The Weekly | Street art for a cause, the return of Method Man and Redman, that “stupid bunny suit,” and more

By Adrian Flores
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FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

WHEN: Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Natural History Museum | 900 Exposition Blvd.,  90007
WHAT: Wondering where you can experience a museum tour, expert panels, and live performances? Then check in to the Natural History Museum.Things are bound to come alive with DAWN, MNDSGN, and ODDISEE tracking the night| TIX

 

METHOD MAN & RED MAN WITH K Wil
WHEN:
Friday, 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Novo | 800 West Olympic Blvd. 90015
WHAT: Name a more iconic duo…I’ll wait. Bringing that east coast vibe to the westside, Method Man and Redman are solidified innovators of hip-hop culture. With many classics like “How High” and “Part II” in their repertoire, attendees won’t be able to help but feel a bit nostalgic. | TIX

 

DONNIE DARKO SCREENING
WHEN: Friday, 11:59 p.m.
WHERE: Nuart Theatre | 11272 Santa Monica Blvd. 90025
WHAT: “Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?” Relive this dark classic with a midnight showing at the iconic Nuart Theatre. You’ll feel just as comfortably uncomfortable as the first time you saw it, and if you haven’t seen it (shame on you) you’re in for something special…you might even make a new friend, real or imaginary. | TIX

 

LOTUS
WHEN: Friday, 9 p.m.
WHERE: Fonda Theatre | 6126 Hollywood Blvd. 90028
WHAT: Exchange moves to time signatures as electronic jam band Lotus improvise their set – but keep your eyes open. If your mind isn’t blown from their chaotic light show, then you might have been in the wrong place. | TIX

 

TY SEGALL
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, 9 p.m.
WHERE: Teragram Ballroom | 1234 W 7th St. 90017
WHAT: If you need to know more about this artist than his clouts of Grateful Dead and Neil Young, his own influential sound of garage-rock that bleeds through fender guitars and super six reverbs, then maybe you should check out his homepage to watch him smash a toilet with the backend of an axe. | TIX

 

GOLDEN DRAGON PARADE & CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Chinatown Central Plaza | 727 N. Broadway Blvd. 90012
WHAT:  Invite some asian culture into your life at the 118th annual Chinese New Year Festival. With Kung Fu demos, traditional music, a craft beer garden, and face painting and paper folding for the kids, this event is not only free but provides something for everybody. | MORE

 

OPENING NIGHT: THE STREET ART HOUSE
WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Hangar | 3472 S Centinela Ave. 90066
WHAT: Bringing artists from across the globe, The Street Art House will showcase new original pieces worthy of the streets until Feb. 10. The featured art will be for sale with 10 percent of the proceeds to after school enrichment and recreation program LA’s BEST in support of their new mural project. | MORE

 

BOOMTOWN BREWERY: GRAND OPENING
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
WHERE: BoomTown Brewery | 700 Jackson St. 90012
WHAT: Music. Food. Brews. ‘Nuff said. There’s nothing more fun than breaking in a new venue and with games, drinks, and a sick DJ line-up, BoomTown Brewery is making it very easy for you. Don’t forget to tip your bartender.  | MORE

 

SMORGASBURG LA
WHEN:
Sunday, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Row DTLA | 777 S Alameda St. 90021
WHAT: Luckily this Brooklyn export graces us with its presence every Sunday, so no need to indulge. Or do. We’re not judging. Smorgasburg LA showcases five-acres of food, retail, and miscellaneous vendors. Not to mention free parking for two hours in a nearby lot. Boom. | MORE

 

ASSSSCAT
WHEN: Sunday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre | 5919 Franklin Ave. 90028
WHAT: I would fill you in on the who, but the surprise is all of a part of the fun. ASSSSCAT is a nationally acclaimed, improvisational comedy show featuring a special guest monologer – like KEVIN-friggin-BACON, a group of talent currently active in film and television, and the however profane, arbitrary, or thoughtless cues spewed out from the audience. | MORE

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