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Valentine’s Day & Anti-Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day at Sofitel’s Estérel Restaurant and Riviera 31 Spend Valentine’s Day at Estérel Restaurant for the most romantic Mediterranean rendezvous. Escape along the shores of the legendary Mediterranean Sea with exclusive aphrodisiac-inspired recipes, blending spices and flavors for an unforgettable palate experience. Fennel, lemon and truffle awaken the senses, while the sea meets the land in delicious dishes such as the Oyster and Leek Fondue, and the Ruby Red Trout with Sautéed Kale. Riviera 31 as you enjoy the unique Love...

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Natural History Museum’s First Fridays What makes L.A. the capital of the 21st century? Weaving together nature, culture, and creativity, this year’s “First Fridays” series scopes out Los Angeles as the lab and factory for much of what makes the modern world modern. Longtime Los Angeles Times journalist, author, and Emmy-winning public television and radio host Patt Morrison is joining the NHM again this year as moderator for our five-part series. They also welcome back their resident KCRW DJ is Anthony Valadez, along with guest DJs...

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Pasadena Half Marathon & Expo The course features historic Pasadena landmarks and a movie-esque finish line on the majestic Rose Bowl field. Angel City Brewery will be in the stadium to cheer on the runners, as they cross the finish line to an ice-cold pint of Angel City beer. Sunday, 7 am; 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103 Women’s March The Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation invites all the 750,000 Angelenos who helped fill the streets to join in again in downtown LA...

New Year’s Eve Festivities & New Year’s Day Brunches

Terranea Resort’s Marineland Ballroom Ring in 2018 and gather in the Marineland Ballroom to say farewell to 2017, set your resolutions for the New Year, and enjoy three delicious courses and a dessert bar. Toast to a fabulous year ahead with Champagne, wine and live entertainment. $125, $90/children ages 12-20, $40/children ages 2-11; Sunday, 7:30 pm, 8 pm & 8:30 pm; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310.494.7891 Terranea Resort‘s Mar’sel Ring in the New Year at the “A Night In New Orleans” New Year’s...

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3rd Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival Ahoy Matey! The 3rd annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival returns this October, celebrating National Seafood Month on the historic Santa Monica Pier! Sample tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs from The Lobster, FIG, Herringbone, BOA and more. Benefiting Surfrider Foundation, Off the Hook will feature live bands, spirits sampling, desserts, games and more, and also raises awareness for the Sustainable Seafood Movement. $40, $70/VIP; Saturday, 3-7 pm; Santa Monica Pier Savor the Taste...