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 5, 2020.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] FIDM Museum presents their annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition from February 4 to March 21. Now in its 28th year the public can see costumes created by all five Academy Award nominees. Over 100 outstanding costume designs from 29 films in the past year will also be on display. FREE
2. [11 a.m.] USC Pacific Asia Museum located in Pasadena is recognized as Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to art from Asia and the Pacific. For their first 2020 exhibition the museum presents Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World. On view from January 10 – April 26, 2020 guests walk into a dome that transports them inside a 360° dreamscape fantasy world. The site-specific piece was drawn with 120 Sharpie permanent markers and reveals hints of existential threats to the environment. Oiwa’s surreal paintings and a video documenting the creation of the mural dome greets guests before they embark into the dome.
3. [5:20 p.m.] Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month led by a Park Ranger and museum guide. FREE
4. [6:30 p.m.] The Chinese American Museum will host an opening reception for Red Envelope Show. Get a first look at the museum’s newest exhibit which features hundreds of red envelopes transformed into original artwork by over 250 contemporary artists. Complimentary refreshments will be held in the courtyard.
5. [7 p.m.] Severance Wine Bar wants to celebrate your single status during their BREAKUP BAR POPUP. Taking place next door to the bar, the two week long party will transport guest into an anti-Valentine’s Day world with break up appropriate movie screenings, a Wall of Broken Relationships, loads of champagne, cocktails and food. Running Tuesday through Saturday from Jan. 31 till Feb. 16.
6. [7:30 p.m.] Risk!, the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share, stops by The Virgil this Wednesday with jaw-dropping and hilarious stories.
7. [7:30 p.m.] USC’s Asian Pacific American Student Assembly is hosting a moderated discussion with comedian Ali Wong at the Bovard Auditorium. FREE
8. [8 p.m.] Boston hardcore band Slapshot brings their 35th anniversary tour to the Hi Hat in Highland Park.
9. [8 p.m.] L.A. Art Show is our city’s largest and longest-running art fair. The show will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center starting February 5 with an opening night gala and continuing till Sunday. This year will also celebrate the shows 25th anniversary.
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.