If you'd like to share your Valentine's Day in Los Angeles with a dozen or a couple thousand people, or you want to add something a little more active to the mix, here are some special events going on Valentine's Day and the weekend before.
If you're looking for something a little more personal, check out my suggestions for a Romantic Valentine's Day in Los Angeles.
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TOURific Escapes will offer their chocolate Indulgence Tour of some of LA's most decadent chocolate shops the weekend before Valentine's Day. If the chocolate tour is full, they also offer a Hollywood Sites and Bites Tour on multiple dates.
When: Feb 11, 2017, 3 - 6 pm
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LUCHA VaVOOM Valentine's Show
Who would have thought a raunchy Mexican masked wresting, traditional dancing, comedy and burlesque show would become a Valentine's tradition? Well, it is in LA. The annual Lucha VaVoom Valentine's Show will take place on two nights just before Valentine's Day, so you still have time to beg forgiveness with something more traditional on the day itself.
Date: Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9, 2017, opens 7 pm, show 8:00 pm
Location: The Mayan, 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, Click here for map.
Cost: General Admission $40, Ringside Seats $55
Note: 21+ event
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Valentine's Day Art Walk in Downtown LA
The February Downtown LA Art Walk takes place just before Valentine's Day on February 9, 2017, 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. For more information, visit downtownartwalk.org.
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Sex and the City Zoo Dinner
The Greater LA Zoo Association is inviting you to come out to the Zoo for a lighthearted "celebration of animal dating, mating and cohabitating" for Valentine's Day as part of their Sustainable Wine Dinner Series. L.A. Zoo experts will be making comparisons with human courtship and mating rituals as well as sharing some of the more unusual – and astonishing – examples. Champagne and chocolate will be provided for the humans. An optional 3-course dinner is available. Reservations are required.
When: Saturday, Feb 11, 2017, 5-7 pm, Dinner 7-9
Where: Witherbee Auditorium at the LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost: $40 per person, $30 for GLAZA members, Dinner with wine pairings is an additional $100
Info: www.lazoo.org, (323) 644-4781Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Valentine Tea and Tunes at the Banning Museum
The Banning Museum will host its annual Valentine's afternoon tea with sandwiches and sweets served on antique tea sets, live music and house tours, with the special exhibit “Seven Layers of Modesty” that will display Victorian era lingerie. The Banning Museum is the 23-room 1864 Greek Revival residence of Phineas Banning, who was instrumental in building the Port of Los Angeles.
When: Feb 11, 2017, 1-3 pm
Where: The Banning Museum, 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
Cost: $75, $65 for museum members
Parking: on M Street or North Banning Blvd.
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Watson Adventures' Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Watson Adventures Valentine's Day scavenger hunt for nudity at the Getty Center. Teams of two to six people will discover secrets hidden in works of art involving nudity while tackling witty, tricky questions. No knowledge of art - or nudity - is needed to succeed.
When: Feb 11-12, 2017
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: $24.50, advance reservation required
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"Toast to Ghost" Valentines Day Date Night at Clay on First
Couples will do their best Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze impression with a two hour pottery class complete with snack, beer, wine and passion! The Valentine’s Day "Toast to Ghost" Date Night is the perfect combination of creativity and romance to really “WOW” your sweetie.
During the 2-hour sessions, couples will straddle up and recreate the infamous pottery love scene from the classic 1990 film, Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Couples will learn their way around a pottery wheel and around each other’s arms. Each session will include beer and wine and snacks from a local Long Beach eatery. Once they’ve grasped the basics they'll get some private time with the lights turned down and “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers turned up.
When: Feb 11, 12 & 14, 2017 Fri - Sat 5:30-7:30 pm, Sun 3:00-5:00 pm, 5:30-7:30 pm, Tues 5:30-7:30 & 8-10 pm
Where: Clay on First, 406 E. 1st Street, Unit B. Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $125 per couple. Includes alcohol and... snacks.
