LA Marathon
Since traffic will be impossible because of the marathon, unless you’re running it or watching people run it. But, the finish fine is located outside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, and in celebration of all those who finish, the hotel is teaming up with exhale Santa Monica to offer “Marathon Massages.” Runners show their LA Marathon bib to receive 25% off their choice of any exhale massage from deep tissue to shiatsu to thai, to name a few.  Sunday through February 21; 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; schedule here or call 310.319.3193

LA Art Book Fair
Printed Matter’s L.A. Art Book Fair is back! For their 4th installation, the LAABF is posting up at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary space. Make your way to Little Tokyo to catch over 250 exhibitors showcasing everything from books and zines, to catalogs and prints. Through Sunday; MOCA Geffen, 152 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chinese New Year Festival
Enjoy this obscenely warm weather and hit the outdoor stage at this yearly fest with music curated by Kevin Bronson. Expect music from NightairrJubilo DriveMolly Moore & Brandyn Burnette, The SlightlysJames Allen SpiritVeronica BianquiKid Bloom, and Valley Queen and then hit the vendors for dumplings and noodles and check out vendors and the beer garden. There’s also the Annual Golden Dragon Parade (1-3 pm). Saturday, noon-8pm; Chinatown Central Plaza, 943 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tet Festival
This all-Vietnamese fest has tons of booths so you can sample a range of Vietnamese fare, traditional entertainment, and a Bánh Mì eating contest. There’s also a Pho eating contest, short film contest, a floral arrangement contest, child pageant, and numerous ceremonies. $5+; Friday, 4 -11 pm, Saturday, 11 am-11 pm, Sunday, 11 am-10 pm; OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Break Bread at Think Tank Gallery
Are you an art lover? Sweets lover? Prepare to be overwhelmed. An artist has created an enormous maze out of cakes and candy at Think Tank Gallery. Plus, there will also be an open bar, edible cocktails from some Varnish bartenders, pop-up dinners and a watercolor ice cream truck through next month. Free; Saturday through March 13th; 939 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 916.670.3801

Saint Marc Pub-Café, Bakery & Cheese Affinage Lauches Brunch
This new spot at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, Saint Marc takes a step beyond your traditional brunch with their “Imbibe at Sunrise” and “Reverse Happy Hour,” which means you can indulge in brunch seven days a week. Their menu has Danishes a la mode, a table side Bellini bar, chicory coffee and beignets, and variations of the classic continental and European brunch. While browsing the restaurant’s innovative iPad menus, you are welcomed with “free flow bread.” Bacon lovers will be thrilled to find a bacon bar with 11 different types of bacon by the slice along with bacon bites and biscuits with bacon gravy. Other options include anytime omelets, southern cheese grits, grit sticks and chocolate croissants. Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm, Monday-Saturday, 8 – 11 am; 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; 714.374.1101

Evan Funke at Cofax
Chef Evan Funke is back for a one-night-only event at Cofax on Fairfax. He will be on hand to make $10 porchetta sandwiches — with a $2 add-on for a fried egg. This spot is pretty well known for their pop-ups, but everyone loves Evan Funke’s work, so get there early! $10; Saturday, 4-10 pm; 440 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.424.7485

Echo Park’s Floating Library
Me? I am not so much a water baby (unless I am on top of the water in a boat). I am a book worm. Well, I guess I could handle one out of the two because Echo Park Lake now has a library that’s floating. You can “dive” right into hand-bound books, independent magazines and printed materials from local artists. You do have to paddle to get there. Through Sunday; 11am-4pm, paddleboat $10/hour; Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Andaz Taste
Experience the “Andaz Taste” with Bar Nine at Andaz West Hollywood. Curated by the experts of Culver City’s local coffee roaster, Bar Nine, enjoy a complimentary cupping of flavorful hot and cold brews at the hotel’s first “Andaz Taste” event, a monthly series highlighting local flavor and innovators. Learn about the coffee brewing process, insightful pairing recommendations, and taste the complex flavors of roasts from around the world as Bar Nine’s own coffee expert leads the tasting. Following the sampling, you will receive a 20% off voucher for bottomless brunch at Andaz’s Riot House Restaurant. Choose from a selection of farm fresh eggs, house-made pastries, fluffy Belgian waffles, and more. Saturday, 10 am; 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.656.1234

