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14 Unusual, Offbeat & Fun Things to Do For Valentine’s Day in L.A. (Whether You’re Single or Not!)

14 Unusual, Offbeat & Fun Things to Do For Valentine's Day in L.A. (Whether You're Single or Not!)
Drown your bitterness in bitters. Photograph: Breakup Bar

Whether or not you’re alone this Valentine’s or just aren’t into candlelit dinners or romantic overtures, we’ve obtained you coated. Feeling bitter about love? Take a look at the Breakup Bar pop-up or the Unhappy Bastards Nite. Trying to join with buddies? How a few v-steam amongst buddies or a top-tier cooking class? Over individuals usually? How about kicking it with goats as an alternative? Take a look at these 14 V-Day occasions appropriate for singles, buddies, and informal couples.

Breakup Bar Popup

Embittered exes might discover a respite from romance at Breakup Bar, a pop-up situated subsequent to Severance on Melrose. Right here, friends take pleasure in a choice of snacks and desserts, together with French macarons, baked Alaska, and a chocolate fountain that serves as much as 12. Champagne could be sabered tableside, or friends can attempt one of many signature cocktails. They embrace the Chilly Day in Hell (Amontillado & East India sherry, rooibos & chamomile tea, lemon, ginger), the Ghosted (Milk Stout, PX sherry, bitters, lavender foam), and the I Dealt With Your Mother and father For Years (Caperitif, lime, grapefruit soda, habanero bitters, black salt rim). Moreover, breakup movies shall be screened nightly, whereas a Wall of Damaged Relationships invitations friends to pen nameless missives to their exes, making a tableau of heartbreak over the pop-up’s two-week run.


The place: 7276 Melrose Ave., Fairfax
When: February 1-14. Tues.-Thurs., 7-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. to midnight.
Value: $20, consists of one cocktail or a glowing wine flight.

Bacchus Uncorked: Love, Loss, and Libations

The Getty Villa will host a tour of mythology’s most well-known lovers together with “the gods and mortals whose passions took them to Hades’s realm.” What might be extra romantic than studying about love so fierce its celebrants actually went to to the underworld for it, huh? After the gallery tour, sommelier Giammario Villa will supply a tasting of wines from Southern Italy. The occasion enhances the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife, which stays on view by means of March 18.

The place: Getty Villa
When: February 9 & 16, Four-7 p.m.
Value: $75, consists of parking

Lucha VaVOOM Photograph: Timothy Norris

Lucha VaVOOM

Each Valentine’s Day, Lucha VaVOOM places on on a incredible present, providing lucha libre wrestling, burlesque, vaudeville, comedy, music, and extra. This yr’s theme is Amor Prohibido (that’s “forbidden love”). Along with a full lineup of masked contenders, different performances embrace music from Christeene, burlesque from MOSH and Michelle L’Amour, and extra. For those who haven’t but encountered Christeene, you can watch the genderqueer artist’s very NSFW video “Butt Muscle.” Comic Jeff Davis will host this wild experience.

The place: The Mayan Theater, 1038 S. Hill Road, DTLA
When: February 13 & 14, doorways at 7 p.m.
Value: $40-55

Lover’s Rock

Grand Park’s Valentine’s celebration is free and applicable for the entire household. Dub Membership DJs will play reggae tracks all through the night, whereas meals vans will provide snacks and desserts. Keep in mind the night time with a photograph sales space or take part in all-ages crafts for a small charge.

The place: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., DTLA
When: February 14, 6-11 p.m.
Value: FREE

Study to prepare dinner Photograph: ICE Pasadena

The Institute of Culinary Schooling

If splurging on a flowery prix fixe dinner doesn’t attraction to you, you’ll be able to discover ways to prepare dinner one as an alternative. The Institute of Culinary Schooling in Pasadena is providing two cooking programs for 2: New York steak and handmade pasta. Chef Richard Hanna will train the previous course, throughout which college students will make a shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, New York strip with beurre maitre d’lodge (compound butter), creamed spinach, truffled mashed potatoes, and mini New York cheesecakes topped with strawberry compote. Chef Peter George will lead the pasta class, throughout which college students will put together pappardelle with Bolognese; burro e salvia (butternut squash ravioli with sage butter); tomato basil bruschetta, and shaved fennel and radicchio salad.


The place: The Institute of Culinary Schooling, 521 E Inexperienced Road, Pasadena
When: New York Steak on Feb. 14, 6-10 p.m.; Handmade Pasta on Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m.
Value: $240/couple (Not that you must convey a big different; studying with a pal is ok, too!)

My Classic Valentine

The historic Queen Mary’s My Classic Valentine will conjure “old-world glamor” with a four-course dinner and a present. The occasion takes place within the ship’s Windsor Salon, the place a love story will unfold over dinner by way of burlesque and vaudeville performances by Cirque Berzerk and Love within the Hearth. Afterward, visitors might stick round for cocktails and stay music.

The place: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Lengthy Seashore
When: February 14, seatings at 5:30 p.m. and eight:30 p.m.
Value: $125-135/individual, drinks not included

Psyche’s Wedding ceremony by Edward Burne-Jones

The Ominous Marriage of Cupid & Psyche

Disco Eating Membership all the time delights with lavish, decadent, themed dinners that repeat the mantra, “eat every little thing.” Partnering once more with The Grim Wreather, DDC’s newest theme revolves across the fantasy of Cupid and Psyche. In line with legend, Psyche is a mere mortal so lovely that the goddess Venus turns into envious of her. She sends her son, Cupid, to shoot Psyche with an enchanted arrow and trigger her to fall in love with a human monster. But upon seeing her, Cupid is so surprised by Psyche that he shoots himself and thus, falls hopelessly in love together with her. Chaos ensues from there.

