Los Angeles events February 2019. Things to do in LA.

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Los Angeles events February 2019

Photography show

February 1 - 3, 2019
(gala Jan. 31)
Santa Monica (12.9 miles west)
Billed as the longest running art fair west of New York, Photo L.A. offers exhibits, installations, lectures, discussions, and tours at Barker Hangar.

Fishing expo

February 1 - 3, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Browse fishing tackle, learn about travel destinations, see boats, and attend seminars at the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival at OC Fair & Event Center.

Japanese food festival

February 2, 2019
Universal City (10.2 miles NW)
Japanese Food Expo features food, sake, beer, exhibitors, entertainment, and chef demonstrations at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.

Baking and pastry convention

February 2 - 3, 2019
Anaheim (30 miles SE)
Taste free samples, meet celebrity chefs, watch baking demonstrations, and join a class or workshop during L.A. Cookie Con at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Romantic movie dances

February 2 - 17, 2019
Downtown (0.7 miles NE)
Watch “the most romantic moments in American cinema come to life” with short comic dialogues followed by recreations of dances from four iconic films during Astaire Dances at American Contemporary Ballet. You are encouraged to wear elegant attire.

African film festival

February 7 - 18, 2019
Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw (6.1 miles SW)
Pan African Film & Arts Festival screens a variety of black creative work that reinforces positive images and helps destroy negative stereotypes at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and it holds workshops, panel discussions, and a comedy night.

Vietnamese New Year

February 8 - 10, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
Tet Festival is a feast for your senses with traditional dance, karaoke, a pageant, carnival rides, a food court, and exhibitors at OC Fair & Event Center.

Victorian/steampunk ball

February 9, 2019
Downtown (1.1 miles east)
Costumed partygoers attend The Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire, “an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theater, fashion, technology, circus” with vendors and cocktails in the Globe Theatre. Video.

Chinese New Year

February 9, 2019
Alhambra (10.7 miles east)
Eat authentic Asian food, shop at 250 booths, watch lion dancers and colorful traditional dancers, and see kung fu demonstrations at Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival on Valley Boulevard (Almansor to Vega). Free.

Run in your underwear

February 9, 2019
Santa Monica (13.4 miles west)
Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run in the street and a party at The Buffalo Club to support charity. The 15-minute run starts at 2 p.m. Must be age 21+.

Valentine’s Day tea

February 9, 2019
Wilmington (19.8 miles south)
Don your hats, gloves, and finery for Valentine’s Tea & Tunes Luncheon, “an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon, and live music” at Banning Museum Stagecoach Barn.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2019
multiple locations
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner for Valentine’s Day.

Art walk

February 14, 2019
Downtown (1.3 miles NW)
Take a self-guided walking tour of art galleries that stay open late on the second Thursday of each month for Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, beginning at the Art Walk Lounge (6 to 10 p.m.). Free.

Valentine’s Day gondola ride

February 14, 2019
multiple locations
What could be more romantic than sitting together in a gondola as you cruise a scenic waterway? [If it says “1 reservation left” that does include 2 people.]

Dinner at the aquarium

February 14, 2019
(7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
Long Beach (24.1 miles south)
Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dinner and dessert in “a romantic setting surrounded by marine life” at the Aquarium of the Pacific for age 18+. The cash bar opens at 6:30 for age 21+.

Contemporary art fair

February 15 - 17, 2019
(preview Feb. 14)
Santa Monica (12.5 miles west)
Art Los Angeles Contemporary features 60 galleries (local and international) plus on-site installations and performances in the soaring space of Barker Hangar.

Boutique art fair

February 15 - 17, 2019
Venice (14.9 miles west)
Startup Art Fair showcases contemporary art by independent artists in hotel rooms at The Kinney Venice Beach.

Art in the desert

February 15 - 18, 2019
(preview Feb. 14)
Palm Springs (109 miles east)
Browse fine art from 80 galleries on display at Art Palm Springs in the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Chinatown race

February 16, 2019
Chinatown (3 miles NE)
Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker includes bike rides and a dog walk (Saturday), a kiddie run and 5K/10K runs/walks (Sunday), firecrackers at both opening ceremonies, and a weekend festival with lion dancing, live bands, and food trucks in Chinatown Central Plaza.

Chinese New Year festival

February 16, 2019
San Gabriel (12.6 miles NE)
San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival offers nonstop entertainment (traditional lion dance, acrobats, martial arts, and young Asian-American musicians), plus a craft village, beer and wine garden, and food trucks at S. Mission Drive & S. Santa Anita Street. Free.

Adult art tour

February 16, 2019
Brentwood (14.9 miles NW)
Take an unblushing look at nudity in art on the The Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt at The Getty Center. No knowledge of art is required.

Travel show

February 16 - 17, 2019
Downtown (0.2 miles south)
Hear talks by travel experts (including Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and Pauline Frommer) and shop from travel industry vendors at the Travel & Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Ticket deal $5.25

Comic expo

February 16 - 17, 2019
Long Beach (24.2 miles south)
Celebrating comic books and pop culture, Long Beach Comic Expo has panel discussions, movie screenings, celebrity signings, an artist alley, and a vendor marketplace at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Scottish festival

February 16 - 17, 2019
Long Beach (24.4 miles south)
Experience the culture and history of Scotland at the ScotsFestival & International Highland Games [sound], which includes bagpipes, drumming, dancing, farm animals, games, athletic competitions, whisky & beer tasting, and food and craft vendors at The Queen Mary. Expect heavy traffic and scarce parking.

