Love is in the air. And whether or not you're into it, we've got a list of ways to get you through. For those who need a last-minute date idea, how about a picnic in the park? But if that makes you want to barf, head to Hollywood for an anti-Valentine's Day rager.
Here's everything you need to know:
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Take a self-guided tour of the Hollyhock House that is reopening Friday. The house was Frank Lloyd Wright's first California design. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will cut the ribbon at 4 p.m. Friday, and guests will be able to explore the Barnsdall Park estate overnight. Afterward, the house will stay open for "Walk Wright In" tours on Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4p.m.
When: 4 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Hollyhock House, Los Angeles | MAP
Price: Free until 11 a.m. Saturday. Afterward: $7 for adults, $3 for students, seniors and children under 12
If you see hundreds of half-naked people running through West Hollywood on Saturday, do not be alarmed. It's only the Cupid's Undie Run benefitting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. You can participate for a chunk of change or just show up to photograph the madness. For those who are running, the party starts at noon at the Abbey.
When: Party starts at noon; run starts at 2 p.m. Saturday | Info here
Where: West Hollywood | MAP
Price: $55 to register
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Looking for a romantic, affordable date with your valentine? Try taking a stroll with your Valentine through the South Coast Botanic Garden. Also enjoy live harp performances along with complimentary hot chocolate and Beckers Bakery cookies in the gift shop. End your stroll on the Amphitheater Lawn to meet Cuatro Dias Winery for complimentary wine tasting, plus Foil Place custom engraved wine glasses for $10.
- Stroll and picnic in the garden — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Live harp performances — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wine tasting and engraving — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes | MAP
Price: $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $4 for children (ages 5-12); free to kids under 4 years old. (Engraved wine glass: $10)
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If you're not in love and are tired of seeing all the romantic couples flaunt their love in front of you, this party is for you! Come join others at the Birds Cafe and Bar, which will be celebrating it's 20th anti-Valentine's Day party, L.A. Weekly reports. The cafe will be decorated with un-romantic decor. There will also be male and female piñatas meant to symbolize ex-boyfriends and girlfriends that you can take a swing at.
Where: Birds Bar and Cafe, Hollywood | MAP
Price: Dependent on what you order.
For more anti-Valentine's Day events, visit L.A. Weekly's list of anti-Valentine's Day events.
5. LA Zine Fest
(Photo: Courtesy of L.A. Zine Fest Facebook)
Jump into the world of printed literature with the L.A. Zine Fest. There will be over 175 exhibitors of zines, small press publications and comics. There will also be free readings and workshops, such as "how to run your own DIY music venue." The event will end L.A. Zine week, which features indie art and literary events throughout the city from Feb. 7 to 14.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Homenetmen, Glassell Park | MAP
(Photo courtesy of the Broad)
With construction of the Broad nearing completion, it's offering a glimpse into the museum Sunday. Tickets are sold out, but there will be a limited amount available at the door. Stop by to see two temporary installations, including "DTLA" by BJ Nilsen, featuring sounds of Grand Avenue's urban streetscape. Nilsen’s work will be presented beginning at 3 p.m., followed by Yann Novak's "Stillness," which will be activated after dark.
When: Nilsen’s work will be presented beginning at 3 p.m., and Novak’s work will be added at 5 p.m., with the two works running simultaneously until 10 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Broad | MAP
Price: $10 tix come with free parking
(Photo: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr Creative Commons)
Celebrate our Founding Fathers with some hot dogs and pie! The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting their 23rd Annual President's Day Celebration. Celebrate the day with crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling and presidential and first lady look-alikes.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday
Where: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library | MAP
Price: President's Day activities are free; regular admission rates apply for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, the Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion.
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