1. Super Vegan Sunday

View of a live event in Los Angeles. (Photograph from Smorgasburg LA)

View of a live event in Los Angeles. (Smorgasburg LA)

If you have nothing interesting to do on Super Bowl Sunday, head to the Eat Drink Vegan and Vegan Street Fair for their first annual Super Vegan Sunday on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’ve partnered with Smorgasburg LA to provide a variety of vegan vendors.

2. Visit The J. Paul Getty Museum and The Broad

Sculpture of giant, stainless steel tulips at The Broad(Image by Peter Hess / flickr)

Sculpture of giant, stainless steel tulips at The Broad. (Peter Hess/flickr. Used with a CC BY 2.0 license.)

Visit the Getty Center and The Broad for free. Each museum offers free admission, just sign up for tickets on their website. Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to experience The Broad’s “Infinity Room” too!

The 134,000-square-foot Central Garden at the Getty Center is the work of artist Robert Irwin. (Slices of Light/flickr. Used with a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license)

The 134,000-square-foot Central Garden at the Getty Center is the work of artist Robert Irwin. (Slices of Light/flickr. Used with a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license)

3. L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show

Guest celebrities at this year's LA Cookie Con include (l to r) celebrity chefs Ron Ben-Isreal, Duff Goldman, and New York Times bestselling author and award-winning online personality Rosanna Pansino.

Guest celebrities at this year’s LA Cookie Con include (l to r) celebrity chefs Ron Ben-Isreal, Duff Goldman, and New York Times bestselling author and award-winning online personality Rosanna Pansino.

Experience the “BIGGEST Baking and Pastry Convention on the West Coast” at L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show on Feb. 10 – 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Come explore two full days of dessert competitions, introductions to new cooking tools, and pastry workshops.

4. Venice Vintage Flea Market:  Artists & Fleas

Shoppers checking out one of the many vibrant vendors (Photo provided by Artists and Fleas)

Shoppers checking out one of the many vibrant vendors. (Artists and Fleas)

Check out the vintage flea market Artist & Fleas in Venice! The market is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday at the Westminster Avenue Elementary School at Abbot Kinney and the corner of Westminster Avenue and features a myriad of art, design, and vintage merchants.
Feb. 10 & 17, 11A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

5. The Moth: Live storytelling events

The Moth's storytelling Do's and Don'ts

The Moth‘s storytelling Do’s and Don’ts

The Moth, at 5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, is a must-see, open-mic storytelling show that originated in New York City. Each show has a designated theme, like “Love Hurts” on Valentine’s Day this year or “Secrets” on Feb. 20. Participants put their name in a hat for a chance to tell a story onstage. If your name is pulled, you get five minutes to tell a true, comprehensive story that fits the chosen theme. Each story is then scored on a scale of 1 to 10 by judges selected from the audience.

Feb. 14 & 20, Doors @ 6:30 P.M.

6. Outdoor Viewing of “50 First Dates”

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in Columbia Pictures romantic comedy "50 First Dates."

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in Columbia Pictures romantic comedy “50 First Dates.”

Enjoy a romantic evening at Malibu Wines Feb. 9 for their Valentine’s Day Movie Night – this year they’ll be screening the cult romantic comedy “50 First Dates.”
Feb. 9, 7 P.M.

7. 21+ Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl


Head over to the Barcrawlerz Stupid Cupid Bar Crawl on Valentine’s Day evening with your significant other, friends or just your lonely self. Meet at West End Nightclub in Santa Monica to get your map and embark on a lovely crawl going until 2 AM!
Feb. 14 6 p.m. – 2a.m.

8. Chinese New Year Parade

Dragon at Chinese Lunar New Year in 2014.

Dragon at Chinese Lunar New Year in 2014. (Wikimedia Commons)

Join in at the 119th annual Chinese New Year parade and festival in downtown Los Angeles’s Chinatown on Saturday, February 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.. The Chinatown Central Plaza celebration brings multi-stage acts from kung fu demos to traditional music acts. Families can also join in the action with kid-friendly face painting, storytelling, and paper folding.

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Tim Heffernan is an editor on the Spring 2018 staff of Orange Appeal. He enjoys music and going to concerts and festivals. He will transfer to Chico State in fall 2018 and wants to major in English.

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