Tickets are all inclusive and have a five-course meal from Chef Laurent Quenioux; themed cocktails from Completely happy Hour Company and desk wine from Disco Vino; oysters from Hama Hama and caviar by way of East Boston Oysters; post-dinner coconuts from Coco Lily; immersive theater, stay music, and dance performances; present luggage, and “late night time perversions” from North Hollywood grownup toy firm Doc Johnson.

The place: A secret location in West Adams
When: February 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Issues We Do

Nothing says ‘I recognize you’ like going steaming together with your greatest buddies. The Issues We Do at ROW DTLA is providing a Gal-entine’s Day particular throughout which friends might take pleasure in a V-Steam session and, concurrently, a Cryo-Cloud facial. V-Steams, as you might know, achieved notoriety when lauded by Gwyneth Paltrow. Their devotees declare the method helps with cramping and libido. 

The place: 787 S. Alameda St, Suite 100
When: Feb. 1-28
Value: $125/individual, name 213-278-0358 for reservations


Half-off for loners right here on V-Day Photograph: Không Tên

Không Tên

Vietnamese restaurant Không Tên will supply two specials for Valentine’s Day. Via the month of February, couples who matched on any courting app will obtain 50% off drinks offered they will present their server or bartender their telephones and show their love connection. On Valentine’s Day, singles who sit on the bar will obtain 50% off drinks all night time. And perhaps, simply perhaps, these singles will meet each other.

The place: 11520 Pico Blvd., West L.A.
When: By way of February
Value: No cowl

‘True Romance’ Photograph: Warner Bros.

Cinespia Presents ‘True Romance’

Cinespia presents 1993’s romantic crime caper True Romance, by which Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) and name woman Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette) work to free Alabama from her heartless pimp, Drexl. Issues go awry when Clarence realizes a bag he grabs at Drexl’s brothel isn’t filled with Alabama’s belongings, however loads of cocaine. The night time will function photograph cubicles, DJ units earlier than and after the movie, and full bars with signature cocktails.

The place: Los Angeles Theater, 615 S. Broadway, DTLA
When: February 14, doorways at 7:30 p.m.
Value: $30-$80

Unhappy Bastards Nite

For communal brooding, take a look at Unhappy Bastards Nite at Bar Henry. There will probably be music. Genres listed embrace demise rock, synth, people, soul, esoteric, 90s, and indie, which is an admittedly numerous record. Nevertheless, all songs spun will unite in a single theme of melancholy. In honor of the particularly unhappy, anybody who can show a current tragedy—together with job loss or divorce—will obtain a free drink. The occasion is held in reminiscence of Nacho Nava, co-creator of Mustache Mondays, who handed away in January.

The place: Bar Henry, 1228 Sundown Blvd., Echo Park
When: February 13, 9 p.m.
Value: Free with RSVP

Olivia Bellafontaine at Deviled Eggs Photograph: Forest Casey

A Very Vaudeville Valentine’s

Drunken Satan presents A Very Vaudeville Valentines’s on Saturday, February ninth. This bawdy, 1930s-era burlesque brunch will function Valentines-inspired performances, interactive characters, and an aphrodisiac-infused brunch menu with gadgets together with double chocolate pancakes, lox crostini, mushroom and potato hash, candy and spicy bacon, and extra. Your ticket will embrace brunch and the present, whereas beer, wine, cocktails, and bottomless mimosas could be bought for a further value on the bar.

The place: Brack Store Tavern, 525 W. seventh Road, DTLA
When: February 9, 11 a.m.
Value: $50-$120



Couples and singles alike are invited to Madcap Artistic’s Sensuali-tea, which can discover how to hook up with your personal sensuality by way of a tea ceremony. That is an interactive workshop during which every participant might be invited into a personal, candlelit loft for a tea ceremony, guided meditation, and a dialogue on utilizing crops for wellness. Every visitor may also create their very own private “love potion” utilizing herbs and aphrodisiac crops. The workshop is led by Toska, a witch, artist, and herbalist who hosts the Intercourse Magic Podcast. Madcap Artistic is an all-women leisure firm that “takes fetish efficiency out of the darkness and into the candlelight.”

The place: Personal venue in DTLA
When: February 7, 7-9 p.m.
Value: $30 (supplies included, however convey your personal mug)

Angeles Crest Creamery’s goat hike Photograph: Angeles Crest Creamery/Fb

Valentine’s Goat Hike and Picnic

Who wants romance when you might have goats, arguably one of many cutest mammals of all time? Angeles Crest Creamery invitations visitors to take an hour-long, mild hike within the San Gabriel Mountains with their goats, because the animals leisurely graze to their coronary heart’s content material. The hike will embrace a chat concerning the goats, their seasonal conduct and foraging, and sustainability. In line with the organizers: “Shepherding dairy goats within the San Gabriel Mountains is an experiment in creating a low-input dairying system by matching the suitable animal to the out there forage and utilizing historic methods like shepherding not usually practiced in the USA. I’ll share what I’ve discovered from the land and the herd three years into the undertaking.”

The place: Angeles Crest Creamery, 19830 Huge Pines Hwy, Valyermo
When: February 16, 11 a.m.
Value: $25 (convey your personal picnic lunch & drinks)


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