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, Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] ban.do’s warehouse sale is back Feb. 19-23 with up to 80% on apparel, stationery, drinkware and more. This time the sale will be held at the 260 Sample Sale Beverly Hills location.
2. [noon] Photographer’s Eye: The Lost History of the Clifton’s Cafeteria at the Los Angeles Public Library. FREE
3. [5:30 p.m.] Comedian Brian Posehn has a new metal album (yes, a comedian made a metal album) called Grandpa Metal and it’s due out on Feb. 14. To celebrate the album’s release Posehn will team up with Anthrax’s Scott Ian to play songs and discuss their collaboration at Amoeba Hollywood on Feb. 19. The show is free/all-ages but if you want to attend the signing after the performance, you’ll have to purchase the album in-store. FREE
4. [7 p.m.] California African American Museum (CAAM) takes a deep-dive into the world of men’s fashion, entrepreneurship and the impact of social media on marketing, and more during an evening discussion. FREE
5. [8 p.m.] The Red Lion Tavern hosts Star Wars trivia night at the downstairs bar at 8 p.m. with cool prizes.
6. [7 p.m.] If you love romance novel clichés head to UCB SUNSET for Lustily Ever After: The Audiobook Musical live on stage. There will be all the making of a romance novel including a brooding playboy, sultry situations to paranormal love? All in the most hilarious way.
7. [7 p.m.] The Getty Center will host a talk with artists Genevieve Gaignard and Rashaad Newsome. They’ll discuss why and how they create spaces for Black histories that explore rulership, power, and place. The conversation will be moderated by Tyree Boyd-Pates, curator of Western history at the Autry Museum. The talk complements the exhibition Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art. Advance tickets are required. FREE
8. [7 p.m.] The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.
9. [8 p.m.] Cirque Du Soleil’s Volta is playing at Dodger Stadium on select nights through March 8.
10. [various] The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) returns to Los Angeles February 11-23. Now in its 28th year, the festival is the largest black film festival in America.
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