friday weekend activities Rick Braun and Friends Performing at Ocean Institutes Jazz Event This Weekend

rick braun with pat prescott Rick Braun and Friends Performing at Ocean Institutes Jazz Event This Weekend

Rick Braun visiting The WAVE

There’s plenty more happening this weekend than just the Big Game. Make it a full, fun weekend by enjoying live music from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Braun[/lastfm] and friends or indulging in the most scrumptious cupcakes in L.A.’s biggest cupcake challenge!

Catalina Jazz Club
Kenny Garrett Quartet will be performing through Sunday, February 6, 2011.Showtimes are 8PM and 10PM on both Friday and Saturday and 7:30PM and 9:30PM on Sunday. For more information visit

Museum of Natural History
The museum’s live music and discussion series continues with guided tours, a talk by Jonathan Weiner, live music by the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble and DJs spinning. More information at

L.A. Cupcake Challenge
20-plus California bakers, bakeries and restaurants from Venice to Apple Valley compete in the best traditional, original and overall cupcake categories at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. For $40, you can experience cupcake recipes that include: red velvet, lavender, sweet potato pie, peanut butter and jelly and the a new concoction, maple bacon. More information at

Michael Feinstein
Feinstein will be performing, Saturday, February 5 at 8PM in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Feinstein will appear backed by a six-piece outfit under the musical direction of pianist (and longtime Disney vocal coach) Sam Kriger. PARKING FACT: DRIVERS OF ACURA VEHICLES PARK FREE TONIGHT! More information at

Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Festival
The 112th annual Golden Dragon Parade serves as the centerpiece to Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Festival, the Downtown L.A.-adjacent community’s annual New Year’s celebration; floats, marching bands and dignitaries in cars travel along a parade route viewable from both Broadway and Hill streets on Saturday, February 5 at 1PM The fanfare goes on all weekend, including lion dancers, acrobats, contortionists and performance troupes in Chinatown’s Central Plaza; vendors selling original art, fashion, gifts, toys and home accessories at the L.A. Craft FREE visit for more information.

Under the Stairs: Basement Tavern Hosts the Super Bowl
Class up your Big Game viewing with TVs on the lawn of the Victorian or in the underground speakeasy, plus free burgers and hot dogs. Post-game highlights: After the game, stick around for $5 whiskey shots until 2AM (you’re already taking Monday off, right?). Sunday 3PM The Victorian and Basement Tavern 2640 Main St., Santa Monica (310-452-4957).

Ocean Institute Jazz Event
The Ocean Institute’s popular Jazz Event fundraiser combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of dinner, cocktails and auctions. This year’s event will feature [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Braun[/lastfm] and Friends, featuring Euge Groove and Philippe Saisse. The event takes place Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5. Visit for more information.


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