Valentine’s Day Wellness at SoSpa and Le Salon
Relax and rejuvenate while spending a romantic day of pampering at SoSPA and Le Salon. Whether you are sharing the day with a loved one, your friends, or simply treating yourself, these glamorous offerings are the perfect way to celebrate this heartfelt day! This year, Sofitel’s luxury signature spa is offering two exclusive romantic offers for amazing couple wellness experiences. Offer 1 is So Valentine’s Special and is the traditional couples massage followed by champagne in the beautiful relaxation lounge ($300). Offer 2 is the VIP experience – So Couple Goals, which includes the So Relaxing Couples Massage (60 min) in the luxurious VIP room including an unique aromatherapy nirvana experience (30 min). And of course, it Includes champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for an ultimate couple moment ($400, add only $50 for an exquisite deep tissue massage). Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Le Salon’s amazing celebrity hair stylist team is here to create your dream glam. Includes the famous Conditioning Treatment, a beautiful Blow Dry and a delicious Glass of Rosé ($100). Friday-Sunday; Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd, CA 90048 Los Angeles

The “Oh Yeah? Prove It!” hotel package at The Jeremy Hotel
Spoil your partner this year with this exclusive package deal. The Valentine’s Day package includes: one night stay in a one Bedroom Suite, couples tattoos from acclaimed artist Rus Laich of The Honorable Society*, “Aphrodisiac Experience” at Joao cocktail bar, romance kit, Champagne breakfast in bed for two, complimentary valet, turndown service, and late check-out (3 pm). $2,000+; for stays between Saturday and February 18th; to book: sales@jeremyhotel.com at least 2 days in advance of stay date.

Two night maximum per stay.) Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a view of the Pacific Ocean, bottle of sparkling wine and welcome amenity upon arrival Choice of dinner for two in the restaurant or in room. $138+; Friday through February 19th; 300 N. Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Officine BRERA Valentine’s Cocktails
Head bartender, Tom Costello has curated a menu rich with eligible bachelors featuring Bachelor #1, a firefighter and amateur gardener comprised of Russian standard vodka, muddled strawberries, elderflower, prosecco, hibiscus, lemon, and honey. Hearts skip a beat for Bachelor #2, the fun-loving adventurous type, including Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Amaro Angeleno, fresh pomegranate juice, lime, passion fruit, and agave to sweeten the palette. At last, taste buds blossom with one sip of Bachelor #3, the decorated marine with a hidden tattoo, made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Leopold Brothers Aperitivo, and Carpano Bianco for an elegant and aromatic finish. Friday through February 14th; 1331 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.553.8006

Edwardian Ball
Based on the legacy of Edward Gorey, the Edwardian Ball is back for its ninth year. It’s like an early 20th-century circus, with everything from music, to fashion, to technology. The VIP tickets allow you access to the balcony lounge seating, a VIP-only bar, tarot, an absinthe bar, underground gardens, and more. $65-$1,500; Friday & Saturday; 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Cupid’s Undie Run
Put on your best undergarments and join hundreds of Angelenos for the nation’s largest pantless party featuring a one-mile run along the Santa Monica beachfront. After the brief workout, the party continues at The Victorian where 100% of the net proceeds will go to Children’s Tumor Foundation which specializes in neurofibromatosis research. $40; Saturday, noon-4 pm; 2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

25th Anniversary Screening of Poetic Justice
Watch the ’90s classic road trip romance in a beautiful movie palace in Downtown Los Angeles, just in time for Valentines weekend! Superstar Janet Jackson makes her effervescent screen debut as hairdresser and writer Justice, who turns to writing poetry to help her deal with the death of her boyfriend. During a chance car ride to Oakland with best friend Iesha (Regina King), Justice gets acquainted with postal worker and potential paramour Lucky, played by the one and only Tupac Shakur.  Will this new relationship let love back into their hearts? Featuring Maya Angelou (and her poetry), Q-Tip, Tone Loc and Regina King. John Singleton’s love story overflows with lyrical romance and comedy against the backdrop of South Central Los Angeles. Featuring full bars, DJ and a themed photo booth tailor-made for friends, lovers and poets at heart. There’s no better way to kick off the most romantic time of the year! $18-$40; Friday, doors: 7:30 pm, movie: 9 pm; Palace Theatre, 630 South Broadway , Los Angeles, CA

