Weekend

Free For Good
The Hammer Museum will eliminate its admission fee and become entirely free permanently! Free admission coincides with the opening of the Hammer’s new exhibition Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, IdeologyFree admission is made possible through the generosity of longtime Hammer Museum benefactors Erika J. Glazer and Brenda R. Potter. Erika Glazer is an art collector who joined the Hammer’s Board of Directors in 2009. Brenda Potter has been a Hammer supporter since 2003. An avid art collector, Potter is also a Fine Art Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. Free For LA. Free For You. Free For Good. Sunday

Dish & Dine Cooking Class at the Beverly Wilshire
Learn how to cook the ultimate Valentine’s Day feast from executive sous chef Vittorio Lucariello and THE Blvd Restaurant chef Claudia Fossa. Spend the afternoon learning the art of seasoning, baking and then have an afternoon lunch, prepared by you, utilizing the skills and lessons learned in the kitchen. $95; Sunday, noon-2 pm; Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.858.2382

Sex and the City Zoo
Have a wild Valentine’s Day at the Zoo with a provocative “birds and bees” presentation that celebrates animal mating, dating, and cohabitating. Highlights of the night include “animal walk-abouts,” chats with keepers, the chance to observe small animals up close, and a performance by recording artist, musician and entertainer Whitney Hall. Also enjoy wine, decadent refreshments, and (for an additional fee) an intimate four-course dinner at Reggie’s Bistro. Ages 21 and over. $30+; Friday, reception 5-8 pm, lecture 6-7 pm, dinner 7-9 pm; 5333 Zoo Dr., 323.644.4200

First Fridays at Natural History Museum
Head over to the Natural History Museum for performances by Baths and Peaking Lights. King Most and DJ Anthony Valadez hold down the DJ lounge and Dr. Regina Wetzer, Adam Wall and Dr. Roberta Marinelli lead tours and discussions. Friday. 5:30 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, 90007

Brendan Ravenhill and Scout Regalia Sale
The Echo Park home furnishings and decor come together to give you up to 50% off samples, prototypes, and old stock like mod chandeliers and streamlined wood seating. Saturday, 1-5 pm; Brendan Ravenhill Studio, 1855 Park Dr., Echo Park; 508.667.3681

Love is Sweet by Westfield Topanga & Promenade
Head to The Canyon to enjoy desserts, specialty drinks, a DJ, and other fun surprises. Make Up For Ever will be doing makeovers and touch-ups.  Spend $200 or more and you will receive a box of Godiva Chocolates. Free; February 7, 2-5 pm, February 8, 12-5 pm

Rebel Bingo
The folks from Rebel Bingo are bringing their debaucherous Bingo to Los Angeles from across the pond. In addition to bingo, enjoy DJs, dancing and basic mayhem. $22; Saturday, 8 pm; 333 Live, 333 S. Boylston St., Westlake; 213.989.7979

The Beatles Invasion 50 Year Celebration
Watch the Beatles legendary Ed Sullivan Show TV appearance (with the original ads) on the big screen. My mom was actually in the third row, look for her! But first, there’s an Across the Universe screening and a discussion with Angie and Ruth McCartney (see below). Free for membersSaturday & Sunday, 1 pm; The Paley Center, 465 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills; 310.786.1000

A Beatles Celebration: Across the Universe
It’s been 50 years since the Beatles made their historic debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Celebrate the ultimate musical anniversary with a screening of Across the Universe, followed by a discussion with Angie and Ruth McCartney. Friday, 7:30 pm; Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

The Beatles! 50th Anniversary Collection
Another celebration! Mark the Beatles anniversary by seeing some of photographer Fred Ward’s images of their first concert in the U.S., some of which have never before been on view to the public. The exhibition also features Beatles memorabilia from the private collection of composer/guitarist Grant Geissman. Sunday, 3-6 pm; Sessions at the Loft, 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo

California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Are you a book worm like me? Browse collections of rare books from 200 sellers from around the world. While you’re there, listen in on a conversation with KPCC’s Patt Morrison and food critic Jonathan Gold about food and drink in the Elizabethan age. Friday-Sunday, various times; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena

The Edwardian Ball
Party like it’s 1899 at a Victorian-era bash in honor of illustrator Edward Gorey. There will be ballroom dancing and absinthe cocktails to enjoy. $45-75; Saturday, 8 pm; 205 The Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323.464.6269

Corazon y Miel Pop-Up
Through Wednesday, Chef Eduardo Ruiz will be serving up 3lb turkey leg sandwiches and family-style plates of roasted pork shoulder and grilled branzino in Pasadena. Sunday; Make a resy: 323.560.1776, or here.

