Now that awards season is kaput, it's time to jump back into the boring routine, right? Nope, that's entirely wrong! It turns out L.A.'s just gearing up for a full week of must-hit events — and there's honestly something for everyone. Whether you're a foodie, fashion lover, film buff, or just freak out over a solid art exhibit, you're bound to have a good time. Who says the parties end once they stop giving out shiny statuettes? Not us!
Not For The Birds: A Cheap-O Screening Of A Hitchcock Classic
Though most folks will be trying to Netflix Argo and the like, we'll be booking it to LACMA for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds tomorrow afternoon. We're suckers for seeing old-school flicks on the big screen, so don't be surprised if we show up dressed as the film's fashionable lead, Tippi Hedren. Plus, with tickets clocking in at $4 (half that for museum members!), you better believe we'll be toting extra popcorn and sweets!
When: Tuesday, February 26, 1 p.m.
Where: LACMA's Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Fairfax Avenue); 323-857-6000.
Clear Your Calendar: It's Time For Pizza And Wine
There's a barbershop opening up on Third Street, and it's the kind you and your beau can get excited about! On Wednesday, Barbershop Ristorante Italiano will take over the former A.O.C. wine-bar space, and the pair behind the successful pop-up (Chef Walter el Nagar of La Botte and partner Mario Vollera of Piccolo Venice and Antica Pizzeria) have already slated a few delicious events. Indulge in the seven-course, prix-fixe menu, or keep it casual at any one of the pizza tastings — either way, don't forget to pay homage to the restaurant's former tenant and order a bottle of vino for a true Italian experience.
When: Wednesday, February 27 through Sunday, March 24
Where: Barbershop Ristorante Italiano, 8022 West Third Street (at South Laurel Avenue); 424-272-5849.
Madewell's Got A Serious Celebration Up It's Sleeve — And You're Invited!
Need a reason other than a little pre-weeked shopping jaunt to hit up your nearest Madewell outpost? Well, the store's hosting a bash in honor of its recent collab with Keds, and you're invited to scope out the new selection and try on your fave pair. Since the footwear is all priced between $62 and $75, we won't blame you if you walk out with more than one!
When: Thursday, February 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Madewell at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive (at West Third Street); 323-938-9317, and Madewell at at Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Avenue Of The Stars); 310-772-0428.
Have Your Own Night At The Museum Moment
This Friday marks the beginning of March, and you know what that means: time for another installment of First Fridays at the Natural History Museum! Not only do the doors to exhibits stay open until 10 p.m., there are concerts, lectures, and more — totally the perfect chance to impress your kid cousin or your date for the evening. Come listen to Allah-Las and The Babies live, or jump on a curated tour after tuning into KCRW's own Anthony Valadez on the ones and twos. Go on — geek out!
When: Friday, March 1
Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard (near South Vermont Avenue); 213-763-3466.
Be More Like Beck At This Unconventional Exhibit
Bonkers for Beck? Well, in honor of the crooner's new album (which is technically not an album, as it's just collection of sheet music) Sonos Studio is offering guests an interactive listening experience until March 24. Visitors will experience Beck's tracks like never before by recording compilations with provided instruments in a high-quality recording booth (see all the Beck-wannabes at Song Reader). Plus, if you're dying to catch a peek, but can't make it to Sonos so fast, check out Hello Again's 360-degree Beck performance, directed by Chris Milk and sponsored by Lincoln.
When: Now through Sunday, March 24
Where: Sonos Studio, 145 North La Brea Avenue (between Beverly Boulevard and West 1st Street); no phone.
Photos, Clockwise from top left: Via Lincoln; Via Barnyard; Via Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Courtesy of Keds x Madewell