LA Weekend Events Roundup Feb. 2-5

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for Feb. 2-5

Edited by Christina Xenos


First FridaysEVENTS
First Fridays “Serving Up Science: The Dish on Food”
Feb. 3. Kick off the 2017 season of foodie-themed First Fridays at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Each month, the provocative series offers discussions from top scientists, prestigious food writers and farm and garden experts, along with live music and DJ tunes. Drop by this month for cutting-edge science and a musical performances by Oddisee, Mndsgn and D∆WN, and DJ performances from KCRW Resident DJ Anne Litt and DJ Aaron Byrd. 5-10 p.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A., 213.763.DINO. nhm.org

 

 

Golden Dragon Parade118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival
Feb. 4. Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Chinatown. The Golden Dragon Parade features floats, bands and grandstand seating available for purchase. The New Year Festival offers live indie bands, cultural performances, a beer garden, food trucks and more. Parade 1-3 p.m.; festival noon-8 pm. Free. Parade: from Hill and Temple streets toward Bernard Street, then to Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, Chinatown, 213.617.0396. Festival: Central Plaza Stage, 943-951 N. Broadway, downtown, 213.680.0243. lagoldendragonparade.com

 

 

Super BowlSuper Bowl
Feb. 5. Watch the New England Patriots battle the Atlanta Falcons with game day fare, drink specials and more. Our Super Bowl Roundup will give you the key to discovering where to find sky-high parties, all-you-can-eat wings, half gallon cocktails and more. socalpulse.com

 

 

Ours is a City of WritersOurs Is a City of Writers
Feb. 5-March 26. The new exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery pays homage to the vibrant intersection between writing and the contemporary art world. Invited writers have selected artists to collaborate with and vice-versa. Each collaboration has led to a new piece of writing, artwork, performance, lecture, or program, exhibited in the gallery and staged as live events. Among the nearly 60 artists and writers featured in the show are the multi-disciplinary projects of Karon Davis, Scott Benzel, Susan Silton, and Young Joon Kwak. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. lamag.org

 

 

The GroveFor Your Consideration Date Night at The Grove
Through Feb. 26. See the season’s awards nominated films while you enjoy dinner and valet parking with a new package from The Grove. Pick a nominated movie and enjoy a three-course menu from on-site restaurants like Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, La Piazza, The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge and others. Arrange reservations with The Grove’s concierge. 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 323.900.8080. thegrovela.com

 

 

The Detox MarketSTYLE + BEAUTY
The Detox Market
The LA-born one-stop shop for people looking to remove toxicity from​ ​their beauty regimens and beyond, opens their latest outpost on Montana Ave. Shop their tight selection ​of eco-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free brands in beauty, wellness, health and home. The Detox Market carries organic beauty products from some of the top luxury eco beauty brands like Tata Harper, Rahua, Ilia and Odacite. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1231 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 310.260.0017. thedetoxmarket.com

 

 

Catalina KitchenFOOD + DRINK
Catalina Kitchen
The oceanfront Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes debuts their newly remodeled restaurant, Catalina Kitchen. The dining destination—one of eight on the resort—received a complete overhaul on its interior and exteriors and food and beverage offerings. Chef de cuisine David Tarrin takes a rustic approach to his menu, which boasts everything from seafood and charcuterie to steaks and pasta. Highlights include a short rib Benedict for breakfast; followed by lunch and dinner dishes like pork belly and fig flat bread; and handmade pappardelle with lobster broth, clams, mussels, shrimp, spicy pork sausage and chanterelle mushrooms. Catalina Kitchen also offers a seafood buffet on Fridays, which in addition to hot and chilled seafood dishes, offers handmade sushi rolls and seafood pastas. The restaurant’s tradition of an expansive Sunday brunch continues with a variety of new stations, paella, charcuterie and cheese, hand carved meats and more. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 100 Terranea Way, Ranchos Palos Verdes, 424.666.0845. terranea.com

 

 