National Pizza Day
It’s National Pizza Day! Celebrate at award-winning Michael’s Pizzeria. They are offering a buy-one-pizza-get-one-free promo at all three of their locations. Try the rotolino prosciutto e formaggio (ham, Fontina cheese, and ‘shrooms) or the salsiccia e rapini (smoked, house-made mozzarella, sausage, and rapini). Sunday

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Live Music
RA MA Yoga Institute hosts Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Live Music by RA MA Records and a talk by Marianne Williamson. Take part in a special “Victory” mediation, enjoy a live performance by RA MA Records artists, including a special song performed by RA MA founder Guru Jagat, inspired by Marianne Williamson. Plus, there will be light apps and beverages and all contributions go to Marianne Williamson for Congress. $50; Friday, 7-9 pm; 304 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 90291

Citizens of Humanity Showroom
Citizens of Humanity’s showroom is hosting a an exclusive jewelry trunk show with Elisabeth Bell, H.O.W.L., Natalia Benson, and Smith+Mara. Enjoy gratis mimosas while you shop and take 20% off all Citizens gear. Saturday, 12-5 pm; 8747 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048

Vintage Malibu
Vintage Malibu and Malibu Country Mart are hosting a scavenger hunt where hopeless romantics will have the chance to win a $7,000 diamond necklace from Vintage Malibu and other prizes, including a meal at Mr. Chow ad treats from K Chocolatier. Sunday; sign up starts at 8 am and the hunt begins at 9 am; 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, 90265; 310.456.7100

Petrossian Paris
To toast the launch of their newest precious metals collection, The Giving Keys will be celebrating with a night of champagne, caviar and charity. Tickets grant you access to traditional and new fusion appetizers of caviar and roe, as well as champagne, wine, and soft drinks. $20; Sunday, 6-9 pm; 321 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048; 310.271.6300

Principessa
Principessa is hosting an evening of music, champagne, chocolate and, of course, shopping. In addition to checking out lingerie, jewelry and perfumes, catch Natalia Benson’s DJ set and a live acoustic performance by Arrow. Saturday, 3-8 pm; 1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291; 310.450.6696

iHeartSilverlake
This Valentine’s Day gift market is featuring a variety of local brands, including gifts, jewelry, lingerie, chocolates, flowers and more. The inaugural event will give you the chance to meet and shop directly from over 50 designers and artists, most of whom are located in the heart of Silverlake. iHeartSilverlake, which was created by the Mack Sennett Studios Team, will showcase each brand in designated sections for guys and girls so couples can discreetly shop together. Some participating brands include Bar Keeper, Cloudhunter Co, Crap Eyewear, Nailswag, Native, The Juice, Thorocraft, Les Beaux Chocolats, Bones and Feathers Collective, Han Cholo, and Earthling Jewelry. The event will also feature activities like Tarot Card readings, a Love Advice Booth by Strange Love and Rony’s Photobooth is hosting a Valentine’s themed photobooth for singles, couples, groups and pets. Mack Sennett Studios’ owner, and Grammy-Nominated music producer, Jesse Rogg will be creating a mix of love songs, available for download$5; Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, 90029

The Classroom LA and El Cid Present an Afternoon of Crafting and Cocktails
El Cid is having The Classroom LA hang out on their patio once a month for an afternoon of crafting and cocktails. Each month The Classroom LA chooses a different DIY project. This month, choose from Salvaged Jewelry Making ($40) or Terrarium Building ($40) or both ($60). Salvaged Jewelry Making: raid your jewelry boxes and resurrect all of those jewelry casualties and bring your jewelry scraps to work with local jewelry designer Emma Denvir to redesign them. Learn how to combine your precious pieces with their collection via various jewelry making techniques, and leave with something truly unique! Terrarium Building: The Classroom LA will teach terrarium design, creation, and care. Bring your own vessel or use Classroom LA materials. While you get crafty, sip soft drinks, the full bar menu, sangria or specialty artisan cocktails, which are infused with Laura Ann’s Jams. Saturday, 2-5 pm; 4212 W Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 90029; register here; then email: kelsey@theclassroomla.com to let her know what you signed up for; drinks not included

