The Dandelion Chandelier Entertainment Events Calendar showcases our top picks in the world of pop culture this February. These are the new films, TV shows, Broadway plays, pop music, festivals and podcasts we’re most excited about in February 2019. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. And for a list of fantastic new books being published this month, click here.
what’s happening in pop culture this February?
There are also new films debuting, like Cold Pursuit; new TV shows, such as the critically-praised Russian Doll; and the return of Kiss Me, Kate to Broadway after 20 years. Plus the debut of a new podcast for opera lovers called Aria Code.
No one will be bored.
Our top picks in the world of pop culture this February
Almost 20 years after Mel Gibson starred in What Women Want, Taraji P. Henson leads a gender-flipped remake called What Men Want, in which she drinks a special tea that helps her get inside the heads of men – Feb 8
Cold Pursuit stars Liam Neeson and Laura Dern as parents who take matters into their own hands to figure out what happened to their son. It turns out they didn’t know him as well as they thought they did – Feb 8
Based on a true story, Fighting with My Family follows a family of WWE-superfans as they audition to be one of the wrestlers they idolize. The film stars Dwayne The Rock Johnson playing himself. We’re in! – Feb 14
The Academy Awards return to the Dolby Theater. This year marks the first time a streaming service received a Best Picture nomination. Netflix’s Roma amassed 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. We have only two words to say: Wakanda Forever! Black Panther has been nominated for Best Picture of the Year – Feb 24
Natasha Lyonne stars in Russian Doll, Netflix’s twisty Groundhog Day-like journey. The plot follows a woman caught in a mysterious loop, repeatedly attending the same party and dying at the end of the night, only to awake the next day unharmed. The series was created by Lyonne together with Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, and the early reviews are strong – Feb 1
Following an emotional breakup, tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca”Frankie” Trowbridge. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies in Whiskey Cavalier on ABC – Feb 24
Tom Sturridge performs Sea Wall, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable. Jake Gyllenhaal performs A Life, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most in Sea Wall/A Life at the Public Theater – Previews Feb 1, Opens Feb 14
In Kiss Me, Kate, two divorced and egocentric performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew. The revival will premiere 20 years after the last Broadway production, and will star Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase at the Roundabout Theater – Previews Feb 14, Opens Mar 14
A new jukebox musical at the Imperial Theater, Ain’t Too Proud: the Life and Times of The Temptations, follows the group’s extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. – Previews Feb 28, Opens Mar 21
4. pop music
Code Switch explores race and ethnicity and how they weave into different parts of our lives, from places of worship to the business of selling marijuana legally, to the terrible events of Charlottesville, VA in the summer of 2017. Hosted by five journalists of color, Code Switch dissects complicated news and events happening in all corners of America.
Opera lovers, there’s finally a podcast for you. Courtesy of New York classical music radio station WQXR and the Metropolitan Opera, Aria Code is hosted by Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens, who breaks down one aria per episode with the help of some fellow opera experts.
If you love Disney as much as Opening Ceremony and Gucci do, then you might enjoy the podcast Dreamfinders, hosted by Nathan Hartman. He brings in experts (actors, composers, and dancers) every week to discuss creativity, nostalgia, and yes, the theme park rides.
The brains behind 2018’s Atlanta Monster head back in time to break down the still-unsolved identity of the Zodiac Killer, the serial killer who terrorized Northern California in the late-‘60’s to early ‘70’s in Monster: The Zodiac Killer.
That’s it. Our top picks in the world of pop culture this February 2019. Have a brilliant month.
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