What’s Happening? Valentine’s Edition

A Feminist Future?

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WHEN: February 9, 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: The Last Bookstore

WHAT: Laurie Penny reads from her new book, “Everything Belongs to the Future.”

WHY: If you’re curious about what feminism will look like 50 years from now.

Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World

WHEN: February 10, 5 P.M.

WHERE: Skylight Books

WHAT: Dahlia Schweitzer discusses her new book, an exploration of outbreak narratives and zombie films.

WHY: Love “The Walking Dead?” How about “28 Days Later?” This is for you.

Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

WHEN: February 10- May 13

WHERE: The Broad

WHAT: Six decades of work by legendary American (gay) artist Jasper Johns

WHY: If you love paintings of deconstructed American flags.

51st Annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair

WHEN: February 9- 11

WHERE: Pasadena Convention Center

WHAT: Enjoy rare books at prices you definitely can’t beat on Amazon.

WHY: Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein!”

Roxane Gay at the Hammer Museum

WHEN: February 12, 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: The Hammer Museum

WHAT: Everyone’s favorite Bad Feminist discusses her new book, “Hunger.”

WHY: Get your copy of “An Untamed State” signed at last.

Chef to Chef with Dominique Ansel

WHEN: February 15, 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

WHERE: The L.A. Kitchen

WHAT: A talk with the man who brought you the Cronut, and all its imitators.

WHY: There will be snacks.

Casablanca in 35mm

WHEN: February 16, 11:59 P.M.

WHERE: Vista Theater

WHAT: Who says you have to stop celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th? Enjoy one of the most romantic films of all time in a stunning 35 millimeter print.

WHY: “Of all the juke joints in all the world…”

Chocolate and Art Show

WHEN: February 16- 18

WHERE: The Vortex

WHAT: What’s better than an art show? A CHOCOLATE and art show, for all those romantics out there!

WHY: It’s the tastiest cultural event of all.

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

WHEN: February 17, 12 P.M.- 8 P.M.

WHERE: Chinatown Central Plaza

WHAT: Celebrate the Chinese New Year in DTLA’s Chinatown with food, drinks, and live entertainment.

WHY: It’s the year of the dog!

The Future is Black

WHEN: February 17, 12 P.M. – 6 P.M.

WHERE: The Los Angeles LGBT Center, McDonald/Wright Building

WHAT: Celebrate Black History Month with some intersectional queer workshops and talks.

WHY: Activist Sharon-Franklin Brown will give the keynote speech.

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