You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, February 1, 2020.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] Caffe Luxxe is opening a new location (their 7th) in Long Beach, and to celebrate the grand opening they’ll offer FREE cappuccinos and coffee from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Limit of one drink per person. FREE
2. [10 a.m.] Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington during their two-day festival. Guests will enjoy cultural entertainment like lion dancers, martial arts, Chinese music and dance. There will be children’s activities, and Chinese New Year dining specials.
3. [11 a.m.] Photo LA. brings a four-day celebration of photography and how it fits within the realm of fine art to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The event runs through Feb. 2. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
4. [1 p.m.] The 121st Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival returns to Los Angeles’ Chinatown with dazzling floats, marching bands, entertainers, a culinary stage, artisans and much more. FREE
5. [2 p.m.] The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) joins forces with multi-media artist Taiji Terasaki for TRANSCENDIENTS: Heroes At Borders. The exhibit is a living memory of the Japanese American concentration camps, and a tribute to those still fighting for democracy and justice for all. On view February 1 to March 29, 2020. From 2-4 p.m. on Saturday JANM will screen ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 the award-winning documentary about false information and political influences that led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The screening is complementary with your admission ticket.
6. [6 p.m.] There’s a comedy and art show inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation called Picard & Friends and it’s heading to Two Bit Circus this Saturday. Expect Star Trek-inspired art by artists from Netflix, Nickelodeon, Disney and more. The standup show will feature comedians performing alongside reaction gifs from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
7. [7 p.m.] Kin Euphorics and theatrical dinner party group Disco Dining Club collaborate for A Night of Revelry at the ultra chic Kin Clubhouse in West Hollywood. Guests will enjoy craft Kin (non-alcoholic) cocktails and bites, plus dancing.
8. [7:30 p.m.] The Lula Washington Dance Theatre brings social and humanitarian issues to light through the art of dance, with a particular focus on African American culture and history. The ensemble performs at The Wallis this Friday and Saturday nights.
9. [8 p.m.] Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood presents a 20-minute blindfolded horror-theatre experience titled The Bogeyman that moves the audience through a spiraling plethora of the deepest darkest of fantasies. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights from January 31 through February 15.
10. [various] The 4th Annual Oscar Film Week returns to Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills February 1-8 with a meal and screening of all nine “Best Picture” Oscar nominated films in 2020.
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