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23 Really Cool Things to do This February in Los Angeles (2018)

February 2, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles?

We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in February around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.

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February 2018 event highlights include CoffeeCon, the 119th Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown, a Cupid’s Undies Run, the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival, Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, and more!

And remember if you want to stay up to date on all the event happenings in Los Angeles then be sure to sign-up for our email newsletter.

[RELATEDHere’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For February]

Chinatown Central Plaza

Chinatown Central Plaza. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. First Fridays at Natural History Museum (Feb. 2)

Visit the Natural History Museum on February 2 for First Fridays. This event explores L.A. inventiveness, capped with live music from two local legends: John Doe and Exene of the iconic band X! -> More information

2. Smorgasburg Dumpling Day at Santa Anita Park (Feb. 3)

Indulge in an afternoon of dumplings, beer and horse racing at Smorgasburg Dumpling Day at Santa Anita Park on February 3. -> More information

3. Boomtown Brewery’s 3rd Anniversary Party in DTLA (Feb. 3)

DTLA’s Boomtown Brewery celebrates its three-year anniversary with a free party on February 3! Savor a brand-new Anniversary Beer, get a t-shirt printed — a rare, one-of-a-kind anniversary tee! — visit the photo booth, watch burlesque & more. -> More information

4. CoffeCon LA 2018 (Feb. 3-4)

Whether you enjoy it black, with cream, iced or hot, this is the conference for any & all coffee-lovers. Enjoy two-days of coffee tastings & classes! -> More information – Discount tickets

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5. Pop-Up Magazine’s “Winter Issue” at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (Feb. 5)

Stop by Pop-Up Magazine’s Winter Issue at the Ace Hotel for a live magazine-style variety show for comedic genius and real-life storytelling. -> More information

6. Pan African Film & Arts Festival (Feb. 8-19)

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) returns to Los Angeles February 8-19. Now in its 26th year, the 12-day festival will showcase over 100 new films and the talented artists who created them. -> More information

7. Cupid’s Undie Run at The Victorian in Santa Monica (Feb. 10)

Cupid’s Undie Run returns to The Victorian Santa Monica on February 10 for a “brief” run for a great cause. The event starts at the Victorian in Santa Monica, where you party, run roughly a mile, then party some more. -> More information

8. One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018 at The Queen Mary (Feb. 10-11)

The One Love Cali Reggae Fest returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach February 10-11 for an entire weekend of dancing to your favorite reggae music on Los Angeles’ historic cruise ship. See Nas, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Matisyahu, Yellowman & more. -> More information

9. 9th Annual Edwardian Ball at the Globe Theatre in DTLA (Feb. 9-10)

The 9th Annual Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire comes to the Globe Theater in LA February 9, while February 10 marks the debut of Los Angeles’ first-ever Edwardian World’s Faire. -> More information

10. Positive Vibes: FREE Silent Disco YOGA at FIGat7th (Feb. 10)

Visit FIGat7th on February 10 for Positive Vibes, a free, epic, all-day outdoor party! Enjoy silent disco yoga, sound bath sessions, tarot card readings, Dublab music, vegan food & much more. Attendees can also enjoy temporary tattoos, body painting, DJ sets and a live band curated by Dublab, arts and crafts, vegan food and drink options, a beer garden and lounge area by Spaceland. -> More information

11. FREE Mardi Gras Concert at Historic Union Station (Feb. 13)

Be a part of the Second Line Tradition by attending this FREE Mardi Gras Concert by the Mudbug Brass Band at historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles! -> More information

12. Lucha VaVOOM Two-Night Valentine’s Spectacle at The Mayan Theater (Feb. 14-15)

Everyone’s favorite collision of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy returns for Valentine’s Day with a two-night spectacle at Downtown Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater February 14-15. -> More information

13. Palm Springs Modernism Week (Feb. 15-25)

Palm Springs Modernism Week returns February 15-25 to celebrate all things midcentury modern including architecture, art, interior landscape design and vintage culture. -> More information

14. Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles 2018 (Feb. 16)

The Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles returns to The Vortex in DTLA on February 16-17, with chocolate fondue, the work of up-and-coming artists & more. -> More information

15. Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place (Feb. 17)

Celebrate the Year of the Dog during Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place on February 17. Enjoy Asian-themed stilt walkers, traditional Korean fan dancers, Chinese music, The Voice’s Katherine Ho as emcee & more. -> More information

16. The 119th Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown (Feb. 17)

The 119th Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival returns to Los Angeles’ Chinatown on February 17, with floats, marching bands, entertainers, a culinary stage, artisans & much more. -> More information

17. Long Beach Comic Expo (Feb. 17-18)

Long Beach Comic Expo, a celebration of comic books and pop culture, returns to Long Beach Convention Center on February 17-18. -> More information – Discount tickets

18. Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXV (Feb. 17-18)

Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXV returns February 17-18 to celebrate 25 years of the annual event with an array of authentic Scottish activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, drinks and cuisine. -> More information

19. Lessons from Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement at The Skirball (Feb. 22)

Passing the Torch — From Selma to Today: Lessons from Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement is a panel discussion with four fascinating thought leaders taking place at The Skirball on February 22. -> More information – Discount tickets

20.Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy at the Townhouse in Venice (Feb. 24)

Celebrate like it’s 1928 during Venice Arts’ Annual Speakeasy at the Townhouse in Venice on February 24! This unforgettable party will take place in the Prohibition-era Speakeasy located below the Townhouse, which dates back to 1915. -> More information

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21. 2018 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show (Feb. 24-25)

Meet travel celebs like PBS’ Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, learn how to pack well and decide where to go for your next trip at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 24-25. -> More information – Discount tickets

22. L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k & 10k (Feb. 24-25)

Stop by the Firecracker Festival in Los Angeles’ Chinatown for two days filled with friendly-competition, carnival games, food trucks & more! -> More information

23. KPCC in Person Presents Airtalk’s FilmWeek: 2018 Oscar Preview at the Ace Hotel (Feb. 25)

On February 25, Larry Mantle and the film critics of KPCC’s AirTalk convene on the stage of the historic Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss and debate this year’s Oscar nominees for a special taping in front of a live audience. -> More information


Be sure to check the We Like L.A. Events Calendar for updates on fun things happening around the city throughout February. You can also sign up for our daily/weekly newsletter if you want events sent straight to your inbox. 

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