SEX AND THE CITY ZOO 4: SEXY BEAST!!
WHEN: Sunday February 9, 2013 @ 5pm
WHERE: Witherbee Auditorium and Reggie's Bistro
DETAILS: Have a wild Valentine's Day at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, where we'll be celebrating animal mating, dating, and cohabitating with a provocative "birds and bees" presentation by Zoo veteran Jason Jacobs, who will share some of his insights about the pros and cons of relationships and staying single in the jungle with this light-hearted and informative lecture. A pre-lecture reception featuring sweet treats, champagne, wine, and sparkling cider will begin at 5pm. After the lecture, keep this unconventional Valentine's Day experience going with a delicious, romantic dinner at Reggie's Bistro (additional fee required). A complimentary long stem rose will be given to each lady upon her arrival at Reggie's Bistro, and a complimentary glass of house champagne or sparkling wine will be given for each guest when seated.
COST: $30 per GLAZA Member; $40 per non-member. This unconventional Valentine's Day experience includes a delicious optional dinner ($65 per GLAZA Member; $75 per non-member).
VENTURA COUNTY WINE TASTING
WHERE: Any one of the following wineries; Bella Victorian- www.bellavictorianvineyard.com, Camarillo Custom Crush- www.camarillocustomcrush.com Cantara Cellars- www.cantaracellars.com, Four Brix Winery- www.fourbrixwine.com, Herzog Wine Cellars- www.herzogwinecellars.com, Magnavino Cellars- www.magnavino.com, San Vicente Cellars- www.sanvicentecellars.com
WHEN: February 14-18, 2013
DETAILS: This Valentine ‘n Wine passport is the ideal way to spend a relaxing, romantic weekend sampling the best of Ventura County wines while enjoying the beautiful coastline. The Ventura County Winery Association invite guests to experience a wine tasting flight at each of seven wineries over the course of three days for one, wallet-friendly price that includes:
*One tasting flight (five wines) at each participating winery
*Multiple wineries to visit; visit www.vcwines.com for map and winery list
*Many of the participating wineries will be offering special pricing on bottle and case purchases, food pairings and live entertainment during the weekend event.
*Crowne Plaza Ventura www.cpventura.com and Marriott’s Courtyard Camarillo www.marriott.com are offering a Valentine ‘n Wine package which includes both a discounted room rate and special passport price of $35 when purchased on the respective hotel websites.
WHERE: King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., 90028
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
DETAILS: Celebrate or commiserate at Mortified's annual Doomed Valentines Show! Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly, Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. Witness adults sharing their most embarrassing adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, and art... in order to reveal stories about their lives. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi.
COST: $15 advance; $20 door
NOTES: Must be 21+. Doors open at 7:10pm. Please arrive early to ensure seating. All tickets are general admission.
JEKYLL AND HYDE STARRING DEBORAH COX AND CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
WHERE: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
WHEN: February 12-March 3 2013
DETAILS: American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox to inject new life into the darkly romantic musical Jekyll & Hyde. The quintessential tale of good vs. evil, Jekyll & Hyde earned a cult following after four years on Broadway and multiple worldwide tours. Now, Jekyll & Hyde returns with new direction and choreography by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun -- headed back to Broadway following a U.S. tour. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story, the musical follows the life of brilliant Dr. Jekyll (Maroulis) whose experiments with human personality result in the creation of a monstrous alter ego, Mr. Hyde. Both Jekyll and Hyde have their eyes set on Lucy (Cox), a prostitute with a heart of gold. The show's classic songs, such as "This Is the Moment," "A New Life" and "Someone Like You," are reinterpreted to suit the powerful and contemporary vocal stylings of Maroulis and Cox.
COST: $25 and up
'WHEN HARRY MET SALLY' SCREENING AT THE ELECTRIC DUSK DRIVE-IN
WHEN: Thursday, February 14 2013 @ 8-10p
WHERE: 240 West 4th Street, Downtown LA, 90013
DETAILS: Score big at the drive-in!! What would be more romantic than snuggling up at the drive-in watching one of the most popular rom-coms of all time? Surprise the one you love with a Valentine's Day they'll never expect!
COST: $10 and up
VALENTINES COOKING CLASSES AT THE GOURMANDISE SCHOOL OF SWEETS AND SAVORIES
WHEN: February 12-14, 2013
The Market at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, STE 329Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Gourmandise School is a hands-on culinary school with a focus on teaching classic techniques using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The school began with a focus on the sweeter side of life and has grown over four years to include savory courses, professional classes and fascinating food workshops. Our delicious kitchens teach adults and children alike, with three and four-hour classes, private events and corporate team building.
