On the Calendar: Los Angeles, February 2020
Stories Dawn Garcia
Los Angeles is known as the centrifuge of cultural diversity, and this month epitomizes precisely that. From exquisite art exhibitions to canna yoga to music fests, February’s lineup is filled with ways to tap into the soul of the city.
Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World
Through April 26
Pasadena USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
Artist Oscar Oiwa, his artisan assistant, and four MFA students have transformed a lesser-known art space into a dreamy escape. Guests are invited to lie down on a provided bed to gaze upward and take it all in.
With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985
Through May 11
MOCA, Los Angeles
LA Art Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
The state of the world as seen through local and global exhibitions, installations, and interactive pieces is on display. The show showcases the beauty and truth of humanity as only art can. Opening night has a fundraising gala in partnership with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020
Queen Mary Park, Long Beach
$85–$125 plus fees
Feb. 12, 6–9:30 p.m.
Purple Lotus Medical Massage & Wellness, Highland Park
Frieze Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios, Hollywood
The New York fair Frieze made its LA debut in 2019, changing the creative landscape for the better. More than 70 art galleries will transform the space with 16 site-specific installations. Forget the traditional Valentine’s Day dinners and singles parties; opt for a little visual stimulation instead.
Soul Sista Presents: Drop the Beat
The Pack Theater, Hollywood
Jazz is Dead Presents: Cosmic Funk Expansions with Lonnie Liston Smith
Feb. 23, 8 p.m.
Crafts & Cannabis: Mixed Media Collage
Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
Puff, Pass, and Paint, NoHo