Sex and the City Zoo
Embrace a wild celebration of romance in the animal kingdom in honor of Valentine’s Day! This adults-only affair begins with a reception outside Witherbee Auditorium featuring treats, wines, and “animal walk-abouts” where you can observe small animals up close and chat with keepers. During the main event, there is a presentation by general curator Beth Schaefer on some of the most fascinating and unusual mating rituals in the animal kingdom and how they compare with human courtship. End with an intimate three-course dinner (for an additional fee) at Reggie’s Bistro inside the Zoo. $42+; Saturday, reception: 5–6 pm, Lecture: 6–7 pm, Dinner (optional): 7–9 pm; 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.4200

Mystery Date
Brought to you by the people behind Mystery Trip, Mystery Date is a unique experience for singles looking to meet someone who has the same sense of adventure, love of spontaneity, and desire to explore the fun, weird and undiscovered places in Los Angeles. The only information you’ll have going into Mystery Date is where to meet and what to bring with you. The rest will be handled for you, so you can focus on having fun and possibly meeting that mysterious someone. Hey, if Tinder isn’t working…$75+ (includes transportation, lunch, four activities); Saturday, 11-5 pm

Valentine’s Day at The Races
Let the gorgeous vistas of the San Gabriel Mountains be the backdrop to an exciting Valentine’s afternoon. Bring that special someone to Santa Anita Park, easily one of the most beautiful race tracks in the world, and enjoy a spectacular day of racing accompanied by a three-course meal from a special Valentine’s Day menu at our amazing Turf Terrace venue. Toast to a new beginning or a lasting romance with a glass of champagne and a mini Valentine’s flower arrangement for each couple. Plus, take part in our complimentary photo booth! It’s the perfect day for two at The Great Race Place. The menu includes artisan meats & cheeses with house baked baguette and Lavosh crackers; Maine Lobster Slider on House Baked Brioche; Grilled Jumbo Gulf Cocktail Shrimp; Grilled Angus Flat Iron Steak with asparagus, tomato, Yukon Gold Mashers, and a Chocolate Port Wine Sauce; and a Chocolate Raspberry Bobe with a citrus mousse, Tuille Wafer, and Grand Marnier Sauce. (vegetarian option available on request). $140 (includes three-course lunch (2), glass of Champagne (2), mini Flower Arrangement (1), valet parking, club house admission (2), race program (2); Sunday, 12:30 pm; 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Valentine’s Day Champagne Brunch
If the above wasn’t enough, join on a brunch at the races! sensational view and bottomless libations await you with our Valentine’s Day Balcony Brunch. Book your premium balcony seat and spend your day with world-class Thoroughbred racing and a fabulous brunch buffet. Plus pick from either bottomless mimosas or a bottomless interactive custom bloody Mary bar (noon-2pm), an unparalleled VIP experience. It’s the perfect weekend luxury destination. $100 (includes admission to the club house, race program with wagering tip sheet, brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas or bottomless custom Bloody Mary Bar, tour of the Paddock and Walking Ring, invitation to watch a race from our Winner’s Circle). Dress code: no shorts, t-shirts, sandals or baseball caps. Jeans may be worn but must not be torn, faded or oversized and should be worn with a collared shirt or blazer. Sunday, 12-5 pm; 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Angel City Brewery’s Circus-Themed Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash
Valentine’s Day, AKA S.A.D. (Single Awareness Day), is a ritual performed by many but enjoyed by few. So whether you are sporting a plus-one or are already your own better half, grab your gf, bf or even bff and head to Angel City Brewery, where there will be fire dancers, clowns, jugglers and acrobats! Inspired by Mardi Gras and freak shows, Angel City’s Broken Hearts Circus will feature roaming stilt walkers, dancing clowns (scary if you ask me), aerialists, acrobats, face-painting and tarot or reiki readings, a photo booth, festival food (popcorn, churros, pretzels) and more. Live music, including bands Litty Kitter, Sara Dee and Super Tall Paul, will be performing in sets between 1-6:30 pm on the main stage in the Beer Hall and Border Grill and Los Lobos food trucks will be in the lot. The Beer Bazaar will featuring local artisan goods and crafts and you will be able to enjoy Angel City Black Lager, available at the brewery starting the week of the event. Free; Sunday, noon-8 pm; 216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

