(Credit: Queen Mary)

(Credit: Queen Mary)


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!

Monday, February 9
(Credit: Courtesy of MOCA)

(Credit: Courtesy of MOCA)


“Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows the Danger Then Fashion is the Danger”
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-0800
www.moca.org

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.

Tuesday, February 10
(credit: pan african film festival)

(credit: pan african film festival)


Pan African Film Festival
RAVE Cinemas 15
3650 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
www.paff.org

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.

Wednesday, February 11
(Credit: Now Boarding)

(Credit: Now Boarding)


Cocktails, Jazz, and Blues
Now Boarding
7746 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-8447
www.nowboardingla.com

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.

Thursday, February 12
(Credit: Coin de Rue)

(Credit: Coin de Rue)


Restaurant Opening: Coin de Rue
8400 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 943-9650
www.theatricum.com

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.

Friday, February 13
(Credit: Queen Mary)

(Credit: Queen Mary)


Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXII
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(800) 437-2934
www.queenmary.com

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.

Saturday, February 14
(credit: Shutterstock)

(credit: Shutterstock)


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!

Sunday, February 15
(Credit: Harlem Globetrotters)

(Credit: Harlem Globetrotters)


Harlem Globetrotters: Washington Generals Revenge Tour
STAPLES Center
1111 East Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7300
www.harlemglobetrotters.com

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.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.