Events calendar for Feb. 27 – March 4

Event:
China and the World: The Silk Road Runs in Two Directions
Description:
History nerds should get ready to explore the ancient Silk Road, which transported gunpowder, silk and ideas such as Buddhism. This lecture seeks to inspect the trade routes of the ancient world, and how they translate to modern trading.
Date:
Feb. 27
Time:
6 p.m.
Location:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$10
Website:
Link
Event:
Howl’s Moving Castle
Description:
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s film “Howl’s Moving Castle.” This beautifully rendered classic features the journey of young Sophie, who is turned into a 90-year-old woman after encountering a vain witch. Sophie is taken in by Howl, the hot and mysterious wizard, as they embark on an adventure to lift Sophie’s curse.
Date:
Feb. 27
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost:
$11
Website:
Link
Event:
50 Shades! The Musical
Description:
Who thought smut would translate so well to a stage production? Enjoy a comedic, musical reimagining of the bestseller “50 Shades of Grey,” complete with a live band and completely original dance numbers.
Date:
Feb. 27 – March 16
Time:
8 p.m.
Location:
Kirk Douglas Theater 9820 W Washington Blvd Culver City CA, 90232
Cost:
$30 – $50
Website:
Link
Event:
Komen Los Angeles Race for the Cure
Description:
Feeling charitable this weekend? Grab some friends and get ready to walk for a cure! Participants can register online and in person the morning of the race, and receive a free shirt.
Date:
March 1
Time:
Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m.
Location:
Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles CA 90012
Cost:
$20-$55
Website:
Link
Event:
This is the L.A. River
Description:
See the historic Los Angeles river in a whole new light. 21 local youths, ages 14 to 19 explored the landmark, captured the sights and sounds on 16mm film for this documentary which explore the past, present and future of the famous waterway.
Date:
March 1

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7:30 p.m.
Location:
Elysian, 2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Cost:
Suggested donation of $5
Website:
Link
Event:
Hollywood’s Biggest Night
Description:
Get dressed up and enjoy the Academy Awards on the big screen. Everything from the pre-show glamour to every tearful acceptance speech will be available for viewing. Guests get to enjoy a red carpet of their own, and the best dressed viewers have the chance to win prizes.
Date:
March 2
Time:
4 p.m.
Location:
Million Dollar Theater 307 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cost:
$20
Website:
Link
Event:
I.O. West Oscar Night
Description:
Enjoy the Oscars in the comfort of the I.O. West comedy club. Guests can choose from a number of Oscar-themed drinks, full bar and assorted snacks. Hosted by up and coming comedians, guests have the chance to predict who they think will take home the little gold man, and could win prizes if they’re right.
Date:
March 2
Time:
4 p.m.
Location:
I.O. (Improv Olympic) West, 6366 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost:
Free
Website:
Link
Event:
Mardi Gras Celebration
Description:
Celebrate the holiday of indulgence: Fat Tuesday. Party at the Fairfax Farmers market with live music and obscene amounts of Cajun food.
Date:
March 4
Time:
6:30 to 9:30 p.m..
Location:
Fairfax Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost:
Free
Website:
Link