Love is in the air in LA this February. Not only is it the month of love, but it is also Black History Month, Mardi Gras, both Chinese and Vietnamese New Year and of course, the Super Bowl and of course, the Oscars! Check out some of the low cost and free activities here in LA this February!

Fri Feb 5th

Palisades – With a new year, come new challenges. Cleansing of the mind and spirit are always good ways to start a year off right. Find your center by walking the grounds at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine. Open Tuesday-Sunday, this local treasure is free to the public.
West Hollywood – Celebrate the Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year at the Beverly Center . The festivities kick off on Thursday, February 4th and continue through the month of February. Enjoy great shopping and saving incentives, drawings, give-aways and check out the Center Court on level 6 and make a wish with the Wishing Tree!
DTLA – California African American Museum is presenting an exhibition of art and artifacts that trace the African American experience from Africa to the southern US and then to the western frontier. This exhibit is free to the public.

Sat Feb 5th

Echo Park – Get to know your community through the eyes of local artisans and artists in Echo Park. This Pop Up Shop event will showcasing art, products and services from local vendors. Support the arts and the art of local commerce this Saturday! Pop Up Shop Echo Park
Burbank – Burbank Central Library is providing a fun workshop for parents of pre-schoolers that incorporate coordination, movement, rhythm and dance. Enjoy a great opportunity to whoop it up with your kids!
DTLA – LA comes alive with a month long celebration of African American History. Join Jazz Archivist, Mark Cantor conduct a free presentation of Dance on Film at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center at 8pm.*
DTLA – Kick off Chinese New Year at The Citadel Outlets. Enjoy performances by LA’s Chinese Cultural Center, art exhibits, food and fun giveaways all under the watch of a beautiful 17 foot Chinese Pagoda.
LA-Wilshire District – Live it up while you can is the M.O. during Mardi Gras! Enjoy a taste of Bourbon Street at the world famous LA Farmers Market as they fill the air with music and the heavenly scent of New Orleans cuisine.*For a complete listing of the city’s African American History Month events, times and locations, check out this informative on-line brochure at culturala.org.


Sun Feb 7th

Studio City – The Wagmor Luxury Pet Hotel & Spa is celebrating their 2 year anniversary with a Pet Valentine’s Day Party! Pet Valentine’s Day PAWTY! You and your bestie can enjoy food, treats, giveaways and even get a cute photo at The Headshot Truck.
Pasadena – Join Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum as they ring in the Lunar New Year with a number of pan-Asian activities and performances. Attendance is free.

Fri Feb 12th

Las Virgenes Canyon – Trail to the Stars is a fun evening of star gazing and nighttime nature loving. Take a ½ mile hike to a viewing platform and revel in the constellations through a telescope.
Burbank – Need a night out but don’t know what to do with the kids? Head out to Burbank for Parents Night Out. Burbank Fellowship Church is offering this free service. Drop the kiddos off and head out for an evening of shopping, dinner or just a breath of air….kid free! RSVP as soon as you can as this one goes fast!

Sat Feb 13th

DTLA – Love knows no bounds at this festival of love! Head out to the Grand Park’s Performance Lawn and partake in food from local food trucks, music and dancing and fun events with the ones you love the most!
DTLA – Prep for Valentine’s Day at the Wall St. Farmers Market! This Love Celebration offers delicious food, beverages, the return of the Social Hug Experiment and a LIVE WEDDING! Can’t you feel the love already?
Northridge – CSUN is exhibiting photos and polaroids from Andy Warhol’s collection. This exhibit includes more than sixty images and two of his long films. Expand your artistic mind with this enlightening exhibit.
Calabasas – Learn Survival Basics in the wilderness at King Gillette Ranch. This free public program teaches basics and tips just in case you and your sweetie pie get lost in the woods!
DTLA – Continue the celebration of Black History Month by attending a presentation on Bronzeville by the Robey Theatre company. Bronzeville is a community in Little Tokyo that came into being when Japanese were forced to live in internment camps. African Americans rented many of the abandoned houses near the end of WWII and infused the Jazz culture into the area. This is a great opportunity to learn some of the cities obscure history.**For a complete listing of the city’s African American History Month events, times and locations, check out this informative on-line brochure at culturala.org.


Sun Feb 14th

Pasadena – Did you know we had a Bunny Museum! We do! 23 years ago on Valentine’s Day a boy gave his girlfriend a plush bunny…and the rest is history! Admission for adults is a suggested donation of $5 and kids are free. You are welcome to bring veggies and fruits for the real bunnies!
Beverly Hills – Grab the one you love and take a romantic hike at Franklin Canyon. Bring your camera to capture your love affair with nature on film.  

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