month-to-month collection returns for 2023 on February 3 with Dragons, Lore, and Extra, a dialogue between Dr. Yewande Pearse and Rebecca C. Thompson, creator of Hearth, Ice, and Physics; The Science of Sport of Thrones. The pair dissect the fantasy world’s made-up science and see the way it matches as much as the real-world. The night additionally consists of dwell music by Black Belt Eagle Scout and Ari Rivera, DJ units within the nature backyard, and pop-up experiences all through the museum. Runs 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. Cosplay positively inspired! Extra information right here.
“We The Individuals” Billboard Exhibition (February 3-28) -> Beginning February 3, The Billboard Inventive opens a brand new exhibition curated by Mona Kuhn that turns billboard promoting areas into an open-air artwork for all to get pleasure from. The venture options the work of 30 rising and established artists working in a broad vary of media – images, portray, drawing, combined media, and collage. We The Individuals runs February 3–28. Extra information right here.
San Gabriel Lunar New Yr Competition (February 4) -> The Metropolis of San Gabriel celebrates the Lunar New Yr with a packed slate of cultural occasions within the Mission District, together with conventional lion dancing, dwell performances, balloon artwork, guided walks, over 80 meals and artisanal cubicles, and a children zone. Occasions and actions run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Get extra information right here.
Chinese language New Yr Competition at The Huntington (February 4-5) -> Have fun the Yr Of The Rabbit in and round The Huntington’s beautiful Chinese language Backyard, alongside of an array of conventional leisure. Get pleasure from lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts demonstrations, dwell music, arts and craft demos, and eating specials all through the two-day occasion. Tickets begin at $29 for adults. Extra information right here.
Pet Bowl Pup Rally (February 4) -> The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, Grounds & Hounds Espresso Co., and Animal Planet will host the official Los Angeles Pet Bowl Pop-Up Pup Rally with sports-themed activations for canines to get pleasure from forward of Animal Planet’s Pet Bowl XIX Sunday airing. Grounds & Hounds Espresso Co. will even be offering complimentary espresso and pup cups for all attendees. Stadium snacks, canine bandanas and photograph ops are within the combine as properly. The occasion runs 11 a.m. to three p.m. Tickets begin at $10. Extra information right here.
Dumpling Day at Santa Anita Park (February 4) -> For sooner or later solely, Smorgasburg curates a novel dumpling expertise at Santa Anita Park that includes popup dumpling distributors Shirley Chung, Mao’s Bao, Cali Dumpling and dumpLins. A dumpling starter pack value $34 and the VIP model coast $55. Extra information right here.
SoCal Museum Free-For-All (February 5) -> 30+ museums and cultural establishments round Southern California band collectively to supply a free day of admission on February 5 through the SoCal Museums Free-For-All. Contributors embody museums which might be free year-round (The Getty, Hammer Museum, Fowler Museum) together with many others that usually cost admission charges (The Academy Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum, Descanso Gardens). Get extra info right here.
Listening By the Moonrise (February 5) -> Clockshop’s quarterly cultural collection Listening By Moonrise returns to the inexperienced house of L.A. State Historic Park as a collaboration with Earth Periods. The February version options readings by environmentalist author Leah Thomas and multimedia artist Mandy Harris Williams, plus a efficiency by vocalist/bassist Tonina. Runs 3 to five p.m. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
Celebration of Life for P-22 (February 4) -> The neighborhood celebration of life for P-22 on the Greek Theater is bought out, however you possibly can head to Angel Metropolis Brewery through the occasion to catch a livestream of the service (midday to 2 p.m.) and get $2 off all 12oz pours of P-22 beer. Seems like an effective way to toast to probably the most well-known cat that ever prowled the streets of Los Angeles! Extra information right here.
Lucha VaVOOM’s Pasión de Fuego (February 8-9) -> Pasión de Fuego is Lucha VaVOOM’s two-night engagement at The Mayan Theater simply in time for Valentine’s Day. Count on LVV’s signature extravaganza of masked wrestling, spectacular aerialists, and attractive burlesque. Basic admission tickets begin at $45. Extra information right here.
Eataly’s Carnevale d’Amore Festa (February 9) -> Take pleasure in a night of all inclusive bites, sips and Carnevale themed festivities. In celebration of Mardi Gras and amore, visitors could have full entry to savory and candy stations in addition to over 20 wines from glowing, purple to white. Tickets value $70 an individual. Extra information right here.
