20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. Need more suggestions? Check out our February Guide, too.
MONDAY, FEB. 8
DAWN & THE BABADOOK (Film)
ArcLight Hollywood, in collaboration with Women In Film, presents a film series with works directed, written by and starring women. The screenings are followed by Q&As. On Monday at 7 pm, Rose McGowan is in person to show and discuss her 18-minute film, Dawn, followed by a screening of Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook. Tickets: $15.
OSCARS TRIBUTE (Film)
American Cinematheque presents the series A Tribute to the Oscars through Feb. 27 at the Aero Theatre. On Monday, the Cinematheque screens Mad Max: Fury Road followed by Mad Max: The Road Warrior and a discussion with director George Miller. On Tuesday, Cartel Land screens, followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Heineman; Mustang is up on Wednesday followed by a talk with director Deniz Gamze Ergüven; and then a double feature of Creed and Rocky on Thursday with Sylvester Stallone. The films begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $11.
CHINESE NEW YEAR (Food + music)
Genghis Cohen celebrates Chinese New Year on Monday with a special menu and free show. To usher in the Year of the Monkey and the Monkey’s lucky numbers 1, 7, 8, Genghis will offer: $1 Cohen Slaw, $7 All Chow Mein Dishes and $8 “Year of the Monkey” Singani Cocktails. The free show by Louis Middleton & Friends starts at 8:30 pm in the music room.
Little Dom's celebrates Mardi Gras on Monday and Tuesday nights. (Image: Courtesy of Little Dom's)
MARDI GRAS (Food)
Little Dom's holds a Mardi Gras-themed Monday Night Supper this week. The three course, $15 dinner includes Crawfish Fritters, Chicken Etouffee and Caramel Cake w/ Salted Pecans. There are other New Orleans favorites available through Tuesday, and restaurant offers $15 Bottles of Dago Red/White Wine and $4 Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, too.TUESDAY, FEB. 9
FLEETWOOD MAC FEST (Music)
The Best Fest presents the first-ever Fleetwood Mac Fest: Two Nights to Celebrate the Music of Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fonda Theatre. Various artists and performers pay tribute to the band with their favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Scheduled to appear are: Courtney Love, Carly Rae Jepsen, Juliette Lewis, Weezer's Brian Bell, Mark Ronson, Perry Farrell, Joanna Newsom, Alison Mosshart of the Kills, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Cold War Kids, KT Tunstall and many others. Ticket sale proceeds benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and The Sweet Stuff Foundation—organizations committed to helping musicians and their families through times of illness and age-related disabilities. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets start at $102.50.
FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS (African American History Monty)
To celebrate African American History Month, the exhibition Forgotten Founders: The Hidden African Ancestry of Los Angeles, is now on view through the end of the month at the Pico House at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. The history program at CSU Northridge curated the exhibition that focuses on the Pobladores—”the early settlers who helped found Los Angeles, with a particular focus on those of African descent.” Forgotten Founders is open from Tuesday through Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm through Feb 29. Free admission.
THE FAMILY CREST + JUKEBOX THE GHOST (Music)
Jukebox the Ghost headlines the Regent Theater on Tuesday night, with the orchestral pop sounds of The Family Crest opening the show. Doors at 7:30 pm for the all ages show. Tickets: $20-$24.
ART OF MOTION PICTURE COSTUME DESIGN (Exhibition)
The FIDM Museum in Downtown LA opens the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition on Tuesday. The exhibition features all five Academy Award® Nominees for Costume Design: Carol and Cinderella by both by Costume Designer Sandy Powell; The Danish Girl by Costume Designer Paco Delgado; Mad Max: Fury Road by Costume Designer Jenny Beavan and The Revenant by Costume Designer Jacqueline West. The free exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm through April 30.
NYLON ‘MUSES & MUSIC’ (Grammy pre-party)
NYLON holds a “Muses & Music" Grammy Pre-Party at No Vacancy on Tuesday night. The party is private from 8-11 pm, and it opens to the public at 11 pm. DJ Sets by Alunageorge and Jameela Jamil. RSVP to: MusesandMusic@JaneOwenPR.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10
RANDY NEWMAN TRIBUTE (Music)
There’s a jazzy tribute to Randy Newman at the Blue Whale in Little Tokyo on Wednesday night. The Newman night features performances by seven-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton; singer/multi-instrumentalist Joey Dosik; songwriters Henry Wolfe, Omar Velasco, Kathleen Grace, Leslie Stevens and Jamie Drake; jazz pianist/composer Josh Nelson; cellist Artyom Manukyan and many others. There are shows at 9 pm and 11:55 pm. Cover: $15. Tickets: 21+.
