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February 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our February 2019 events calendar of the best free things to do, events and concerts
Photograph: Mike Danenberg, courtesy of L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run

Let’s get this out of the way: February is the time for everyone’s favorite love-hate holiday, Valentine’s Day. But there’s a lot more to the mini month than chocolates and roses. There are still plenty of things to do in Los Angeles in winter before the seasonally-similar spring arrives. And you can take advantage of the extra day off during Presidents’ Day and skip town with a weekend getaway. No matter your plans—and love life status—you’ll find plenty of things to do in our February events calendar.

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Photograph: Courtesy Jeffrey Deitch
Art, Sculpture


icon-location-pin Jeffrey Deitch, Hollywood

Journey into the uncanny valley to see more than 50 contemporary, figurative sculptures constructed via a variety of means, like body casts and found objects.

Desert X
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Art, Installation

Desert X

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles

The desert-spanning biennial premieres site-specific works from over 15 artists. For its second iteration, Desert X has added more public programming, film projects, process-driven works and an expansion toward the Salton Sea.

Descanso Gardens
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Amanda S.
Things to do, Classes and workshops


icon-location-pin Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge

Stroll Descanso Gardens’ grounds as the sun starts to set during this inaugural after-hours series of workshops and performances. NightGarden kicks off in February with storytelling, shadow puppets and stargazing.

Drawing by Charles White
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Sharon Mollerus
Art, Painting

“Charles White: A Retrospective”

icon-location-pin Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Miracle Mile

The painter was a key chronicler of African-American life during the Civil Rights movement, with early-career WPA murals inspired by the socially-charged work of Diego Rivera.

Music, Dance and electronic


icon-location-pin Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood

The sassy, lightning-blonde-haired Swede performs cathartically upbeat dance tunes from Honey, her first full-length release in seven years.

Photograph: Courtesy the Confetti Project
Things to do

The Confetti Project

icon-location-pin Apex Photo Studios, Downtown Fashion District

Forget selfies: Spend a little extra coin and have a professional photographer capture you at your best—which, in this case, is in a fluttering shower of confetti. The Confetti Project, as its name implies, allows visitors to pose for photos within a sparkly setting.

Things to do, Performances

Bob Baker Day

icon-location-pin Los Angeles State Historic Park, Downtown

In celebration of the late Bob Baker’s 95th birthday, the namesake theater is hosting a pop-up celebration at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Hannah Gadsby
Photograph: Courtesy Alan Moyle
Comedy, Stand-up

Hannah Gadsby

icon-location-pin Multiple venues

Hannah Gadsby isn’t done with stand-up after all. The Nanette comedian is “working on a new little something something on stage,” and luckily for us, it’s going down here in L.A. during a nearly two-week residency at Dynasty Typewriter.

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Courtesy The Lowry/Johan Persson
Theater, Musicals

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

icon-location-pin Ahmanson Theatre, Downtown

One of dance theater’s most enchanting choreographers, Matthew Bourne, sets his Cinderella (score by Prokofiev) in London during World War II, when a chance meeting between Cinderella and an RAF pilot results in a magical night before they’re separated by the Blitz.

Things to do, Quirky events

Gudetama x Highland Park Bowl

icon-location-pin Highland Park Bowl, Highland Park

San Rio’s apathetic egg is all over the Highland Park bowling alley, with decorative banners and projections. In addition, you’ll find Gudetama egg-topped pizza and themed merch.

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