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Friday, February 11
Big Boi & Cee Lo at Club Nokia
Both Big Boi & Cee Lo have received multiple Grammy nominations this year.
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)
Smith Westerns at The Echo
Chicago power pop, also featuring YUCK and Therapies Son.
Where: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Glendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado (704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)
The Aquabats at The Music Box
The Aquabats cut through the dark facade of rock ‘n’ roll, encouraging people to lighten up, and not take themselves so seriously.
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)
More weekend events, after the jump.
Saturday, February 12
Sriracha: The Story Behind the Addictively Spicy Rooster Sauce
Join Randy Clemens, author of The Sriracha Cookbook, as he explores the history of Sriracha hot sauce.
Where: Mark Taper Auditorium (Central Library), 630 W. 5th Street
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Ozokidz at The Grammy Museum
The beloved L.A. band bring their melodies and rhythmic charms for children of all ages.
Where: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)
The Decemberists at The Wiltern
The Decemberists craft theatrical, hyper-literate pop songs that draw heavily from late-’60s British folk acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the early-’80s college rock grandeur of the Waterboys and R.E.M.
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Western (20, 66, 207, 209, 710, 757)
Sunday, February 13
Velentoons! at The Cinefamily
In the egalitarian cartoon world, marriage is not exclusively for one man and one woman. It can be between two mice, two wabbits — even a skunk and a pussycat!
Where: The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Melrose/Fairfax (10/48, 217, 218, 780)
Sex and the City Zoo II
Have a wild Valentine’s Day at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, where we’ll be celebrating animal mating, dating, and cohabitating with a provocative “birds and bees” presentation by Zoo veteran Jason Jacobs.
Where: L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Western Heritage/Los Angeles Zoo (96)
New Urban Observations (short films) at The Egyptian Theatre
These extraordinary films continue the rich tradition of the city symphony and the experimental and experiential films of the city, dating back to the earliest days of film.
Where: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Las Palmas (212/312, 222, 217), Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)