MiniBar‘s “Whip-its and Absinthe” Party
Have an extra boozy Valentine’s Day at Hollywood’s retro cocktail den MiniBar. They are hosting a “Whip-its and Absinthe” Party. First Base: Champagne and Bowl of berries & can of whipped cream; Second Base: Choice of “Butch” (A Rob Roy) or “Femme” (Rose-infused gin & tonic) and Caraway & fennel pollen mini cheese ball & black pepper crackers, courtesy of Little Dom’s Chef Brandon Boudet; and Third Base: Absinthe from the absinthe fountain, served with custom flavored sugar cubes with Custom chocolate truffles from Valerie Confections. $50/person (includes 3 drinks, 3 bites and a can of whipped cream for couples to use (or abuse) however you wish). Sunday, 5 pm; 6141 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.798.4939

Royal Shred Your Ex
will also be hosting a shred your ex event for Valentine’s Day! Bring in a photo of your ex, shred it in front of our bartender and you will receive a free shot! Take that cupid! Sunday; 6541 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028; 323.960.0224

iLoveKickboxing Shred Your Ex
Are you a Valentine’s Day Scrooge? Whether you hate Valentine’s Day because of an ex, or are feeling the stress of the hyped-up-holiday while in a relationship- here is the perfect solution for you to relieve some of that pent up aggression: iLoveKickboxing is hosting their annual “Shred Your Ex” event. Got an old picture of an ex? Bring in your pictures, put it on a punching bag, get you boxing gloves on, and get to work! Don’t have an ex that you want to “shred”? You can bring in pictures of a boss, old friend, co-worker – anyone or anything who you wish to ‘shred’ and take your aggression out on! While some people may be packing on the pounds with chocolate, this is the best way to get a great workout in for Valentine’s day: it’s fun, stress-relieving and you’ll be among others who are all there for the same reason. Saturday; 22421 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA; 5875 Kanan Rd, Agoura Hills, CA; 1262 Beryl St, Redondo Beach, CA

Win A Diamond Necklace at during a Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Vintage Malibu and Malibu Country Mart are giving you the chance to win a $2,150 Vintage Malibu 18k yellow gold diamond pendant from the Kwiat Diamond Tag Collection and other prizes on Valentine’s Day morning, as they host the third annual Scavenger Hunt. Race the clock and each other to find three hidden jewelry boxes around Malibu Country Mart with prizes including a $500 gift card and $250 gift card to Malibu Country Mart. The grand prize will also be hidden in a jewelry box with a diamond pendant from Vintage Malibu’s Kwiat Diamond Tag Collection. contest sign up at Vintage Malibu; must sign up no later than 11:00 a.m. to participate. Sunday, 10:30– 11:30 am; Vintage Malibu at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Suite 38, Malibu, CA 90265

41 Ocean Valentine’s Day
Indulge in a romantic prix-fixe Valentine’s feast at 41 Ocean. Menu options include Ahi Tuna Tartare with chili, crispy shallot, ginger, avocado, crunchy taro; 2 lb Maine Lobster with drawn butter; Roasted 10 oz Filet with black peppercorn butter; Potato pureé, roasted market vegetables and simply sautéed greens; Warm Spiced Churros; Ginger-Date Cake and Vanilla Bean Gelato and more. $150 (includes a full bottle of Piper Heidsick Champagne); 1541 Ocean Ave #150, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.566.3870 or reservations@41 Ocean.com

Sonoma Wine Garden Valentine’s Day
Sonoma Wine Garden will be offering a four-course wine-pairing menu in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy Sonoma Wine Garden’s artisanal, house-made and locally sourced offerings with menu highlights including Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with caramelized pineapple, crispy shallots, cilantro, soy vinaigrette; Gem Lettuce Salad with fuji apple, medjool dates, golden balsamic, shaved aged cheddar; Pappardelle Pasta with Wild Mushrooms with cream, aged parmesan, fresh chives; Oven Roasted 8oz Filet with whisky glazed market carrots, peppercorn butter and a chocolate tasting dessert menu. $75/person (with wine pairings) or $50/person (without wine pairings); Sunday; 395 Santa Monica Pier #300, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 424.214.4560

Now Boarding Valentine’s Day
They are serving up specialty cocktails like the Porn Star Martini ($10), Lolita ($9), Love Potion #9 ($9), Mum Napa Sparkling Rose ($9/glass), and Nicolas Feuillatte (half bottle, $30). There’s also a free prize draw for gift cards from the Pleasure Chest. Sunday; 7746 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.848.8447

