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Weekend roundup

February 6-9

Sip on creative Oscar-themed drinks, like the Irishman cocktail, at Ever Bar.

California Antiquarian Book Fair, L.A. Art Show, Oscar Viewing Parties and more … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for February 6-9.

Edited by Alicia Luchak.




Must Love Dogs: Singles Mixer
Feb. 6.
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace partnered up with Tito’s Vodka and the dating app Dig to throw their first-ever singles event just for dog lovers. The day will be full of activities, games, refreshments, gifting and a long list of vendors. Some of the participating businesses include Wag Hotels, Healthy Spot, the Pie Hole, Biion Footwear and more. Feel free to bring along your furry friend! Free. 6-9 p.m. Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. Register




California Antiquarian Book Fair
Feb. 7-9.
See, purchase and learn all about the most highly coveted novels, manuscripts and preserved historic literary gems. This year, the weekend-long rare book fair will feature more than 150 book-sellers and thousands of unique treasures like Shakespeare’s rare edition of Third Folio from 1663 or the first paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (from Peter Harrington Rare Books), historic mementos from women’s suffrage and many more one-of-a-kind collectibles. Plus, be sure to check out book-related exhibitions and panels. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $15. 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, 626.793.2122. Tickets



Sweet Surprise Valentine’s Experience
Feb. 7-9,14-16.
Treat yourself and your significant other to a delicious chocolate tasting for two. In the Ethel M Chocolates’ tasting room, learn all about the chocolate-making process while trying out premium sweets. Every couple gets to leave with their own heart-shaped box of chocolates. Tastings are available twice nightly at 7 and 8 p.m. $60. Ethel M Chocolates, 2159 Glendale Galleria Upper level, Glendale, 747.240.3987. ethelm.com




WP24 Annual Night Market Pop-Up
Feb. 7. 
The Chinese New Year celebrations continue this weekend at Wolfgang Puck’s WP24. Enjoy live performances featuring dragon dancers in authentic costumes and partake in traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, calligraphy and a red envelope giveaway for good luck and blessings in the year ahead. The evening will, of course, also feature signature menu items like squid-ink shrimp steamed dumplings, a roasted Peking duck accompanied by a specialty cocktail themed to the New Year and a mochi waffle dessert. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $89 per person. The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W Olympic Blvd, downtown. 213.743.8824. Make Reservation



Pop-Up Magazine: Winter 2020 Issue
Feb. 8. The one-of-a-kind live magazine experience returns to downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy an eclectic evening of stories, music, art, performances, soap operas and more live onstage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. 7:30 p.m. $40-$50.
929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.623.3233. Tickets





DC Presents: Reading With Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo
Feb. 9.
Spend the whole day at the Los Angeles Zoo celebrating DC superheroes. The schedule is filled with family-friendly activities like the opening naming ceremony for the zoo’s poison dart frog, DC superhero presentations, interactive artist talks, book signings, photo ops with Batman, animal spotlights, drawing demonstrations, crafts, giveaways and more. Visit the website for a full schedule and list of participating authors and artists. 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. $17-$22. 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, L.A., 323.644.4200. Tickets





Prince St. Pizza Pop-Up
Feb. 7-9. 
In honor of National Pizza Day, Off the Menu, Prince Street Pizza and Uber Eats have joined forces to create a limited-time pop-up, serving New York slices and limited-edition merchandise from PizzaSlime. By using Uber Eats, skip the line or get delivery for the “Off the Menu exclusive,” including a customized box with two slices of pizza and free merch. First 100 pickup orders receive a free slice and T-shirt, while Off the Menu Club members will be granted VIP line access along with their complimentary piece of pizza. F-Sa 11:30 a.m.- 2 a.m.; Su noon- 2 a.m. 8947 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. offthemenuco.com



MiniBar x Women Who Whiskey Oscars Viewing Party
Feb. 9.
MiniBar Hollywood and Women Who Whiskey have teamed up to throw a party in honor of the Oscars. While access to the bar is free, those who buy tickets can partake in some special festivities. With your purchase, you receive a welcome cocktail, four tastings of different Rabbit Hole bourbon and rye whiskeys, a chance to take home a special bottle as the winner of the Oscar pool, and early access to the bar for preferred awards-show seating. After the viewing, stick around for live music from the jazz DJ during an all-vinyl night. 4-8 p.m. $25. 6141 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. Tickets



Ever Bar’s Oscar Viewing Party & Cocktail Menu
Feb. 9. 
At Ever Bar’s annual viewing party for the Oscars, sip on nine limited-time cocktails based on best-picture nominees. The contemporary-chic bar’s cocktail menu will have beverages that perfectly encapsulate Joker, Parasite1917, Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Little Women. 4:30 p.m. 1800 Argyle Ave, Hollywood, 213.279.3534. everbarla.com






28th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design
Now Open.
See intricate costumes from this year’s Oscar-nominated films in person at the FIDM Museum. The exhibition goes through late March. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call to schedule a tour. 919 S. Grand Ave., Suite 250, downtown, 213.623.5821. fidmmuseum.org





Revenge Song
Now Playing. 
In this world premiere Geffen Playhouse commission, the Vampire Cowboys lend their superhero style and punk rock attitude to the real life of Julie d’Aubigny, a queer 17th-century French swords-woman and opera singer. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. Tickets





The Father
Opening Feb. 5. 
Acclaimed actor and three-time Tony Award nominee Alfred Molina stars as André—a retired dancer living in Paris with early onset Alzheimer’s—in Florian Zeller’s Broadway play, which is currently also being turned into a film. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.356.7529. Tickets





L.A. Art Show Modern + Contemporary
Feb. 5-9. Touted as the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, the L.A. Art Show is marking its 25th year of celebrating the city’s diversity with border-transcending art, innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences. Over 120 galleries from 18 countries exhibit painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance. Opening-night premiere party W 6-11 pm; Th-Sa 11 am-7 pm; Su 11 am-5 pm. One-day pass $40; four-day pass $80; opening night $200-$300. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 310.822.9145. laartshow.com



Photos: Must Love Dogs: Singles Mixer courtesy Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. California Antiquarian Book Fair courtesy Peter Harrington Rare Books. Sweet Surprise Valentine’s Experience courtesy Ethel M. WP24 Annual Night Market Pop-Up courtesy WP24. Pop-Up Magazine: Winter 2020 Issue courtesy Pop-Up Magazine. Reading With Zoo-per Heroes courtesy Los Angeles Zoo. Prince Street Pizza Pop-Up courtesy Food in the Air. MiniBar x Women Who Whiskey Oscars Viewing Party courtesy MiniBar. Ever Bar’s Oscar Viewing Party & Cocktail Menu courtesy Saeed House. 28th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design courtesy @FIDMMuseum/Facebook. Revenge Song courtesy @GeffenPlayhouse/Facebook. The Father courtesy @PasadenaPlayhouse/Facebook. L.A. Art Show (artist credit Lúcio Carvalho) courtesy @LAartshow/Facebook

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