Valentines Day

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in L.A. regardless of your relationship status

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It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. We either love it or hate it. And you’re going to either spend this day in Los Angeles shared with a sweetheart who lights your fire, or downing a bottle of wine and eating a box of chocolate from CVS.

For myself – Los Angeles is my valentine.

Ditch the traditional Valentine’s Day celebrations and take your honey somewhere special. Or if you’re single, flip love the middle finger and check out our list of the best LA spots to be a party of one.

Finding something unique to do on Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot easier. Here’s a guide to local special events on Valentine’s Day and the weekend that will woo your beloved. Or if dodging Cupid’s arrows and cheesy pick-up lines is more your style, we’ve got some anti-Valentine’s Day events too.

If you’re single…

Doomed Valentine’s Day Show

Solo on V-Day? If you want to reminisce on the holiday’s most awkward and embarrassing moments, this storytelling event allows guests to tell their stories of past V-Days. So get on stage, drink a beer and tell inappropriate stories to strangers.

When: Saturday, Feb. 13

Where: 1357 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles

Cost: $16

Website: http://www.getmortified.com/live/

Cupid’s Undie Run

Strip down in your undies for a good cause at this annual Valentine’s Day themed run. The run is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and aims to raise $3.5 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Grab your red and run around and pink panties downtown Los Angeles with other Angelenos.

When: Saturday, Feb. 20

Where: 1050 S Hill St., Los Angeles

Cost: $30-$55

Website: http://www.cupidsundierun.com/city/los-angeles/

Birds’ Annual Anti-Valentine’s Party

Honestly, this sounds like a blast. This upbeat neighborhood bar will fill the place with a bunch of activities for “aggression-release therapy.” You can bash a piñata, stick a needle in a voodoo doll, listen to heartbreak music and win a prize for the worst “got dumped” stories while drinking heavily. Yeah, this sounds like my type of party.

When: Sunday, Feb. 4

Where: 5925 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.birdshollywood.com/index.php?pageID=home

Tinder Ball

If you’re a fan of Tinder and tired of dating online and swiping left, it’s time to return to the real world of dating. So put down your phone and exchange your number at Bellman’s Pub. The pub will host a Tinder-themed singles party with a kissing booth, sex toy raffle and a live date auction. Drink specials include D.T.F. Punch and fire shots.

When: Sunday, Feb. 14

Where: 600 S Spring St., Los Angeles

Cost: Free

Website: http://beelmanspub.com

Valentine’s Day Mosh

Aggressive behavior, black clothing and black eyeliner are highly suggested at this event. Rumble and mosh the night away if you’re feeling extra angsty at this Valentine’s Day concert. Three punk bands will gather and play a show at the Echoplex. The Frights, SWMRS and Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls will play a show and get your mind off all the sappy V-Day lovers. So ditch the fancy jewelry, pink dresses, and suit and ties.

When: Sunday, Feb. 14

Where: 1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles

Cost: $15

Website: http://www.theecho.com/event/1022647-valentine-s-day-rumble-los-angeles/

If you’re happily taken…

Valentine’s Day Malibu Wine Safari & Chocolate Tasting at Saddlerock Ranch 

Nothing says “I love you” better than exotic wildlife and wine. Why not take a break from the city and head out to Malibu. You can taste locally produced wine and visit all the furry animals.

When: Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 14

Where: 32111 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, California 90265

Cost: $80

Website: https://www.goldstar.com/events/malibu-ca/valentines-day-pairing-safari-tickets

Sex and the City Zoo Dinner

Gather for a celebration of animal dating, mating and cohabitation on Valentine’s Day. The event features an animal sex talk with the L.A. Zoo’s curator. This wild, adults-only celebration will explore all the romance in the animal kingdom. Be prepared to learn about all the mating rituals in the animal kingdom and how they compare with human courtship. Chocolate and champagne will be offered to humans. There’s also an optional three-course dinner for you lovebirds. Reservations are required.

When: Saturday, Feb.13, at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens – 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cost: Tickets are $42.99 per person and $121.74 for the lecture and dinner

Website: http://www.lazoo.org/sexandthecityzoo/

Grand Park’s PROUD Love

Free love is the best love, and it comes in all backgrounds, ages, shapes, color and sizes. Celebrate with all the colors of the rainbow in Grand Park on Saturday. Pack a picnic or enjoy local food trucks, good vibes and the gardens. Learn how to square or line dance with the community and LGBTQ supporters. Pucker up because there’s also a free photo booth. No partner is required, so if you’re single this works too.

When: Saturday, Feb. 13, at 12 p.m.

Where: Grand Park’s Performance Lawn – 200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: Free

Website: http://grandparkla.org/event/proud-love/

The El Capitan Theatre

Calling all red-blooded humans who want to impress their cutie on V-Day with a Disney movie. Relive the famous spaghetti kiss scene in “Lady and the Tramp” at a screening of the movie at the El Capitan.