Three Day Rule’s Clean Slate: A Pre-Valentine’s Party
This is a party with a twist. Drop of photo of your ex in the ‘Burning Cauldron of Love’ upon entering! Start the night feeling liberated as you enter the party free of past baggage. Third Day Rule will also have their team of matchmakers playing cupid, introducing guests to each other. And it’s not actually on Valentine’s Day, so non-single friends should share the love and be a good wing-person by bringing a single friend! They will have a DJ, a VR booth and a photo booth. Saturday, 7:30 pm-1 am; Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Beauty Collection’s Valentine’s Offerings
Beauty Collection at Malibu County Mart is offering 50% off on the second makeup product purchased on February 14. Plus for the whole month of February, receive Rose Hand Crème, 40 ml ($19 value) with any full-size Jurlique product purchase* 3900 Cross Creek Rd, Ste 2, Malibu, CA 90265

Gypsy05’s Valentine’s Day Sale
Gypsy05 is offering a Pre-Valentine’s Day event at Malibu Country Mart in Malibu, with a free mini-tarot reading love forecast with Cathy Crystal from 12-2 pm. You can also enter a raffle to win a Gypsy05 gift card of $50 (drawing on Valentine’s Day). Gypsy05 is also offering 20% off on jewelry, lingerie apparel and accessories. Saturday; 3900 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar’s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate with a four-course meal, exclusive wine selections and a romantic ambiance. Enjoy a decadent meal starting with a Prosciutto Wrapped Scallop alongside a Beet and Goat Cheese salad accompanied by golden and red beets. Entrée selections include an 8oz Petite Filet Mignon or 6oz Barbecue New Zealand Salmon Filet paired with your choice of a pair of Colossal Shrimp or Colossal Crab Gratin. To end the night on a sweet note, they’re offering shareable chocolate covered madeleine cookies with chocolate dipped strawberries. $75; February 9-18; locations here

Del Frisco’s Grille’s Valentine’s Day
Couples looking to sit back, relax and indulge with their significant other on Valentine’s Day can visit Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica to enjoy a 12 oz. Wagyu Bone-In Steak topped with a decadent truffle butter. Lovebirds can cozy up in a booth while sipping on swoon-worthy wines like Portillo Malbec and Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon off the Grille’s award-winning wine list to pair. The Grille’s full dinner menu consisting of sharabale apps, savory entrees and delectable desserts will also be available on Wednesday evening for guests to enjoy. $59; Saturday through February 18th; 1551 Ocean Ave, #105, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.7333

Free Champagne tasting at Viviane Restaurant
Viviane Restaurant at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills introduces its monthly tasting series featuring Henriot Champagne.  This free champagne tasting event is a wonderful way for couples to celebrate their love for Valentine’s Day weekend, and for champagne enthusiasts to join an experience led by a Henriot Champagne expert offering flights of Brut, Blanc de Blanc, Rose Cuvee, and hosted hors d’oeuvres. Free; Friday, 5-7 pm; 9400 West Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills 90212; 310.407.7791

Esters Wine Shop & Bar’s Valentine’s Day
For gifts, beautifully pre-made Valentine’s Day baskets come in small and medium sizes, ranging from $55-125 with rosé, Champagne, Compartes chocolates, Jeremy Fox’s lavender almonds, Jacobsen Salt caramels, and/or local, artisanal jams. Custom baskets are also available by ordering in advance via online/phone or stopping into the shop to assemble. Bouquets from local florist Krystal Chang are available from February 11-14Saturday, 1-3 pm, gather friends for “The Language of Flowers: A Galentine’s Day Flower Workshop” with Krystal Chang ($125). Krystal teaches you the significant meanings behind various flowers and how to build a loose, garden-inspired vase arrangement. Flowers, vases, tools and a glass of sparkling rosé provided. Bring a friend and you each get $20 off. Sunday, 3-6 pm on the patio is a Rosé Tasting ($25). Taste five pink wines and cheese, plus 10% off bottles in the line-up. Saturday & Sunday; 1314 Seventh St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Broken Hearts Circus
The annual anti-Valentine’s Day shindig, hosted by Angel City Brewery, returns for another year of amusement and games from Two-Bit Circus, magicians, dinner courtesy of Market Burger and Downtown Taco, and sweet treats from Ridges Churros. Singles and couples both welcome. Sunday, 1-7 pm; Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Mardi Gras at The Original Farmers Market
Celebrate Mardi Gras with three days of family-friendly fun. Purple, green and gold decor set the stage for the 29th annual event that features bead throwing, crafts, Mardi Gras bands, an adorable pup parade and traditional fare like beignets, Dixie beer, Cajun gumbo and jambalaya. Free; Saturday, noon-7 pm, Sunday, noon-7:30 pm (also Tuesday 6-9 pm); 6333 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA

