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Shore Hotel “Leap Up-grade” Special At eco-friendly Shore Hotel, from February 29 through March 31, guests who can prove they were born on February 29th will receive a free upgrade to an ocean view room, along with a $29 food and beverage credit, $29 overnight parking, and be entered to win an overnight stay! Book your stay now! February 29 – March 31; Shore Hotel, 1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458-1515 Leap into a Luxury Deal at Hotel Shangri-La Art-deco...

Weekend

Cupid’s Undie Run Hundreds of Angelenos will brave the cold in just their underwear to raise awareness and fund the research of neurofibromatosis (NF).  The world’s largest organized undie run, Cupid’s Undie Run, is a valentines themed, 1 mile fun run+ a massive party.  All money raised benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. $35; Saturday, 11 am; The Victorian, 2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Sex & The City Zoo The L.A. Zoo’s adults-only Valentine’s celebration features Fool for Love, a provocative...

Winter Cocktails

The Venice Whaler (10 W Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.8737) After a chilly (yes it can get chilly) walk on the Venice Boardwalk, snuggle up with a large mug of theWhaler Hot Toddy made with brandy, honey, fresh cranberries and mint or the New Year’s Nog, crafted with brandy and fresh nutmeg. Both by Anthony Settecase Magnolia House (492 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.584.1126) Stay awake on New Year’s Eve with this eye-opener. The Magnolia House Night Cap Cocktail (by Evan Zimmerman) shakes up...

Seventy-Seven

Seventy-Seven, (3843 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232, 310.559.7707) is a new speakeasy behind the newly opened, Culver City’s Rocco’s Tavern, and its opening Thursday. Darkly lit, with a red ceiling and crystal chandeliers this spot is pretty incognito. They serve up small plates and drinks like the Jack and the Beanstalk (muddled watermelon, vanilla and Jack Daniel’s) and the Peter Piper (dirty martini that’s dirtied with pickle juice instead). That’s my kind of dirty martini. Feeling sweet? Order the S’mortini (vodka, vanilla and chocolate liqueurs,...

Next Door Lounge

The Next Door Lounge, (1154 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 90038; 323.465.5505) is a hidden, “back in the day” looking spot with cocktails, live jazz, wood fire pizza and buffalo burgers. Snag one of their leather couches or a spot at one of their scuffed up tables, all among black and white photos of old criminals and a pile of booze barrels. Officially opens Tomorrow, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5 pm-2 am....