The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.

Valentine’s Day, free music, Bob Newhart, and Elisabeth Moss

Far from the Polar Vortex, we’re enjoying a typical L.A. winter, and our biggest complaint is a little rain. Take advantage of the ability to go outside without freezing your butt off and enjoy some music, film, and other fun things to do in the city this week.

Harriet Brown Residency at the Echo

Monday, February 11

Every Monday in February, Harriet Brown takes over the stage at the Echo–which would be worth seeking out even if tickets weren’t free, but they are. This week, Brown is joined by Kohinoorgasm, Callie Ryan, ana roxanne, and Hello DJ.

An Evening with Bob Newhart

Tuesday, February 12

After 60 years in the comedy game, Bob Newhart has seen a few things. Hear him tell his tales at the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum during this special event. He’ll talk about the ups and downs of his unique career, from working as an accountant in Chicago to making the first comedy album to ever hit number one on the charts.

Lucha VaVOOM: Amor Prohibidos

Wednesday, February 13

Lucha VaVOOM returns to the Mayan Theater downtown for their annual Valentine’s Day spectacular featuring comedy, music, sexy burlesque performers–and sexy luchadors. The theme of the night is “romance, rasslin, and forbidden love.”


Saved By the Max Bayside Valentine’s Homecoming Dance

Thursday, February 14

Your favorite Saved By the Bell inspired pop-up diner is celebrating teen dream love with this Homecoming Dance. There will be a live performance by the Zack Attack Cover Band and DJs playing your favorite ’80s and ’90s jams all night. Bayside-inspired cosplay is strongly encouraged.

Panache’s Valentine’s Day Village of Love

Thursday, February 14

Indie rock squad Panache Booking hosts this lovey-dovey party at Teragram Ballroom. Performers include Ty Segall, Amen Dunes, Mikal Cronin, Rodrigo Amarante, Devendra Banhart, and real-life couple Kathleen Hanna and Adam Horovitz.

Her Smell Screening with Alex Ross Perry

Friday, February 15

Filmmaker Alex Ross Perry stops by to show off his newest work, Her Smell, at the Ukranian Cultural Center, in conjunction with Red Bull Music Festival’s Center Channel Programming. The film stars Elisabeth Moss as the hard-partying frontwoman of a ’90s rock band, and also features Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Amber Heard, Agyness Deyn, and more. Perry will be joined for the Q-and-A by the film’s score composer, Keegan DeWitt.

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