SMITH+MARA
This sexy jewelry line is hosting a trunk show at Citizens of Humanity in West Hollywood. Check out their Spring 2014 collection and meet the designers. You can try on your favorite earrings, necklaces and rings while sipping on champagne, munching on light apps and shopping the newest trends. Plus, get 20% off Citizens of Humanity. Saturday, 12-5pm; Citizens of Humanity, 8747 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90048; RSVP to RSVP@clover-pr.com

The Vintage Fashion Expo
Attention vintage fanatics! This is the event you’ve been waiting for. Though the expo lasts for three days, get there early for one-of-a-kind finds.  Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St.; 213.741.1151

Valentine’s Day Love Notes at Crafted at The Port of Los Angeles 
Time to bust out your inner crafter. Crafted at The Port of Los Angeles is Etsy coming to life. Head on over for one of their Valentine’s Day crafting days and leave with adorable, personalized love notes for all of your loved ones. Friday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; Crafted at The Port of Los Angeles, 110 E 22nd St.; 310.732.1270

East Borough Celebrates the Lunar New Year
Join in the first annual Tet Festival, or Vietnamese New Year! Paul Hibler, owner of Pitfire Artisan Pizza and Superba Snack Bar, Jason Neroni, executive chef of Superba Snack Bar, and John Cao and Chef Chloe Tran, founders of the original East Borough concept in Costa Mesa, invite you to commemorate the most important of Vietnamese holidays at their new Culver City restaurant. The Tet Festival menu features family-style platters with dishes that will bring prosperity for the New Year, including Roasted Pig Baos, Beef Tartar, Pork Cracklings, Vietnamese Slaw, House Pickles, and Che, a Vietnamese fruit salad in coconut milk. The regular dinner menu will also be available. $45; Friday, 5:30 – 11 pm; 9810 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; 310.596.8263

Grist & Toll
Bread lovers, come in closer and listen up! Greater Los Angeles’ local, sustainable, organic flour mill—kicks-off of their new series of community pop-ups and workshops. This first event will feature M.O.M.O. (Michael O’Malley’s Mobile Oven), where you can bring in their own loaf of bread and have it baked in the mobile oven, as well as a ‘Your Local Hive’ Pop-Up Shop featuring small batch goods like Frog Hollow Conserves, Eat Well Salts and Fat Uncle Farms Blistered Almonds & Nut Butters. Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 990 S. Arroyo Parkway, #1, Pasadena, 91105; 626.441.7400

What Shakespeare Ate: Dining in the Elizabethan Age
2014 marks the 450th Birthday of William Shakespeare. The California International Antiquarian Book Fair pays tribute with a special exhibit and a panel discussion with Los Angeles Times and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold; noted food historian Charles Perry; James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and founder of the Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne Anne Willan; and bookseller Ben Kinmont who specializes in antiquarian books on gastronomy. Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison will moderate. Saturday, 1 pm

Co-op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home Valentine’s Day Shopping
Los Feliz shopping destination and gifting go-to, Co-op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home, will host a “Trunk of Burning Love” jewelry and design trunk show. The trunk show will showcase four American-made, hand-crafted lines: Put A Bird On It, Solstice LTD, mylifemylogic and West End Cool, along with champagne and sweet treats. On Saturday, the trunk show will display pieces by all four designer and Sunday, the trunk show will highlight jewelry designs by Solstice LTD and West End Cool. Saturday & Sunday, noon-5 pm; 1728-1730 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.669.2828

9th Annual Los Angeles  Travel and Adventure Show
This two-day event is LA’s biggest and best travel event that includes exhibitors from around the world, travel industry panelists and speakers, as well as travel videos and workshops. Visit the Celebrity Cruises booth to learn about ship news, new programs, offers and itineraries for 2014If you visit the Celebrity Cruises booth, you can meet their new and innovative travel avatar, “LeXi,” who have presentations on all things Celebrity Cruises. Join Celebrity Cruises Expert Naturalist, Brent Nixon on Sunday at 3 pm on the Destination Stage for an informative speaker presentation entitled, “Humpback Whales…A Success Story.” Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Long Beach Convention Center, Booth #936more info here

ShopWalk DTLA
This one day only, neighborhood block party is packed with plenty of shopping, booze-filled festivities and more. Explore Downtown’s retail scene during this event that has over 15 shops (listed below). Plus, ShopWalk’s big event has discounts and freebies. Sunday, 12-6 pm; The Historic Core in DTLA; full map here.