Valentine’s Day Themed Art Crawl Experience in Anaheim
Celebrate love, local arts, and food with Downtown Anaheim’s Art Crawl Experience (ACE), a quarterly art walk and arts festival. Participating artists and indie crafters will build their works around the theme of “love.” You can show off your artistic skills by painting hearts with artist, Jack Knight of GOALS and the first 50 single ladies who visit the Center Street Anaheim booth will receive a single stem rose. The event also has fire dancers, artists demonstrating their creative process, craftspeople exhibiting their unique wares. New to the event in 2016 will be an assortment of culinary creations made by local food artisans. Saturday, 6-10 pm; Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805; 714.956.3586

Disneyland Park Valentine’s Day
On Valentine’s Day, Disneyland has a specialties of things to help you celebrate. Enjoy cotton candy on the street carts at the park; Carnation Café will be serving Surf and Turf with sirloin steak and a shrimp skewer; Blue Bayou Restaurant will be serving Sweetheart Duet of bacon-wrapped filet mignon and halibut atop tomato croutons with sautéed baby spinach and roasted potatoes, served with a chardonnay dill and cognac peppercorn café au lait sauce. In addition, Blue Bayou Restaurant will offer a Sweetheart Toast which includes a souvenir champagne flute engraved with the Blue Bayou Restaurant logo, served with sparkling cider; and Café Orleans will be serving sautéed shrimp and Andouille sausage with zucchini and cherry tomatoes with linguine pasta in a cream shrimp fume. Sunday; 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Disney California Adventure Park Valentine’s Day
Head to California adventure for some Valentine’s Day treats like Valentine’s Day cotton candy on the street carts (Sunday only); Clarabelle’s Valentine Sundaes; Mortimer’s Market, Pacific Wharf carts and Boudin Bread Cart are serving Teddy bear-shaped bread and heart-shaped bread; Pacific Wharf is offering a valentine sugar cookie; Wine Country Trattoria is serving a an arugula salad, then a choice of lobster tail or surf ‘n turf with beef tenderloin and shrimp with veggie, a dessert of ricotta cannoli with a berry compote, and a dessert sampler with a vanilla fruit tart, raspberry macaroon and tiramisu paired with a sparkling wine (sunday only); and Carthay Circle Restaurant is serving up The Sweetheart Dinner for Two: lobster and asparagus, steak florentine for two with sautéed brussel sprouts, parsnips and bacon and roasted fingerling potatoes with brie, and chocolate hearts for two for dessert. ($140). Saturday & Sunday; 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Hotels of the Disneyland Resort
Even more love from Disney! Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel is serving a special three-course dinner paired with wines (through Monday) with shrimp and scallop cassoulet with fried artichoke and lobster cream, broiled filet mignon with morel mushroom fettuccine and asparagus, and for dessert, raspberry-white chocolate crunch cake; Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is serving Chef Andrew Sutton’s Four-Course Country Valentine’s Day Dinner (available with a wine flight); Storyteller’s Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is serving Bacon-wrapped filet mignon with a Cabarnet reduction and lobster-sun-dried-tomato risotto; and PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is having tasting stations including seafood saute station, carving station with beef, a wood-fired pizza station, mini-taco station and mac ‘n cheese bar (Sunday).

All Valentine’s Day events here.


Bailey Blue
The womenswear brand’s sample sale will offer sweet skirts, dresses, and rompers for just $8. This Friday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 1850 E 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Diane Merrick
Save 40% storewide on high-end womenswear—including cashmere—during the store’s closing sale. Through February 21, 11 am-4 pm; 7407 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Environment Furniture
Get 40-70% on the sustainable furniture brand’s reclaimed tables, bed frames, seating, and more during the showroom’s storewide closing sale.Through the end of the month; 8126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Save as much as 90% on lingerie and sleepwear from the intimates brand—just in time for Valentine’s Day. Weekdays through February 26th, 10 am-5 pm; 719 S Los Angeles St, Suite 417, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Heidi Abra
The bohemian brand will offer all inventory at 50-75% off during its closing sale. In addition to saving on clothing and jewelry, you can score the shop’s furniture and fixtures for super-low prices. Saturday, 11am-6 pm, Sunday, 1-6 pm; 7278 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Save up to 60% on past season samples (in more than just sample sizes) during the LA shoe brand’s first ever showroom sale. There will also be giveaways, raffles to win vintage pairs from the vault, a live deejay, complimentary wine and beer, and food trucks serving snacks for purchase. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 4833 Everett Ave, Vernon, CA

Reservoir Pop-Up
Snag 70% on high-end brands including Opening Ceremony, Equipment, and Rag and Bone a Winter Sample Sale pop-up from the sleek retailer. Shoppers can get an additional 10% off by posting about the sale on social media. Friday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 154 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048




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