Get ready for an exciting week, L.A.. Inspire your fashion senses with a sneak peak at the future of fashion or explore the fashions (and cultural fun!) of the Scottish clans at the annual Scots Fest at the Queen Mary. Looking for a new restaurant? Don’t miss the brand new French Bistro popping up on Wilshire this week. The Pan African Film Fest continues and wraps this week, with hundreds of screening options available daily. Have Valentine’s Day plans? We’ve got tons of restaurants, events, and getaways to tempt you and your love with good food, great wine, and a fabulous evening. Let’s get this week started!
“Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows the Danger Then Fashion is the Danger”
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Running now through May 17th at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, don’t miss MOCA’s 2015-2016 exhibit kick-off with “When Fashion Shows the Danger Then Fashion is the Danger.” The installation, which features photography, video, and artifacts centered on fashion and its curated by Bernhard Willhelm and his team of Parisian inspired artists. A response to the uniformity of fashion in the 21st century, this exhibit will look to the future of fashion, with a hopeful forecast of diversity.
Pan African Film Festival
RAVE Cinemas 15
3650 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
The 23rd annual Pan African Film Festival continues throughout this week, with screenings, panels, and offerings nearly every day of the week. With hundreds of films participating, including over twenty screening today alone, the festival offers something for everyone. Don’t miss the Studentfest and Spokenwordfest, special events running throughout the week.
Cocktails, Jazz, and Blues
7746 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Now Boarding, the vintage cocktail bar located in West Hollywood, is hosting live jazz and blues every Wednesday night from 9pm to midnight. With jazz musician Dan Olivo currently on the stage, enjoy a relaxed evening of jazz and blues music coupled with one of Now Opening’s signature cocktails by mixologist Wil Figueroa including the Foxtrot Oscar, Jameson Black Barrel, white chocolate, lemon,
orange, egg white, cinnamon, and Absinthe rinse; Pompadour, Pumpkin tea infused Mt Gay Black Barrel, lemon, egg white, orange, and soda, and the Puddle Jumper, with Herradura Blanco tequila, El Silencio mexcal, ginger, mint, lime, and honey.
Restaurant Opening: Coin de Rue
8400 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Tonight marks the opening of Wilshire’s Parisian-style bistro, Coin de Rue, with Executive Chef David Féau and Adam Fleischman at the helm. Chef Féau, a James Beard nominee, most recently brought developed his light French cuisine at the prestigious The Royce restaurant at the Langham Hotel. Unlike the majority of French fare, Coin de Rue will boast bistro classics with a light and clean touch, focusing on subtle flavors, light ingredients, and clean eating. Prix fixe menu items include Vegan Onion Soup, roasted garlic bread, Comté cheese cube; Cabbage and sea urchin soft scrambled eggs, turmeric Crab bisque; Monkfish Bouillabaisse, aioli “tradition,” root vegetables; Roasted Duck Apicius, caramelized salsifi purée, scarlet turnips; and Apple tart Tatin, Crème fraiche Sorbet. Additional bar bites will be available, such as Beef tongue Tartine, Dark Rye country loaf, hard boiled eggs vinaigrette, parsley, cornichon; Rabbit terrine, Persimmon and apple rosemary gelée; Caramel peppercorn puff with chicken Liver foie gras mousse; and Roquefort Tartlet, poppy seed crust, spicy red wine poached pear.
Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXII
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
The annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXII returns this weekend to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, who pays homage to the Scottish town of Clydebank that constructed the ship. The history and diversity of the nation will be on display the entire weekend as you enjoy Scottish clan parades, Border Collie sheep-herding, athletics and Calvary presentations, dancing, live entertainment, historical reenactments, and Scottish cuisine. Tonight, don’t miss Rock Yer Kilt, featuring the best Scottish Rock bands this side of the pond.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Various Restaurants & Locations
There’s so much to do this week in Los Angeles for Valentine’s Day that we want to redirect you to a few of our fabulous resources. Looking for the best dining, explore our top restaurants serving up Valentine’s Day meals. For a romantic getaway, consider one of these top local hotels that will roll out the red carpet for your valentine. For date night inspiration, hit the town to enjoy one of these local theatrical, dance, or music performances. Need a gift? Explore our last-minute shopping guide for her and him. Single and looking to hit the dating scene? These LA Valentine’s events are designed with you mind!
Harlem Globetrotters: Washington Generals Revenge Tour
1111 East Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show, the 2015 “Washington Generals Revenge Tour,” to the Staples Center today at 12:30 and 5:45, ending their SoCal tour! The Washington Generals, the team on a mission to beat the Globetrotters by overcoming their 98.7 percentage losing streak, will take on the famous Ambassadors of Goodwill in an epic thrilling basketball game. Nominate a “Hometown Hero” to be honored at the game! If you plan to take the Metro, you can receive a $7 ticket discount on select seats.