You'll Love These February Event For Couples or Singles
Over the cliche Valentines options? Hate the holiday all together? You are sure to love some of these February events:
Walt Disney Concert Hall -Various Days in February
Global Art Fair Comes To Los Angeles- Feb 15-17
Frieze is an art magazine that cumulates into a three day art fair with stops in New York and London. Frieze Week will consist of talks, gallery openings, parties and more. The Paramount Film Studios backlot will be center place but there will be events all over town. If you love art, live with someone that loves art or seek someone that … well you get it. Do this. Adult Tickets run $53.85 but are selling out quickly. LINK
Picnic At Exposition Rose Garden- Any Day
I guarantee you will be hearing more about Exposition Park over the next ten years. Olympics, USC Development, George Lucas, all are pumping up this part of South LA. At the heart is Exposition Park. Reacquaint yourself and someone you love with a picnic in the tranquil Rose Garden. LINK
Not That Kind of Swing Party- Feb. 14th
Step back into the roaring 20’s at this Downtown LA historic hotspot. Dinner theater-esque, Cicada, has been hosting swing music for ages. If dressing up and going dancing is your thing, this is your place. No cover on Valentines. LINK
Find A Nerd To Love- February 14th
Single this Valentines? Finding your lobster in the bar is highly unlikely but bookstores are great ways to mingle singles. The pre-requisite of reading is a great place to start, lingering in the section that you are into is a great way to find like minded readers (just try to avoid the self-help section on Valentines Day).
The Last Bookstore in Downtown LA will host a live band on Valentines (it is also the DTLA ArtWalk that same night) LINK.
Vroman’s in Pasadena does not have any events planned for the 14th, but several events weekly. LINK
Cozy Up To The Clickety Clack With Your Cutie
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner train can be a very romantic weekend escape. Grab Metro to Union Station and head south. Reserve seats in business class and make sure you visit the bar cart on the way down. The drop in San Diego brings you right to the Gas Lamp District. Very walkable dining and hotels abound. LINK
Cook Up Some Love- February 14th
The Pasadena location of The New School of Cooking will have a Tuscan themed cooking class for couples on Valentines Day. The three hour class will run through the creation of a several courses and culminates with a the consumption of said dishes, wine and desert. Cooking together at home can sometimes be challenging and stressful, professional guidance and public scrutiny will keep your Gordon Ramsay at bay. $225.00 per couple. LINK
Find A Fellow Gamer To Up Your Game
The Two Bit Circus Arcade landed in the DTLA Art’s District last year. The games are far from the standard pinball and arcade stand ups. There is VR games, a full bar, escape rooms, four-way air hockey and more. This is a solid option for singles or couples that want to tap into their inner child. LINK
Get Artistic With Your Love
An art class is a fun option for those looking to create with a loved one or connect with other creatives. Pasadena’s Armory Art Classes start registration on February 13th. Classes range widely from ceramics and writing to photography. Classes generally have ten class meetings and run about $315 per person. LINK
Explore The Cosmos Together Forever
If you haven’t been to the Griffith Observatory’s Samuel Oschin Planetarium for date night, then you are missing out. Leaned back in comfy chairs, a professional orator takes you on a journey through the stars. It can be a magical evening and quite entertaining. Regular shows daily, LINK
If you are more outdoorsy, there is a Sunset Walk & Talk hike around the Observatory that starts at dusk on February 13th. LINK
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