Night Garden

Come see what happens in the Gardens after hours. Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers, learn about nature in a natural setting, enjoy food and beverages. This weekend, check out Campfire Stories! Bundle up and come explore Descanso in the dark with talks, tours, ‘smores and more! Future events include Plant Power, where you will be immersed in plants that have the unique power to heal (March 16); LA Blooms!, where you can celebrate the variety and beauty of spring flowers (April 6); and Science Quest, a nerd night in the garden as you learn all about the science of nature (May 18). $5 members/$15 non-members; Saturday (also March 16th, April 6th, & May 18), 5:30 – 8:30 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949.4200

Winter Exhibitions Opening Celebration

Celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions! Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 is the first comprehensive US survey of this Los Angeles-based artist in over 30 years. Dirty Protesthighlights recent acquisitions and works from the Hammer Contemporary Collection that have never before been on view. Enjoy music by DJ Nubar and DJ ShyBoy and Bootie LA/SF. Free; Saturday, 8 pm; 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024; RSVP here

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is a series of late-night immersive art happenings that take place in the various spaces of The Music Center’s theaters and concert halls. The latest installment celebrates the coming-of-age quinceañera tradition, with DJs, live bands, art installations and more. $20; Saturday, 11:30 pm – 3 am; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 213.972.7211

Shakespeare on the Roof

The world’s most famous love story, Romeo & Juliet, comes to life at The Skyline at The Everly Hotel. Director Mikey Mulhearn builds on the previous sold-out successes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth with a third interactive production featuring an all-female cast and live musical accompaniment on to the rooftop deck of The Kimpton Everly Hotel. Cash bar sponsored by Grey Goose. A portion of proceeds supports A Place Called Home, which provides a safe, nurturing environment for youth in South Central Los Angeles. $10; Sunday (and February 17th), 2 pm; 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Golden Dragon Parade

In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 120th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. This colorful celebrating along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community. Since the mid-1980’s, the Golden Dragon Parade has expanded to include almost two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, government officials, various dignitaries, entertainers, local business leaders and cultural groups. The parade theme emphasizes ethnic diversity, Chinese culture and exposure to Chinese-American businesses. The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. It is celebrated with colorful festivals, parades, and most importantly, large family gatherings. It is also a time when ancestors are fondly remembered and families give thanks for their blessings. Red packets of money (Lai see or Hung bao) and firecrackers add fun and excitement to the Chinese New Year celebration. Free; Saturday

Harold and Maude at The Palace Theatre

Hal Ashby’s masterpiece has become one of the most beloved love stories of all times. The heart knows no bounds when oddball 20-year-old Harold meets vivacious 79-year-old Maude. The two become unexpected best friends when his fascination with death meets its match in her joie de vivre. This eccentric, high-spirited comedy is a cinematic gem that soars on the big screen. With a delicate, heart-breaking soundtrack by Cat Stevens, join us as we celebrate love found in an unlikely place. Get in the Valentine’s spirit at the lavish Palace Theatre with DJs spinning before the film, full bars with special cocktails, and a free Cinespia photobooth where you can have you and your partner’s imagination can take flight. Explore one of our city’s hidden gems with that special someone! $18 – $40; 630 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Pan African Film + Arts Festival

Billed as the largest black film festival in the United States, this showcase, now in its 27th year, is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression. PAFF showcases over 150 quality new films and over 100 fine artists from all over the world. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD, 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Vino Vinyasa

Bay Club Pacific Palisades will host Vino Vinyasa, a vinyasa-based yoga class and wine education session integrating fun wine facts, ending with a comparative wine tasting of two sparkling wines. You will mindfully taste the wine, applying what was learned with the wine through the class. The class will be taught by Vino Vinyasa founder Morgan Perry Mats provided. Free; Sunday, 12:30 – 2 pm; 17383 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, LA

Prince Street Pizza Pop-Up

In honor of National Pizza Day (Saturday), New York’s famed Prince Street Pizza takes over Dough Pizzeria on the Sunset Strip for the weekend. Two signature Sicilian-style items will be available—the pepperoni-laden Spicy Spring, and the simple Prince Perfection (marinara, mozzarella, parmesan, olive oil). Friday – Sunday; 8947 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Brack Shop Tavern Burlesque Brunch

Brack Shop Tavern will host a special Valentine’s-themed edition in its popular burlesque brunch series featuring vampy acts reminiscent of a 1930s cabaret. In addition, enjoy themed cocktails, an aphrodisiac-infused brunch menu, and interactive characters throughout the morning. $50-$120; Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm; Brack Shop Tavern, 525 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Opens

