Best Online Events This Super Bowl Weekend: Feb. 5 -7

Cheech Marin enjoys art during opening night at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 9th Edition, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica in 2018. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Art Los Angeles)

Explore Chicano art with Cheech Marin. Learn about science and listen to music as First Fridays return to NHM. Take a self-guided walking tour of Heritage Square's grounds. Dive into Spanish sherry and African American food culture.

Friday, Feb. 5; 7 p.m. PST

Dan Guerrero Happy Hour with guest Cheech Marin
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes welcomes comedian, actor and art collector Cheech Marin for a chat with Dan Guerrero. Marin discusses his career and his passion for Chicano art. Much of his personal collection will be housed in a soon-to-open museum in Riverside, The Cheech Marin Center of Chicano Art, Culture & Industry (aka The Cheech). Register to view on Zoom or watch on Facebook.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

NHM's First Fridays series returns online with a night of science and music, including a set by Vagabon. (Courtesy of Natural History Museum)

Friday, Feb. 6; 6 p.m. PST

First Fridays: L.A. at the Intersections
The Natural History Museum's First Friday series returns virtually, connecting people to timely scientific discussions and music. KCRW resident DJ Novena Carmel spins tunes while Elle Nucci prepares a cocktail. Vagabon plays a live set at 7:30 p.m. The livestream discussion, Solace in Science, is moderated by neuroscientist and science communicator Dr. Yewande Pearse, with public health expert Ninez A. Ponce and infectious diseases specialist Edward C. Jones-López.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

Friday, Feb. 5; 7 p.m. PST

Flux Pavilion
To celebrate the release of his new album, .wav, Flux Pavilion performs the record in full. The show airs via Moment House and will be recorded on a green screen for an immersive visual experience that incorporates clips submitted by fans to the Flux Needs Your Wav website.
COST: Tickets start at $10; MORE INFO

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Friday, Feb. 5 - Monday, Feb. 15

Chunky Paper Pop Up: I'm from here
The retail pop-up hosts an art show to celebrate the Lunar New Year and art that depicts Asian and American experiences. Curated by James Lien, the works will be on view and available for sale. All safety protocols will be enforced in the space. The Chunky Paper Pop Up is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COST: FREE entry; MORE INFO

Friday, Feb. 5; 10 a.m. PST

Beyond Bones: Reading the Fossil Record of Earth and Other Worlds
This lecture series from Caltech graduate students aims to show middle and high school students how previous episodes of climate change and biological upheaval differ from today's climate crisis. Cecilia Sanders explains how the living and nonliving parts of our planet have shaped each other. The series is open to anyone with an interest in science.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

Learn how to make a bison chili Frito pie with an online seminar from The Institute of Culinary Education. (Scott Ellis via Creative Commons/Flickr)

Saturday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 7

Super Bowl Virtual Cooking Classes
The Institute of Culinary Education helps fans prep for Sunday's game with virtual cooking classes. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., check out Super Bowl Sweets for Parents & Kids as chef Trung Vu shows you how to make homemade crackerjack and sweet and salty brownies. On Sunday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Game Day in Your Kitchen features chef Chris Arturo teaching attendees how to make a Frito Pie, buffalo cauliflower nibblers and lamb corn dogs, paired with Micheladas. Once registered for a class, participants will receive ingredient and equipment lists, as well as recipes to cook along with the chef.
COST: $50 per class; MORE INFO

Saturday, Feb. 6; 8 p.m. PST

Comedy Madness LA Outdoor Show
6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Attend an outdoor comedy stand up show with Iliza Shlesinger, Vincent Oshana, Alonzo Bodden, Trevor Wallace and Pablo Francisco. The outdoor venue hosts large group events with table seating, booths, a full bar and food service available.
COST: $35 - $200; MORE INFO

Explore the grounds and exteriors of the houses in Heritage Square this weekend. (Christine N. Ziemba)

Saturday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 7; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Outdoor Walking Tours
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St., Montecito Heights
The grounds of the living history museum reopen to the public on Saturdays and Sundays beginning this weekend. Take a stroll around the grounds and view the exteriors of 19th and early 20th century homes. Bring a picnic as no food or beverages will be sold onsite. Face coverings required.
COST: FREE - $7; MORE INFO

