Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Valentine's Day Goes Eclectic!

We all love hearts & flowers. And we’ll never turn down a decadent box of chocolates or romantic dinner à deux. But since 2020 is leap year, why not take the plunge and try something different this Valentine’s Day! How about a wine tasting event with a breathtaking view of the city! Or a Valentine-themed cinema and dance party at one of LA’s spectacular historic theaters? On a budget – we’ve got you covered! Grand Park is presenting Lovers Rock, a free concert complete with mood lighting, curated music, and a moonlit walk throughout the park’s Olive Court. With or without an SO, you’ll have a great excuse to get out and party when Valentine’s Day Goes Eclectic!

LA Opera’s Eurydice Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 N Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Through Feb 23 LA Opera presents the world premiere of Eurydice. In the Greek myth, she was a shadowy figure we barely knew. Let’s change that. Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine’s point of view. (Finally, right?) Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.

Love on the Vine San Antonio Winery 737 Lamar St. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day at San Antonio Winery with a special three-course Prix Fixe menu. Bypass the Valentine’s Day dinner lines and you’ll be escorted directly to the dining area, where table service will be provided. Begin with a Champagne toast. Dinner includes a complimentary bottle of Maddalena Cabernet Sauvignon or Stella Rosa Red, your choice, to be enjoyed at your meal. One bottle per couple. Family-owned San Antonio Winery is the oldest winery in Downtown Los Angeles, a hidden gem and historical landmark operating in the same community where it was founded in 1917. Wine Enthusiast recently awarded Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery with the prestigious American Winery of the Year award.

Love is in the Air OUE Skyspace 633 W 5th St #840 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Through Feb 16 Love is in the air this Valentine’s at Skyspace, with the perfect package to celebrate with your loved one! Your Love is in the Air General Admission Ticket includes 2 Rides on the Skyslide, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and Viewfinder Brochure. Your bottle of champagne and strawberries can be picked up at the Skyspace Bar on the 69th floor. Pick up your Viewfinder Brochure at the Skyspace Box Office upon entry. Package is 21+

Be Wine Tasting OUE Skyspace 633 W 5th St #840 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Feb 14 Calling couples and singles alike for a unique Valentine’s Day wine tasting experience! OUE Skyspace is presenting the Be Wine Valentine Tasting Event from 7pm-9pm. Sample 5 different wine varietals paired with delicious bites and breathtaking views. Hang around after the event and dance the night away at the Skyspace Nights after-party with Lani Love and Diall Jess (House, R&B House, Funk, and Disco music).

Lovers Rock Grand Park 200 N Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rooted in the reggae sounds of the 1970s and in Caribbean nightclubs in London, Lovers Rock is more than a music genre—it serves as a space of love, identity and resistance, fostering a nuanced intersection of gender and expression. Grand Park celebrates Lovers Rock and transforms the 12-acre urban oasis with mood lighting and curated music into the premier date spot for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget, or singles who just want to get out and party!. Angelenos can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a romantic evening at tables for two around Grand Park’s iconic Arthur J. Will Memorial fountain followed by a moonlit walk throughout the park’s Olive Court amidst the historic views of Los Angeles City Hall. Guests will experience special music curated to enhance the park’s beautiful surroundings.

February 13 is Galentine’s Day

We’re quick to shower our significant others with gifts and treats on February 14, but the day prior was designed to celebrate other equally important relationships in our lives – our girlfriends! Galentine’s Day was the creation of the beloved fictional deputy director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope. So gather your gal pals and celebrate with a special brunch, spa day, or fabulous night out on the town!

SPRING/BREAK Art Show Skylight ROW DTLA 777 S Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Feb 14-16 SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized art fair that activates atypical spaces and challenges the traditional cultural landscape of the art market. The fair will showcase the area’s rich contemporary art culture, featuring exhibitions from 60 independent curators, artists, and gallerists. Entrance is down the Narrows Alley in Building 3.

Street Food Cinema Valentine’s Weekend Million Dollar Theatre 307 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013

Feb 14 La La Land While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Event features a Valentine’s Photo Booth and specialty cocktails. Guests will be able to bring food from the Grand Central Market inside the Million Dollar Theatre or eat at one of the vendors inside the theater.

Feb 15 Bloody Valentine’s: The Silence of the Lambs A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. Live music by DJ Ivy. You may bring food from Grand Central Market into the theater!

The Wedding Singer + Valentine’s Day Party Los Angeles Theatre 615 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014

Feb. 14 Cinespia presents The Wedding Singer Valentine’s Day Party, featuring live music, DJ dance party, 5 floors of bars, free photo booth, and a special screening of The Wedding Singer in one of LA’s most beautiful movie palaces.

Crush Valentine’s Wine Festival City Market Social House 1145 San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Feb 15  Crush Valentine’s Day with a tasting festival celebrating wine, for friends and lovers alike! Sample a remarkable variety of wines from esteemed and emerging vineyards across California and the world. Join representatives from wineries to taste their current releases and learn about what makes their vintages special. This is a wine festival that’s all about the play and precision defining viticulture today, and an opportunity to have fun with tarot card readers, florists, jewelry vendors, and more! Food will be prepared by chefs from local restaurants while you enjoy music and the gift shop vendors. Cheers!

Photo credits: 

Photo #1: Image courtesy of OUE Skyspace 

Photo #2: Image courtesy of LA Opera

Photo #3: Image courtesy of San Antonio Winery 

Photo #3: Image courtesy of LA Opera

Photo #4: Image courtesy of OUE Skyspace 

Photo #5: Image courtesy of OUE Skyspace 

Photo #6: Image courtesy of Grand Park

Photo #7: Image courtesy of National Today

Photo #8: Image courtesy of SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Photo #9: Image courtesy of Million Dollar Theatre

Photo #10: Image courtesy of Cinespia

Photo #11: Image courtesy of Crush Valentine’s Wine Festival

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