MR. ELEVATOR & THE BRAIN HOTEL: RECORD RELEASE SHOW
WHEN: Thursday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Echoplex | 1154 Glendale Blvd. 90026
WHAT: Leader of the psych-pop quartet Thomas Dolas on the new digs: “We composed an album that’s meant to be listened to as a full record, like a classical rock record from start to finish.” | TIX
WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION’S PRE-GRAMMY BENEFIT
WHEN: Thursday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: OHM Nightclub | 6801 Hollywood Blvd. 90028
WHAT: Whole Planet Foundation’s Pre-Grammy showcase and benefit concert honors the co-founders of Alaffia, an organization based in Olympia, Washington, that has expanded globally to help tens of thousands of people by encouraging empowerment through community projects. | MORE
ARTS BROOKFIELD CELEBRATES JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD
WHEN: Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: FIGat7th | 735 S. Figueroa St. 90017
WHAT: Art, booze, and music: Arts Brookfield presents a themed happy hour and quiet clubbing love-in during the opening of Signs of Life, a multi-site, vinyl art installation created by John Van Hamersveld – yeah, that Hamersveld! | MORE
WHEN: Friday, 10 p.m.
WHERE: Union Nightclub | 4067 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles 90019
WHAT: A counterculture-club renaissance where all are welcome. Expect the unexpected during this night of dancing, fun, and friends that is bound to be a rendezvous you won’t forget. | TIX
CUPID’S UNIDIE RUN
WHEN: Saturday, 12 p.m.
WHERE: The Victorian | 2640 Main St., Los Angeles
WHAT: Instead of drunkenly dancing alone in your underwear with Bob Seger and a bottle of red, put on your drawers for a cause – like the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This fun run will get your blood flowing, and who knows, you might just fall in love…or on your face. | REGISTER
SHOWGROW PRESENTS: GET LIFTED
WHEN: Saturday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: ShowGrow | 824 E. 17th St. 90021
WHAT: Cannabis, food, art, music, booze, and free entry. Easy420rec.com Doctors on site doing free medical marijuana rec cards, art installations by cARTel Collective & The FeelGood Collective, outdoor music stage by Modern Disco Ambassadors, and plenty more. | MORE
A PRINCE TRIBUTE: MOJAMOJA BRUNCH & BENEFIT CONCERT
WHEN: Saturday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Avalon | 1735 Vine St. 90028
WHAT: Celebrate the life and musical legacy of an icon while helping the MojaMoja Innovation Fund. Online ticket sales end today at 11:59 p.m. Use promo code: mojamojainsider for an exclusive $35 rate. Tickets will be $50 at the door. | TIX
COSMIC BREWERY TELESCOPES AND BEER
WHEN: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Cosmic Brewery | 20316 Gramercy Place, 90501
WHAT: Swig some brews and gawk at views with friends – or that special someone – as you drink in the full moon among various constellations. Romance points: pick a star and name it after your love. [Insert jealous awwws here]. | REGISTER
MORTIFIED DOOMED VALENTINES SHOW
WHEN: Saturday, 9 p.m.
WHERE: Wanderlust Hollywood | 1357 N. Highland Ave. 90028
WHAT: Think you have the worst Valentine’s Day story? These are sure to give you a run for your money. This weekend holds the perfect anti-date night for those who like going against the grain and laughing at the misfortune of others. | TIX
LOST IN TRANSLATION SCREENING
WHEN: Saturday, 11 p.m.
WHERE: Palace Theatre | 630 S. Broadway, 90014
WHAT: Examine how loneliness, detachment, and a midlife crisis can bring two people together in this early 2000’s hit film. At the historic Palace Theatre – if you pay really close attention – you might finally make out what Bob whispers to Charlotte. | TIX
UPSIDE DOWN GROUP EXHIBIT WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m.WHERE: co-LAb Gallery | 5319 York Blvd, 90042WHAT: An evening for art lovers. The co-lab asked 15 artists to invert their worlds: to create pieces that challenge their aesthetic and overall approach, considering all extremes. Flip the switch with interpretations from Allie Ross, Nonie Cruzado, Jen Rose, Jeremy Szuder, Makan Negahban, and Andrew Conte to name a few. | MORE
GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN
WHEN: Sunday, 12 p.m.
WHERE: Majestic Halls | 650 S. Spring St., Los Angeles
WHAT: Foodies BEWARE: there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. With LA’s best restaurants creating their versions of the all-cheese sammy, you’re sure to be cheesing from ear to ear at this event, which has food, games, giveaways, and more. | MORE