As you come down from your scattered showers high, close your computers and gear up for a great weekend. Temps are expected to be in the mid-60s, and we've got a handful of artsy activities to keep you occupied — plus one broed-out event for the football fans.
Here's everything you need to know:
Photo: View of the fair in 2013, photo courtesy of Desilu Munoz/LA Book Art Fair
Expect a mashup up books, photography, workshops, readings and more at the L.A. Art Book Fair presented by the New York-based nonprofit Printed Matter. You can find a rundown of planned events here. Our picks include Fabulousity, a collection of photographs from '80s and '90s New York club kid culture. And academics should check out Paper Monument at 5 p.m. Saturday for a chat about the use (and abuse) of art school assignments.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
Price: Admission $12; exhibit free
Party like a frat bro while watching the Super Bowl Sunday. The Seahawks versus Broncos game with be blasted on the big screen at the Japanese restaurant Katsuya Glendale. Expect food, drink specials and beer pong on the terrace. To reserve a couch, call (818) 244-5900. Full menu here.
When: Party starts at noon Sunday; kickoff at 3:25 p.m.
Price: Free entry
No interest in football? Catch the best commercials here before heading over to The Echo on Sunday for a night of indie pop with Frankie Rose. You may know the singer-songwriter from her drumming days with girl-rock bands, such as the Vivian and Dum Dum Girls. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is visiting the West to show off her airy vocals with tracks like "Know Me."
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
Price: $10 to $12 | Purchase tickets here
(Photo: Todd Johnson/KPCC)
Meet author-journalist Susan Orlean at the Fullerton Library's Distinguished Speaker Series on Sunday. The New Yorker writer will discuss the ideas behind her bestselling books, "The Orchid Thief" (basis of the Meryl Streep film "Adaptation") and "Rin Tin Tin," among many others. Swing by for insightful conversation and/or to purchase one of her novels.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy a night of dancing, wine and live jazz at PIPS on La Brea. Friday night features "Jazzy Soul" with Jeff Robinson, while "Saturday Night Live" is the aptly-titled weekend dinner show showcasing hot Latin Jazz with Bob DeSena. The Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch sounds amazing and features sax man Cal Bennett. Food menus here.
When: Opens at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; opens 11 a.m. Sunday | Call for reservation
Price: Free entry
The Monterey Park Art+Film Lab is teaming up with LACMA to deliver an array of short film screenings Friday. See portraits from the long-defunct Santa Monica diner Olivia’s Place, watch a haunting black-and-white film dedicated to Anne Frank or explore the sights and sounds of L.A. neighborhoods. Dubbed "The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony," the latter is a collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center (preview above).
When: 7 p.m. Friday