‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ 35th Anniversary Event

February 17th, 2020

Special movies should have special celebrations. If the movie is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, it definitely deserves a special 35th-anniversary event. There will be a special screening at the Wiltern on February 27 of this Tim Burton classic in addition to (wait for it) Pee Wee himself (Paul Reubens) talking about the movie, behind the scenes secrets, and local fun facts since it was filmed in Los Angeles. Don’t disappoint Large Marge! It’s sure to be a fun event.

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African-American Festival

February 13th, 2020

Love culture and fun? Of course, you do! Enjoy it right here in So Cal at the Aquarium of the Pacific African American Festival in Long Beach. This 18th annual festival takes place from February 22-23. Enjoy the rich history of African culture is this phenomenal event. Entertainment includes break dancers, hip hop music and dancers, live jazz music, Mardi Gras second-line dancers, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, cultural exhibits, and handmade items for sale. The food is sure to be delicious and plentiful. There will even be special guest Conservation Ambassadors with animals you can touch.

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Get your kilt on: Scottish Festival

February 10th, 2020

Whether you’re Scottish or not, the Scottish Festival is chock full of athleticism, culture, entertainment, and of course, beautiful kilts. This is the 27th annual Scottish Festival and promises to be one of the best. There will be Highland games athletic contests (including hammer throws, caber toss, stones of strength, sheaf toss, and more), piping, authentic Scottish dancing, tasty food and libations and more. It all takes place at the Queen Mary in Long Beach from February 14-16.

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Art in the desert

February 6th, 2020

Soak up the Southern California sun in swanky Palm Springs and combine it with some incredible art. From February 14-17, the Art Palm Springs event features 80 art galleries all in one place at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Galleries from all over the nation will be here to show their beautiful works of art. There will also be talks and events to get even more in-depth. While you’re there, Palm Springs has incredible restaurants and shops to visit plus scenic recreation.

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BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical

February 4th, 2020

There is no substitute for the music of the legendary Carole King. She is part of the soundtrack for many of us, and for good reason. Check out BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical at the Fred Kavali Theatre from February 13-16. The tender and true story of Carole King’s ascent to fame and acclaim is not to be missed. Learn about her beginnings, her writing partners, and her life in this incredible show.

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Big time art: LA Art Show: FEB 6-9

February 2nd, 2020

Miami has Art Basel and we’ve got the extraordinary LA Art Show! The LA Art Show is a time-honored tradition on the West Coast. You’ll discover a one of a kind array of traditional, modern, historic art and more. There are galleries from all over the world plus the best of the best of local LA galleries. Talent is everywhere and all in one convenient place. There are tours, unique exhibits and lectures to enjoy as well. Discover new trends in art and engage with the artists themselves to find out their backgrounds and inspirations.

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LACMA First-Time Fridays

February 1st, 2020

Start each month off right with some special inspiration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Their First Time Fridays program is pretty awesome. The galleries are open from 11am to 8pm. Let them know at the LACMA booth that you are a first-time visitor and you’ll receive some neat stuff including a pre-selected poster. LACMA began way back in 1961. Since then, their collection is quite large and pretty darn impressive and includes The Broad and is creating an exciting new campus to replace the older buildings.

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