10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN Downtown LA | February 2018
No More FOMO. Plan out your month with the city’s best culture, concerts, eateries and more.
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THINGS TO DO
Pop-Up Magazine “Winter Issue”; Theatre At The Ace Hotel
10 Year Anniversary Party; Pussy + Pooch
Ring in 70 (dog) years of Pussy & Pooch with a festive pet-friendly block party in Downtown LA. There will be food, drink, DJ’s, giveways, plus tons of fun for you and your pet(s). Be sure to arrive early! SWAG bags are available for the first 100 people. Early bird RSVP is highly suggested before February 11th.
FOOD + DRINK
Broken Hearts Circus; Angel City Brewery
Say no to broken hearts and yes to an afternoon of beer and amusement. ACB is making a circus out of the Los Angeles dating scene with this pre-Valentine’s bash. As an answer to the all the clowns in the dating pool, the Arts District brewery is gathering stilt walkers and a magician for this afternoon of beer and amusements. Be sure to throw on a heart-themed sweater for a broken hearts photo booth (::insert broken heart here::).
February (All Month During Lunch Hours)
Spinfish Poke House; Little Tokyo
Build your own bowl with fresh sushi grade fish, unique sauces, delicious toppings and veggies. My favorite is the vegan bowl. Yes, you read that right – vegan bowl at a poke house. It even comes with tofu – leaving more fish to eat for the meat eaters, or pescatarians. This specific place is only open during lunch hours (11AM-3PM), so don’t miss out!
ARTS + CULTURE
February 10, 17
Cartwheel Art Tours; Downtown LA
Immerse yourself as you tour the city and explore local artisan establishments. Designed by founder Cindy Schwarstein, Cartwheel Art Tours offers guests the exclusive opportunity to discover, explore, and experience Los Angeles’ neighborhoods through the perspective of a rotating, eclectic team of knowledgeable and passionate insiders who are deeply connected to their community.
Chinese New Years Parade; North Broadway In Chinatown
Observe one hundred years of tradition as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of people 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.
TV + Cinema
Street Food Cinema; Palace Theatre
Grab your loved one (or yourself) and ring in Valentines and/or Singles Awareness Month. With V-day approaching Street Food Cinema has the perfect Valentine’s Day event for you! Valentine’s Day is on a weekday, which means all work and no play, so celebrate early by getting your loved one a ticket to The Shining, a Street Food Cinema Special Edition – Bloody Valentine’s. Grab some red rum and specialty cocktails at our full bar, snap a perfect, lovely photo at the photo booth, and sway to the beats of our DJ. Make like an axe and swing by for a scary good Valentine’s celebration! Please Note: this is a 21 and over event.
Celebrate Black History month with a free screening of Selma. A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. This event happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month. What to expect: Live DJ’s and Happy Hour, plus dinner and a movie inside TASTE Food Hall. Live DJ and HH begin at 6PM and the film begins at 7PM. As a courtesy to our TASTE Food Hall eateries, please do not bring outside food or beverages (thank you).
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE
Be My Baby; Moroccan Lounge
Be my little baby, or at least dance the night away at Moroccan Lounge’s Valentine’s Party featuring
Mini bear, POLARTROPICA, Iconique, and DJ Jules Medeiros (SISU). Gonna be a fun night, so be sure to get your tickets for $8.
Bloody Gras; Secret Location in Downtown LA
Prepare yourselves for a one-night-only underground fête celebrating Fat Tuesday with a horror twist. Last year’s inaugural party, which combined elements of immersive theatre, lavish scenic design, and live entertainment, featured the Axeman of New Orleans, a jazzy angel of death who stalked guests much like he did during his reign of terror in the Crescent City. This year, guests will step back in time to 1915, where they’ll enter a seedy brothel in Storyville, New Orleans’ red light district, in Bloody Gras: Tales of Storyville. Dress to impress: costumes and extravagant attire reflective of the hedonism of Mardi Gras is highly encouraged! Limited tickets are available. Location will be disclosed closer to event date.
Want more? Then be sure to check out Happening In DTLA’s Events Calendar for updates on exciting things happening in the city throughout the month of February.