10 Fabulous Things to Do This Weekend, 2/5

Catch a performance from Metalachi or head to the grand (re)opening of the Museum of Neon Art

FILM: Brief Encounter
Directed by David Lean, this 1945 film, based on Noël Coward’s Still Life, follows a sordid relationship in suburban England. The score is by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, who spent his final years in Beverly Hills. More Information (February 5, Norton Simon Museum of Art)

MUSIC: Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
The downtown complex becomes the stage for late-night DJ sets, interactive sound installations, and shadow puppetry. Show up early; a recent session had lines around the block. More information (February 5, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)

Food: A Taste of Night Market
Appease your taste buds with a two-day, all-inclusive tasting event, brought to you be the people behind 626 Night Market in Arcadia. Keizo Shimamoto’s Original Ramen Burger, Knuckle & Claw, The Upper West, and Komodo are confirmed to be in attendance. More information (February 5-6, The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica)

MUSIC: Metalachi
Dressed in Slayer meggings and bolero jackets, the one and only heavy metal mariachi band performs rock songs on traditional Mexican instruments. More information (February 6, The Viper Room)

ART: Museum of Neon Art Reopening Celebration
L.A’s Museum of Neon Art closed its doors in 2011 after more than 30 years. After a five-year hiatus, the museum will reopen in Glendale on Saturday. More information (February 6, Museum of Neon Art)

FOOD: L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show
Join celebrity chefs, cake architects, and pastry pros for a weekend of sweet treats. The event culminates with the World Dessert Table Championships, where confection creators are crowned. More information. (February 6-7, Los Angeles Convention Center)

MUSIC: “And All That Jazz…”
In honor of Black History Month, WordTheatre presents an evening of jazz-themed stories, poetry and music. Acclaimed performers including Lorraine Toussaint and Rhashan Stone will bring the stories of America’s jazz masters to life. More information (February 6, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuary)

ART: Made in China: New Ceramic Works by Keiko Fukazawa
Over the past three years Japanese ceramic artist Keiko Fukazawa completed artist residencies in Jingdezhen, China, which is considered to be the porcelain capital of the world. In exploring Chinese history and culture in Jingdezhen, Fukazawa found inspiration for her new collection of concept-based work.  More information (January 24 – May 8, Craft and Folk Art Museum)

MUSIC: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The foursome will strum songs by Latino composers while surrounded by the vibrant works of Mexican modernist Rufino Tamayo, whose pieces adorn the walls of this 1928 hacienda in East L.A. More information. (February 7, Tamayo Restaurant and Art Gallery)

THEATER: Twelfth Night
For Shakespeare with a twist, catch  Archway Studio/Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. In this version of the play, set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Viola falls in love with film star Orsino on the back of a movie studio lot. More information (February 7, Archway Studio/Theatre)

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