From Valentine’s Day couples cooking classes to events celebrating Black history and culture and exciting new openings, Los Angeles in February has an endless amount to do. See below for everything happening this month.
For the month of February, the LA Philharmonic and the Arts and Culture Division of Beverly Hills have partnered up to present Rachmaninoff Was Here: The Golden Age of Beverly Hills Bohemianism, a series of performances inviting audiences to explore the artistic communities that were flourishing during the composer’s time in L.A. In particular, on Feb. 2, The Beverly Hills Songbook will celebrate the musical legacy of the city with an opening performance at The Maybourne. The evening will also feature a glass or two of welcome champagne; enjoying the performance from the comfort of your suite; theater style bites and an afternoon check out. Learn more
This month, Madre Oaxacan Restaurant + Mezcaleria will open a new fourth location in Santa Clarita, bringing with it its rare mezcal collection of over 500 bottles. The menu features moles, tlayudas, barbacoas, along with traditional Oaxacan meats and tacos. The restaurant will be open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Additionally, brunch will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 27007 McBean Parkway
On Feb. 1, Hollywood’s new British-inspired pub, The Chap, will hold its Bingo Night with host Greg T. Brown. Participants can compete to win prizes like merchandise, a free pint or dessert on the house. Reservations are now open. 1607 N Cahuenga Blvd. 90028
On Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., critically acclaimed and award-winning author Miriam Toews will be at Book Soup for a conversation with local author Alissa Nutting for the paperback release of her book Fight Night, named best book of the year by NPR, Buzzfeed, USA Today and Lit Hub. The event is both free and open to the public. 8818 W Sunset Blvd
As part of an ongoing partnership with Hotel June West L.A. and collaboration with Bomb Vinho, Parea Books will be hosting two events this month. On Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. it will host a Reading Two Ways Session with face and tarot readings alongside readings of excerpts and poems from the novel The Hours Before Dusk and tastings of Spanish and Portuguese wines. The final event, the Escape Dinner, will take place on Feb. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. and include a four course meal paired with five different Portuguese wines and vermouth inspired by stories from the book. More info
From Feb. 3 to 5, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will host a weekend-long festival celebrating exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971. Kicking off the event, on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. is the Around the Block Party; on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. is the Saturday Symposium and Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. is the Free Family Fun Day. More info
To celebrate its fifth L.A. location opening, on Feb. 5, The Kebab Shop is offering free wraps across all five L.A. restaurants (El Segundo, Burbank, Northridge, Encino and Cerritos) from noon to 2 p.m. Website
On Feb. 27, SkinCeuticals is celebrating the opening of a new SkinCeuticals SkinLab in Santa Monica, partnering with double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcus. The new location will offer an array of treatments including chemical peels, facials and microneedling. Website.
From Feb. 7 to 25, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is hosting an exclusive pop-up with the Amalfi Coast’s Hotel Santa Caterina’s signature restaurant. Chef Giuseppe Stanzione and chef Ralf Schlegel will collaborate to bring coastal Italian cuisine to Los Angeles on the Belvedere Terrace in a six-course tasting menu. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Peninsula Beverly Hills will also offer the Al Mare, Amore S’more Romance Package complete with luxuries for two. 9882 South Santa Monica Blvd
On Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jean-Georges Beverly Hills will host its monthly cooking class and lunch inside the Waldorf Astoria restaurant. Guests will enjoy a cooking demonstration, as well as a three-course lunch inclusive of brussels, croque monsieur and an apple tarte tatin, alongside a welcome cocktail and a glass of wine with lunch. Reservations. 9850 Wilshire Blvd
On Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m., esteemed choreographer and USC professor of dance Kyle Abraham will perform with his company A.I.M. at the Bovard Auditorium at USC. The performance, titled “An Untitled Love,” is a tribute to self love and Black culture, family and community. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations
Los Angeles offers so much to experience and enjoy. Be sure not to miss out on these exciting events this February.
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