5 Things to Do This Weekend Guaranteed to Live Up to Their Hype

Ryan Gosling and mid-century architecture literally never disappoint

Crazy Stupid Love and The Notebook at Electric Dusk Drive In

Hey girl. If you only see two drive-in movies this year, it should probably be this back-to-back RyGos combo of Crazy Stupid Love (6:30 p.m.) and The Notebook (9 p.m.), both of which, we would argue, are gender-neutral crowd pleasers. It might be the only time you’ll actually want to sit in your car and cry for four hours straight. More information (February 18, Van De Kamp College Campus)

Jason Rhodes. Installations

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When Georges Claude invented neon signs back in 1910, he can’t have known how good they’d look when paired with the Lo-Fi filter on Instagram. Thankfully, we are the generation that gets to reap such benefits. Increase your feed’s aesthetic appeal while learning something new at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, where the exhibition Jason Rhodes. Installations, 1994-2006 makes its debut on February 18. Stop by the Pie Hole afterward for a slice of their S’Mores Pie, because pie makes life worth living. More information (February 18-May 21, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel)

Palm Springs Modernism Week

There is a space in all of our hearts that can only ever be filled by an Eames chair, but there’s more to mid-century modern design than Charles and Ray. Indulge in as much mid-centch magic as you can handle (come at me for that abbreve) during an 11-day festival of screenings and house tours in Palm Springs—home to the highest concentration of mid-century architecture in the world. If for some reason you simply can’t handle any more clean lines and candy-colored doorways, make an appointment with Kenny Irwin to see his insanely sprawling Robolights display (open year round). More information (February 16-26, various locations)

Soup Making Class at Hipcooks

You know when you go to the farmers’ market and buy three pounds of raw kohlrabi because you’re overly confident in your cooking abilities from that one time you canned your own kimchi but then you get home and realize that you have no idea what to do with kohlrabi? This cooking class might be for you. Hipcooks is hosting a soup-making class at its Brewery Arts Complex location, which will teach you how to turn all kinds of vegetables into the most pureed versions of themselves. On this week’s class menu: carrot & ginger soup, roasted butternut squash soup with sage, Moroccan lentil soup with cinnamon and prunes, and more. More information (February 19, Hipcooks East)


Is it the smartest portmanteau? No. Is it the most intriguing? Yes. Get out of the gross rain and into the Sofitel in Beverly Hills for a full day of manicures, pedicures, facials, chair massages, makeup tutorials, and (duh) brunchy hors d’oeuvres and mimosas, all put on by Los Angeles Travel Magazine. Splurge for the VIP ticket and get access to the Gifting Lounge, which is the only type of lounge we’d ever want to set foot in after the age of 27. More information (February 19, the Sofitel at Beverly Hills)