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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@ 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.
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.
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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