Parking: Metered Parking until 6 pm, free after 6
Metro: Blue line, 1st Street Station
Age Limit: 21+
Info: clayonfirst.com/valentines-day, (562) 495-4362
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Tell It To My Heart Valentine Burlesque Supper Club on the Queen Mary
Enjoy a set four course dinner, vintage cocktails and a jazz burlesque show in the glamorous Art Deco Grand Salon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The burlesque show will be followed by a performance by 80s-90s pop singer, Taylor Dayne.
When: Sunday, Feb 14, 2017, seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 pm
Where: Queen Mary Grand Salon, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: 1st seating $159 per couple, 2nd seating $199 per couple plus service charge.
Parking: $8 with validation
Info: queenmary.com/events/valentines-day/Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Tall Ships Sweetheart Sail
The Tall Ships Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson will be offering a Sweetheart Sail on Valentine's Day, a rare opportunity to experience an ocean sail these two square-rigged brigantine ships, which are normally only used for youth development programs. The Sweetheart Sail is a fundraiser for the TopSail Youth Program of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute. During the harbor tour, guests will be invited to help the sailors if they choose. Price includes dinner (vegetarian option available), dessert and a glass of champagne. You can bring your own wine if you choose.
When: Sunday, Feb 11 & 14, 2017, 4-6 pm
Where: Berth 78, San Pedro, CA
Cost: $180 per couple
Parking: Free, off Harbor Blvd, enter at 6th St.
Info: www.lamitopsail.org, (310) 833-6055
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Valentine's Couple's Cruise
Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner on a Long Beach Harbor Cruise with Harbor Breezes Cruises.
When: February 11 or 14, 2017, 7 pm boarding
Where: Dock #3 in Rainbow Harbor Marina adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $250 per couple
Saturday Tickets, Valentine's Day Tickets
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Victorian Valentine Tour at the Grier Musser Museum
Victorian Valentine's Day traditions from antique valentines to kewpie dolls and teddy bears will be on display. The Grier Musser Museum is a restored Victorian house in Downtown Los Angeles. Admission includes tour and refreshments. Reservations recommended.
When: Feb 12, 2017, 1-4 pm, tours start at 1 and 2:30 pm
Where: 403 S. Bonnie Brae St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Cost: $12 adult, $6 child
Parking: Free lot behind building
Info: griermussermuseum.org, (213) 413-1814
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Tango at the Train Station
To celebrate Valentine's Day, Metro Art presents "Tango in the Train Station", an evening of romantic dance with a live orchestra in the historic Ticketing Hall at Union Station in Downtown LA. The evening kicks off with a free dance lesson, so you don't have to be a pro to enjoy this romantic evening.
When: Feb 14, 2017, 8-10:30 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance lesson at 8, Milonga (social dancing) at 8:30, Professional Tango Performance at 9 followed by more Milonga.
Where: Union Station Ticketing Hall, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Info: www.unionstationla.com/happeningsContinue to 13 of 16 below.
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If you're looking for an unusual place to celebrate Valentine's Day in the LA area, and you don't mind spending it with a couple hundred other people, consider spending it at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. The Reagan Library's Valentine's Day Sweetheart's Dinner and Dance is held on the grounds of the Library where tables for two will be set up under the wings of President Reagan's Air Force One airplane, which is on permanent display. Tickets include museum entrance, dinner, dancing to live music and a rose in a bud vase to take home. Commemorative photos will be available for purchase.
When: February 14, 2017, 6-10 pm
Where: Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Cost: $195 per couple (includes tax and gratuity)
Note: Reservations must be made by Feb 9.
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A Magical Valentine's Day with Escape Reality at Magicopolis
Magicopolis presents a family-friendly magic show with sleight of hand, mind-reading, comedy, levitation and Houdini-style escapes and some magic lessons and a bag of tricks to take home. Champagne or sparkling beverage toast included.
When: Feb 14, 2017, 8 pm
Cost: $40, check for discount tickets
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Kids Give Relationship Advice at UCB Sunset
Does your relationship need a little light relief? Noelle Lara will be talking to kids 5 to 8 about relationships in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre's Sunset location.
When: Feb 14, 2017, 7 pm
Where: UCB Sunset, 5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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More Valentine's Day Ideas
A separate list of Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Los Angeles that are not related to specific events.