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February 2014 Events in Los Angeles

A Calendar of Events, Festivals and Concerts Going on This Month in LA

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It may be the shortest month of the year, but this is of course entertainment capital LA. February 2014 is loaded with cool things to do around town--chief among them, celebrations of Black History Month and Valentine's Day.

36th Annual Redondo Beach Superbowl Sunday 10k and 5k Run/Walk

When: Feb. 2

Where: Redondo Pier

What: Have you got what it takes to run? Join over 10,000 Southern California racers to honor and celebrate the Superbowl for the 36th year, with a run, walk or stroll through beautiful Redondo.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons

When: Feb. 6, 10 p.m.

Where: Club Nokia, Downtown

What: A bedazzling live version of Ru Paul's Drag Race tv show. Advance tickets: $29.50-75.

Camellia Day

When: Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Descanso Gardens, La Canada-Flintridge

What: Honor the beautiful camellia, a flower which brightens gloomy winter days with its colorful blossoms. Descanso presents a day of related activities from a fairy tour of the 'enchanted' forest to a tea ceremony.

 

The Untouchables

When: Feb. 13

Where: Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach

What: Extremely popular throughout the '80s, Silver Lake's own soul/mod revival band, The Untouchables plays a special show.

Pan African Film and Arts Festival

When: Feb. 6-17

Where: Various venues from Baldwin Hills to Hollywood

What: Celebrate Black History Month with a showcase of over 130 creative works from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, the U.S., Europe, the South Pacific and Canada by people of African descent. The PAFF, a non-profit dedicated to promoting cultural and racial tolerance through film and art, aims to destroy negative stereotypes with its annual event. It has been doing so since 1992.

Tea & Tunes

When: Feb. 8

Where: Banning Museum, Wilmington

What: Kick off the mansion’s 150th Anniversary and Valentine's Day with  their 9th Annual Tea & Tunes special event featuring champagne and Parisian music.

Columbia in the '30s: Recent Restorations

When: February 14

Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Westwood

What: The final showing in a presentation of films of the era: two movies by producer Harry Cohn, Men in Her Life and Lover Come Back (both from 1931).

Film Series: Victoria Regina

When: Through February 15-23

Where: The Getty Center

What: A selection of films about Queen Victoria, the most dramatized of all British monarchs.

James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, A Celebration in Dance

When: February 14-16, 6 p.m.

Where: Ahmanson Theatre

What: This limited engagement celebrates godfather of soul James Brown’s influence and offers audiences a new perspective on the history of Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater.

Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest

When: Feb. 23-March 1

Where: Various locations

What: Few do film, fashion and art with as much style as the Italians. Historically some names spring to mind: Versace, Botticelli, Fellini. Come see what it's all about at this festival celebrating Italian artistry and style.

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