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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Celebrate Love, Comics and Bagpipes

ArcLight Presents... Hitting the High Note
Starts Feb 13 
ArcLight Theaters

Join us for screenings of the films below, featuring memorable scores from Oscar®-nominated Composers. ArcLight Presents… Hitting the High Note, features live post-screening conversations with this year’s Oscar® Nominees for Best Original Score.

TTDILA's Valentine’s Day Guide Get Your Guns & Swords

Nerd Nite Los Angeles
Thu, February 14, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

This month's topics include: the ability of machines to love, the search for soulmates, and the latest in a scientific study on intimate touch. A very special Valentine's-themed Nerd Nite!

Qbomb at the Whisky A Go-Go!
Fri, February 15, 2019
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Whisky a Go Go
8901 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Blood Diner
Friday, February 15 11:59pm
Nuart Theatre

*This one is completely insane
'Round Midnight w/Intro, Director Jackie Kong in person.

Eden and the Army of Paradise: Exhibition & Book Launch
February 16, 2019 - February 24, 2019
Feb 16, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 
Gallery Nucleus welcomes back artist Eastwood Wong for a book launch of his latest self published art book / comic: Eden and the Army of Paradise. An offshoot of the popular concept book Violet Pink, Eastwood dives deeper into the story of Eden. Artist Denny Khurniawan, and Sylvia Liu, will also be releasing new books. 

Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 16, 2 – 6 p.m
Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

 Santa Monica Place commemorates the Year of the Pig with its annual Lunar New Year celebration. Hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as the traditional Chinese lion dance, Korean fan dance, stilt walkers, traditional dough artist, balloon twister, classical folk music from a Chinese musical duo, New Year’s Wishing Trees and family-friendly arts and crafts for all to enjoy. New this year is the addition of popular K-pop dance group, First Bite. 

Long Beach Comic Expo 2019
Saturday, Feb. 16 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Advance Ticket holders at 9:30 am)
Sunday, Feb. 17 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Advance Ticket holders at 10:30 am)
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
$37.82 and up

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.

2019 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
Saturday, February 16: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, February 17: 10:00am-5:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center - HALLS GHJ
1201 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, February 16th
6:30 - 10:00 PM
February 16 - March 6, 2019
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

From artist: With a straight edge and knife, I cut and layer paper to expose geometric/abstract compositions. These compositions are comprised of shapes that sit on different planes, creating literal depth, while the composition itself creates a perceived depth. It is this intersection of the literal and perceived that informs the work; where the absence of material reveal form and the casting of shadow create line.

ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI
February 16th & 17th, 2019
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
$31 and up

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI February 16 & 17 (9AM - 6PM). Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

2019 Lunar New Year Celebration
February 17, 2pm-5pm
The Grove LA
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The festive nature of the holidays continues at The Grove with the 2019 Lunar New Year. The storied meaning, tradition, and symbolism behind this celebration are all apparent in the dazzling décor and fun-filled entertainment. Celebrate the Year of the Golden Pig with lively performances and cultural activities on Gilmore Lane and The Plaza of The Original Farmers Market.

Target Free Holiday Monday: Presidents' Day
Mon, Feb 18, 11 am–5 pm