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L.A.’s Best Virtual & In-Person Events This Weekend | Feb. 19 – Feb 21

Los Angeles’s best virtual and in-person events this weekend in February include drive-in film screenings, drive-through food festivals, art exhibitions, conversations with artists, the return of the L.A. Zoo, and so much more. What are your plans for this warm, sunny, but possibly windy weekend in L.A.?

Richard Heller Gallery presents “I’ll Wake Up Older,” the first solo show in California from Hunter Potter. (Photo courtesy of the gallery and artist.)

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Nomadland
Friday, Feb. 19 – Sunday, Feb. 21
Hollywood Legion Drive-In
2035 North Highland Ave., Hollywood
Watch the critically acclaimed film from Chloe Zhao, starring Frances McDormand as a woman who decides to live the life of a nomad following the economic collapse of her small town. Ticket price is per car and includes unlimited popcorn, one soda and one candy for each passenger. Nomadland is also set to debut on Hulu Friday evening as well, so if you would prefer a screening of this Oscar frontrunner from the comfort of your own living room, be sure to subscribe to Hulu.

Black Identity Through Cinema Panel
Saturday, Feb. 20; 11 a.m.
The American Cinematheque co-presents a live Q&A with the African American Film Critics Association. Panelists include Cynthia Erivo, Shaka King, Philippe Lacôte, Franklin Leonard, Ekwa Msangi, Euzhan Palcy and Kemp Powers.

Donnie Darko 20th Anniversary
Saturday, Feb. 20; 7:30 p.m. PT
The Frida Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In
8 First American Way, Santa Ana
The Frida teams with Film Threat to present Richard Kelly’s 2001 sci-fi cult classic starring Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, and Noah Wyle.

Zoom Herbs for the Nerves
Saturday, Feb. 20; 10 a.m. PST
The Arboretum hosts this online workshop to discuss plants and herbs that can soothe nerves, calm anxiety, and add much needed minutes or hours to your nightly sleep, which plenty of us need right about now. Learn about plants as healers and get tips for holistic self-care. Recipes from instructor Irena Stathis are included in the class.

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Los Angeles Zoo Reopening
Ongoing
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park
The L.A. Zoo has reopened — with a few new rules. Advanced, timed-entry reservations are required for all guests, including members. Make sure to stay one zebra-length away from other visitors. And masks are required for everyone above the age of 2.

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
The Skirball presents this online exhibition about the country’s socioeconomic troubles, with a human-first lens based on the book of the same name by Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

UCLA Asian American Studies Center Film Festival
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 28
The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents a slate of powerful films over two weekends that delve into issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Viewers can also tune into discussions with filmmakers, actors, scholars and community leaders on themes from films that carry into the real world. The festival opens on Saturday at 3 p.m. with a program on Anna May Wong that includes a screening of Anna May Wong: The First Asian American Movie Star followed by the 1922 silent film The Toll of the Sea with musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick.

Los Angeles Plays Itself
Saturday, Feb. 20; 4 p.m. PT
The Autry also hosts a virtual screening and watch party for Thom Andersen’s 2003 documentary, which uses film clips to explore the relationship between movies and our great city. Register for a free virtual screening through LACMA (or watch on Kanopy.com with a public library card or college email address). Join in a live Twitter watch party using the hashtag #LAonFilm.

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Hunter Potter: I’ll Wake Up Older
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Saturday, March 27
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, B-5A, Santa Monica
The gallery presents artist Hunter Potter’s California solo debut. A nostalgic and humorous portrayal of small town America. The gallery is currently open by appointment only but the works can be viewed on FacebookArtsyInstagram and its website.

A Conversation with Ai Wei Wei
Sunday, Feb. 21; 11 a.m. PST
The Skirball Cultural Center presents a virtual talk with the artist, filmmaker and political activist in advance of the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Trace with curator Yael Lipschutz about his art and social justice work and how the two often intertwine. The discussion will premiere on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.

Enjoy your weekend!

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1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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