JOSH STEVENS (Music)
The Redbury Hotel presents the free performance series “Live At The Library,” welcoming singer-songwriter Josh Stevens at 8 pm. 21+. Drink in the book-lined lounge, under the stars or grab a bite at the Redbury’s restaurant, Cleo.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11
The Los Angeles Art Book Fair is at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA this week. (Photos: Ruben Diaz)
LA ART BOOK FAIR (Books + design)
The fourth annual LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) takes over the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from Thursday through Sunday. Printed Matter brings together 300 presses, antique book sellers, artists and independent publishers from 20 countries as well as talks, performances and panels. The fair is free and open to the public during the weekend, but the opening night preview party on Thursday from 6-9 pm is $10.
BRIAN EVENSON + MAGGIE NELSON (Book conversation)
Brian Evenson reads from his collection of stories A Collapse of Horses at Skylight Books on Thursday night. He’ll be in conversation with fellow noted author Maggie Nelson (The Red Parts: A Memoir). 7:30 pm.
PRINTING 101 (Workshop)
The A+D Museum presents Printing 101 with David Mayes on Thursday night from 6-7:30 pm. The workshop is a brief introduction to various printing techniques and technologies. The class takes place inside the Typecraft Library exhibition at the museum. Tickets: $10. The class is limited to 25 participants.
LAABF AFTER HOURS (Party)
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles hosts LAABF After Hours 2016 each night after the Los Angeles Art Book Fair from 8:30 pm to 1 am. Various indie publishers are taking over Upstairs at the Ace, curating eclectic events each night. On Thursday, 8 Ball Zine brings DJ sets and projections by 8 Ball TV to the roof. The Thing Quarterly is slated for Friday; Libros Mutantes and TUNICA with special guests MA Nguzu, Barriobajero, and Chico Sonido are on Saturday; and things close out on Sunday with Mouthfeel Presents: Heavy Heart Club. Free. 21+.
Machine Project brings The Floating Library to Echo Park Lake this week, in conjunction with the LAABF. (Image: machineproject.com)
THE FLOATING LIBRARY (Art + books)
Machine Project presents The Floating Library—an experimental art project/interactive installation that features a collection of artist-made books and printed material on a raft floating on Echo Park Lake. To get to the library, you have to rent a pedal boat and get yourself out there. The special library coincides with the LAABF. Pedal boat transportation is available by hourly rental ($5-$10) at the Echo Park Lake concession stand.
THE SPRITZ PROJECT (Drinks)
Ludlows Cocktails Co. is holding a Kickstarter campaign to help launch its bottled SPRITZline (a sparkling, wine based, cocktail made famous by Italy’s Aperol Spritz). To help launch the campaign, there are are several parties being held during February aka “Spritz Awareness Month.” This week’s party is on Thursday from 7-10 pm at The Normandie Club. To attend the party, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. 21+.
NAUGHTY BY NATURE (Music)
Hey...ho...Naughty By Nature plays the Regent Theater on Thursday night. The band is celebrating its 25th anniversary tour with an upcoming EP and documentary, too. A-F-R-O (All Flows Reach Out) opens the show. Tickets: $20-$55. Doors at 8:30 pm.
PANIC IS PERFECT (Music)
The indie-pop group Panic Is Perfect from San Francisco is touring in support of its new album, Cellspace. The band headlines the Satellite on Thursday night with Anya Marina and Hawai playing in support. Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9 pm. Tickets: $10-$12. 21+.
#KUNG FU-BRUARY (Film)
Laemmle Theatres & EAT|SEE|HEAR join for a Throwback Thursday film series at the Laemmle North Hollywood with a selection of classic kung fu films. This week, they’re screening Bloodsport at 7:30 pm with co-writer Sheldon Lettich doing a Q&A post-film. Tickets are $12.