1 Man’s Trash (Women’s Shop)
Take 50% off most merchandise at the vintage boutique’s women’s store. 615 S Main St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.840.3654

Beautiful Ful
This menswear brand is offering 50% off their Fall ’13 line and 20% off all footwear and accessories at their flagship store. In addition, enjoy gratis bites. 107 W 5th St., Los Angeles, 90013

Clade
Take 20% off the edgy menswear boutique’s luxe inventory. 600 Spring St., Los Angeles; 707.799.2986

Curio Los Angeles
Enjoy 10% off storewide and 30% off of all lingerie. In addition, pop-up vendors like fragrance makers Life Aromatherapy and jewelry brand Communion will be offering 10% off. 125 W 5th St., Los Angeles, 90013; 213.293.7068

Fold Gallery & Curio Shop
Enjoy 15% off all vintage items. 453 S Spring St. M7, Los Angeles, 90013; 818.254.9197

Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts
Take 10% off select items at the contemporary arts gallery. 215 W 6th St., Los Angeles, 90014

Haus of Love
Take 10% off the this street wear shop’s entire inventory, plus an additional 10% when you tag the boutique on Instagram (@shophausoflove and #shophausoflove). 600 S Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014

Hotel 1171
The men’s lifestyle brand is offering 15-50% off its entire stock of stylish surf, skate and street wear apparel, footwear, accessories and more at their new flagship. 645 S Main St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.265.7371

I Love Fashion
Enjoy 30% off the contemporary fashion boutique’s RED merchandise. 215 W 6th St., Los Angeles, 90013; 424.279.2346

La Trés Lingerie
Just in time for V-Day, take up to 50% off this luxury lingerie. Plus, get a free pair of tights with your purchase. In addition, shoppers enjoy free drinks and chocolate-covered strawberries. 111 W 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014; 323.989.2304

Industry DTLA
Take 25% off all apparel, accessories and haircare, plus enjoy complimentary espresso, bubbly and desserts at the hair salon/boutique. 113 E 8th St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.361.4863

Pale Violet
The new boutique is offering 20% off their entire inventory of cult fave brands, including Naven, Lovers + Friends, StyleStalker and more. 650 S Spring St., Rm 2, Los Angeles, 90014; 213.422.2099

Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar
Take 15% off all red or pink items at the pet boutique, including toys, clothing, furniture, treats and more. In addition to serving up free drinks and desserts to your furry friends, the shop’s also hosting $29 V Day-themed pet photo shoots; call the store to claim a spot. 564 S Main St., Los Angeles, 90013; 213.438.0900

Six Hundred
The street wear shop is offering 15% off all purchases when you mention you’re a ShopWalk shopper, plus enjoy an additional 5% off when you tag @SixHundredLA on Twitter or Instagram. 600 S Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014; 323.360.6039

UB_Urban Riot
Enjoy 30% off the boutique’s stylish merchandise. 11 W 7th St., #R1, Los Angeles, 90014; 213.689.3271

Round2 LA
Take 25% off the eclectic vintage and streetwear boutique’s entire inventory (excluding select consignment pieces), shop the $10 sale rack and enjoy a live DJ and free beer. 600 S Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.221.9292

Buttons & Bows
In addition to free bites and sips, score 20% off all merchandise at the designer and vintage consignment shop. 548 S Spring St., Los Angeles, 90015; 213.622.0648

Brigade
Enjoy deep discounts off luxe brands like A.L.C., Elizabeth & James, Equipment and more at the designer boutique. 510 W 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.623.0013

7th Sole
Take 20% off the apparel and footwear shop’s entire inventory. 211 W 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.478.0277

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