Boomtown BreweryBoomtown Brewery
Opens Feb. 4. The downtown LA brewery is officially opening its doors to the public with a new taproom. Celebrate with Boomtown beers, food truck fare, DJ tunes and games. The new taproom features large communal tables sealed with surfboard resin, a long bar and rough-hewed ash-wood walls. Noon-midnight. 700 Jackson St., downtown, 213.617.8497. boomtownbrew.com

 

 

Nest at WP24Night Market at Nest at WP24
Feb. 3. Wolfgang Puck celebrates the Year of the Rooster with his annual worldwide Night Market event, traveling to Nest at WP24 for one night in Los Angeles. Celebrate with a Far East-inspired cocktail featuring herbs picked from the hotel’s rooftop garden, along with unlimited access to six different live cooking stations offering signature items such as chili “Dan Dan” dumplings, whole roasted Peking duck with traditional accompaniments, and more. Also enjoy a high energy dragon dance, an ancient Chinese New Year ritual that brings good luck. $48/pp. 6:30-10 p.m. If you can’t make it to the event, WP24 is offering a special six course tasting menu being served now though Feb. 3. ritzcarlton.com

 

 

Ashland HillAshland Hill
Feb. 2. The craft beer and wine garden and gin and tonic bar on Main Street in Santa Monica turns two and is throwing a party. Celebrate over a $2 menu, which includes their gin cocktails, bar bites, beers on tap and wines on draft. The party starts at 2 p.m. 2807 Main St. Santa Monica, 310.392.3300. ashlandhill.com

 

 

 

Ocean Prime Beverly HillsOcean Prime Beverly Hills
Feb. 3. Celebrate National Carrot Cake Day with Ocean Prime’s signature dessert. When you order a slice, the restaurant will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry. 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818. ocean-prime.com

 

 

 

Chaya DTLAChaya DTLA
The downtown restaurant offers a new Sunday brunch buffet. Go to induce in unlimited oysters, crab, sushi, prime rib, free-flowing champagne and more. $55/pp adults, $20/pp children (10 and under). 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 525 S Flower St., downtown, 213.236.9577. thechaya.com

 

 

 

Zoot SuitTHEATER
Zoot Suit
Through March 19. Demián Bichir (A Better Life, The Hateful Eight) stars in this much-anticipated revival of Luis Valdez’s landmark 1978 play. (Photo courtesy of Center Theatre Group.) Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

Long Day’s Journey Into NightLong Day’s Journey Into Night
Through March 18. Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1957. Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina star in this powerful portrait of a single day. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.com

 

 

plasticityPlasticity
Jan. 28-March 13. The multilayered, multimedia theatrical event aims to take audiences on an often comedic tour of the collective unconscious. Ovation Award-winning co-writers Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill (The Common Air) team with Grammy Award-nominated composer Ken Rich, visual artist Corwin Evans and two-time Emmy Award-winning editor/producer Peter Chakos (The Big Bang Theory) to examine how the brain is able to rewire and heal itself. In it, a comatose man recreates his identity by delving deeply into his memories, while hovering family members and loved ones (all played by Lyras) divide into scheming camps over grave neurological decisions. Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 323.960.7787. plasticitytheplay.com

 

 

The Found Dog Ribbon DanceThe Found Dog Ribbon Dance
Through Feb. 26. Professional cuddler Norma’s quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs, and maybe even discover a second chance at love. The world premiere of the bittersweet romantic comedy is about loneliness, oxytocin and the healing power of Whitney Houston. $30. The Echo Theater Company @ Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., L.A., 310.307.3753. echotheatercompany.com

 

 

Bakersfield MistBakersfield Mist
Through Feb. 26. Jenny O’Hara and Nick Ullett reprise the roles they created in Stephen Sachs’ hit comedy, which premiered at the Fountain Theatre and went to London’s West End and around the world. Maude Gutman, an unemployed, chain-smoking ex-bartender living in a run down California trailer park, believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for $3 is really an undiscovered masterpiece worth millions. When stuffy New York art expert Lionel Percy arrives to evaluate the work, the result is a fiery and often hilarious debate over class, truth, value and the meaning of art. Inspired by true events. $15–$35. (Photo by Ed Krieger.) The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A., 323.663.1525. fountaintheatre.com

 

 

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