34 amazing things happening in LA this February

A Fleetwood Mac fest, after hours at the Music Center and a chili cook-off, plus more amazing things to do this February
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By Michael Juliano and Time Out Los Angeles editors |
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THINGS TO DO

Feb 7
Chinese New Year Midnight Temple Ceremony; Thien Hau Temple

Welcome the Year of the Monkey with firecrackers, lion dancers and more at this Chinatown temple.

Feb 10-11
Lucha VaVOOM; Mayan

Add some sexo y violencia to your Valentine's Day celebrations at this wrestling-meets-burlesque show.

Feb 13
Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival; Chinatown Central Plaza

Participate in one of LA's oldest traditions as the 117th parade steps off in Chinatown.

Feb 14
LA Marathon; Various locations

Join the 26.2-mile club (or cheer from the sidewalk) as this parade of physical endurance kicks off at Dodger Stadium.

Feb 20
Cupid's Undie Run; Belasco Theater

Dart around Downtown in your undies—for a good cause, of course—at this annual V-Day-themed run.

Feb 20-21
Air + Style; Exposition Park

Witness big air and big musical acts like J. Cole, HAIM and Incubus during Shaun White's two-day ski and snowboarding fest.

Find more things to do in our February 2016 events calendar.

FOOD & DRINK

Feb 2
Eating Out Loud; Million Dollar Theater

Listen to readings from Roy Choi, David Chang, Jonathan Gold and more, then head to Grand Central Market for tasty bites from some of LA’s best restaurants.

Feb 3
Chef collab at Scratch|Bar + Kitchen; Scratch|Bar + Kitchen

Watch Top Chef stars Phillip Frankland Lee and Kwame Onwuachi join forces to create a stellar eight-course meal at Scratch Bar’s new Encino location.

Feb 5
Taste of Night Market; Barker Hangar

Ring in the Year of the Monkey with a smaller, more curated version of 626 Night Market featuring two days of fantastic international cuisine, crafts and entertainment.

Feb 5-6
LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show; Los Angeles Convention Center

Satisfy your sweet tooth with two full days of pastry workshops, dessert competitions and tastings.

Feb 15
The Coconut Club pop-up; The Hermosillo

Channel your inner islander with a three-course meal featuring elaborately garnished tiki drinks and glamorous theatrics.

Feb 20
The Essentials; California Market Center

Sample bites from some of LA’s best restaurants at this annual food event, presented by award-winning food critic Besha Rodell.

Feb 27
The Chili Bowl; LA River Studios

Join us as we pit the best chili versions in the city against each other for the first Time Out LA Chili Bowl. Tickets include plenty of chili and beer, and proceeds go to our buddies at Best Friends Animal Society.

ARTS & CULTURE

Feb 4
Gehry + Music: In Conversation; Walt Disney Concert Hall

Listen to the famed architect discuss the process and collaboration behind his most famous concert hall.

Feb 5
Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours; The Music Center

Spend a late night at the Music Center and watch as the beloved Downtown cultural space transforms into an interactive performance space.

Feb 6
Museum of Neon Art Grand Opening; MONA

Scope out the illuminated artwork in the new Glendale museum while enjoying desserts, an opening bar and musical performances.

Feb 9-May 15
Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th-Century French Drawings and Prints; Getty Center

Chart the rise of nocturnal scenes and black drawing materials in this examination of 19th century French artwork.

Feb 13
John Waters; The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Check out the acclaimed filmmaker in his one-night-only, monologue-style comedy show, This Filthy World: Dirtier & Flirtier.

Feb 19-21
Chocolate and Art Show; KGB Studios

Check out three nights of up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators alongside some sweet, sweet free chocolate.

Feb 21-May 15
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957; Hammer Museum

Examine the short-lived experimental college's legacy as the Hammer presents more than 250 objects from the school that gave rise to the likes of Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage.

FILM

Feb 12-15
Lady and the Tramp screening; El Capitan

Share a spaghetti kiss during a pre-show candlelit dinner at these Valentine's screenings.

Feb 13
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screening; Palace Theater

Take in a tender Valentine's Day weekend screening as Cinespia shows the Charlie Kaufman classic.

Feb 14
Moulin Rouge screening; Los Angeles Theatre

Love and be loved in return as Cinespia screens the Baz Luhrmann musical alongside live dancers, magicians, DJs and more.

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Feb 4
Baio; El Rey

See Vampire Weekend member Chris Baio do his solo electronic thing at the El Rey.

Feb 9
Andrew Bird; Teragram Ballroom

Hear multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird rework songs from his impressive back catalog, and expect a lot of violin pieces—Bird’s been playing since he was four.

Feb 9-10
Fleetwood Mac Fest; The Fonda Theatre

Watch as Mark Ronson, Alison Mosshart, Perry Farrell, Joanna Newsom and more pay tribute to everybody's favorite '70s band.

Feb 11
Black Sabbath; The Forum

Headbang to Ozzy’s iconic heavy-metal ballads for the last time during the their final tour ever, “The End."

Find more shows in our February 2016 concert calendar.

THEATER

Until Feb 7
Kurios; Dodger Stadium

Catch this high-flying, steampunk-themed Cirque du Soleil touring show before it closes.

Feb 1-March 13
An Act of God; Ahmanson Theatre

See Sean Hayes play the Almighty in this comedic show fresh from its run on Broadway. For discounted tickets, enter promo code TIMEOUTLA (available now through February 28).

Feb 2-14
The Room; REDCAT

Watch the world premiere of Harold Pinter’s play—it may be your only chance to see it.

Feb 2-21
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage; Pantages Theatre

Have the time of your life at this stage adaptation of the '80s blockbuster.

Feb 5-7
Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame; The Wallis

Witness this mash-up of dance, music, spoken word and theater as it takes on the Black Lives Matter movement, guns in America, gang violence and violence against women.

Feb 13-March 6
The Magic Flute; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Catch a revival of this beloved production from the LA Opera's 2013/14 season.

SHOPPING & STYLE

Feb 13
Shout & About Galentine’s Day Party; Shout & About

Shop for sweet Valentine’s gifts, nibble on cakes from Matchbox Kitchen and get your portrait drawn by artist Ann Shen at this holiday party.

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