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Monday: The Strand House Culinary Masters Series Opening consulting chef Neal Fraser (Redbird) mans the stoves along with the Strand House’s recently appointed executive chef Austin Cobb and chef/partner Greg Hozinsky. Dine on a six-course dinner that includes dishes like sautéed Monterey Bay abalone; duck breast with black rice; and grilled lamb belly. The courses are accompanied by wine pairings from Challen Winery in Santa Barbara County; proprietor and actress Challen Cates will introduce each pairing throughout the evening. $150;...

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Day at Tam O’Shanter Tam O’Shanter is getting ready to host its epic St. Patrick’s Day party, which is one of the biggest Irish celebrations in Los Angeles. The restaurant will have a special tent area in the parking lot with music, green beer, pub food, music, and a world-class selection of scotch, and light-up shamrock necklaces for guests who follow the restaurant on Facebook or Instagram, or join their email list. This year’s line-up of entertainment will feature: Bracken Band Celtic...

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Monday: The Wallace is Happy AF The Wallace is jumping into the happy hour, with chef Joel Miller turning out reduced-price dishes. Grab cocktails like the Juicy Cruzer made with peanut butter stout and sparkling wine; the Participation Award made with tequila, pomegranate, and lime; the Dad Bod made with Bourbon, lemon, and honey; the Sorry not Sorry made with White rum, lime, dry vermouth, cacao, grenadine; and The Struggle is Real made with Vodka, Gin, and Cocchi Americano for $9. Food includes Tacos de...

Weekend

Cupid’s Undie Run Hundreds of Angelenos will brave the cold in just their underwear to raise awareness and fund the research of neurofibromatosis (NF).  The world’s largest organized undie run, Cupid’s Undie Run, is a valentines themed, 1 mile fun run+ a massive party.  All money raised benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. $35; Saturday, 11 am; The Victorian, 2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Sex & The City Zoo The L.A. Zoo’s adults-only Valentine’s celebration features Fool for Love, a provocative...

Valentine’s Day Gifts

For the Chocolate Lover: Valerie Confections has Valerie Gordon’s custom hand-drawn designs in a palette of black and blush in her new Hearts and Arrows boxes. The boudoir-themed box features Blushing Berry Truffles, Almond Toffee, a rose petal and raspberry chocolate bar, Liquid Caramel Hearts, and more. Choose boxes of nine pieces, twelve pieces, or even a Valentine Bar made of 61% bittersweet chocolate, sprinkled with crushed rose petals and dehydrated raspberries. They also have Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes including the Pink Box ($46 for...