Crawfish Eating Contest

As part of the Mardi Gras festivities, Ragin Cajun hosts its first annual Crawfish Eating Contest. Competitors have the chance to win a $300 Ragin Cajun gift certificate. $25; Ragin Cajun, Saturday; 525 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; to register: 310.540.7403

CAVA Launches Delivery
This is the first time the Mediterranean grill is offering its grain bowls, salads and pitas outside its own stores. To sweeten the deal a bit, this week every time you order CAVA, you’ll pay $0 delivery fees to celebrate launch. Delivery is available exclusively through Caviar, from CAVA locations in Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, Culver City, and USC Village.  $0 delivery fee through Sunday.

INKO NITO’s Weekend Lunch
Downtown Los Angeles Arts District’s newest weekend lunch is here! You can enjoy INKO NITO’s robatayaki grilled dishes now for lunch.  Come enjoy some specialty Nigaki and an INKO NITO carbonated cocktail on tap to kick off the weekend! Highlights include: Edamame with soy, mirin, ginger, and sea salt; Kimchi Rice with Korean miso, scallions, sesame and egg yolk; Salmon Tataki with sesame ponzu dressing, baby spinach and ikura; Tofu kara-age with miso mayo and nori; Panko Fried Chicken with chili garlic yogurt; Cauliflower with roasted garlic soy aioli and parmesan panko; Beef Cheek with spicy Korean miso, pickled daikon and butter lettuce; The Veggie Nigaki with avocado, yuzu, garlic, and crispy rice; and The Cali Nigaki with Dungeness crab, avocado, wasabi tobiko and yuzu mayo. Saturdays & Sundays, noon; 225-227 S Garey St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 310.999.0476

Cabernet Challenge
wineLA wants to know. Do you have what it takes to blindly taste test 21 top cabernets? That’s over $2,000 worth of booze. This vino-centric is hosted by professional wine educator Ian Blackburn. $95; Friday, 7-9 pm; 923 E 3rd St Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Brack Shop Tavern’s Olympic themed Menu
DTLA’s elevated sports bar, has curated a special Olympics-themed menu for the duration of the Winter Olympics. Each shooter and appetizer is inspired by a country competing in the games. Brack Shop will be screening the games every day too! Appetizer menu highlights included: America, maple-battered corndogs with mustard dipping sauce; Mexico, pork mole tacos with radish avocado salsa and cotija; Euro-Sub, pretzel croissant capicola, jambon de paris, Spanish chorizo, aged english cheddar; Jamaica, sous vide Jamaican jerk chicken wings. Through February 25th; 525 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Full Circle” Dinner
Chef Neal Fraser of Redbird and Vibiana Hosts All-Star Celebrity Chef “Full Circle” Dinner to directly benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Chef Neal Fraser has reached out to some of his all-star celebrity chef friends and fellow C-CAP supporters: Josiah Citrin (Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, Dave’s Doghouse), Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station), Ray Garcia & Ivan Marquez* (Broken Spanish, Ivan Marquez *C-CAP Alumnus), David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post, The Arthur J, Fishing with Dynamite), Jason Neroni (Rose Café), Amar Santana* (Vaca, Broadway by Amar Santana, *C-CAP Alumnus), Michael Voltaggio (ink.well) and Sherry Yard (iPic Entertainment) to come together for a special evening where you will enjoy a five-course tasting menu paired with specially selected premium wines and beer, and much more. The evening will start with a very special Cocktail Reception featuring a delectable selection of hors d’oeuvres, champagne, wine, beer and a specialty cocktail created by Top L.A. Mixologist Devon Espinosa* (Sunset & Vinyl, Gusto, The Venue, The Church Key, Ink, *C-CAP Alumnus). The Dinner & Live Auction portion will have special guest Billy Harris (Hanging with Harris, Billy Harris Dinner Series) as the lively M.C. for the evening. Led by Chef Marcus Samuelsson as board co-chair, Careers through Culinary Arts Program transforms the lives of underserved high school students around the country by helping them pursue their culinary dreams. $250; Friday, 6:30-10 pm; 114 East 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.788.1191

By Whitney

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