Pan African Movie & Artwork Competition (February 9-20) -> The Pan African Movie Competition (PAFF) returns to Los Angeles for 12-days of showcasing over 200 new movies and the proficient artists who created them. Passes to the pageant begin at $65. Extra information right here.
KCRW Open Home Dance Get together at CAAM (February 10) -> KCRW groups up with the California African American Museum for a night of dance beats curated by KCRW DJs Francesca Harding and Tyler Boudreaux. Count on an outside beer backyard, meals vehicles, and loads of time to discover CAAM’s foyer exhibitions. Runs 7 to 10 p.m. Free admission. Get extra information right here.
Bloody Valentines Screening at Million Greenback Theatre (February 10, 11 & 14) -> Road Meals Cinema celebrates Valentine’s Day with three bloody good film screenings over three nights on the historic Million Greenback Theatre in DTLA. Slated movies embody Queen of the Damned, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Jennifer’s Physique. Superior tickets value $28 for normal admission and $31 for reserved sections. Extra information right here.
Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective at LA Plaza (February 10) -> LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes kicks off their 2023 season of free occasions with a live performance by the Grammy-nominated Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective. Begins at 7 p.m. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
Culver Metropolis Arts District Valentine’s Evening Market (February 10) -> The month-to-month evening market at Culver Metropolis’s Ivy Station will get a Valentine’s Day twist in February, providing date-nighters an array of native distributors, meals vehicles, drinks, video games, and music. Free to attend. Runs 5 to 10 p.m. Extra information right here.
California Antiquarian Guide Truthful (February 10-12) -> Consideration guide lovers! The 55th California Worldwide Antiquarian Guide Truthful pops up on the Pasadena Conference Heart this February, bringing collectively hundreds of guide lovers, uncommon guide sellers, and students. Tickets are $10-$15 for one-day admission, and there may be additionally free admission for librarians, curators, and associated non-profit cultural establishment employees who register upfront at this hyperlink. For all different visitors, get tickets and see extra information right here.
Spicy Inexperienced Guide Meals Market (February 11) -> Have fun Black Historical past Month by supporting Black-owned companies at Spicy Inexperienced Guide’s upcoming Outside Meals Market in Manhattan Seaside. Over 40 distributors might be participation and there might be loads of household pleasant issues to do together with giveaways, video games, inflatables, DJ tunes, and a photograph sales space. Extra information right here.
Smorgasburg Tremendous Vegan Sunday (February 12) -> This Tremendous Bowl Sunday, Smorgasburg welcomes a particular lineup of vegan meals distributors and pop-ups to their weekly Arts District market. The 4 finalists of LA Taco’s Vegan Taco Insanity will even be readily available. Extra information right here.
Coded: Artwork Enters the Laptop Age, 1952–1982 (opening February 12) -> Beginning February 12, the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork (LACMA) presents Coded: Artwork Enters the Laptop Age, 1952–1982, and exhibition exploring the origins of digital artwork within the years main as much as the arrival of the private pc. The exhibition might be on the second stage of BCAM by July 2. Included with museum admission. Extra information right here.
Sunday Funday at The Wallis (February 12) -> The following version of Sunday Funday at The Wallis presents one other breezy morning of family-friendly leisure. In February, catch youngsters’s musician Parker Bent, a efficiency by the Broadway Infants, adopted by a Flamenco dance class. The occasion begins at 10 a.m. on the Promenade Terrace. Free to attend. No RSPV needed. Get extra information right here.
Grand Park’s Lovers Rock (February 14) -> Do Valentine’s Day DTLA type with a romantic night of leisure at Grand Park. Count on dwell music, a photograph sales space, a pop-up artwork gallery by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a flower market with Poppy Lavender Florals, and extra. Runs 6 to 10 p.m. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
Felix Artwork Truthful (February 15-19) -> The fifth version of Felix Artwork Truthful takes over The Hollywood Roosevelt Resort and can as soon as once more function a global roster of 60+ galleries occupying each indoor and out of doors areas of the enduring resort. Tickets run $40-$50 per day and a run of the present move value $80. Extra information right here.
L.A. Artwork Present (February 15-19) -> The L.A. Artwork Present presents 180,000 ft of exhibition house at within the Los Angeles Conference this middle over a 5-day occasion in DTLA. 120 galleries, museums, and non-profit arts organizations will exhibit portray, sculpture, works on paper, installations, and images from all over the world. One-day admission is $30, and it’ll run you $250 to attend the opening evening premiere. Get extra information right here.
