Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

February 2 – 5


Puppy Bowl Pup Rally

Feb. 4. Get ready for the Super Bowl with your furry friend as Playa Vista’s Wallis Annenberg PetSpace hosts a dog-friendly event packed with football-themed activities such as agility games, speed challenge, and a football catch competition. If you’re hungry, grab a bite from the Vurger Guyz food truck and some complimentary coffee and pup cups from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Saturday, 11 a.m – 3 p.m. 12005 Bluff Creek Dr. Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Huntington

Feb. 4-5. Celebrate Lunar New Years at the Huntington Library’s Chinese garden. The family friendly two-day event offers calligraphy demonstrations, martial arts performances, live Chinese music, traditional treats from shumai to yuzu sorbet and other Chinese dining specials from the Red Car coffee shop, 1919 Cafe, and Jade Court Cafe. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. huntington.org

Food + Drinks

Angler Los Angeles Reopens

Now Open. Saison Hospitality’s highly lauded restaurant has opened its doors once again with new intimate dining room vignettes and an enhanced bar and lounge. The new menu includes swordfish al pastor, trout roe with caviar, bluefin tuna with Calabrian chilies and buttermilk bread. There is also an expansive wines-by-the-glass program featuring selections from Saison Winery. Tuesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117, Los Angeles. angler-la.com

Niku X Soft-Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

Now Open. Located at Wilshire Grand Central, the new Japanese restaurant offers a modern take on the classical Yakiniku style of grilling meats. Michelin-starred chef Shin Thompson offers tasting menus with items such as seafood bites, a caviar course and a variety of premium Wagyu cuts. Also enjoy seasonal cocktails with Asian-inspired twists like the sake spagliato or matcha colada. Times vary. 900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 212, Los Angeles. nikux.com

The Den Brings Back Sunday Brunch

Feb. 5. Whether you’re a savory bruncher or crave sweet things, the menu from Executive Chef Ronnie de Leon has something for everyone including ubae pancakes, hot honey fried “Chx & Waff”, and bao bun bennys. For imbibers, Punch+Co has a brunch beverage list, including fun cocktails, wine & beer options, and bottomless mimosas for $30. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8226 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. thedenonsunset.com

Hudson House

Now Open. The Sunset Strip welcomes this east coast-style seafood spot from Vandelay Hospitality. The new eatery showcases a large open raw bar featuring fresh oysters, seafood towers, sushi, and shrimp cocktails. From their main menu, fish of the day is available along with crab cakes, maple-planked salmon, and lobster rolls with fries. Sunday – Thursday, 3 p.m – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. 9255 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. hudsonhousehp.com

Arts + Culture

L.A Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

Starts Feb. 4. Music Director James Conlon conducts Mozart’s greatest comedy—a story about trickery, love, and lust. Can Figaro outwit the Count who has a wandering eye for his love and save his upcoming nuptials? Starring Craig Colclough and Janai Brugger as Figaro and Susanna, with Lucas Meachem and Ana María Martínez as the Count and Countess. Rihab Chaieb makes her debut as Cherubin. Opens Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Get Tickets

“Dolphland” Pop-Up Museum 

Feb. 3-5. The L.A Art Box honors Young Dolph’s life, his contributions to hip-hop, and celebrates his posthumous album “Paper Route Frank.” Attendees of the pop-Up Museum Tour will be fully immersed into the creativity, music and legacy of Young Dolph as they experience various mediums of original art presented throughout the exhibit. Additionally, guests will have access to exclusively designed merch. Times vary. 8020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. Get Tickets

The Wallis presents Try/Step/Trip

Feb. 2-5. Inspired by Dahlak Brathwaite’s own history, Try/Step/Trip is spoken-word, multi-character musical performed through the language of step dance. The story follows the journey of an anonymous narrator as he reimagines his experience in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. Special guest performance by Isaiah Lucas. Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Get Tickets

Photo credit: Angler L.A, Jakob Layman. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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