THINGS TO DO
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.
Lucha VaVOOM; Mayan
Add some sexo y violencia to your Valentine's Day celebrations at this wrestling-meets-burlesque show.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coconut Club pop-up; The Hermosillo
Channel your inner islander with a three-course meal featuring elaborately garnished tiki drinks and glamorous theatrics.
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.
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
Gehry + Music: In Conversation; Walt Disney Concert Hall
Listen to the famed architect discuss the process and collaboration behind his most famous concert hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lady and the Tramp screening; El Capitan
Share a spaghetti kiss during a pre-show candlelit dinner at these Valentine's screenings.
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.
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
Baio; El Rey
See Vampire Weekend member Chris Baio do his solo electronic thing at the El Rey.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Room; REDCAT
Watch the world premiere of Harold Pinter’s play—it may be your only chance to see it.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage; Pantages Theatre
Have the time of your life at this stage adaptation of the '80s blockbuster.
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
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.