Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

February 8-11


Mardi Gras at Farmers Market

Feb. 9-13. Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Original Farmers Market with live music on the West Patio, while feasting on traditional New Orleans fare like gumbo, jambalaya and beignets. Plus don’t miss the Mutti Gras Pet Parade & Costume Contest on Saturday at Market Plaza, where dogs in costumes vie for titles, judged by the crowd, with winners awarded prizes from the Dog Bakery. Starts Friday at 7 p.m. 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. farmersmarketla.com

Broxton Nights: Sweetheart Market

Feb. 10. Mark your calendars for Broxton Nights in Westwood Village, where the Sweetheart Market will light up the evening with an array of attractions including shopping, roller skating, food and drink specials, live music and more. February’s Sweetheart edition transforms the monthly event into a vibrant night market and roller disco, complete with dancing, skate rentals and a variety of entertainment suitable for all ages. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. 1036 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

The Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Feb. 10. The Getty Museum hosts the “Naked At The Getty” scavenger hunt, a unique event where participants solve clues to discover nude artworks throughout the prestigious venue. Teams will collaborate to tackle humorous and challenging questions about various subjects, from a cupid’s surprising action to a sultry dog whisperer and beyond, including Toulouse-Lautrec’s “moodel” and Mischief’s bear hide. No prior knowledge of art, the museum, or the theme of nudity is required to participate. Saturday, 4-6 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. watsonadventures.com

Puppy Bowl Tailgate Party

Feb. 10. Come join the “pup rally” for the Puppy Bowl at West L.A.’s Wags & Walks Adoption Center, as it features dog-friendly activities such as football-themed photo ops, treats for both humans and canines, agility games and adoption opportunities. You can also enjoy a variety of food trucks and beverages from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., offering both coffee and pup cups. While you can bring your dog, it’s important to note that young puppies are restricted from attending due to a current respiratory illness outbreak. Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 2238 Federal Ave., Los Angeles. wagsandwalks.org

Game Day Watch Party with Nick Diaz

Feb. 11. Experience the pinnacle of Game Day excitement at the OG Cannabis Cafe, where MMA fighter Nick Diaz hosts a Super Bowl watch party. Secure the best spots to enjoy top-notch cannabis, savory bites and special game day offerings. Engage in games, place fun bets (like guessing how often the camera will cut to the famous blonde pop star girlfriend) and win prizes. Sunday at 3 p.m. 1201 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood. cannabis.cafe

Food + Drinks

Baekjeong KBBQ for Lunar New year

Feb. 10. Renowned for its Korean barbecue offerings, Baekjeong celebrates Lunar New Year by providing complimentary tteok-guk (rice cake soup). This traditional soup is crafted from Korean rice cakes and beef stock, symbolizing purity, cleanliness and a fresh start for the new year. Guests dining on this day will be treated to a free bowl of tteok-guk alongside their meal during both lunch and dinner services. Saturday, 11 a.m.–12 a.m. 5700 Rosemead Blvd. #100, Temple City. baekjeongkbbq.com

33 Taps Scores Big with Downtown L.A. Opening

Feb. 11. The beloved sports bar, 33 Taps, is gearing up to launch its grandest location in Downtown L.A. on Super Bowl Sunday, promising a large viewing experience with fifty 75-inch TVs and a massive three-sided jumbotron showcasing the big game. The celebration will feature specialty cocktails inspired by the competing teams, enticing food and beverage deals and giveaways tied to local sports events. Patrons are encouraged to don their best football attire to join in the festivities. Sunday, 12-10 p.m. 1240 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles. eatdrink33.com

Eataly’s Notte Italiana: Valentine’s Edition

Feb. 9. Eataly’s Valentine’s edition of its late-night tasting event offers an after-hours experience with more than 20 all-you-can-eat Italian bites and drink stations, live entertainment, a photo booth, tarot card reading and more.
Participants will also be provided with a branded Eataly wine glass and holder, enabling you to fully enjoy the variety of sips. Friday, 9 p.m-12 a.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. eataly.com

Arts + Culture

Ravel and Adès

Feb. 9-11. Walt Disney Concert Hall is set to host a dynamic performance featuring Ravel’s dramatic La valse and selections from Adès’ critically acclaimed opera, The Tempest, marking another collaboration between Thomas Adès and pianist Kirill Gerstein. Gerstein will tackle Ravel’s innovative Concerto for the Left Hand, while Adès lead the performance, conducting Ravel’s emotionally powerful La valse. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

Jazz at Naz Wraps With Eliades Ochoa and Special Guest Harold López-Nussa

Feb. 10. Direct from Cuba, artists Eliades Ochoa and Harold López-Nussa showcase the pinnacle of their respective generations’ musical talent. Ochoa, celebrated for his involvement with the Buena Vista Social Club, masterfully extracts tropical melodies from his guitar. Meanwhile, the young and vibrant López-Nussa elevates the performance with his fervent piano skills. Saturday at. 8 p.m. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge. thesoraya.org

Jazz Legend Plays The Jewel in the Lotus

Feb. 9. The Ebell is delighted to host an exclusive performance by the globally celebrated jazz icon Bennie Maupin and his ensemble on its theatre stage. This special concert will feature Maupin’s most acclaimed work, “The Jewel in the Lotus,” a seminal fusion album created in partnership with legendary figures such as Herbie Hancock and Buster Williams. $30 Members, $40 Non-Members. Friday at 7:30 p.m. 4401 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles. ebellofla.org

Photo credit: Broxton Night courtesy of Westwood Village Improvement Association. Jewel in the Lotus Photograph by Toussaint Maupin. Soup courtesy. of Baekjeong Korean Barbecue) . All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

Let's Stay In Touch

with weekly roundups

Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego