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February 10-13


Super Bowl Party at Freehand DTLA

Feb. 13. The Broken Shaker Bar at Freehand in Downtown LA’s rooftop pool deck will be hosting a tropical tailgate party Super Bowl Sunday featuring DJ Short Shorts followed by a live stream of the Superbowl. RSVP. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 416 W. 8th St. Los Angeles. 213.612.0021. freehandhotels.com

Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s

Feb. 10-12. The L.A Convention Center celebrates the history of the NFL at the culmination of its biggest season ever. The Super Bowl Experience offers fans the opportunity to collect autographs from current NFL players, participate in games and run a 40-yard dash against players on LED screens. Take photos with the the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and a display showcasing all 55 Super Bowl rings. Thurs – Fri, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sat – Sun, 10 a.m – 10 p.m.  1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles. 213.741.1151. Get tickets now

Line Dancing at Desert 5 SPOT

Begins Feb. 14. Tommie Hollywood’s rooftop bar, Desert 5 Spot, will be hosting couples line dancing lessons by ‘Line Dancing Mike’ from 6-10 PM on February 14th. Tickets are $75 per couple and include the line dancing class as well as 2 cocktails to enjoy. 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles. 323.410.6370. Reserve Now

Valentine’s Day


Feb. 13-14. Set the stage for a romantic evening at Redbird with chef/owner Neal Fraser’s celebratory three-course dinner in three beautifully appointed outdoor dining spaces. Indulgent dishes on the menu include beet gnocchi, diver scallops, filet of beef, garden lemon custard, tropical vacherin and more. Optional wine pairings by wine director Josh Wibbenmeyer are also available. Each course has several options designed to please every vegetarian, pescatarian or meat lover in your life. $148 dinner, $74 wine pairing. 114 E. Second St., L.A., 213.788.1191. redbird.la

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles 

Feb. 12-14. Bourbon Steak, at the Americana, creates a romantic evening this Valentine’s weekend with an a la carte menu of curated specials. Table side service includes a Japanese whisky service, Michael Mina’s newest signature Valentine Special, Love Letter to Diane, and a variety of hickory wood grilled prime steaks and seafood. Sun-Thurs, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fri & Sat, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 237 S. Brand Boulevard Glendale, 818.839.4130. More Info.

Spend V-Day w/ Danny Trejo x Hija de tu Madre

Feb. 12. Grab something sweet and lovely this Valentine’s Day at Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts, where famous actor/founder Danny Trejo (aka Cupid) will be at the Hollywood shop ready to kick-off the holiday with a special box of donuts signed personally by him.  In addition, Trejo’s teams up with Latina-owned apparel brand Hija De Tu Madre . Danny Trejo is at 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Hija De Tu Madre is at 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. 6785 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. 323.462.4600. More Info.

Beverly Hills Welcomes Ella

Feb. 10. SIXTY Beverly Hills owner Jason Pomeranc and Umbrella Hospitality Group join forces in Ella, a modern restaurant with a neighborly feel, showcasing Asian and Mediterranean inspired flavors. Fluffy, chewy sourdough focaccia is paired with a creamy black truffle butter; try the Korean-infused sweet and savory grass fed hanger steak. Couples can choose a signature cocktail like a Kimchi Bloody Mary. Live music. Times vary. 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. 310.273.1400 More Info

Arts + Culture

The LA Art Box Presents JEFRË 

Now Open. The LA Art Box presents a pop-up exhibit by Filipino-American artist, JEFRË, featuring a selection of works recently exhibited at the as part of the artist’s first solo museum exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. JEFRË: Points of Connection activates spaces in ways that reimagine the urban landscape’s complexity and connect people to a common experience. Free. Wed-Sun, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 8020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. 323.612.8112. thelaartbox.com

Bach’s Goldberg Variations for String Trio

Feb. 11-12. The LA Phil’s Conductor Laureate—now Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony—exults in a program that includes his tribute to Frank Gehry, a major premiere by Gabriella Smith, and Strauss’ whirlwind of a symphonic poem that begins with a fanfare to end all fanfares, well known for its use in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Enjoy this wonderful performance this weekend with your partner. Fri at 8 p.m. Sat at 2 p.m.111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. 323.850.2000. Get Tickets

Style + Beauty

Mariza Darling’s Valentine Collection

Until Feb 14. Mariza Darling is showcasing their collection of Initials and Heart shaped jewelry, perfect for Valentine’s Day. They have a wide array of diamonds and gold pieces for your lovely partner. The sale offers up to 40% off thr entire collection. See website for prices and times. 550 South Hill St., Suite # 920, Los Angeles. 888.774.4367. marizadarling.com

Jean Pascal Florist

Until Feb 14. This newly opened floral boutique mixing classic French craftsmanship and modern styling, presents roses lovingly stuffed into gift boxes (in addition to their other creaitions) as their signature this Valentine’s day. See the curated vase emporium as well. Check website for details. Tues – Sun at 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 1318 E 7th St M1 Suite 148, Los Angeles. rowdtla.com

Photo credits: Ella Restaurant by Wonho Frank Lee. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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