FOR THE LOVESICK
Love Is In The Air Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a view. Travel to the 70th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower to enjoy aphrodisiac themed light bites, chocolate and cocktail tastings. All attendees will get one ride down the famous glass Skyslide and receive recipe cards so you can recreate the romantic cocktails at home. Tickets start at $30. OUE Skyspace, Fri. February 2nd, 7 p.m. 633 W. 5th St. Information: timeout.com/loveisintheair
City Lights Start the weekend before Valentine’s Day with a matinee screening of Charlie Chaplin’s romantic masterpiece. City Lights finds Chaplin’s iconic Little Tramp falling in love with a beautiful blind flower girl who mistakes him for a rich man. Our hero then sets about trying to find a way to raise money for a sight-restoring operation. This screening is part of 35mm Secret Movie Club’s The Great Romances series, which also includes midnight screenings of Casablanca (Fri. February 16th) and When Harry Met Sally (Sat. February 17th) Tickets are $12.75; $28.50 for a series pass. Vista Theatre, Sat. February 11th, 11 a.m. 4473 Sunset Dr. Information: facebook.com/pg/MovieClub35mm/events/
Grier Musser Museum Valentine Tour Get a sense of what L.A. was like in the Victorian era by touring an authentic Victorian house. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the museum will display a rare collection of Victorian valentines, as well as vintage teddy bears and Kewpie dolls. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour. Tickets are $12. Grier Musser Museum, Sun. February 11th, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Information: http://griermussermuseum.org
Roman Holiday Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn star in this Oscar winning romance. Hepburn plays a European princess who escapes the boundaries of the castle walls and goes exploring in Rome. Peck plays an American reporter who encounters the princess-on-the-run and realizes he might have the story of the century on his hands—if the two of them don’t fall in love first. This special screening, presented by Cinespia, will also include drinks, DJs, live music and dancing. Formalwear or cocktail attire required. Tickets are $33. Los Angeles Theatre, Wed. February 14th, doors open at 7 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m. 615 S. Broadway. Information: cinespia.org
4PLAY: Sex In A Series Direct from a sold out run in Chicago, trip. theater ensemble’s production of Graham Brown, Nathan Faudree and Lisa Roth’s 4PLAY makes its West Coast debut. The play is a modern romantic comedy that tells the “not-so-simple story of boy meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets girl.” A special “Lover’s Package” including two tickets, champagne, chocolates and a “naughty/nice surprise package” will be available for opening night (Valentine’s Day, naturally) and throughout the first weekend. Tickets are $25, $70 for the Lover’s Package (only available February 14th through 17th). The Actors Company, Wed. February 14th through Sat. March 17th. 916 A North Formosa Ave. Information: tripnyc.com
Chocolate Indulgence Tour For a late Valentine’s Day treat, join Tourific Escapes for a tour of five West L.A. chocolatiers. You’ll taste candy, baked goods and even beverages and enjoy fun commentary from your chocoholic tour guide. Tickets are $65. Sat. February 17th, 3 p.m. Information: tourificescapes.com.
St. Valentine’s Day Speakeasy Party and Pie Fight The Roaring Twenties Street Jam presents a vintage Valentine’s Day party with a twist. Sip Prohibition-inspired cocktails and dance to live jazz under a vaulted wood ceiling. Then take in a re-enactment of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and end the evening by taking part in your own massacre: an epic slapstick-comedy-style pie fight. Slickers will be provided to cover up your formalwear and “dry zones” will be designated so you can watch the madness from a safe distance. Tickets start at $22. 1720, Sat. February 17th, 9:30 p.m. 1720 E. 16th St. Information: roaringtwentiesstreetjam.com
FOR THOSE SICK OF LOVE
Cupid’s Undie Run Have you been looking for an excuse to party in your underwear (or a funny costume) while also helping sick kids? Cupid’s Undie Run is an annual party that raises money to fund Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children. After a brief mile run around Santa Monica, you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon partying at the historic Victorian event space on Main Street. Who knows, maybe you might even meet the love of your life in your skivvies? Tickets are $40. The Victorian, Sat. February 10th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. Information: cupids.org.
Mortified Doomed Valentine Show Mortified is a live storytelling show where brave people share their most embarrassing life stories. At this special edition of Mortified, the cringe will be cranked to 11 as it’s themed around young love. Get ready for tales about high school crushes and puppy love, plus readings of bad teenage poetry and people’s diaries! Tickets start at $17. Wanderlust, Sat. February 10th, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. 1367 N. Highland Ave. Information: getmortified.com
The Moth: Love Hurts The famous storytelling show returns to Los Angeles for Valentine’s Day and it’s going to hurt. Prepare a five-minute true story about love’s labors lost or unrequited love and then share it with the crowd. It’s like group therapy, but with a bar. Tickets start at $10. Busby’s East, Wed. February 14th, doors open at 6:30 p.m., stories begin at 7:30 p.m. 5364 Wilshire Blvd. Information: themoth.org
Birds’ Anti-Valentine’s Party What becomes of the broken-hearted on Valentine’s Day? They go to Birds and take part in the restaurant’s 24-year-old tradition of celebrating Anti-Valentine’s Day. Pay “tribute” to whoever broke your heart by bashing male and female piñatas, take part in the “worst dumping” story competition and add your ex’s name to the communal voodoo doll. Free. Birds, Wed. February 14th, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 5925 Franklin Ave. Information: birdshollywood.com