December 2, 2020 | Lifestyle

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all chocolate and roses! Whether or not you have a “special someone” in your life, V Day is a great excuse to get out and party! From wine festivals to Valentine-themed movies, DJ dance parties, a free concert at Grand Park, and yes, romantic dinners for two – DTLA is your celebration central for Valentine’s Day!

Be Wine Valentine poster with 2 full wine glasses

Be Wine Tasting

OUE Skyspace

US Bank Tower

633 W 5th St #840

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Feb 14 Calling all couples and singles alike for a unique Valentine’s Day wine tasting experience! OUE Skyspace is presenting the Be Wine Valentine Tasting Event from 7pm-9pm. Sample 5 different wine varietals paired with delicious bites and breathtaking views. Hang around after the event and dance the night away at the Skyspace Nights after-party with Lani Love and Diall Jess (House, R&B House, Funk, and Disco music).

bouqet of flowers, wine glasses and a bottle of wine on a table

Love is in the Air

OUE Skyspace

US Bank Tower

633 W 5th St #840

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Through Feb 16 Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! Skyspace has the perfect package to celebrate with your loved one. Your Love is in the Air General Admission Ticket includes 2 Rides on the Skyslide, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and Viewfinder Brochure. Your bottle of champagne and strawberries can be picked up at the Skyspace Bar on the 69th floor. Pick up your Viewfinder Brochure at the Skyspace Box Office upon entry. Package is 21+

Eurydice poster - The Classic Myth Now From HER P.O.V.

LA Opera “Eurydice”

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N Grand Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Through Feb 23 LA Opera presents the world premiere of Eurydice. In the Greek myth, she was a shadowy figure we barely knew. Let’s change that. Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine’s point of view. (Finally, right?) Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.

art exhibit featuring an upside down landscape with cacti


Skylight ROW DTLA

777 S Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Feb 14-16 SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized art fair that activates atypical spaces and challenges the traditional cultural landscape of the art market. The fair will showcase the area’s rich contemporary art culture, featuring exhibitions from 60 independent curators, artists, and gallerists. Entrance is down the Narrows Alley in Building 3.

interior view of an empty Million Dollar Theatre

Street Food Cinema Valentine’s Weekend

Million Dollar Theatre

307 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Street Food Cinema Valentine’s Weekend presents two events: One Sweet. One Bitter

Feb 14 La La Land While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Event features a Valentine’s Photo Booth and specialty cocktails. Guests will be able to bring food from the Grand Central Market inside the Million Dollar Theatre or eat at one of the vendors inside the theater.

Feb 15 Bloody Valentine’s: The Silence of the Lambs A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. Live music by DJ Ivy. You may bring food from Grand Central Market into the theater!

Screenshot of Adam Sandler from the Wedding Singer movie

The Wedding Singer + Valentine’s Day Party

Cinespia at the Los Angeles Theatre

615 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Feb. 14 The Wedding Singer Valentine’s Day Party features live music, DJ dance party, 5 floors of bars, free photo booth, and a special screening of The Wedding Singer in one of LA’s most beautiful movie palaces.

exterior view of a vibrant City Market Social House with downtown LA in the background

Crush Valentine’s Wine Festival

City Market Social House

1145 San Pedro St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Feb 15  Crush Valentine’s Day with a tasting festival celebrating wine, for friends and lovers alike! Sample a remarkable variety of wines from esteemed and emerging vineyards across California and the world. Join representatives from wineries to taste their current releases and learn about what makes their vintages special. This is a wine festival that’s all about the play and precision defining viticulture today, and an opportunity to have fun with tarot card readers, florists, jewelry vendors, and more! Food will be prepared by chefs from local restaurants while you enjoy music and the gift shop vendors. Cheers!

4 bottles of wine

Love on the Vine: A Valentine’s Dinner!

San Antonio Winery

737 Lamar Street

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day at San Antonio Winery with a special three-course Prix Fixe menu. Bypass the Valentine’s Day dinner lines and you’ll be escorted directly to the dining area, where table service will be provided. Begin with a Champagne toast. Dinner includes a complimentary bottle of Maddalena Cabernet Sauvignon or Stella Rosa Red, your choice, to be enjoyed at your meal. One bottle per couple. Family-owned San Antonio Winery is the oldest winery in Downtown Los Angeles, a hidden gem and historical landmark operating in the same community where it was founded in 1917. Wine Enthusiast recently awarded Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery with the prestigious American Winery of the Year award.

Lover's Rock at Grand Park poster - Valentine's Day Fri Feb 14 2020 7pm-11pm

Valentine’s Day at Grand Park: Lovers Rock

Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rooted in the reggae sounds of the 1970s and in Caribbean nightclubs in London, Lovers Rock is more than a music genre—it serves as a space of love, identity and resistance, fostering a nuanced intersection of gender and expression. Grand Park celebrates Lovers Rock and transforms the 12-acre urban oasis with mood lighting and curated music into the premier date spot for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget, or singles who just want to get out and party!. Angelenos can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a romantic evening at tables for two around Grand Park’s iconic Arthur J. Will Memorial fountain followed by a moonlit walk throughout the park’s Olive Court amidst the historic views of Los Angeles City Hall. Guests will experience special music curated to enhance the park’s beautiful surroundings.

danish on a plate with note saying happy galantines

February 13 is Galentine’s Day

We’re quick to shower our significant others with gifts and treats on February 14, but the day prior was designed to celebrate other equally important relationships in our lives – our girlfriends! Galentine’s Day was the creation of the beloved fictional deputy director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope. So gather your gal pals and celebrate with a special brunch, spa day, or fabulous night out on the town!

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Image courtesy of OUE Skyspace

Photo #2: Image courtesy of OUE Skyspace

Photo #3: Image courtesy of LA Opera

Photo #4: Image courtesy of SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Photo #5: Image courtesy of Million Dollar Theatre

Photo #6: Image courtesy of Cinespia

Photo #7: Image courtesy of Crush Valentine’s Wine Festival

Photo #8: Image courtesy of San Antonio Winery

Photo #9: Image courtesy of Grand Park

Photo #10: Image courtesy of National Today