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The Week Ahead – Events for February 5-11, 2022

Part live concert, part talk show, Eliot Glazer hosts Musique Iconique at Dynasty Typewriter on Friday, February 11.


With both Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl happening next week, it’s best to get your fill of other stuff this week in preparation of these two very American holidays. For example, LACMA has a lot of cool things going on, Craft Contemporary has an in-person gallery conversation happening, and the Ebell of Los Angeles will be hosting a volunteer event to help bring awareness to human trafficking. Do your part for those in need or do something for yourself. Either way, do something and have fun.

[Please note: most venues and events require masks, proof of full vaccination or negative test results, and some may soon require proof of a booster shot as well. Also, as the current COVID-19 surge continues, some in-person events may be canceled or  rescheduled.]


Arts and Culture 


Craft Contemporary will host Scripture, Folklore, and Hearsay: A Conversation with Diedrick Brackens & TK Smith on Saturday, February 5 from 1-2:30 p.m. Join exhibiting artist Diedrick Brackens and his close friend, curator, writer, and cultural historian TK Smith for an intimate gallery conversation about Brackens’ solo exhibition heaven is a muddy riverbed. Don’t miss this special opportunity! Space is limited; advanced RSVP is required. 

Back-to-back classic movie showings this weekend at the Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In. Start your Saturday, February 5 evening off right with national treasure Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 5:45 p.m., and stay for Stanley Kubrick’s creepy classic The Shining starting at 8:30 p.m. “Here’s Johnny!” Tickets start at $30 per car and include one soda, one candy, and unlimited popcorn for each passenger.

And starting Saturday, February 5, through the end of the week, LACMA will have a bounty of art classes, camps, talks, workshops, and screenings to keep your mind occupied. Most of the offerings are online this time, but there is one in-person event and one off-site, if you’re looking to spend some time outdoors. Some of the week’s highlights include an (in-person) Open House celebrating the exhibit Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, a virtual talk, X as Intersection – Latinx Artists in Conversation: Resistance, Reaffirmation, and  Resilience, and the I Am… film series with a post screening conversation. Click here to view LACMA’s weekly event calendar.

If you’re not already a fan, why not dip your toes into something new this Monday, February 7 or Tuesday, February 8, when influential LA art-pop duo Sparks  (brothers Ron and Russell Mael) celebrate 50 years of music at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Widely admired for the “wit of their lyrics and the inventiveness of their music”, their ability to shift genres between glam, hard rock, chamber pop, and electro disco makes this a not-to-be missed event. Tickets range from $30-$85.

In the Village, Chevalier’s Books has Poetry Night scheduled for Wednesday, February 9 at 6 p.m., but nothing has been set in stone yet. This is an in-person event so it may be cancelled. Check the website closer to the date for details. The would-be Poetry Night will feature Lynne Thompson, Nan Cohen, Angelina Sáenz, and Sonia Sanchez.

And to end your week on a high note, treat yourself to an evening of music and laughs with Eliot Glazer and friends in Musique Iconique: The Emancipation of Britney on Friday, February 11 at Dynasty Typewriter. Part live concert, part talk show, Musique Iconique is a comedy event hosted by opera school dropout-turned-comedian Eliot Glazer. In this version, Eliot explores the discography of America’s favorite barefoot sweetheart: Britney…bitch! Tickets are $20 for advance purchase and $25 the day of; livestream tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m.


History and Community


Already looking ahead to summer? Well, you’re in luck! Start planning your child’s summer early at a virtual summer camp fair, Westridge Summer Opportunities 2022,set to launch online, Saturday, February 5. Now in its 31st year, SOF has earned a reputation of being one of the premier summer camp fairs in the nation. There are 100+ options, ranging from traditional day camps to international travel, with programs for special needs children as well. There are also pre-college and community service opportunities available for all kids ages 5-18. Check out the website via the link above for more info.

The Ebell of Los Angeles, along with the Junior League of Los Angeles, will be hosting the S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) Project for Super Bowl LVI, SOAP UP: The Super Bowl LA, on Sunday, February 6 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The goal of this volunteer effort is to bring awareness to human trafficking, the second-leading crime in the world. The project consists of volunteers labeling and distributing 60,000 life-saving bars of soap and makeup wipes to hotels and motels around Los Angeles, as well as putting up missing teen posters. Click here for more details on how to volunteer.

And, lastly, the Griffith Park Run is back!  Registration is officially open, with the run taking place on Sunday, February 13. The annual Half Marathon & 5K is happening live this year, with proceeds supporting the Los Angeles Parks Foundation. Non-profit Aztlan Athletics is also offering virtual tickets to ensure that everyone can enjoy the scenic route in iconic Griffith Park (that was nice of them). Sign up to be a sponsor or participant here.  

Local Government


Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council

Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council has just one meeting on the books for this week and it’s the General Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details and Zoom link.

The Mid City West Neighborhood Council  has three congregations this week beginning Monday, February 7 with the HRRRT (Homelessness, Refugees, and Renters’ Rights) Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Next is the General Board meeting on Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. and the Outreach and Civic Engagement Civic Series (Event One) wraps up the week for MCW on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. See the calendar for details.


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Julia Christiansen
Julia Christiansen
Julia is a native Angeleno and jack of all trades, having worked in television, visual effects, professional sports, health and wellness, and custom design. She currently resides in El Segundo.

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