Thousands of events, openings and happenings.	One handy guide to make sense of it all.
Downtown LA Event Calendar

Thousands of events, openings and happenings.
One handy guide to make sense of it all.

If it's going on downtown, you'll find it here. Bookmark this page for whenever you want to find something to do – whether you're looking for one of downtown's many festivals, exhibitions, and performances, or a special event.

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11th Annual Lantern Festival

Event of the Week

11th Annual Lantern Festival

Chinese American Museum

3/3/2012 - 3/3/2012

Marking the closing of Lunar New Year festivities, Lantern Festival 2012 will feature a colorful street fair that blends traditional and modern-day Chinese entertainment with a hands-on, educational twist! Admission is FREE! Featured activities include:

Stage Performances: Chinese lion dances, cultural fan dances, Chinese folk dances, Chinese music, Contemporary/Hip Hop dances, acrobatics, martial arts, magic shows and shadow puppets

Arts and Crafts workshops: Lantern-making, kite-making, dragon puppet-making, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paper-cutting, face painting, origami, abacus-making, dragon card-making presented by LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, page coloring – based on Oliver Chin’s Year of the Dragon book, and much more!

Take the Metro Red or Gold Line to Union Station - exit towards Alameda Street.

Events for Feb. 26, 2012

Feb. 25, 2012Feb. 27, 2012

Concert
Red Hot Chili Peppers
2/26/2012
Staples Center

Music
Music, Champagne and Food - Le Salon de Musiques' February Concert
2/26/2012
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Museum
Carter G. Woodson African American History Series (Lecture Series)
2/26/2012
California African American Museum

Special Event
The Jetset Social
2/26/2012
Union Station

Ongoing Events

Exhibit
The Beatles LOVE: A Fifth Anniversary Cirque du Soleil Showcase
6/8/2011 - 2/28/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed
9/8/2011 - 6/3/2012
LA Public Library - Central

Exhibit
Places of Validation, Art & Progression
9/29/2011 - 4/12/2012
California African American Museum

Sports
LA Kings 2011-2012 Season
10/7/2011 - 4/5/2012
STAPLES Center

Sports
LA Clippers 2011-2012 Season
10/13/2011 - 4/22/2012
STAPLES Center

Exhibit
Conserving Beauty
10/28/2011 - 4/17/2012
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Exhibit
KENNETH ANGER - Icons
11/13/2011 - 2/27/2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Exhibit
NAKED HOLLYWOOD Weegee in Los Angeles
11/13/2011 - 2/27/2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Sports
Lakers 2011-2012 Season
12/25/2011 - 4/22/2012
STAPLES Center

Exhibit
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
1/3/2012 - 3/25/2012
The GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community
1/10/2012 - 4/7/2012
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Museum
King In California II
1/12/2012 - 2/28/2012
California African American Museum

Museum
Justice, Balance and Achievement: African Americans in the California Courts
1/12/2012 - 5/27/2012
California African American Museum

Dance
Argentine Tango Classes
1/18/2012 - 2/29/2012
The Main Barre

none
Love, Chocolate & Romance
2/1/2012 - 2/29/2012
Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Exhibit
Moshé Elimelech, Arrangements
2/1/2012 - 2/29/2012
L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts

Lecture/Debate
ALOUD at the Central Library - February Events
2/2/2012 - 2/28/2012
ALOUD @ Central Library

Exhibit
Ming Wong: Making Chinatown
2/5/2012 - 4/1/2012
Gallery at REDCAT

Theater
Three Year Swim Club
2/9/2012 - 3/11/2012
East West Players

Theater
Six Degrees of Separation
2/10/2012 - 3/11/2012
Archway Studio and Theatre

Opera
Simon Boccanegra
2/11/2012 - 3/4/2012
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Exhibit
20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design
2/14/2012 - 4/28/2012
FIDM Museum & Galleries

Theater
Wind Chimes by John Dubiel
2/16/2012 - 3/18/2012
Company of Angels at The Alexandria

Shopping
Men's Private Sale & Clearance
2/19/2012 - 2/26/2012
Macy's

Presentation
Third Annual 6 Week Business Management Academy: Growing Your Business
2/22/2012 - 4/4/2012
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Exhibit
Trouble In Paradise: Music and Los Angeles, 1945-1975
2/22/2012 - 6/3/2012
The GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
New works by Virginia Arce & Nat George
2/22/2012 - 3/6/2012
The City Market Gallery

Special Event
Business Management Academy by the National Latina Business Women Association
2/22/2012 - 4/4/2012
Metropolitan Water District

Theater
Mariano Pensotti: The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
2/23/2012 - 2/26/2012
REDCAT Theater

Special Event
GRAND OPENING of Club SPACE Saturdays
2/25/2012 - 2/26/2012
Club SOHO L.A. (Downtown LA)

Workshop
Epilepsy Brain Storm Summit
2/25/2012 - 2/26/2012
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Opera
Albert Herring
2/25/2012 - 3/14/2012
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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Regular Weekly Events

Certified Farmers Market @ Pershing Square | Every Wednesday
Farmers Market (Pershing Square on Wednesdays)
Every Wednesday, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ FIGat7th
FIGat7th
Every Thursday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Historic Downtown Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Awakening
Exchange L.A.
Every Friday, 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Inception
Exchange L.A.
Every Saturday, 10:00 PM

Grand Park's Marketplace
Grand Park
Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ Bank of America Plaza
Bank of America Plaza
Every Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

OG Tasting Dinner @ Mo-chica
Mo-chica
Every Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursday Beer Tasting Social
Urban Radish
Every Thursday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday Wine Tasting Social
Urban Radish
Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz Wednesdays @ The Radish
Urban Radish
Every Wednesday, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

An Urban Food Experience: Unplugged Sunday Brunch
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
Every Sunday, 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Arts District Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trivia Night
SPiN LA at The Standard Downtown LA
Every Wednesday, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Arts District Flea Market

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Regular Monthly Events

Downtown Neighborhood Council Meeting
Los Angeles Theatre
Every second Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Downtown Flea
Downtown Flea
Every fourth Sunday, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Art Walk

Every, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Night Cafe

Every first Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hells Belles Burlesque Presents: Whiskey Royale
First & Hope American Bistro
Every first Thursday, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM



 
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