Cupid’s Undie Run
It’s time to take off your pants for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The mile undie run includes pre- and post-race festivities, which of course includes booze. Plus, prizes like special underwear and romantic getaways when you reach your fundraising goals. Start raising money now, and you could even earn yourself a customized robe by the day of the race. You’ll wear it while sipping from the VIP open bar during the still-unclothed afterparty. Which technically makes you the Hugh Hefner of charitable giving. Except you’ve got way more stamina. $50; Saturday, noon-4 pm; The Abbey, 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood
Walk through 10 downtown locations transformed by teams of artists, designers, and architects. Free; Through Saturday, February 22, 6-10 pm; Venues in Downtown Historic, Broadway, and Fashion districts; full schedule here.
The Institute of Domestic Technology Cocktail Crafting Class
Dean of Beverages Daniel Kent guides you through the basics of bitters (you take home a fresh batch), liqueur infusions, a Prohibition-era drink recipe, and more. $95; Friday, 6-8 pm; Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills; 310.285.6830; reserve your spot: instituteofdomestictechnology.com
Angel City Loves Boobies
Beer and boobies. We all can enjoy that combo. Join this brewery bash benefiting the Keep a Breast Foundation! Friday, 7-10 pm; Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St., Downtown
Drink Specials at The Hudson
To celebrate Presidents Day (My favorite holiday…hello, Lincoln!) Order up The Cherry Tree (Grey Goose Cherry Noir Martini) or the Honest Abe Old Fashioned (Classic Old Fashioned just the way Ole Abe use to have them, possibly), both $9. 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046; 323.654.6686
Greg Proops Film Club at Cinefamily
Greg Proops records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live and then watch ‘90s indie Rushmore. $12; Monday, 7:30 pm; 611 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036
Free Day at the Museum
Enjoy bilingual tours, free programs, art-making activities, and live music by Quattro at 12:30 and 2:45 pm. In celebration of Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Quattro, a nominee of the 14th-Annual Latin Grammy, performs fresh, new, and innovative blends of music, which cover classical crossover, Latin pop, and contemporary jazz. *Does not include admission to James Turrell: A Retrospective and Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. First-come, first-served basis. Pick up your free, timed ticket in the Boone Children’s Gallery on the day of the event. Timed tickets allow for a 30-minute visit. Free, general admission ticket required; Monday, 11 am; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036, 323.857.6010
Art Bites’ The History of Chocolate
Get a history lesson on your guiltiest pleasure, chocolate. Trace its origins and influence through the ancient Mayans to European aristocracy and then enjoy executive chef Jimmy Shaw’s three-course lunch topped off with Mexican hot chocolate and churros. Sunday, Noon; Loteria Grill Hollywood, 6627 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028
Bun & Tongue at Doma
Whether you are a single foodie or in a relationship with another foodie this Valentine’s Day, celebrate what you love…food! For $11.95 Doma will serve their special Buns & Tongue dish served this weekend only. That’s tongue sliders on pretzel buns served with their homemade potato chips for you and your love. 420 N. Pacitic Coast Highway, Redondo Beach
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Buy One, Get One
Share a cup of coffee with a loved one this Valentine’s Day, with Buy One, Get One Free* handcrafted beverages at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. Try their latest espresso-based beverages, Latte Macchiatos, offered in Caramel, Vanilla Bean, and Dark Chocolate varieties.
I Heart Santa Monica” Party
The city of Santa Monica is your date at Wokcano’s “I Heart Santa Monica” party, where there’ll be free hors d’oeuvres from 9-10 pm, two-for-one oysters, and drink specials. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 1413 5th St., Santa Monica, 90401
This is your chance to relive all your glory days or hit up the prom you never went to. Join the party at The Unique Space for their second annual “Fake Prom,” with an awkward photo booth, all-night DJ action, free Pretzel Crisps and Luna Bars, open bar, and a Coolhaus sundae station. Come in your best prom outfit. 1275 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90021
Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gifts
Get a special gift giving for the man in your life. Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Thomas Pink have joined forces to create the ‘Perfect Pairings,’ the ultimate gift to give this Valentine’s Day. They are bringing a little substance and style into the mix. Glenmorangie and Thomas Pink are “Unnecessarily Well Made” and it’s with that in mind, they have collaborated to create three different pairings that feature a Glenmorangie expression paired with an iconic Thomas Pink item. Even better, each pairing fits the personality of three different types of scotch drinkers: The Classic Gentleman, The Adventurer and The Perfectionist. Whether you are buying for your significant other or best guy friend–these ‘Perfect Pairings’ will satisfy any scotch drinker. Additionally, Glenmorangie is also hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a trip to the UK for a private Thomas Pink & Glenmorangie experience. More info and enter here.
Cupid’s Day Off Valentine’s Day Party
Find your Mr. or Ms. Right (or at least Right Now) at this one-night-only event hosted by everyone’s favorite “dating” app, Tinder. Enjoy themed drinks while DJ Grant Shapiro spins all night. Friday, 10 pm-2 am; Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 323.848.6025
Find two ways to celebrate the day at the newly opened wine bar downtown. Upstairs, dive into your favorite fare with optional specials and plenty of wine selections, DJs and photo opps with cupid. In their private wine cellar you can opt to reserve a space for their special dinner in the Dark, where—blinefolded—a the sommelier, chef and other wine professionals will guide you through a four-course dinner and wine pairing. $69; seatings at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm; 117 Winston St., downtown; resys required: 213.628.2000
Gotta Funky Sole: Lovers’ Edition
There aren’t many other places in the world where you can party outside at a park in the middle of winter. Celebrate our amazing city and Valentine’s Day with an outdoor funky soul dance party and plenty of food trucks. Friday, 8 pm-1 am; Grand Park’s Performance Lawn, 200 N. Grand Ave., Downtown
The ‘Heart Bandit’ Package at Gladstones
If you still can’t figure out what to do with your date tomorrow night, leave it to the gang at Gladstones. They will customize the the perfect night for you and your beau. Or they have a simpler Sweetheart Dinner featuring all sorts of aphrodisiacs. Friday, various times; 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades
Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale
Get seasonal staples from the holiday 2013 collection at up to 85 % off. Printed jersey dresses, light-as-air knit separates, and candy-colored jumpsuits are perfect for Los Angeles winters. Through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 201 S. Anderson St., Downtown; 818.512.9575
AG Jeans Sample Sale
This weekend isn’t all about Valentine’s Day. Head over to AG Jeans right now to score big time, with the LA-based denim brand’s pop-up shop. Items range from $20-80. Through Saturday, 11 am-7 pm; Sunday, 12-6 pm; 1029 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024
Score jewelry from House of Harlow, Low Luv and other accessories brands for $20 during the store’s Valentine’s Day sample sale. Today; 8133 Melrose Ave.
Enjoy up to 90% off the shoe designer’s fancy footwear. Note that the four-day sale excludes fall/winter 2013 merch. Through Sunday; 8130 W Third St.
Save up to 80% off the modern Italian design house’s inventory of furniture, home goods, kitchen accessories and more at Diva Furniture in West Hollywood. You can grab floor samples, overstock, slightly irregular and discontinued items. Saturday through Friday, February 28; 313 N Robertson Blvd