Arts & Entertainment

8 things to do this weekend

Scottish musician Shirley Manson of the band Garbage performs their new album
Scottish musician Shirley Manson of the band Garbage performs their new album "Strange Little Birds" in Monterrey, Mexico, on September 5, 2016.
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Sure, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl LII but that's only four quarters. How long could a little football game last? You have the rest of the weekend to kick up your heels at a free public dance festival, check out some of L.A.'s great murals or hang out at a lady-led music fest.

BONUS: Calling all children of the '90s! Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 2 for a "Saved by the Bell"-themed pop-up restaurant that comes to West Hollywood in May. Saved By The Max promises to recreate the diner where Zack, Screech, Lisa, Slater and Jessie spent their after-school hours, complete with vintage arcade games and menu items like the Kelly Kapowski Monte Cristo and Mac & Screech.

A look at Saved by the Max, a Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up restaurant.
A look at Saved by the Max, a Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up restaurant.
Saved by the Max

FOODIE PICK

CoffeeCon Los Angeles

A barista shows off their latte art skills on a cappuccino during a trade show in Rimini, Italy on January 21, 2018.
A barista shows off their latte art skills on a cappuccino during a trade show in Rimini, Italy on January 21, 2018.
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WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 4
WHERE: The Reef, downtown L.A.
COST: $20–$50; MORE INFO

Welcome to caffeine university. Get your buzz on with free tastings from more than 40 vendors as you duck into classes and demos on everything from ancient Turkish brewing methods to the new nitro coffee trend. You might also  see work from the Da Vincis and Van Goghs of the latte art world. 


BOOTY SHAKING PICK

Ebb & Flow Festival

A scene from the Ebb & Flow Festival.
A scene from the Ebb & Flow Festival.
Courtesy of the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3
WHERE: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

This free community festival, curated by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, will take over a popular outdoor area with site-specific performances, free dance workshops and artists' booths. All ages and abilities are welcome!


FOOT PATROL PICK

South Park Murals & Development Walking Tour

People gather to view the restoration by muralist Eloy Torres of Oscar-winning Actor Anthony Quinn's 70-foot-tall
People gather to view the restoration by muralist Eloy Torres of Oscar-winning Actor Anthony Quinn's 70-foot-tall "Pope of Broadway" mural, restored after years of deterioration during a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, California on January 24, 2017.
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WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 4
WHERE: downtown L.A.
COST: $5-15; MORE INFO

The South Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles is home to Staples Center and LA Live. It's also home to several large, public art projects. This two-hour tour of murals and new buildings ends at Mikkeller, a Danish brewery and bar housed in a former tire store.


FAMILY PICK

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs perform during the handprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 5, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs perform during the handprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 5, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
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WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 1 - Wednesday Feb. 7
WHERE: El Capitan Theater, Hollywood
COST: $10-22; GET TICKETS

Immerse yourself in the magic of the world's first full-length animated feature on its 80th anniversary. Released to theaters in 1938, this chirping, singing adaptation of a Brothers Grimm fairytale features a jealous, aging queen, a dewey ingenue, seven short guys sharing some valuable forrest real estate and, of course, a handsome prince. Here's a chance to see it on the big screen in all its Technicolor glory, 


SHOPPING PICK

POP x POC x LA

An image of the fashions from clothing line Kynah.
An image of the fashions from clothing line Kynah.
Kynah / Instagram

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3
WHERE: 10911 Venice Blvd., Venice
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Product of Culture's first West Coast pop-up market features wares from South Asian makers. Peruse the streetwear-inspired designs of Babbuthepainter, posters by Do Not Touch, glamorous velvet designs by Kyna, playful textiles by Taxi Fabric, headscarves by Vela and more. You can chow on food from popular local restaurant Badmaash.


CULTURE VULTURE PICK

The John Edgar Wideman Experience

Garth Trinidad of spins at KitchenAid September 23, 2001 in West Hollywood, California.
Garth Trinidad of spins at KitchenAid September 23, 2001 in West Hollywood, California.
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WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3
WHERE: Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Philadelphia writer John Edgar Wideman gets his due at an evening of dance, music and words. Garth Trinidad deejays while Dave Fennoy (who you may know as Lee Everett in The Walking Dead vide game) narrates. Part of Black History Month, the event includes a light reception and is free to attend — but seating is limited.


MUSIC PICK

Girlschool

Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage performs during The Rage And Rapture Tour at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2017 in New York City.
Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage performs during The Rage And Rapture Tour at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2017 in New York City.
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WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2 - Sunday, Feb. 4
WHERE: Bootleg Theater; Westlake 
COST: $22-60; MORE INFO

The third iteration of this female-led confab of music and ideas includes a discussion on the link between immigration and creativity, a conversation with musician and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein, a songwriting workshop and more than 20 performances. Garbage singer Shirley Manson headlines the Saturday night show along with the Girlschool choir.


WEIRDO PICK

Weirdo Night

Comedian Kate Berlant hosts the 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST at The Ace Hotel on August 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Comedian Kate Berlant hosts the 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST at The Ace Hotel on August 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 4
WHERE: Zebulon; Frogtown
COST: $15; MORE INFO

Dynasty Handbag (aka Jibz Cameron) hosts a thoroughly post-modern variety show starring an oddball lineup of comedians, writers and other assorted performers. This time, you can see funny lady Kate Berlant, actress and burlesque star Selene Luna and New York-based artist and actor Sacha Yanow.


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