Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
On February 12, 2016, Design Observer will host a symposium on the relationship between design and food. Held in the Los Angeles Theater Center in downtown LA, Taste will feature speakers from across the United States and Europe: we’ll consider the visual evolution of artificial flavor; the historical artistry of mid-century menus; the future of permaculture, the promises of packaging, and the vicissitudes of waste. We’ll look at marketing tactics and distribution platforms; climate change and culinary excess; new economies of scale, old expressions of culture—and everything in between. We’ll eat, drink, and be merry, while raising critical questions about where this is all heading. And we hope you’ll join us.
Friday, February 12th
Starts 8:30 AM
$202 General Admission
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Taste. for more details!
LA Art Book Fair
Printed Matter presents LA Art Book Fair, a unique (and free!) event showcasing artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals and zines. Over 250 international presses, booksellers and independent publishers from twenty-one countries come together to hawk their wordy wares at this not-to-be-missed companion fair to New York’s Art Book Fair. Peruse naughty pulp paperbacks, catalogues full of fancy modern art, and books that you don’t really “read” so much as just admire.
Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 14th
Opens 11:00 AM
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Ave at 1st
Los Angeles, CA
Please see LA Art Book Fair for more details!
Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese Festival
In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.
Saturday, February 13th
Along North Broadway in Los Angeles’ Chinatown
Please see Golden Dragon Parade for more details!
The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for runners. Runners from all 50 states and more than 55 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the Finish Line in Santa Monica.
Race starts at 6:30 AM
Free to watch!
Intersection of Ocean Ave & California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Please see LA Marathon for more details!
MiniBar’s “Whip-its and Absinthe” Party
This Valentine’s Day, MiniBar is skipping the sappy romantic dinners and cutting right to the chase. Starting at 5pm, the bar is offering a $50 tab for three drinks, three bites, and a can of whipped cream (yes, you read that correctly). The menu, which aptly breaks down its courses into first base, second base and third base, is slated to offer custom chocolate truffles from Valerie Confections, cheese balls from Little Dom’s Chef Brandon Boudet, tasty drink pairings and more. Rawr.
Sunday, February 14th
Open 5:00 PM
6141 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Please see MiniBar for more details!