Valentine's Day Couples Night, February 12, 2013
Grab your significant other and join Chef Chris for an evening for indoor grilling. You'll learn how to use your grill pan to recreate the taste of the great outdoors in wintertime. Afterall just because there is a little chill in the air doesn't mean you can't still enjoy your favorite grilled items. Course includes Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese and Candied nuts, Sauteed Chicken Breast in Mushroom Chardonnay Sauce on Homemade Pasta, Vanilla Souffle
Valentine Cookie Decorating, February 13, 2013
These adorable decorated cookies are such a special treat for the holidays! We will learn a Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie, a Chocolate version and some delicious fillings. We'll then make some Royal Icing and learn how to pipe perfect designs on our sweet cookies to make them look magazine-ready! Course includes Vanilla Cookies, Chocolate Ganache, Royal Icing, Candied Decorations
Valentine Macarons, February 14, 2013
Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies. This intense class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations. As a special Valentine's Day Treat we'll show you how to make them into hearts and color them pink! Course includes Vanilla Bean Macarons, - Whipped Ganache, Caramel Filling, Strawberry Buttercream
WHERE: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9741....around 230 miles north of Los Angeles (halfway btwn LA and San Fran)
WHEN: year round
In addition to Hearst Castle tours, the Hearst Castle Visitor Center, and the Coastal Discovery Center, park activities include camping, hiking, picnicking, beach walking, windsurﬁng, kayaking, ﬁshing, surﬁng, viewing elephant seals and tide pooling.
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA AT THE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
WHEN: Thursday Feb 14 2013 @8p
WHERE: 1418 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA. 90401
WHEN: Thursday February 14 2013 @ 8p
DETAILS: It's the most magical Valentine's Day anywhere! Mixing sketch comedy and magic acts, the husband-and-wife team of Steve Spill and Bozena serve up an entertaining family-friendly vaudeville-style show, complete with one-liners and amazing acts of magic. This special Valentine's Day celebration includes a variety of pizzas; an open bar with beer, wine and soda; a champagne/sparkling cider toast, a magic class and a souvenir bag of tricks to take home. Celebration Includes:
ZIRI WINE TASTING'S 'LOCO FOR LOCALS' TOUR
WHEN: Saturday February 16, 2013
WHERE: A tour to various wine tasting locations in LA
DETAILS: “Loco for Locals Wine Tour” Go out of town in town with Zuri Wine tasting “Loco for Locals” wine tour. Board the Zuri Wine tasting bus for an experience you won’t forget. We'll start with a visit to Southern California’s oldest winery, the historic San Antonio Winery located in downtown Los Angeles. Next we'll stop for a flight of wine and lunch at Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica, Ca. Our final destination is the newest coolest wine shop in Manhattan Beach, Barsha. Each has its own unique history and charm. We'll shuttle you from one fabulous tasting room to the next in comfort and style, while your tour guide recounts the history of wine-making in Los Angeles. Tour includes: Round trip transportation, tasting fees,lunch and wine education on board bus. Click here to book your reservation.
COST: $200 per person
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (2013)-Action/Crime/Thriller
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2013)-Drama/Fantasy
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
SAFE HAVEN (2013)-Drama/Mystery/Romance/Thriller
A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
WHERE: Downtown LA around Main and Spring Streets btwn 4th and 7th
WHEN: Thursday February 14 2013 @ 7p
DETAILS: The February Downtown LA Art Walk takes place this year on Valentine's Day, so you're sure to find lots of heart-themed jewelry and other romantic gifts among the original works of art and handcrafts on display through the Downtown LA Gallery District.
BEACHY CREAM ICE CREAM 'VALENTINE'S DAY ICE CREAM FLIGHT FOR TWO'!
WHERE: 1209 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
WHEN: Thursday February 14 2013
HOW: http://beachycream.com or (310) 656-4999
DETAILS: Come enjoy a special "Ice Cream Flight for Two" for $8.00!! Inspired by ice-cream-fueled summers on Cape Cod, hip coastal surfers, her family's signature recipes, and the concentrated flavors of 100% organic ingredients, Ann Ryan, her daughter Beth Stockwell, and long-term friend and master baker, Debbie Kimble have created what many are touting as the perfect ice cream sandwich. Made in small batches, with locally–sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients, it's a homage to the classic, albeit with a uniquely flavored spin. You know, like a movie remake with better casting.
VALENTINES DINNER AND VARIETY SHOW AT ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE
WHERE: 1714 North Vermont Ave, Los Feliz, CA
WHEN: Thursday February 14 2013, doors at 6.30p, show at 8p
HOW: http://rockwell-la.inticketing.com/events/283961/www.rockwell-la.com or (323) 661-6163 ext. 20
DETAILS: Hollywood's ultimate Valentine's destination. Enjoy a 3 course dinner and the debut of For The Record: The Marshall's. This very special 3 course dinner is created by Chef Martin Gonzalez.
About For The Record: The Marshall's... Hollywood's most famous directorial siblings, Garry and Penny Marshall, are the focus of this latest installment of the "For The Record" series. The fraternal icons are responsible for some of the most successful and well known comedic and romantic films ever made. Music and moments in the live, music concert include Marshall-directed films such as Pretty Woman, Big, The Other Sister, Runaway Bride, Riding In Cars With Boys, The Preacher's Wife, Beaches, A League Of Their Own, Awakenings and more. The show stars a rotating cast from stage, screen and music performing energetic yet heartfelt songs from the Marshall films' soundtracks that include "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Heart And Soul," "It Must've Been Love," "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "This Used To Be My Playground," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "I Believe In You And Me" and more. The talented singers/actors move throughout the space, bringing the show table side, where you can also take advantage of the delicious cuisine and inventive cocktails available for purchase. Conceived and Created by Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten Book by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis Arrangements and Musical Direction by Christopher Lloyd Bratten. Directed by Anderson Davis Choreography by Angela Pupello Produced by Shane Scheel