Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome.
Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).
This weekend in L.A. (February 2-4) includes First Fridays at NHM, CoffeeCon, Smorgasburg Dumpling Day, Boomtown Brewery Anniversary Party, The Great Rock and Roll Flea Market and MUCH more.
Also remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.
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Friday February 2nd, 2018
1. First Fridays return to the Natural History Museum this Friday. The event will explore L.A. inventiveness, capped with live music from two local legends: John Doe and Exene of the iconic band X.
2. GIRLSCHOOL is a three-day music and ideas festival that includes panels and workshops with female leaders, speakers, educators, activists, and more happening at The Bootleg Theater.
3. There’s a MCA Tribute at The Egyptian on Friday. The program will screen music video sequel “Fight for Your Right Revisited,” Beastie Boys concert film AWESOME; I [email protected]#KIN’ SHOT THAT and a discussion following the short with Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys.
4. Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style.
5. The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE
6. Since its the first Friday of the month check out all the cool events happening around town including block parties and art walks for First Fridays.
7. Take a Downtown Los Angeles foodie walking tour and savor what the bustling neighborhood has to offer. The tour is three hours long, participants will stop at six popular spots to eat and the tour guide will take folks through the history of DTLA. Happening Friday and Saturday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
8. In celebration of the Metro Red Line’s 25th birthday this year, they’ve partnered with filmmaker Hervé Cohen to present “Life Underground,” an immersive art media installation and interactive web documentary on view at Los Angeles Union Station from January 30 to February 5. FREE
9. Rockwell: Table & Stage presents the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park. Happening all weekend. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar
10. Greenbar Distillery opens up their facility for a tour of their organic distillery. The tour is one hour long and guests will have a chance to learn about the process of spirit making and taste some of the Greenbar portfolio.
11. Free admission at: Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Pasadena Museum of California Art (noon to 5 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art.
Saturday February 3rd, 2018
12. CoffeeCon happening at The Reef in DTLA February 3-4 features a tasting floor, top coffee experts, tasting seminars and even hands-on brewing labs. Some of the classes from CoffeeCon 2017 included Intro to Grinding, Advanced Espresso, Latte Art, Turkish Coffee and more. Check for discounted tickets up to 50% off on Goldstar before making your purchase.
13. Boomtown Brewery will celebrate their three-year anniversary with a free 14-hour party. Stop by beginning at noon and enjoy a brand-new Anniversary Beer, a White Imperial brewed with rose petals and raspberries, plus T-shirt screen printing, a photo booth and food vendors serving food all day.
14. Wild Party: A Jazz Age Immersive Experience comes to The Masonic Center of Santa Monica this Saturday for an immersive experience in the spirit of 1926. Performances will take place in multiple locations throughout the venue and period attire is encouraged, but not required.
15. Smorgasburg Dumpling Day at Santa Anita Park will introduce the most interesting new dumplings in So Cal, from the likes of Workaholic, Brothecary, and more. Tickets cost $30 a person.
16. In honor of Black History Month, Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience is coming to Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills for a free performance of stories by one of the America’s premier fiction writers that examine the African-American experience with the aid of hip hop and other music. FREE
17. SteelCraft Long Beach will celebrate their one-year anniversary this Saturday with Taste of SteelCraft a mini food festival with live music, a kids’ movie screening at sunset, raffle and more.
18. The Groundlings Theatre presents their latest main stage show, Sweet Valley Groundlings performing this Friday. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar
19. BLVD Kitchen in Sherman Oaks will host a little pre-Valentine’s Day celebration where you can meet the BLVD Sweets Artisans, taste some treats and decorate some cookies. The event is free to attend and open to all ages.
20. “The Female Gaze” is dubbed as a super-sized parody of The View featuring over a dozen diverse co-hosts all with something to say. Performing at UCBT Sunset.
21. The Petersen Automotive Museum presents 50 of the most iconic Porsche sport cars of all time during “The Porsche Effect” on display in the Mullin Grand Salon.
22. FreeFrom will host the Made by a Survivor Valentine’s Day Market this Saturday at Mandala Yoga Center in Santa Monica. Browse and purchase handcrafted gifts made by previous survivors of domestic violence. 100% of proceeds will go directly to survivor-entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Sunday February 4th, 2018
23. Looking for a place to watch the big game? Checkout our round up of Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Los Angeles .
24. Vegan Street Fair, Eat Drink Vegan, and Smorgasburg LA join forces to bring you the first annual Super Vegan Sunday. Smorgasburg will transform into a vegan food haven with vendors offering special tons of vegan options
25. Marfa Book Co. the independent bookstore, publisher, and project space in Marfa, Texas will open its first experimental pop-up at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles this Sunday.
26. The Great Rock and Roll Flea Market will take over The Regent Theater in DTLA with an impressive selection of vintage collectors, antiquities dealers, vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, food trucks, craftsmen and used musical instruments dealers. FREE
27. Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance transforms the Pasadena Playhouse into a playground mixing actors and audience as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites now playing through February 25. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
28. The Hammer presents a family friendly screening of Bugsy Malone. Recommended for ages eight and up, the film is a reimagination of a gangster movie set in the Prohibition-era of Chicago made into a toe-tapping musical with an adorable all-kid cast staring Jodie Foster and Scott Bai. FREE
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