Things To Do This Weekend | Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup 2.07.14

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 2.07.14

Edited by Christina Xenos

sex and the city zooEVENTS
Sex and the City Zoo

Feb. 8. Have a wild Valentine’s Day at the Zoo with a provocative “birds and bees” presentation that celebrates animal mating, dating, and cohabitating. Highlights of the night include “animal walk-abouts,” chats with keepers, the chance to observe small animals up close, and a performance by recording artist, musician and entertainer Whitney Hall. Also enjoy wine, decadent refreshments, and (for an additional fee) an intimate four-course dinner at Reggie’s Bistro. Ages 21 and over. Reception 5-8 p.m., lecture 6-7 p.m., dinner 7-9 p.m. $30+. (photo by Tad Motoyama) 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A., 323.644.4200.

travel-adventure-expoLos Angeles Travel and Adventure Show
Feb. 8-9. Choose your own adventure at the largest travel show in the western United States, held at the Long Beach Convention Center. More than 400 exhibitors pitch trip-worthy destinations; a culinary stage, zipline and climbing wall entertain guests; and industry pros including Rick Steves and Pauline Frommer share travel tips.  Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 562.436.3636.

The Beatles! 50th Anniversary CollectionThe Beatles! 50th Anniversary Collection
Feb. 9. Fifty years ago The Beatles made their legendary appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on Feb. 9, 1964. Mark the anniversary by seeing some of photographer Fred Ward’s images of their first concert in the U.S., some of which have never before been on view to the public. The exhibition also features Beatles memorabilia from the private collection of composer/guitarist Grant Geissman. 3-6 p.m. Sessions at the Loft, 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.

bathsFirst Fridays Natural History Museum
Feb. 7. The provocative series at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum offers live music, discussions and curatorial tours. Drop by this month for cutting-edge science and a musical performances by Baths and Peaking Lights and a DJ lounge with resident DJ Anthony Valadez featuring King Most. 5-10 p.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A., 213.763.DINO.

beverly-wilshireDish & Dine Cooking Class at the Beverly Wilshire
Feb. 9. Learn how to cook the ultimate Valentine’s Day feast from executive sous chef Vittorio Lucariello and THE Blvd Restaurant chef Claudia Fossa. Spend the afternoon learning the art of seasoning, baking and more. The class culminates in an afternoon lunch, prepared by you, utilizing the skills and lessons learned in the kitchen under that watchful eye of the chefs. $95. Noon-2 p.m. Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.858.2382. More Info.

lucha-vavoomLucha VaVoom
Feb. 12-13. Enjoy a ridiculously fun performance featuring masked Mexican wrestlers, comedy, and burlesque acts all rolled into one wacky and entertaining evening. For the first time ever the event also includes a live music performance from electronic musician, Peaches, who will kick off both nights. Also expect Aztec and folkloric dancers, tequila, tamales and a dance party. Mayan Theatre, 1038 S Hill St., downtown.

Kelly Baker BrowsBEAUTY
Kelley Baker Brows
Opens Feb. 10. The Los Angeles brow and makeup expert, Kelley Baker Brows continues to tweeze her way to the top of LA by expanding her brow beautifying studio with a second location in Beverly Hills. The new space is located inside renowned Lasky Clinic, in company with other beauty authorities such as the highly-acclaimed, Dr. Andrew Frankel. Celebrate her brow wow with a complimentary brow shaping on opening day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 201 Lasky Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.314.2769.

literary-loveEAT | DRINK
Literary Love Menu at Cafe Pinot
Feb. 6-28. The classic loves of literature align with LA Central Library-adjacent Cafe Pinot’s cuisine in this month-long celebration. The Literary Love Menu features a four-course tasting menu with dishes inspired by the love affairs of classic novels, chosen by L.A.’s City Librarian, John F. Szabo. Dine on a Waldorf salad inspired by Jay & Daisy from The Great Gatsby; gnocchi and truffles inspired by Romeo and Juliet from Romeo & Juliet; and Cote de Boeuf for two served with smoked fingerling potatoes and bone marrow inspired by Ennis and Jack from Brokeback Mountain. Dessert offers a trio of literary inspired chocolates from Compartes Chocolatier. $75/pp. 700 W. 5th St., downtown, 213.239.6500.

corazon-y-mielCorazon y Miel Pop-Up
Feb. 9-12. Dine on a menu of tailgate inspired shared plates when the chefs and bar team behind the acclaimed Eastside restaurant, Corazon y Miel pop up in Pasadena. The menu includes large family style plates of chicken and ribs; roasted pork shoulder with “duck gravy,” fennel and raspberry slaw grilled branzino, casava, sautéd agrodolce, black mole brown butter; and more. 119 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 323.560.1776.

White Denim
Feb. 7-8. The last time the four-piece rock band performed in Los Angeles, they shared the Greek Theatre stage with the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala. See the Austin, Texas-based band as they rock the crowd during back-to-back nights at The Troubadour. 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood.

Trunk of Burning Love
Feb. 8-9. Shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts, jewelry and more at gifting go-to, Co-op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home in Los Feliz. During the weekend trunk show you can browse lines from Let’s Put a Bird On It, Solstice LTD, My Life My Logic and West End Cool on Feb. 8, and Solstice LTD and West End Cool on Feb. 9. Sip champagne and nosh on sweet treats while you shop. Noon-5 p.m. 1728 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. More Info.

The Book of Mormon
Through May 11. The hit production—about a duo of idealistic Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to share their sacred text with the local people—boasts a book, music and lyrics by four-time Emmy Award–winning creators of the animated series South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creator of the long-running musical comedy Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. Explicit language. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770.

a-word-or-twoA Word or Two
Through Feb. 9. A fixture of theater, TV and film for 60 years, the lauded Christopher Plummer brings his one-man show to the Ahmanson Theatre downtown for a limited engagement. Plummer wrote the autobiographical play, which details his lifelong love of the written word. (Photo by Stratford Shakespeare Festival/Andrew Eccles) Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.

Ill-go-onI’ll Go On
Through Feb. 9. Renowned Samuel Beckett interpreter Barry McGovern reprises his role in the play he helped develop 25 years ago. I’ll Go On extracts indelible characters from the Beckett trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, and was hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as “one of the most remarkable, most original, and most haunting prose works of the century.” (photo by Jane Hobson) Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.