February 2011 Culture Calendar

Check out what is going down in LA this month.

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FEB 23RD: Linkin Park
@ The Staples Center | 7:30 p.m. | $42.50 - 72.50
A transformative multi‐media experience that befits the power of the music. The band's set list combines their biggest hits, as well as material from the new album.
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FEB 24TH: IRIS Nights: Photographer Paul Nicklent
@ Annenberg Space For Photography | 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Free
Nicklen is a specialist in polar photography, and he uses his camera to reveal the nature of a world melting away under human-induced global warming.
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FEB 25TH:tScrapbook Expo
n@ Anaheim Convention Center | $7-$48 | Feb. 25 - 27 | Anaheim, CA
The opportunity to learn all the newest and hottest scrapbooking techniques. Enjoy scrapbooking workshops, exhibits, make-and-takes and new ideas.
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FEB 26TH: Playboy Mansion Kandy Masquerade Party 2011
n@ The Playboy Mansion | 8 p.m. - 2 p.m. | $1000
nBeautiful women clad with only masks and intimate lingerie partying and dancing with gentlemen clad in masks and dark attire, reminiscent of a Venetian Carnival.
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FEB 27TH: Free by Barbara Lindsay
n@ The Ford Theatre | 8 p.m. | $20 | Jan. 22 - Feb. 27 | Hollywood
When Marshall "Free" Gunther decides he would rather clean motel rooms than defy gravity, he finds his gift he doesn't want has touched more lives than he realized.
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FEB 28TH: Kings vs. Red Wings
@ Staples Center | 7:30 p.m. | $15-$135 | Downtown
Close out the month with big league hockey as the hometown Kings host the Detroit Red Wings.
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FEB 1ST: Ozzy Osbourne
@ Gibson Amphitheatre | 8 p.m. | $39-$90 | Universal CityWalk
As a showman, Ozzy Osbourne live shows have been overwrought spectacles of gore and glitz that have endeared him to audiences across LA.
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FEB 2ND: Rock & Roll Freedom Show
@ Key Club | 8 p.m. | $10 - $20 | West Hollywood
nA Cirque Du Soleil-inspired sideshow act and concert. You will get elaborate visuals and dynamic lighting, high-flying aerialists, pole dancers and more...
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FEB 3RD: Da Vinci Exhibit Hollywood
n@ Hollywood & Highland Center | until Dec. 31 | $18 | Hollywood
A unique exhibit of machines described, designed, and developed by Leonardo da Vinci in addition to reproductions of his most important artistic contributions.
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FEB 4TH: Led Zeppelin 2: The live Experience
@ Key Club | 8 p.m. | $10 - $20 | West Hollywood
The excitement of Led Zeppelin "In Concert" by re-enacting the live improvisation & onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing.
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FEB 5TH: The Golden Dragon Parade
@ North Broadway in Chinatown | 1 p.m. | Feb 5th - 6th | Downtown
The highlight of the Chinese New Year featuring government officials, celebrities, dignitaries, high school bands, drill teams, dragon and lion dancers and more...
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FEB 6TH: Surf City USA Marathon
Pacific Coast Hwy & Huntington Street | 6:30 a.m.| Huntington Beach Pier
A run past the Pier and through the beaches with retro surf bands entertaining along the way. Not running? Enjoy the event finish line festival and beach-side beer garden.

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FEB 7TH: Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition 2011
n@ The Autry National Center | Feb. 5- March 20 | Griffith Park
More than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work with Western inspirations.
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FEB 8TH: Spring Awakening
n@ The Pantages Theatre | 8 p.m. | $57-$159 | Feb 8-13 | Hollywood
nAn electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
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FEB 9TH: Sarah McLachlan & Friends
@ L.A. LIVE Theatre | 7 p.m. | $40 - $70 | Downtown
Enjoy an intimate evening with Sarah McLachlan as she performs classic hits and new favorites with special guest Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland.
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FEB 10TH: Kodo: Samurai Percussionists
@ Walt Disney Concert Hall | 8 p.m. | $46 - $103 | Downtown
Entertainment from utmost calm to thunderous explosion, their gymnastic feats of drumming and dance are a sight and sound not to be missed.
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FEB 11TH: Hot 92 Love Affair
n@ Gibson Amphitheatre | 8 p.m. | $29 - $80 | Universal CityWalk
Take that someone special to enjoy Heatwave, Rose Royce, Blue Magic, GQ, Evelyn "Champagne" King, The Moments, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul and The Floaters.
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FEB 12: Valentine's Day Jazz
n@ Terrace Theater | $50 - $125 | 7 p.m. | Long Beach
Bring your Valentine to a warm night of music by Kirk Whalum, Gerarld Albright, Peter White, Jeff Golub and Michael Franks.
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FEB 13TH: The Science and Art of Forensic Investigations
@ Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center | 2 p.m. | $36.50
nA half day lecture/tour in a real teaching crime lab, hosted by the forensic investigators who use its tools to solve crimes and develop new research.
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FEB 14TH:tValentine's Day Paint, Wine & Cheese
@ Paint:Lab | 3 & 6 p.m.| $60 Couple | Feb 11-14 | Santa Monica
Treat your sweetheart to this unique Valentine's date with the opportunity to paint, drink wine, eat cheese and enjoy champagne & strawberries for two.
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FEB 15TH: Rock of Ages
n@ Pantager Theater | 8 p.m. | Feb. 15th -27th | $63 - $169 | Hollywood
nThe anthems of the '80s are back. The new musical features the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more.
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FEB 16TH: Jane Fonda in 33 Variationst
@ Ahmanson Theatre | 8 p.m. | 1 - March 6 | $35 - $85+
Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will star in this play which is a sublime waltz between past and present, fact and speculation, art and life, mother and daughter.
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FEB 17TH:tBattle of the Dance Dinner ShowtExperience
@ 232 S. Harbor Blvd | $60 - $90 | Feb - April | Anaheim, CA
A spectacular presentation of international performers, captivating dancers, and exquisite dining transports you to the finest stages of Europe.
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FEB 18TH: Kevin Hart Laugh At My Pain Tour
n@ Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE | 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. | Feb 18-19 | $70 - $125
nFunny man Kevin Hart will hit the Nokia Theater with all brand new gut busting material. Laugh until it hurts and laugh some more.
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FEB 19TH:tRagga Muffins Festival
@ Long Beach Arena | $38-$60 | Feb. 19 & 20 | Long Beach
Reggae reigns supreme in this event, expect a two-night party featuring the best the genre has to offer.
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FEB 20TH: CATS
@ Carpenter Performing Arts Center | 2 & 7 p.m. | $10 - $80 | Feb 11-27
One of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. Enjoy the enchanting music and fantastic dancing which makes this a purr-fect show.
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FEB 21ST: Steel Panthert
@ The House Of Blues | 9 p.m. | Jan 31 - April 4th | Sunset Strip
These once and future kings of heavy metal have emerged out of the mists of history and a cloud of hairspray to reclaim their rightful throne.
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FEB 22ND:tSimon Trpceski in Recital
@ Walt Disney Concert Hall  | 8 p.m. | $50-$109 | Downtown
Dazzling Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski returns with a powerful program centered on Chopin nocturnes, including the California premiere of Songs...
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