Quilt & craft show

February 21 - 23, 2019
Pomona (31.3 miles east)
The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival offers workshops, seminars, and vendors of fabrics and supplies at the Fairplex.

Home show

February 22 - 24, 2019
Costa Mesa (42.2 miles SE)
See home improvement products, services, and demonstrations at the Orange County Home & Garden Show, which also has landscaping and gardening exhibitors at OC Fair & Event Center.

New-age expo

February 22 - 25, 2019
Westchester (15.5 miles SW)
Conscious Life Expo promises “speakers, exhibitors, musicians, filmmakers, authors, artists, researchers, and visionaries” to help you “explore paradigm-shifting advancements in health, science, spirituality and vitality” at Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Academy Award costumes

February 23, 2019
Downtown (0.7 miles NE)
The Oscar-Eve Party runs all day with contests, raffles, popcorn, and movie-related fun at FIDM Museum & Galleries, where you can see a free exhibition of Oscar-nominated costumes in the Best Costume Design category. Free.

African-American Festival

February 23 - 24, 2019
Long Beach (24.6 miles south)
The African-American Festival features performances (Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers) plus cultural displays, handmade crafts, and ethnic food at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Academy Awards

February 24, 2019
Hollywood (9.1 miles NW)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the best films of last year and the people who created them at the Academy Awards, viewed by invitation-only at Dolby Theatre and live on television.

Racy movies

February 28 - March 9, 2019
Downtown (1.8 miles NE)
Hump! screens 21 five-minute films produced by amateurs of all persuasions at Downtown Independent.

Oscar Preview

February 2019
Downtown (0.9 miles east)
Join the audience watching a live discussion and debate by film critics about the contenders for this year’s major Oscar categories at the Oscar Preview hosted by 89.3 KPCC FM at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Coffee festival

February 2019
Downtown (1.2 miles SE)
Taste coffee, visit exhibitors, and attend classes and presentations at the consumer CoffeeCon at The Reef.

Chinese New Year parade

February 2019
Chinatown (3.1 miles NE)
The Golden Dragon Parade includes colorful floats, marching bands, and costumed performers followed by entertainment at Chinatown Central Plaza. Free unless you buy a grandstand seat. Parade map.

Brazilian dance party

February 2019
West Adams (6.2 miles west)
Brazilian Carnaval has a samba band, drum circles, colorful dancers, cultural activities, vendors, and Brazilian food and drinks at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do.
  • 2 to 6 p.m. - matinee carnival for kids
  • 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. - carnival

Kosher tasting

February 2019
Mid-Wilshire (8.2 miles west)
Sample 300 kosher wines and kosher cuisine at the Kosher Food & Wine Experience at Petersen Automotive Museum for age 21+.

Academy Award panel discussions

February 2019
Beverly Hills (10.2 miles NW)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a series of public talks & clips celebrating this year’s nominees during Oscar Week at Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Black History Parade and Festival

February 2019
Altadena (14.4 miles NE)
Black History Parade and Festival begins 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and goes south on Fair Oaks Avenue to Robinson Park for a festival (12 to 4 p.m.) with music, food vendors, and kids’ activities. Free.

Small-town festival

February 2019
Temple City (16.7 miles NE)
Temple City Camellia Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday and includes a carnival with food and games, a beer & wine garden, entertainment, and a parade (10 a.m. Saturday). Free.

Hip car show

February 2019
San Pedro (22.5 miles south)
Hot Import Nights brings exotic cars, nightclub acts, DJ music, foreign models, food trucks, a kids’ zone, and both dragon and lion dancers to eight blocks of the Historic Downtown in San Pedro. Free.

Chinese New Year

February 2019
San Pedro (24 miles south)
The Lunar New Year Festival includes a crafts market, a petting zoo, food trucks, lion dancers, martial arts, traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean dancers, and closing fireworks at the Port of Los Angeles. Free.

Mardi Gras festival

February 2019
Long Beach (24.6 miles south)
Join thousands of cheering revelers at the Long Beach Mardi Gras for zydeco music, dancing, costumes, art, and kids’ activities in Shoreline Village. A parade begins at Aquarium of the Pacific at 2 p.m. and features a king and queen. Free.

Chinese New Year at Disney

February 2019
Anaheim (28.1 miles SE)
Celebrate Lunar New Year with culturally inspired food, music (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese), entertainment, a lucky wishing wall, ornamental lanterns, and multi-lingual banners at Disney California Adventure Park.

Cowboy show

February 2019
Anaheim (31.4 miles SE)
Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull at the Honda Center.

Valentine’s Day kink

February 2019
Downtown (0.7 miles east)
Lucha VaVoom Twisted Valentines is an over-the-top spectacle of American burlesque and Mexican wrestling, with colorful masked wrestlers in the ring and barely dressed acrobats in the air above at The Mayan for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 2019
Hollywood (8.6 miles NW)
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentines Show at Wanderlust Hollywood.

Valentine’s Day dinner sail

February 2019
San Pedro (23.4 miles south)
Climb aboard a square-rigged brigantine sailing ship for the Tall Ship Adventures Sweetheart Sail, which includes dinner, dessert, and a toast of sparkling wine as you watch the sun set, departing from berth 78 at Ports O’ Call Village. Flyer.

Romantic concert

February 2019
Anaheim (34 miles SE)
The Wave’s Love Affair Concert features an epic roster of soul and R&B bands at Honda Center of Anaheim.

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