When: Friday, Feb. 12 – Monday, Feb. 15

Where: 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

Cost: $13 adults, $11 before 6 p.m.

Website: https://elcapitantheatre.com

Dinner Reservations for two…

If you’ve forgotten about the Hallmark holiday this year, relax because Valentine’s Day dinner is all figured out. Cooking a meal at home is romantic, but the clean up is a drag. Skip the dirty dishes and make a reservation at a romantic restaurant.

Birch

This place is fancy. The dinner menu at this Hollywood restaurant includes oysters, sunchoke velouté and a variety of decadent entrees.

Price: $70 per person

Reserve: 323-960-3369

E.P. & L.P.

This swanky West Hollywood spot has a killer rooftop view and a full indoor dining room. Again, it’s a fancy menu with oysters, Chiang Mai lamb and more. So take someone you want to drop the cash for.

Price: $100 per couple

Reserve: 310-855-9955

Knuckle & Claw

If you want to share champagne with your significant other, this is your spot. There’s $1 oysters and half bottles of the bubbly for $9. No reservations are needed and the deal is from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Price: $1 oysters, $9 half bottle of champagne

Reserve: None needed, (323) 407-6142

Love & Salt

Italian food is always a good idea. The three-course menu includes classic Italian dishes – the perfect cuisine to warm your belly and your heart.

Price: $45 per person

Reserve: (310) 545-5452

Nothing Says Romance like Funny Valentine’s Day Cards

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Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and stores are filled up with red heart-shaped candy boxes, teddy bears, cards and flowers. Valentine’s Day cards can be sentimental and sweet, but it’s always the funny and punny that capture the truly great things about relationships. With Valentine’s Day approaching, your honey is is expecting a creative card.

These funny V-Day cards are for people who understand that mushy love is a 24/7 job for your bae. The best way to express yourself is honesty, so if you are cheesy and corny, these cards capture your relationship.

Check out our favorite cards below, including some from Drake, Tinder and Netflix.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 076: Scanners – Love Is Symmetry (Fei-Fei’s Feided Remix)

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Violets are Blue
Here’s a free download
Because Dim Mak loves you

Fei-Fei Faded’s Remix is really great
You should play it while you’re on a date
She added a drop and some funky beats
Perfect for when your messing up the sheets

This is off the official Remix EP
Its Valentines Day so were being cheesy
But download this song and tell your friends
Be sure to hit replay when the song ends[/one_half]

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Happy Valentines Day from The Bloody Beetroots & Tommy Lee! #RAW

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There’s only one artist coming out of the electronic scene right now who’s embodiment of music, art and culture provokes a movement in itself, that artist is Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo alias The Bloody Beetroots and his new endeavor only drives his pioneering dominance even further. His latest vision set to premiere on Feb 14th 2014, Valentines Day, is the explosive video for The Bloody Beetroots feat Tommy Lee “RAW”. The single is taken from his second artist album “Hide” which was released with critical acclaim on Ultra Records/Sony Columbia in late 2013.

Directed by award winning video director Agata Alexander who’s previous credits include the music video for Destructo ‘Higher’, HARD fest trailers and also collaborations with likes of Marilyn Manson and Clint Mansell, the video features Sir Bob himself and founding member of Motley Crue, Tommy Lee. In true rock and roll style Rifo and Lee are not only performing in the video but then go on to obliterate the warehouse space, set in downtown Los Angeles. Meanwhile the song itself captures the punk-rock spirit, which is what Rifo and Lee are both so well known for.

From one-man studio production to full live band shows with The Bloody Beetroots LIVE, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is a pioneer, reinventing the landscape of electronic music. The Bloody Beetroots LIVE will be performing at the following shows in 2014. More dates to be announced soon:

11th March Ehem, Flughafen, Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany
16th March – Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico
30th March – Lollapalooza, Santiago, Chile
2nd April – Lollapalooza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6th April – Lollapalooza, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2nd May – S.O.S. 4.8 Festival, Murcia, Spain
8th May – Rolling Soane Festival, France
17th May – The Hangout, Gulf Shores, AL, USA
8th June – Governors Ball, NYC, USA
20th June – Free Music Festival, Montendre, France
22nd July – Festival De, Nimes, France

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Super Awesome Valentines Day cards from @koraline

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b44dcc901ccb459a30702505ad265aa4We love all love here at Dim Mak , especially in the form of your very own creations. This Valentines day we got lucky , Krista De Lion(pictured on the right) created some super lovingly legit and awesome valentines day cards of our very own artists (Steve Aoki, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas and Felix Cartal), check this out, then check out something else besides the internet cause theres more to life you lonely loser. <3 [gallery ids="17082,17085,17083,17084"]