9 Ways to Have a Great Holiday Weekend

Valentine’s Day wrestling, Modernist architecture, Broadway classics, and a vaudeville freakshow

CONFABS: Lucha VaVOOM Valentines Espectacular
Introduce a little sexo y violencia to your Valentine’s festivities when masked, spandex-clad men pummel one another between sets by airborne acrobats, sultry burlesque dancers, and wry comedians. More information (February 12; The Mayan Nightclub)

ART: Modernism Week
The celebration of all things mod includes a vintage trailer showcase, tours of midcentury homes, and a keynote speech by designer Todd Oldham about the movement’s philosophy. More information (February 13; Palm Springs Art Museum)

MUSIC: Dilla Day
This memorial concert in honor of hip-hop producer J Dilla features Elzhi, Bishop Lamont, J.Rocc, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Phoreys, and 2Dopeboyz. More information (February 13; The Regent Theater)

THEATER: The Price
While cleaning out their late father’s brownstone, estranged brothers Victor and Walter Franz rethink their family history. Kate Burton plays Victor’s widow in this revival of the 1968 Arthur Miller play. More information (February 13; The Forum)

MUSIC: Patti LuPone: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…Played That Part
The multiple Grammy and Tony award winner covers hits she performed on Broadway in Gypsy and Evita and adds a few from roles she wishes she’d had. More information (February 12-13; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)

ROMANCE: Love Potion Tram Tour
Tiptoe through the tulips, figuratively at least, at a V-day affair led by botanical consultant Frank McDonough. The one-hour jaunt focuses on the aphrodisiacal power of flowers. More information (February 14; Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden)

MOVIES: True Grit
In the Coen brothers’ 2010 update of the John Wayne classic, Hailee Steinfeld stars as the strong-willed teen out to avenge her father’s murder with help from a boozy U.S. marshal, reprised in this version by Jeff Bridges. More information (February 14; The Autry)

COMEDY: Demetri Martin
Expect the former Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer, best-selling author (This Is a Book), and Comedy Central star (Important Things with Demetri Martin) to throw out such bon mots as this recent tweet: “Most turtles are probably introverts.” More information (February 14; Club Nokia) 

CONFABS: Circus Maximus
If you’re looking for an unconventional Valentine’s Day experience, this is it. Advertised as a “vaudeville freakshow,” Circus Maximus features clowns, contortionists, burlesque performers, puppetry, music, and a bit of magic. More information (February 14; The Echo)