The Best Events Happening in L.A. this February 2017

Check out all the best events and things to do this February in Los Angeles. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 4
Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival; Chinatown Central Plaza
Participate in one of L.A.’s oldest traditions as the 118th parade steps off in Chinatown. The parade draws over 110,000 anxious spectators each year along North Broadway in Los Angeles Chinatown!

Saturday, February 4
Tip of Her Tongue; The Broad
Juliana Snapper’s “At Each Other’s Throats” approaches the building as a body, its interior of vaulted curves and tunneling orifices like an enormous throat and mouth, waiting to speak.

Saturday, February 11
Edwardian Ball; Globe Theatre

Celebrate the macabre work of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey at the Annual Edwardian Ball Los Angeles in its new and expanded location at the historic Globe Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles’ Broadway Downtown Theatre District.

Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12
Camellia & Tea Festival; Descanso Gardens

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens winter days with its colorful blossoms and warms the heart when brewed into tea! Activities free to members except where noted. Click here for Sunday’s schedule.

Saturday, February 11
Lost in Translation screening; Palace Theatre

Try to figure out what Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson’s ear during this Valentine’s screening, complete with a karaoke bar and photo booth presented by Cinespia.

Saturday, February 11
Spring Floral Arrangement and Flower Crown Workshop; Poketo at the Line

Put together a flower crown or arrangement in time for Valentine’s Day with some help from Greta Pechter of Glasswing Floral.

Sunday, February 12
Truffles for Couples at Paley; Paley

$120 per couple. With Master Pastry Chef Kristin Ferguson. Make a dozen truffles with your Valentine while enjoying bottomless bubbles and light bites.

Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26
L.A. Art Book Fair; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2016 saw over 35,000 visitors over the course of three and a half days.

Tuesday, February 14
Valentine’s Day; Everywhere
Make a dinner reservation at one of these hotspots.

Saturday, February 19
AirTalk’s FilmWeek Oscar Preview; The Theatre at Ace Hotel

On Sunday, February 19, one week before the 89th Academy Awards, KPCC In Person will convene AirTalk’s FilmWeek critics for its Oscar preview event. This year, host Larry Mantle and the critics take the stage of the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

Monday, February 21 through April 1
Fun Home; Ahmanson Theatre

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,” “exquisite,” and “unforgettable” new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and making history along the way.

Monday, February 21 through March 12
Finding Neverland; Pantages Theatre

With a book by James Graham and Music and Lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

Friday, February 24
Pop-Up Magazine; The Theatre at Ace Hotel

See a selection of writers, artists, photographers and filmmakers premiere new works at this live magazine experience.

Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
Bob Baker Day; Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Mark the late Bob Baker’s 93rd birthday with an afternoon of puppet shows, live music, comedy and more.

Sunday, February 26
Weaving On a Frame Loom Workshop; Makers Mess

Make your own wooden frame loom and learn weaving techniques at this four-hour class led by the master weaver behind Kellee Creative.

Happy February!

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