Frieze Los Angeles (February 16-19) -> Frieze Los Angeles is again for 2023 with a brand new location on the Santa Monica Airport. The three-day presentation of artwork options a number of the most famous galleries on this planet, and in addition consists of particular activations and pop-ups from a number of of L.A.’s hottest eating places. Tickets begin at $80.95 per grownup. Extra information right here.
Lizzie No at BroadStage (February 17) -> Singer-songwriter, harpist, and guitarist Lizzie No is among the most proficient rising artists in up to date people music, and you’ll catch her on February 17 at BroadStage as a part of the theater’s blackbox collection. GA tickets begin at $40. Get extra information right here.
Pasadena Black Historical past Parade and Competition (February 18) -> The Pasadena Black Historical past Parade and Competition begins at 10 a.m. at Truthful Oaks Avenue and Figueroa Drive and ends at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Truthful Oaks Ave. The post-parade pageant at Robinson Park consists of dwell bands, dance performances, neighborhood cubicles, visitor audio system, and meals for buy. Free to attend. Parade runs 10 a.m. to midday. Competition goes from midday to 4 p.m. Get extra information right here.
Los Angeles Journey & Journey Present (February 18-19) -> Hundres of the highest journey manufacturers from all over the world head to the Los Angeles Conference Heart for this two-day occasion filled with trip suggestions, journey celebrities, show-only offers, vacation spot concepts., and extra. One-day tickets begin at $11. Get extra information right here.
Damaged Hearts Circus (February 19) -> For those who’re feeling the post-Valentine’s Day blues, head to Angel Metropolis Brewery for a day of aerialists, stilt-walkers, contortionists, jugglers, sword swallowers, and tarot card readers. There might be loads of beers on faucet, and visitors may also get pleasure from specialty slushies together with flight and sweet pairings (together with vegan sweet choices). Doorways open at midday, leisure begins at 1 p.m. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
Las Abuelitas Kitchen (February 19) -> Skirball Cultural Heart’s Las Abuelitas Kitchen is a night of movie, meals, and dialog that includes USC Meals Scholar Sarah Portnoy. Friends will watch a brief documentary about ten Mexican elders, get pleasure from dwell meals demos with three abuelitas from the movie and look at a small exhibition of Mexican culinary artifacts. Runs 4-6 p.m. Tickets value $30 an individual. Extra information right here.
Bob Baker Day (February 25) -> The ninth annual Bob Baker Day brings a festive carnival environment to Los Angeles State Historic Park, together with music, video games, and puppets from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The occasion is free to attend, however steered donations of $20 are fortunately accepted to assist the theater’s mission. Runs 10 a.m. to five p.m. RSVP is required. Extra information right here.
African American Competition at AoP (February 25-26) -> The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual African American Competition celebrates African American and African tradition by an two-day affair that includes Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers. All actions included with normal admission, which begins at $36.95 for adults. Extra information right here.
Mulyana: Modular Utopia (February 25) -> Mulyana’s Modular Utopia involves the USC Fisher Museum of Artwork beginning February 25 as a part of the Indonesian artist’s first solo present in Los Angeles. Mulyana’s massive kinetic environments are product of intricately woven knit modules of marine life sculptures portraying the sweetness and marvel of a pristine underwater setting. USCFM is open Tuesday to Saturday, and is free to go to. Extra information right here.
CicLAvia – The Valley (February 26) -> L.A.’s greatest and longest operating open streets initiative heads to the San Fernando Valley this February, with a car-free course that covers a 5-mile stretch of Sherman Manner, connecting Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda. Runs 9 a.m. to three p.m. Free to attend. Extra information right here.
MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Competition (February 26) -> Come rejoice the cultural range of the Americas and the African affect in Latin America at MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Competition. Experiencing a combination of customs from African and Mestizo peoples within the Americas together with dwell performances, cultural exhibitions, native distributors, meals, and extra. Runs 11 a.m. to five p.m. Admission is free with reservation. Extra information right here.
Canine Strolling Hours at South Coast Botanic Backyard (February 26) -> As soon as a month canines are welcomed on the South Coast Botanic Backyard for a morning backyard stroll with their house owners. Grownup tickets are $15, and canines are $5 every. Extra information right here.
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