Saturday, Feb. 6; 12 p.m. PST

Dark Forest by Godeleine de Rosamel
Giant Robot holds a virtual opening reception for artist and sculptor Godeleine de Rosamel's exhibition. The works will be available to view at Giant Robot 2 (2062 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A.) until Feb. 24. Watch the opening on IG Live instagram.com/giantrobot.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Saturday, Feb. 6; 6 p.m. PST

Icons on Inspiration
Stream the L.A. Phil's free online fundraising event with performances by soprano Liv Redpath and Yuja Wang as Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The maestro also sits down for conversations with icons including Julie Andrews, Common, Katy Perry, Natalie Portman and Carlos Vives.
COST: FREE, but donations encouraged; MORE INFO

TV host Carla Hall speaks onstage at the Woman's Day Celebrates 15th Annual Red Dress Awards on Feb. 6, 2018, in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Woman's Day)

Saturday, Feb. 6; 9 - 11 a.m. PST

From the Continent to the Americas: Foodways, Culture and Traditions in the African American Family
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History holds a food-centric panel as part of the 2021 Black History Month Virtual Festival. A panel of authors, chefs and historians discuss the role that food has played in Black family life throughout the diaspora. Guests include Gina Paige, CEO and founder of African Ancestry; Carla Hall, author and chef; Stephanie Evans, author and scholar from George State University; and Daphne Maxwell Reid, actor and author.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Saturday, Feb. 6; 6 p.m. PST

Wild Mountain Thyme + Live Q&A
Writer-director John Patrick Shanley's romance stars Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan and Jon Hamm as farmers in rural Ireland who might be driven apart by a land sale. The film is available to watch via Amazon Prime Video and on-demand. The live Q&A, moderated by Jim Hemphill, features director Shanley and actor Jon Hamm.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

Ziggy Marley performs onstage at the 18th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 01, 2019 in Brentwood. (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Chrysalis Butterfly Ball)

Saturday, Feb. 6; 5 p.m. PST

Ziggy Marley with Malcolm Gladwell
On what would have been musician Bob Marley's 75th birthday, Live Talks L.A. presents an online event with his son Ziggy Marley, who discusses his new book, Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend, with bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.
COST: $10 - $65; MORE INFO

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Saturday, Feb. 6; 12 p.m. PST

Esotouric Celebrates Los Angeles Historic Preservation, 1900s-1980s
The eclectic sightseeing company holds a webinar that honors the preservationists of L.A., from the early 20th century to the 1980s. The illustrated lecture features Margaret Bach, founding president of the Los Angeles Conservancy; Jean Bruce Poole, the first curator of El Pueblo and Bunker Hill; and Gordon Pattison, whose family's Bunker Hill Victorian homes were the first buildings moved to Heritage Square (only to be lost to fire).
COST: $10; MORE INFO

Sunday, Feb. 7; 6 p.m. PST

Fetal Position
This show takes apart the misinformation about all things that happen inside a uterus — through storytelling, education and humor. Shelly Slocum hosts a lineup that includes Kathryn Hahn, Sasheer Zamata, Sara Schaefer, Diana Green Foster and Lorien McKenna. A portion of the proceeds will go to women's health organizations.
COST: $5 - $10; MORE INFO

'Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art' opens this weekend at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. (Anthony Friedkin, Old Surfboard, Topanga Beach, CA, 1977, Courtesy of LACMA and the artist)

Sunday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, May 9

Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Local Access is a new partnership between LACMA and four other SoCal institutions. It brings exhibitions drawn from LACMA's collection to the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the Riverside Art Museum, the Vincent Price Art Museum and Cal State Northridge. Golden Hour is the inaugural exhibition and it opens at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History with a virtual presentation that runs through May 9.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Learn about Spanish Sherry with an online seminar from Atlas Obscura. (Michal Osmenda via Creative Commons/Flickr)

Sunday, Feb. 7; 11 a.m. PST

Sunday Sabor: An Afternoon of Spanish Sherry
Atlas Obscura presents a workshop on sherry, the fortified wine made primarily from the Palomino grape. Join Spanish wine scholar and educator Nika Shevela from her home in Barcelona to learn about the history and culture behind Spanish sherry.
COST: $25 per device; MORE INFO

