Traxx Pop-Up Brunch at Union Station
Cedd Moses and Eric Needleman are revamping the Harvey House space at Union Station with a restaurant. Chefs, Jake Epstein (Animal, The Ritz Carlton) and Adam Hirbod (Belcampo) have joined Dylan O’Donoghue, the bar manager at Traxx restaurant inside of Union Station, for weekend brunches. It’s farm-to-table with meat from Belcampo. Dishes include Argentine steak and eggs, braised lamb chilaquiles, and bacon beignets. Food will rotate, but for the next couple of weeks: Absolut Vodka is sponsoring a free Bloody Mary bar. Free booze. Get there. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; Traxx Bar, 800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.625.1999

The Lost Knight
Echo Park’s newest British pub is by Paul Moore and Mary Thompson and the menu features highlights like Angels on Horseback (prunes filled with pear compote topped with melted Stilton blue cheese); Stargazy Pie (whole Idaho river trout with roast parsnip puree cooked in puff pastry accompanied by sautéed beetgreens); Sausage Rolls; Welsh Rarebit; and Steak and Kidney Pudding. Open Monday-Thursday, 11 am-12 am, Friday & Saturday, 11 am-2 am, and Sunday 10 am-10 pm; 1538 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Replacing the old Lago D’argento Pizzeria, chef Jeremy Zimmerman (Sunset Marquis) is smoking up his 1,700 pound smoker and producing dishes like baby back ribs, brisket, kelbasa and sausages. His Kansas City barbecue that takes up to 15 hours to prepare. (Now, that’s some love). Drinks include bourbon-based cocktails like O’ Bloody Hell made with blood orange, bourbon, lime, agave, and fresno chili slices, along with craft beer. Open daily, 4 pm-close; 2611 N Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Idle Hour
North Hollywood has a new reason for you to visit. This newly rejuvenated spot with 24 taps of local beers is soft-opening. The 1933 Group is behind this 74-year-old structure (also, Harlowe, Bigfoot and Sassafras) and you can expect drinks like the Doctor’s Orders (rye, cognac, black tea, lemon and honey), kielbasa dogs and bourbon-braised, gruyère sloppy joes. Friday; 4824 Vineland Ave., Los Angeles, CA

A-frame Reopens
A-frame is back…with a Hawaiian flare. Expect surf boards, tikis galore, three daily pokes, and egg-white piña coladas with a crushed-peanut garnish. Friday, 5 pm; 12565 Washington Blvd.; 310.398.7700

The Goonies & Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Steven Spielberg executive produced and wrote the story for this lively juvenile adventure, whose popularity has only soared in the 30 years since its release. Richard Donner directed. Friday, 7:30 pm & 9:40 pm; Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6000

Blade Runner & Fight Club
Director Ridley Scott followed up his smash sci-fi hit Alien with this visually groundbreaking adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Fresh off his first. Saturday, 5 pm & 7:30 pm; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6000

Esotouric’s Route 66 Road Trip
I am a huge fan of the Starline bus tour. (Yes, I get made fun of). Well, this is not that typical tour bus. Have a Cali culture adventure and explore roadside architecture, a nearly 100-year-old citrus farm, a Civil War-era cemetery, and more. Plus, the tour meets at Daily Dose Cafe, where you can fuel up post-road trip. $58; Saturday, 11 am-3:30 pm; The Daily Dose, 1820 Industrial St., DTLA Arts District

Reign of Terror Friday the 13th fundraiser
You might say…it’s not Halloween, it’s Valentine’s Day. Well, this Thousand Oaks horror maze is opening for one night only as a fundraiser for a staff member with lung cancer. The Sunset Terrace at the Janss Marketplace, 275 N Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

The Art of John Lennon
For the past 25 years Yoko Ono & Legacy Fine Art & Productions have brought this exhibit across the United States as a way to honor his memory & celebrate his messages of peace & love. Few people know that John did not pick up a guitar for 5 of the last 7 years of his life. During those years he channeled his philosophy through his drawings. They, along with earlier sketches and song lyrics make up nearly the nearly 100 limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings that will be on display. His artwork is both inspirational and generational. John leaves behind a potent message for future generations. These exhibits have not only been a forum to view John as an artist but also as a venue to raise funds and awareness for countless local charities. This exhibit will be benefitting The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. For the past 25 years Yoko has brought this collection around the world as meeting place for Lennon, Beatle, peace, music, humanitarian, activist, lyricist, satirist and icon fans from all different walks of life. Friday, noon-8 pm, Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 88 West Colorado Blvd., Old Pasadena, CA; 323.234.3030, ext 163

Reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House
This iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of the artistic, cultural and recreational Barnsdall Art Park is reopening. After undergoing a three-year restoration, the house has been renovated and restored to its former glory and the occasion will be marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with LA’s Mayor Eric Garcetti—and other City Officials — followed by a 24-hour public opening. Friday, 4 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.6269

Gem and Mineral Expo and Pancake Breakfast
This fundraising event supports the Joshua Tree-based nonprofit organization, High Desert Test Sites, which supports artists to make work that engages with a community, culture, or landscape. The three-part event will feature a pancake breakfast, a gem and mineral sale inspired by the locale of Quartzsite, Arizona, and a silent auction of artist-painted rocks held in the spirit of Scott and Tyson Reeder’s General Store Rocks project. $7 (breakfast with your choice of coffee or juice), $10 (breakfast and a mimosa);Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; The expo continues on Sunday, 12-5 pmRiverside Studios, 3352 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

Barbershop Pop-Up
Walter el Nagar’s Italian cuisine pop-ups again on the Westside, this time in Venice breakfast spot, Flake. This rendition features two seatings per evening, plus a five-course $85 per person tasting menu. BYOB; Friday & Saturday; Flake, 513 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291; 310.396.2333

This is Promicon (Prom + Comic Con), which means you can expect anything from the DC/Marvel universe, Capcom/nintendo, Game of Thrones, Star Wars/Trek/Gate, Dr. Who etc. Get your comic caricature done by Dave Stolte, while you’re there, along with enjoying the Promicon themed dinner and cocktail list. There will be a Medieval/Game of Thrones inspired Beer Garden with barreled shots, a photo area, stars of Funny or Die and local lady nerd queens Lilan and Wilder as the grand marshalls, enchanted fairy punch, classic arcade games, and more! Saturday; Big Bar, 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.0100

’80s Prom
Always a sell-out, this party has a live ’80s band that will take you through the decade’s hits while you drink crafty cocktails. Friday; Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.464.6269

Fake Prom
Bust out your best retro dance moves you’ve got at the Back to the Future-themed party from the folks behind indie marketplace Unique LA. There’ll be a 360-degree photo booth, an open bar, and of course, a DeLorean. Come coupled or or bring a dateless BFF; there’ll be a singles-only lounge in the house. $45; Saturday, 8 pm-midnight; The Unique Space, 1275 E 6th St., DTLA Arts District

Edwardian Ball
If you prefer steampunk soirees over retro prom, then put on your best lace-bustled Victorian dress at this costume party inspired by godfather of goth Edward Gorey. Expect live circus theatrics by Vau de Vire Society, unique sideshows, ballroom dancing, absinthe cocktails, a portrait studio, and much more. $50$85/VIP entry, $400-600/reserved booths; Saturday, 8 pm-2 am; Henry Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Paper Crown Pop-Up Shop
Lauren Conrad and her uber feminine style are joining with products from Rifle Paper Co. for the collaboration’s first ever pop-up shop. Stop by to shop stationery, cell phone cases and apparel (dresses, skirts and tops) before they are released in stores. There’s also a love letter writing station with Courtney Shannon, the calligraphy expert behind POPPYJack Shop; a floral shop and more. You can shop on a first-come-first served basis, or book an appointment in advance, here. Friday, 10 am-10 pm, Saturday 10 am-9 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm; The Grove, Grand Lobby, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 323.900.8080

LA Zine Fest
The LA Zine Fest returns for its fourth year with two hundred zine makers, small press publishers, and workshops. Proving that magazines aren’t dead, you’ll check out an impressive selection of zines, comics, and art publications. Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; Homenetmen, 3347 San Fernando, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Silver Lake Flea
V-day not your bag? Head to the Silverlake Flea to browse curated vintage goods and pet other people’s dogs. With new, later hours, it’s worth a stroll over to Micheltorena for the day. Oh yeah, and they have ice cream. Saturday, 12-5 pm; Silverlake, 1511 Micheltorena St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mardi Gras at Farmers Market
At the 26th anniversary of Los Angeles’ most famous Mardi Gras event, celebrate with traditional New Orleans and Zydeco music, bead-throwing, strolling parade bands, arts & crafts and face painting for kids. Plus, stuff yourself with Cajun food, beer, and more including the annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade & Mutti Gras King & Queen Contests (Saturday). Saturday & Sunday; Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA; 323.933.9211

Anti-Valentine’s Day Event at kitchen24
Enjoy bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys in the wee early hours (6 am) until happy hour starts (3 pm) and then enjoy Anti-Valentine’ s Day Happy Hour (alcohol only) until 2 am. What’s to be “Anti” about? Saturday, 6 am-2 amHis-and-Hers Facials
Before having a romantic evening or brunch, prep yourself for prime smooching with the fast facial. Get $10 off your bill (regularly $4) and free Pucker Up treatments that cleanse, exfoliate, smooth, and hydrate your and your partner’s lips. Plus, enjoy a strawberry rhubarb mask and sweet treats from Eminence. $80/couple; Friday-Sunday; Face Haus, 8377 West 3rd. St., Beverly Grove (also available at the Studio City location); book: (855) 550-HAUS or here

Vegan Truffles at M Café
Available through Valentine’s Day, LA’s a contemporary macrobiotic café M Café is offering vegan truffles. Free of refined sugar, they are made with blue agave and available in the following flavors: sea salt, coconut, almond & raspberry. They are sold in boxes of 2 ($6) and 4 ($10). A delicious gift for the health-minded foodie in your life and for anyone looking for a clean cheat dessert

Design-it-Yourself Flower Arrangements at Fleurish
Sick of the same store bought flowers? This Valentine’s Day, ‘fleurist’ yourself at, well, Fleurish, the first ever DIY flower bar. Head to Brentwood to create your own gorgeous flower arrangement with fresh seasonal blooms. If you’re coupled up, you can enjoy a date night with happy hour class options (& a complimentary glass of Champagne. $105 (includes one valentine themed floral arrangement, fresh cut flowers, vase, and all the specialty trimmings. Sweet treats & a complimentary glass of champagne is provided); Friday, 5-7p m & Sunday, 4-6 pm (45 minute reservation in a 2 hour time slot.); 11906 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; 310.575.8775; Resys can be made here.

Love Tides Pool Party
It’s February. It’s 80 degrees. Join in this pool party that will be everything but romantic! High Tides will be back for a special edition featuring Yahtzel, Brooks & Millar, Sam Hiller, and more. Then, stick around for Night time Mingles, which will be filled with romance. Chris Clemo will be spinning tunes all evening long and if you meet that special somone, head to a romantic dinner for two at Herringbone Los Angeles and a stay at Mondrian with their Valentine’s Day special. Book now. Saturday, pool party, 12-6 pm, Night time mingles: 7 pm-2 am; Skybar, 8440 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Rumours Valentine’s Day Special
This party has a lil bit of everything…dance, get crafty, or get your fortune told at this HQ’s rooftop pool party. In addition to drinks, a DJ, and event will have a swimwear runway show and a pop-up shop offering bathing suits by SF swim label DYINSF. Free; Saturday, 2-7 pm; Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Angel City Brewery’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Extravaganza
Angel City will be a circus…literally. The brewery’s “Broken Hearts Circus” party will include a day of curiosities, music and circus performances. Circus-style entertainment will include: ring master act, roaming stilt walker, bounce juggler performance, acrobats, face-painting and dancing clowns. If that entertainment isn’t enough to mend an aching heart, there will be live music performances from Super Tall Paul, The Steaz, and Eva B. Ross Foundation. In the parking lot, there’ll be circus-themed food from Market Burgers, Pizza & Co. and Love Swirls Desserts. Inside, everyone can find the perfect gift at the brewery’s weekly Beer Bazaar featuring local artisan goods and crafts. Free; Sunday, noon-9 pm; 216 S Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ping-Pong Doubles Tournament
Test your backhanded teamwork skills at the hotel’s table tourney, which offers prizes and drink specials. $20/couple; Saturday, 8-11 pm; The Standard, 550 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA; RSVP: RSVP.SPiN@StandardHotels.com

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Go on a wild goose chase for some bling. This Malibu scavenger hunt offers three lucky couples a chance to win a $2,600 Vintage Malibu diamond and 18k white gold necklace, gift cards to the Malibu Country Mart ($500, $250, or $100), or a $50 K. Chocolatier basket. Free; Saturday, 9-10 am; couples must sign up by 9:15 am to participate Vintage Malibu at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Suite 38, Malibu

