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 22, 2020.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [9 a.m.] FitspoLA returns to The Bloc for a day of fitness-inspired activities and pop-ups where guests can try food and beverage samples, scope out training accessories and exercise equipment, and learn about the latest trends from top fitness and health brands.
2. [9 a.m.] The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual African American Festival celebrates African American and African culture through a two-day affair featuring Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers.
3. [11 a.m.] SHIPWRECKED Tiki Social & Bazaar brings the tiki community together for a day of drinks, art, shopping and partying Polynesian style. Taking place at The Warehouse in Marina del Rey.
4. [noon] A ‘CBD’ dispensary is coming to Venice this Saturday… but we’re not talking about cannabis. The California Milk Advisory Board has is bringing a California Based Dairy (C.B.D.) ‘dispensary pop-up’ to Abbot Kinney where guests can experience/sample California cheeses, flavor-infused yogurt, doses of butter, and rolled ice cream. The event is free with RSVP. FREE
5. [4 p.m.] Mixografia presents Wrong is Right: Remembering John Baldessari, an exhibition celebrating the late artist through his collaboration with local print publishers and Baldessari’s 1970s video works. An opening reception takes place today from 4 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public, with complimentary refreshments and valet parking. The exhibit remains on view through April 4, 2020. FREE
6. [5 p.m.] LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes host an opening reception for their latest exhibit “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city”. Visitors will enter a recreated Afro-Latinx home and explore the personal objects of an Afrolatinidad family living in Los Angeles. Small bites, DJ Rich Spirit Revelli and a guest performance by Afro-Peruvian educator and choreographer Nadia Calmet will also be part of the reception night. RSVP at [email protected] to attend. FREE
7. [6 p.m.] Celebrate like it’s 1928 during Venice Arts’ Speakeasy at the Townhouse in Venice. This annual fundraiser takes place in the Prohibition-era Speakeasy located below the Townhouse, which dates back to 1915. The evening will include a complimentary whiskey tasting, a silent auction with works by Venice Arts’ students, a cash bar, and DJ-spun music.
8. [8 p.m.] The Chocolate and Art Show brings together two nights of art, live music, live entertainment and of course large amounts of free chocolate. The event takes place on February 21-22.
9. [8 p.m.] The Wallis has an experimental adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with performances now extended through March 7.
10. [8:15 p.m.] Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival returns on select dates from February 20-29. The nationwide festival showcases five-minute sex-positive ‘dirty movies’ on the big screen of The Downtown Independent in celebration of creative sexual expression.
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