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L.A. Rams Celebrate Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, the L.A. Rams have partnered with Black L.A. artists to tell three stories about people who are part of the Rams family. The first film, by Mike Wilds, focuses on linebacker Micah Kiser after the 2017 Charlottesville rally (he was a player at the University of Virginia at the time). It is available to view now on the Rams' website.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

'Couriers of Hope' is an art exhibition brings together 10 local Long Beach museums and galleries to feature work from more than 90 artists. (Brandon Shigeta)

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Couriers of Hope
The exhibition brings together 10 Long Beach museums and galleries to showcase pieces from 80+ artists. The exhibition is open virtually and physically at the same time. Local artists have been asked to create art on new or used envelopes to explore the theme of hope. View works by Yoskay Yamamoto, Aaron De La Cruz and Rosanne Kang Jovanovski. The works can be viewed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the sidewalk through the windows of the first floor of the Psychic Temple of the Holy Kiss at 228 E. Broadway, Long Beach (the second longest standing building in downtown Long Beach).
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

The Animal Planet Puppy Bowl break during the Discovery, Inc. TCA Winter Panel 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Jan. 16, 2020, in Pasadena. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.)

TV Streaming Pick(s)

Super Bowl LV, Kitten Bowl VIII and Puppy Bowl XVII
Sunday, Feb. 7 is Super Bowl Sunday, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing the Kansas City Chiefs. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. If you're not into football, Kitten Bowl VIII airs at 2 p.m. on the Hallmark channel while the Puppy Bowl XVII airs at 2 p.m. on Animal Planet. Please stay in your bubble and don't attend huge gatherings so we can finally turn the corner on COVID.

LASA in Chinatown has now become Lasita Filipino Rotisserie & Natural Wine, focusing on brined and marinated meats. (Courtesy of Lasita)

Dine & Drink Deals

Who doesn't miss going out to eat or stopping by a bar for a drink? Here are a few options from restaurants and bars as we work our way back toward normal.

  • Earlier this week, LASA in Chinatown officially became Lasita Filipino Rotisserie & Natural Wine. Co-Owner Chase Valencia and former chef de cuisine Nico de Leon are taking pre-orders until Friday at noon for weekend pick-ups in the Far East Plaza (727 N. Broadway), a format they'll continue for a few weeks before adding new menu items and days. The menu focuses on chicken inasal and pork belly lechon with a few side dishes to start.
  • During Black History Month, we're shining a light on Black-owned restaurants such as Post & Beam. The Baldwin Hills spot (3767 Santa Rosalia Dr.) has created a Creole chicken grain bowl as part of a new partnership with Everytable. It's available at Everytable's stores and through its meal subscription and delivery service. Meanwhile, chef John Cleveland and his wife Roni, owners of Post & Beam, have pivoted temporarily to pizzas, cocktails and a few other items available for pick-up and delivery.
  • Red Boat's R&D chef, Diep Tran, brings her Banh Chung Collective online on Saturday, Feb. 6. Reserve space for the online class and purchase take-home banh chung kits that will be available for pick-up. Each kit ($46) includes everything you'll need to make four banh chung and a special treat. Tran livestreams from Alma Backyard Farms in Compton. More information.
  • Sidecar Doughnuts has opened a new location at Gilmore Station (Third & Fairfax) next to Trader Joe's. The donuts are fried in small batches every hour. Classic flavors include huckleberry, butter and salt, and maple bacon, with a monthly rotating menu.
  • Because its pastrami hoagie was so popular last month, Santa Monica's Cassia is offering the "La Zi Ji" spicy popcorn chicken hoagie. Inspired by the Sichuan stir-fried dish la zi ji, the hoagie ($39) comes with a small Caesar salad and French fries dusted with Vietnamese-Cajun seasoning. The hoagie is available through Wednesday, Feb. 10, exclusively through Tock.
  • The Rose in Venice reopens on Friday for brunch and dinner. Its pizza oven, which was stolen last week, has been found and returned so pies are back on the menu.
  • For Super Bowl ideas, Pop!s Burgers & Shakes in Santa Monica is offering a box of four burgers, 20 wings, fries and four drinks for $40. Available for pick-up or delivery.
  • Porto's has expanded its Bake at Home menu with the addition of ham and chicken croquettes and chicken pie. The croquettes are sold by the dozen for $16.99 while the pie goes for $19.99. Deliveries are now available nationwide.