Valentine’s Day Goes Eclectic
This Valentine’s Day, think beyond the hearts and flowers, and make this an extra special occasion that your SO will never forget. There are so many unique ways to celebrate, from high flying helicopter tours to a romantic night at the opera, an immersive Tiki cocktail party, and even a spooky Valentine-themed movie festival. Who says Valentine’s Day is just for lovers? Angel City Brewery is hosting their annual Circus of Broken Hearts for singles, third wheels, and everything in between. And Galentine’s Day on February 13 is a special day honoring the other important relationships we cherish – our girlfriends. With something for everyone in your life, February is truly the month of love!
LA Opera: The Marriage of Figaro Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 N Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mozart’s greatest comedy sparkles with disguises, wit, trickery and humanity, all under the masterful baton of Music Director James Conlon. The magic goes even further with an enchanting new production directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, with costumes designed by celebrated fashion designer Christian Lacroix. (Yes, that’s a shameless name drop.) Arrive early before the performance on February 23 and enjoy live music from KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole and Happy Hour exclusive Drink + Food specials on the plaza.
American Contemporary Ballet: Astaire Dances Two California Plaza 350 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071
Love is just a few steps away. Astaire Dances by American Contemporary Ballet has become a favorite tradition for Los Angeles. This year’s show features classics such as Dancing In The Dark, All Of You, and I’m Old Fashioned. The original dances are brought to life with live renditions of the songs that inspired them. Astaire Dances is paired with a new ballet by ACB Director Lincoln Jones, The Charlestons, featuring the music of Ellington, Morton, Armstrong, and Dodds. Hear scorching jazz played by some of LA’s hottest musicians, and danced by its most compelling dancers. The evening also includes the comedy of Brian Kiley.
Candlelight Concerts Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club 1210 4th St. Santa Monica, CA, 90401
Candlelight Concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations in Los Angeles. For Valentine’s Day, the program includes romantic favorites like the theme from Romeo and Juliet, Flower Duet by Delibes, Moon River by Henry Mancini, and many more. The historic Woman’s Club of Santa Monica is a beautiful venue built in 1912. The club features a grand ballroom, a garden, and a number of smaller event spaces.
Broken Hearts Circus Angel City Brewery & Public House 216 S Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Who says Valentine’s Day is just for lovers? That’s why every February, Angel City Brewery throws its Circus of Broken Hearts – a celebration of the single, the third wheels, and everything in between. Come run away with a circus of aerialists, stilt-walkers, contortionists, jugglers, sword swallowers, tarot card readers, and more as the Public House transforms into a big top tent for the day. Revel in the spectacles while enjoying fine suds, specialty slushies, and flight + candy pairings, with vegan candy options for those with specific dietary needs. Bring your crew, all are welcome, especially pups.
Galentine’s Day at Flutter 217 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Art has never been this fun! Flutter is a one-of-a-kind adventure like no other. Soar away from the mundane and swoop into a world of art, play, and pure imagination. Flutter is all about having the ultimate playful, imaginative and unforgettable experience. Flutter guides are eager to take you on a 90-minute adventure filled with excitement and wonder. Get ready for a blast of projection mapping, relaxing sound healing, an action-packed alien escape room, time travel, and a revealing AI aura reading. Grab your gal pals and let your heart take flight.
Orbic Air Helicopter Tours 10750 Sherman Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Orbic Air is offering Valentine’s Day Helicopter Specials from February 10 to February 19. All Valentine’s Day packages will be booked as private flights, and will include complimentary champagne, a rose for the special someone, an assortment of chocolates and berries, and a souvenir photo to remember the experience. For the past 29 years, Orbic Air has been providing guests with the most unforgettable helicopter experiences in LA, with views of the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica mountains, and Southern California’s miles of coastline.
Astra Lumina South Coast Botanic Garden 26300, Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90274
Take an enchanted night walk amongst the stars. Astra Lumina welcomes you to an extraordinary place, a garden right here on earth that shares a special connection with the sky above. Come nightfall, the garden sets the stage for a phenomenal event: a visit from the stars. Stargazers are invited to set off across the garden’s celestial pathway to encounter the wonder of the stars and embrace their own human light. As the night unfolds, these luminous orbs regenerate, rise, and reunite in the night sky, to shine brighter than ever before.
Ballymaloe Desserts at Caldo Verde Proper Hotel DTLA 1100 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
This Valentine’s Day, join award-winning Pastry Chef JR Ryall for a decadent dining experience of seasonally-inspired sweets from his debut book Ballymaloe Desserts. Indulge in JR Ryall’s renowned dessert trolley that will feature 18 unique treats as he discusses his delicious culinary journey in the pastry kitchen. JR Ryall’s iconic dessert recipes will be paired with a prix fixe menu of Portuguese flavors and old California sensibilities curated by James Beard-award winning team Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.
The Acey-Deucey Club: A Submarine-Themed Tiki Bar 613 Imperial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
All aboard! Get ready for an unforgettable experience at The Acey-Deucey Club, a nostalgic pop-up tiki bar set inside a kitschy submarine-themed lounge. The crew of the USS Clusterwink invites you to sip on premium tiki cocktails and revel in the dazzling live performance of Captain Vic and the Clusterwink jazz band. It’s going to be a jaunty social cruise ripe with curiosity, surprises, and merriment. You will be transported to a long-lost vintage era onboard the submarine – and if you’re lucky, you may even get a personal tour of the deepest corners of the Clusterwink.
Bloody Valentines at Million Dollar Theater 307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Street Food Cinema and TIL Events presents Bloody Valentines at Million Dollar Theater. Spooky movies include Queen of the Damned, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Jennifer’s Body. Bring your special someone and enjoy a bloody underground photo opp, audience games and more. You can order wine, beer and specialty cocktails at their Lovers Lounge. Valentines Slides are available for purchase. You can also grab a bite from Grand Central Market’s 40+ vendors; food is welcome in the theater.
asterid by Ray Garcia 141 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
One of Michelin Guide’s New Discoveries, asterid is offering a special four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $125 per person, with optional cocktail pairing at $50 per person or wine pairing at $55 per person. There is also a 6-course option at $160 per person. Located in Walt Disney Concert Hall, asterid uses a unique and joyful expanse of local, hyper-seasonal ingredients that bring celebration to life at its tables through a familial dining experience. Authentically from and for Los Angeles, Chef Garcia’s Modern American menu and bar program is unexpected, offering contemporary sensibility, inspiring curiosity, and paying respect to the independent spirit of L.A. Check our recent blog post for more Michelin restaurants near THEA.
Photo #1: Orbic Air
Photo #2: LA Opera
Photo #3: American Contemporary Ballet
Photo #4: Secret Los Angeles
Photo #5: Angel City Brewery
Photo #6: Flutter
Photo #7: Orbic Air
Photo #8: Astra Lumina
Photo #9: Ballymaloe Desserts
Photo #10: The Acey-Deucey Club
Photo #11: Street Food Cinema
Photo #12: asterid by Ray Garcia