L.A.’s steakhouse scene gets a big new addition as Del Frisco’s opens the doors to its brand-new two-story, 15,000-square-foot flagship location at Westfield Century City. Decor has a vintage 1920s Hollywood glamour with a private VIP entrance. Pair your steak with one of 2,000 wine list selections, or one of the many Manhattan options on the cocktail menu. Saturday; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1700, Century City, CA; 323.784.0473

BOA Steakhouse’s Sunday Supper

Both locations in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, are launching a Sunday Supper menu this weekend. Enjoy a specially-curated set menu of comfort food items, not to mention Sunday is already “Wine Lover’s Night” with half-priced bottles of wine. The three-course, prix-fixe Sunday Supper menu offers a salad, choice of entrée, and dessert, and can be ordered by an individual guest or all members of a party. $45; Sunday; locations here.

Broxton’s Brewing Launch Event

Your cozy brewery & public house in the heart of Westwood, Broxton is finally ready to launch on-site brewing! Join in on the fun activities, including music in the courtyard, games and a bounce house. Broxton will also have $4 drafts all day and $1 Crowlers. They’ll be launching beer flights, and the brewers will be on-site to hang out with. Come meet award winning brewers Noah Regnery, Brandon Edwards, and Ignacio Cervantes who lead on-site brewing operations at New Original Breweries and chat about how they make the beer! And of course, enjoy Broxton’s delightful menu of comfort foods, like biscuits with maple butter, sweetheart ham & hush puppies, and the pimento cheese ball. Crowlers are priced at $1 for Saturday and going up a dollar a day through February 15th, where the crowlers will be $7. Saturday, 12 – 7 pm; RSVP here

Wingwalker Brewing Grand Opening Party

Monrovia is getting in on the craft beer game with Wingwalker, a brand new brewery. Blues-rock band The Freedom Ledges will provide the entertainment, while the food’s being served from Tomski Sausage and The Goat Mafia. Free; Saturday, noon; 235 W. Maple Ave, Monrovia, CA

Bacari W. 3rd Brunch Fundraiser

Need an excuse to brunch this Sunday? Head to West Hollywood neighborhood spot, Bacari W. 3rd, when 25% of all food and drink purchases (including alcohol) will go towards The Village, supporting critical programs for homeless youth. From 10:30am-3pm, Bacari has favorites like Shakshouka with house rustic tomato sauce, bell pepper, sous vide egg, parsley, and baguette and Smoked Salmon Pita with caper, pickled red onion, cucumber, dill garlic crème fraiche, and fresh baked pita. Bottomless mimosas, sangria, and bellinis for $25 are all available to ‘cheers’ for this great cause. You can also provide a suggested $25 donation to enjoy Bacari Signature Sangria and Hors d’oeuvres, Connect 4, and entry in raffle! Sunday; 8030 3/4 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA; 323.452.9149

Cupid Undie Run

In 2010, a group of do-gooders, led by co-founders Brendan Hanrahan, Chad Leathers and Bobby Gill, dropped their pants and ran through the D.C. cold to raise money for research to help end neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. They ran in their undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors, so they decided to strip down in solidarity. Since 2010, Cupid’s Charity was created and became a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to end NF by funding much needed research. We have raised over $16,900,000 to date, with 100% of net proceeds funding research through our partner the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the world’s leader in NF research. This February, be a part of Cupid’s Undie Run, a “brief,” mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party – all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births.We run in our undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should we? So start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too!). $30; Saturday, 12 – 4 pm; The Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Magnifique Romance Package by Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Those looking for the full Sofitel Valentine’s Day experience can spend the day prior to dinner at the hotel while getting ready for the evening. Indulge in rest and relaxation at SoSpa and Le Salon, and end the night with the option to book the Magnifique Romance suite at a special rate (based on date and availability) for you and yours that includes a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival, secret gift and in-room breakfast for two the next morning. This year, Sofitel’s signature spa is offering a Flower and Honey couple’s retreat that begins with a candlelight Parisian bath of premium grade mineral salts, KOS Paris Rose Oil, and aromatherapy essential oils. Couples will unwind side-by-side with a customized massage. Savor time together finishing with a tea service or champagne in the privacy of a VIP suite ($600/per person). SoSpa + Le Salon includes a Beautiful Blowout and Makeup ($150 or $175 with Lashes). Friday – Monday; 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

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