Hush Experience‘s After Dark Pop-Up Date Night Dinner Party
Go the surprise route this Valentine’s Day and toast Friday the 13th and Fifty Shades of Grey‘s release with this pop-up party featuring a prix fixe menu, “carefully crafted cocktails, live entertainment and good company.” $316/couple; Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm; Secret location in OC

Desert Hearts
If you’re into dancing all night with scantily clad people, then this house music-filled event is definitely, 100% for you. The event runs for 10 hours…so pace yourself. $20-30; Saturday 8 pm-Sunday 6 am; Beyond the Stars Palace, 417 1/2 N Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Perfect for Valentine’s Day, enjoy a classic in the most opulent theatre with soaring ceilings, breath-taking chandeliers, gold leaf angels, and a cascading crystal fountain. This romantic adventure stars Audrey Hepburn as the charming and wild Manhattan socialite who’s looking for just the right millionaire to marry…until love walks in the door. Before the movie, sip champagne (five full bars), wander through the enormous echoing ballroom, or explore the mirrored ladies powder room and the murals of the children’s nursery. The Cinespia photo booth will be downstairs to capture a portrait of you and your sweetheart. Jacket and tie required. DJ Derek James spins before the movie. $25-60; Saturday, doors: 7:30 pm, 9 pm; The Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Le Petite Retreat
This urban oasis located in Larchmont is celebrating this Valentine’s Day the entire weekend. You can enjoy Hibiscus-infused Champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries, organic gourmet snacks, and expert pampering. After treatments, the spa will give a special gift to help recreate the romantic spa experience at home. Packages include the Valentine’s Day Reconnect Package ($420) which has a couples Champagne bath for two and a signature jade stone massage for two and the “Aroma d’Amour Bath and Massage,” which includes a 30-minute aromatic bubble bath of sandalwood, yang-ylang and jasmine essential oils and a 60-minute aromatherapy Jade Stone couple’s massage ($395). Friday-Sunday; 331 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004; 323.466.1028

The Springs Valentine’s Day
They are offering a two drink specials and a vegan prix-fixe menu ($55, including a glass of Prosecco). The drink specials include Liquid Libido (almond milk, cacao, maca, shilajit, ginseng, ginger, cinnamon, sesame, honey, pink salt  and Blood Orange Kombucha (ginger kombucha, blood orange juice, hibiscus). Additionally, special yoga classes will be offered. Join in Valentine’s Yoga for Sensuality (Friday), Torkom Ji’s Soundbath Yoga (Friday), and Partner Yoga (Saturday). Friday & Saturday; 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.223.6226

The Morrison
Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a complimentary glass of champagne as well as a box of chocolates to each table! Breakfast specials include French Toast, the Breakfast Platter (sunny or scrambled eggs with bacon and pancakes), Breakfast Tacos, and the Late Burger (beef patty on an English muffin with fried eggs, cheddar pancake, bacon and onion jam). Plus, $3 mimosas and $4 Bloody Mary’s! Saturday & Sunday, noon-3 pm; 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.667.1839

All Valentine’s Day Festivities here.


Flamingo Vintage
Score 30-70% off vintage clothing and accessories and new merchandise from brands like JOA, Motel, Sister Jane, and more. Through Sunday; 548 S Spring St,. Unit 113, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 310.595.0624

The Springs
Now until stock lasts, save 25% off yoga apparel and accessories, jewelry, wellness merchandise, and everything at its Atomic Garden Pop-Up Shop. 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.223.6226

Save 40% off fall/winter apparel, accessories, and more at the modern menswear retailer’s end-of-season sale. Through the end of February; 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.965.2248

UNIQLO Beverly Center
Save on select date-ready apparel, undies, accessories, and more during the Japanese retailer’s Valentine’s Day sale. Through Sunday; 8500 Beverly Blvd., Space #852, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 877.486.4756

Revival Vintage
Score 75% off storewide during the designer vintage boutique’s closing sale. Friday & Saturday; 7403 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Seize Sur Vingt
Score 50-70% off the made-to-measure menswear label’s shirts, jackets, pants, suits, and sweaters at their Melrose boutique. Friday & Saturday; 8618 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Enjoy deep discounts on street wear brands at the stylish NoHo Arts District boutique’s Friday the 13th sale. Friday, 7-10 pm; 5144 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Now until stock lasts, score 60% off all fall merchandise at the brand’s DTLA and Beverly Boulevard shops. 910 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA




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