Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Love Animals and Robots

Lucha VaVOOM Valentines Spectacular: CRAZY IN LOVE!
Wednesday, Feb 10, 8:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 11, 11:30 pm
Mayan Theater
$40.00 - $75.00
Luchadores, booze and burlesque to start off the loveliness of Valentine's Day.

SORI: Voice from the Heart Screenings
English Subtitles
CGV Cinemas

A movie about an AI robot that crash landed in Korea and a father looking for his lost daughter, can they help each other.

Cinematic Void
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 - Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Cinematic Void is an insane film party within the intimate space of the Spielberg Theatre. With a focus on cult films and oddball gems of all genres, each screening is packed with weirdo clip shows, curated trailer reels, prize giveaways, and other surprises. Get sucked into the cinemadness monthly. For our first trips down the rabbit hole, we offer a demented alternative to romance on Valentine’s Day weekend with two of the most over-the-top exploitation films ever made. The title character of THE SINFUL DWARF runs a white slave ring out of the attic of his mom’s house. And if you’re ever at a hospital awaiting an X-RAY and spot former Playboy playmate Barbi Benton, take care to avoid the slasher stalking her.

The Haunted Sword
Thursday Feb 11, 2016 7:30PM
Aratani Theatre244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Drama, lust, vengeance, and haunted weaponry collide in this explosive Japanese kabuki. Famed female impersonator Tamasaburo V joins Kanzaburo XVIII and Nizaemon to form the dream cast of this filmed live performance of a 17th-century dramatic form. (2010, dir. Hiroyuki Nakatani, 113 min. English subtitles.)

Following the screening, join us in the courtyard for an after-party featuring DJ Hashim B, sake tasting and cash bar, free Japanese food and free, limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

Thu, Feb 11, 7pm 
Busby's East 
5364 Wilshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.

February 11-14
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2015 saw over 34,700 visitors over the course of three and a half days.

Machine Project presents The Floating Library

February 11-14, 11am-4pm daily
Echo Park Lake

A collection of artist-made books and printed matter on a raft, afloat on Echo Park Lake, reachable by pedal boat. 

Thu Feb 11–Sun Feb 14
8:30pm–1:30am, Free / 21+, Upstairs

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is proud to announce a weekend-long series of after-hours events in collaboration with this year's LA Art Book Fair. Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair is a companion to its NY Art Book Fair, both held annually in celebration of independent publishing, artist books, monographs, catalogs, zines and all things bound together by art.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
February 11, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm,
Downtown Los Angeles

Multiple galleries are open for a monthly special event.

MoviesTO Interactive Screening Casablanca
Friday, February 12th, 7:00 - 10:00 P.M
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join in as MoviesTO (Movies Totally Obsessed) launches their brand new movie apps designed to heighten your movie watching experience to a whole new level. MoviesTO will be presenting Leonard Maltin’s all-time favorite film Casablanca (1942) on the big screen as you learn how to engage in their exciting new movie apps that give an entirely new meaning to the phrase "second screen experience!"

Friday, February 12, 7pm-11pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802
Night Dive is an adults-only event with local bands rockin’ out right next to the fish, DJs spinning in the Aquarium’s galleries, and inspiring works of art, cocktails and drinks, and tasty bites from food trucks. Come take in the Aquarium at night, when the lights go down and the bubble curtain goes up in Honda Blue Cavern!
TCL Chinese Theatres Valentine's Special Screenings
Feb 12-17
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Price varies by showing
Special screenings of two love stories during Valentine's week including Valentine's Day. Both “The Notebook” (2004) & “Pretty In Pink” (1986) will have multiple showings. Pretty in Pink 30th anniversary screening.

The 117th Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Saturday, February 13, 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm,

With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community. The festival has activities and booths to enjoy throughout the day.

Opening: Saturday, February 13, 6:30 PM - 10 PM

2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

KISS x UKIYO-E Exhibition 
Opening event on February 13th, 6-8 pm
Sunset Marquis/Morrison Hotel Gallery

"Join us along with the legendary Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at the opening event on February 13th, 6-8 pm."
23rd Annual Queen Mary ScotsFest
February 13-14, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm,
The Queen Mary
Starts at $19

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a pre-cursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.

The Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival hosts World Champion Scottish Highland Dancer, Kaylee Finnegan and many internationally acclaimed athletes competing for titles in stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, sheaf and the famed caber toss.

Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult festivalgoers while the wee laddies & lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies and even take part in the Wee Highland games.

4th Annual Fake Prom
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:00 PM
1275 E 6th St - 1275 East 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021

Get ready for Unique's 4th Annual Fake Prom! As usual we've partnered with The Flashdance DJs to rock the night away and in honor of the 30 anniversary of it's release, this year's costume theme is... Pretty in Pink! Check out our inspiration below and buy tickets now (hurry, the event sells out every year). The all-inclusive ticket price includes open bar, drinks, 1980s after-school snacks, prom portraits complete with a cheesy commemorative folder, DIY corsage+boutonniere stations and more! This is the BEST Valentine's party every year, fun for everyone whether you are single, were Prom King or never went to prom... Fake Prom is the best!

Saturday, February 13, 5 to 7 pm, 2016
Optional Dinner 7 to 9 pm
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens


The lighthearted affair for ages 21 and up begins with a reception from 5 to 6 pm featuring decadent refreshments, tempting desserts, alluring wines and “animal walk-abouts," which include chats with keepers and the chance to observe small animals up close.  At the heart of the evening is a provocative “birds and bees” presentation and Q & A from 6 to 7 pm about animal dating, mating and cohabitating by L.A. Zoo General Curator Beth Schaefer, and the event climaxes with an intimate three-course dinner (from 7 to 9 pm for an additional fee) at Reggie’s Bistro inside the Zoo.  

Esotouric's "Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles:
In A Lonely Place" bustour
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12-4pm
Tour departs from Daily Dose Cafe, 1820 Industrial Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90021. Tour covers downtown L.A. and Hollywood locations.

On Valentine's Day weekend Saturday, Esotouric, the eclectic
bus adventure company whose tours reveal L.A.'s secret history, offers a bus
tour dedicated to the city's greatest detective novelist, Raymond Chandler,
from the downtown streets he roamed as a young oil executive to his uniquely
poisonous portrayal of the city's hustlers, heavies and suckers.

31st Annual Los Angeles Marathon
Sunday, February 14, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Starts at Dodger Stadium, throughout LA

Valentine's Day just got busier and with added traffic. The LA Marathon will stretch around LA choking up traffic points for those seeking love. If you're running it at least you'll get a sight of a lot of angry motorists.

Valentines Day Original Date Night- Learn to Curl! 
Sun, February 14, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LA Kings Valley Ice Center, 8750 Van Nuys. Blvd. Panorama City, CA 91402
Couples Package – $60.00 (USD)

Looking for a truly original V-Day night out?  May we suggest the element of surprise?  We promise, your special someone will be pleasantly surprised by your originality and fun loving spirit when you bring them out for a night of roaring fun. You and your sweetie will receive special curling rock chocolates, a long stem rose, and a night of super awesome good times!

Valentine's Day Late Night & Dinner at the Aquarium
Sunday, Feb 14, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802
Spoil your loved one with a one-of a-kind Valentine's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Arrive early and enjoy beverages with a harbor view at the roof top Veranda followed by dinner in the Great Hall. It will be a memorable evening showcasing a unique culinary experience, a romantic setting surrounded by marine life, and stellar ambiance.

Sunday, Feb 14, 11am-Midnight

Neon Retro Arcade
28 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, California 91105
Admission: $10 for an hour of FREE PLAY games! All ages welcome, but it's best to bring the kiddos before 8pm. No tickets or reservations required - entry is first come, first serve.
Neon Retro Arcade features 50+ classic arcade & pinball machines in the heart of Old Pasadena. All games are set to FREE PLAY so you don't have to mess with any quarters or tokens! We've got lots of multiplayer games for you to battle with your date...because there's nothing like some friendly competition to heat up the evening ;). Join us before or after your dinner plans for a fun & nostalgic date spot unlike any other in LA!