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February 2025 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our February 2025 events calendar of the best free things to do, events and concerts

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Let’s get this out of the way: February is the time for everyone’s favorite love-hate holiday, Valentine’s Day (and we have a feeling there’ll be plenty to hate about it this year). But there’s a lot more to the mini month than chocolates and roses (though you can literally stop and smell them at a botanical garden). There are still plenty of things to do in Los Angeles in winter before the seasonally-similar spring arrives. No matter your plans—and love life status—you’ll find plenty of things to do in our February events calendar.

RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2024 and 2025

This February’s best events

  • Things to do
  • Exhibitions
  • price 2 of 4
  • Miracle Mile

It’s more than just the low clearance: This exhibition at the Petersen explores the custom paint, engraving, upholstery and, of course, the gravity-defying suspension of the lowrider scene. In addition to iconic cars, the exhibit spotlights influential artists in the Chicano lowrider art scene. Even if you have no interest in cars, this colorful showcase of 20-plus lowered cars and bikes is excellent: The candy-colored paint jobs are dazzling, and the craftsmanship of the customizations—many vehicles are on display with their engines and undercarriages visible—is remarkable. You’ll learn a little bit of history here, how the “low and slow” movement is rooted in the postwar Mexican American zoot suit counterculture, but largely this is an excuse to ogle some L.A. automotive icons.

  • Theater
  • Musicals
  • price 3 of 4
  • Hollywood

Forget Dorothy and her ruby slippers—head to Oz for the story of Elphaba and Glinda. Follow the Wicked cast down a different yellow brick road for a beautiful tale of friendship, love and courage. The ever “Popular” show returns to the Pantages to expose the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. You don’t even have to paint your skin green, just belt out “Defying Gravity” and “Something Bad” to fit in here. Wicked and its “Wonderful” set will inevitably win over your heart, and change your perspective on Emerald City “For Good.”

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