Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

February 9 – 12


KCRW Open House Dance Party at CAAM

Feb. 10. Get an early taste of summer nights with KCRW as they host an evening of DJ sets, local food trucks and an outdoor beer garden at the California African American Museum. On view is the vibrant “Adee Roberson and Azikiwe Mohammed: because i am that” exhibit in the lobby. Friday, 7 – 10 p.m. Exposition Park 600 State Dr, Los Angeles. RSVP Now

Superbowl Watch Party in Santa Monica

Feb. 12. Join The Victorian for a massive Super Bowl house party with large screen TVs and food specials like fish tacos, fried chicken sliders, and fillet skewers. After the game, stay for the after-party featuring the house DJ. Starts Sunday, 2 p.m. 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica. Get Tickets Now

Bloody Valentines

Feb. 10-14. Street Food Cinema presents its “Bloody Valentines” series of horror films at the Million Dollar Theater. Enjoy “Queen of the Damned” with a Q&A featuring cast member Marguerite Moreau, as well as “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Jennifer’s Body,” accompanied by a vampire-themed cabaret. The event also features comedy, photo opps, cocktails, interactive audience games and an option to purchase a love letter to be displayed on the big screen before the movie. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday, 6 p.m. 307 S Broadway, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

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Food + Drinks

Meet the Makers & Bottle Release

Feb. 11. Join a guided tasting with Benny Farber of Benny Boy Brewing and Aaron Walker of Pali Wine Co. to celebrate “cider is wine.” Sample four tasters including hybrids of apples and grapes created by Benny and Aaron. Learn about their collaboration and the art of fermentation. Be the first to try Harvest Handshake and Chardonapple. The day’s pop-up food vendors are Baserriko Peppers and Perlitas Oysters. Saturday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Romantic Afternoon Tea

Feb. 10-14. Valentine’s Day with a California take on traditional afternoon tea is at The Maybourne Beverly Hills. The special menu combines traditional sandwiches, seasonal delights, a delectable array of handmade pastries and classic scones paired with jam from L.A.’s favorite Sqirl. The highlight of the experience will be a curated selection of loose-leaf teas from around the world, finished off with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne. Times vary based on reservation. 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Reserve Now

Casa Madera

Now Open. Discover Sunset Strip’s new coastal Mexican restaurant featuring a large central bar, outdoor and indoor dining areas, and a private dining room. The menu showcases dishes like sea scallop and striped bass aguachile, grilled octopus and seared wagyu, as well as a refreshing jalapeno and cucumber salad. End the meal with the delightful brown butter tarta, a dessert with blueberry gelee and brown butter ice cream. Thursday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Sunday – Wednesday, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The Mondrian Hotel, 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. thecasamadera.com

Arts + Culture

Rachmaninoff Cycle with Yuja Wang

Starts Feb. 9-19. The LA Phil, led by Gustavo Dudamel, performs a cycle of iconic piano pieces with renowned pianist Yuja Wang. The festival showcases Rachmaninoff’s complete collection of four breathtaking piano concertos over two weekends, including the captivating Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Times vary. 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. laphil.com

The Naked at The Getty Scavenger Hunt

Feb. 11. Join in the fun with an adults-only, nudity-themed scavenger hunt at the Getty for this Valentine’s Day weekend. This comical two-hour quest requires you to answer riddle-like questions about various subjects such as a cupid who acts like Mike Tyson, a seductive dog whisperer, a comedic scene with a lemon, and more. No prior art knowledge is necessary. Please arrive 30 minutes before the start to allow time for parking and riding the tram to the Getty. Saturday, starts at 2 p.m and 5 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age

Starts Feb. 12. Explore the beginnings of digital art with this comprehensive exhibition about pioneers who incorporated computers and algorithms into their art forms. Discover the artists, writers, musicians, choreographers and filmmakers who were the first to embrace this new medium and paved the way for future generations. Starts Sunday, 10 a.m. 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. lacma.org

Photo credit: Getty Museum, Lydia Koh. Yuja Wang, LA Phil. Harvest Handshake, credit Kat Hanegraaf. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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