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Classic movies in L.A. this week: 'Margaret,' 'Dr. Strangelove' and more

Classic movies, film festivals, etc. in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include Anna Paquin in the 2011 drama "Margaret," plus Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy "Dr. Strangelove" and Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi fable "Alphaville" → Read More

Dance in L.A. this week: Forever Flamenco, L.A. Dance Project and more

Dance shows in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project, Blue13 Dance Company and Forever Flamenco → Read More

Classical music in L.A. this week: Yuja Wang, 'Roberto Devereux' and more

Classical music concerts in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include pianist Yuja Wang in recital at Segerstrom and Disney Hall, plus LA Opera's staging of Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux" → Read More

Movies opening in L.A. this week: 'Emma,' 'The Night Clerk' and more

Movies opening in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include a remake of Jane Austen's "Emma" with Anya Tayor-Joy, the thriller "The Night Clerk" with Tye Sheridan and Ana de Armas, and a reissue of the 1951 fantasy drama "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" starring James Mason and Ava Gardner → Read More

Museums in L.A. this week: Artemio Sepúlveda at the Laguna Art Museum and more

New museum shows in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include a survey of Mexican painter Artemio Sepúlveda's works at the Laguna Art Museum → Read More

Theater in L.A. this week: 'Book of Mormon,' 'The Simon & Garfunkel Story' and more

New plays, Critics' Choices, etc. in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include "The Book of Mormon" at the Ahmanson, "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" at the Pantages and "A Wrinkle in Time" at Chance Theatre → Read More

What’s on TV This Week: 'Washington,' 'Rocketman' and more

SUNDAY The docu-series “Race for the White House” returns with a look at the 2008 presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN Uneasy lie the heads that wear the crown in the new docu-series “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty.” 7 and 10 p.m. CNN A fresh batch of hopefuls vie to become the next “American Idol” on the return of the singing competition. With host… → Read More

Eight things to do in L.A. and O.C., including Valentine's Day shows

Feel romantic? Chris Botti and Pacific Symphony offer a little mood music, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal salutes Leonard Cohen, and Grand Park gets a DJ. → Read More

Movies opening in L.A.: 'Downhill,' 'The Last Thing He Wanted' and more

Movies opening in L.A. for Feb. 9-16 include Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the comedy drama "Downhill," plus the political thriller "The Last Thing He Wanted" starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck, and the video game adaptation "Sonic the Hedgehog" → Read More

Classic movies in L.A. this week: A salute to John Sayles and more

Classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Feb. 9-16 include a salute to John Sayles and screenings of "Casablanca," "Lady and the Tramp." → Read More

Dance in L.A. this week: Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal salutes Leonard Cohen and more

Dance concerts in L.A. for Feb. 9-16 include Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal's salute to Leonard Cohen, plus Caleb Teicher & Co. at Segerstrom and the T.S. Eliot-inspired work "Four Quartets" presented by CAP UCLA → Read More

Classical music in L.A. this week: The L.A. Phil's 'Weimar Republic' series and more

Classical music concerts in L.A. for Feb. 9-16 include the LA Phil's "Weimar Republic" series, plus violinist Vijay Gupta and composer Reena Esmail at the Wallis and the Viano String Quartet presented by the Music Guild → Read More

Theater in L.A. this week: 'Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation' and more

New plays, Critics' Choices, etc. in L.A. for Feb. 9-16 include "Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation" at the Geffen Playhouse, plus Alfred Molina in "The Father," Four Larks' reimagining of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and the return of Isabella Rossellini's "Link Link Circus" → Read More

Museums in L.A. this week: Ming dynasty paintings at LACMA and more

New museum shows in L.A. for Feb. 9-16 include "Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying" at LACMA, "Experience 45: Stardust" at ESMoA and "Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison" at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles → Read More

What’s on TV This Week: The Oscars, 'Homeland' and more

TV highlights for Feb. 9-15 include the Oscars on ABC and the final season premiere of "Homeland" on Showtime, plus Zoë Kravitz in a new take on the Nick Hornby novel "High Fidelity" on Hulu and a new documentary about boxing great Muhammad Ali on HBO → Read More

9 things to do in L.A. and O.C.: Laguna Beach Music Festival and more

Alfred Molina stars in 'The Father' at Pasadena Playhouse, Sean Dorsey Dance reprises 'Boys in Trouble,' and the L.A. Phil opens its Weimar festival. → Read More

Movies opening in L.A. this week: Margot Robbie in 'Birds of Prey' and more

Movies opening in L.A. for Feb. 2-9 include Margot Robbie in "Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" and Alison Brie in "Horse Girl" → Read More

Classic movies in L.A. this week: 'Femme Fatale,' 'Suspiria' and more

Classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Feb. 2-9 include Wes Anderson's romantic fable "Moonrise Kingdom," Dario Argento's 1977 terror tale "Suspiria" and Rebecca Romijn in Brian de Palma's 2002 thriller "Femme Fatale" → Read More

Dance in L.A. this week: Ballet West's 'Giselle' and more

Dance performances in L.A. for Feb. 2-9 include Ballet West's traditional staging of "Giselle" at the Soyara plus Viver Brasil's samba celebration at the Broad Stage → Read More

Museums in L.A. this week: 'Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling' and more

New museum shows in L.A. for Feb. 2-9 include "Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling" at the Annenberg Space for Photography, plus the LA Art Show and the Autry's Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale → Read More