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A Little Romance: Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Near KTown

Romance is in the air. With its great location in the heart of Koreatown, The Pearl is at the epicenter of festivities this V-Day! Savor a romantic dinner for two with a special prix fixe menu. Take in a magic show or immersive multi-room party experience. Or get your culture on at an international art fair or night at the opera! Whether you’re celebrating date night or just looking for a great way way to party this weekend, there’s something for everyone when you celebrate Valentine’s Day near KTown.




The LINE Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Created in collaboration with two-star Michelin Chef and native Angeleno Josiah Citrin, Openaire is a poolside oasis of green on the roof of The LINE Hotel in the center of Koreatown. The menu features the best of California’s ingredients from land and sea, embracing the seasons and presented in a shareable format. Openaire is offering a special four-course menu for $99/person for Valentine’s Day. Add $40 for wine pairing.



Le Comptoir

3606 West 6th Street

Los Angeles, Ca. 90005


Located in the beautiful historic Hotel Normandie, Michelin-starred chef Gary Menes shares his unique culinary philosophy at Le Comptoir, featuring an 8-course vegetable-inspired tasting menu that showcases seasonal ingredients sourced from their very own organic kitchen garden and local farmer friends. Chef Menes challenges the notion of fine dining by doing away with white tablecloths and multiple sets of silverware in favor of an intimate, up-close-and-personal experience at Le Comptoir. From his 10-seat counter, he serves curious diners the same culinary lessons that have informed his singular approach as a chef.



TAME: Through a Magician’s Eyes

The Montalban

1615 Vine St.

Los Angeles, 90028


Feb 14 Magician and mentalist Blaise Serra is bringing a new, interactive, and intimate version of his solo show TAME: Through A Magician’s Eyes to the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Blaise guides his audience through a journey centered around discovering magic and where to find it in the world around us. After encountering mind reading and sleight of hand that defies explanation from this frequent performer of the Hollywood Magic Castle, get ready to be a part of the show! Along with this evening of magic, enjoy the opening of ‘Apex Mirage,’ an art gallery by internationally acclaimed artist Marwan Shahin, in collaboration with Blaise. Following TAME, a meet-and-greet with these two artists will take place in the Montalban’s Mezzanine gallery.



DynastyLand Valentine Soirée

Dynasty Typewriter

2511 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90057


Feb 14 DynastyLand Valentine Soirée is an immersive multi-room party experience for lighthearted lovers and loners alike. Whether you’re celebrating date night, friend night, or treat yo’self solo night, there will be something for everyone in one of the many rooms and activity spaces that will come to life for this night only. Frivolities include Bingo Dynasty; Carefree Karaoke + dance floor favorites; and intimate comedy, magic, and variety shows every 30 minutes in The Root Cellar Cabaret! Explore the nooks and crannies of the theater, make some new friends, relax, hang, and create a DynastyLand experience this Valentine’s Day!



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.



Frieze Art Fair

Paramount Studios

5515 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90038


Feb 14 -16  Frieze Los Angeles returns to Paramount Pictures Studios to present the best of Los Angeles and international contemporary art by emerging and established artists, alongside a curated program of talks, films and artists’ projects in the backlot movieset at Paramount. Paramount’s Dining Room will be available for guests to enjoy with a special menu designed by Chef Ari Taymor from Little Prince LA. Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications and four international art fairs: Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York, and Frieze Masters.



Felix Art Fair 2020

The Hollywood Roosevelt

7000 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028


Feb 13-16 Felix is a contemporary art fair co-founded by Dean Valentine, Al Morán & Mills Morán. Felix LA 2020 will showcase a diverse selection of 60 exhibitors, including galleries from China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, and the United Kingdom. For the first time, Felix LA will welcome Curator of Special Projects William J. Simmons, who will organize the on-site projects and programming, which range from installations and paintings to video and performance, installed throughout the hallways, ballrooms, bungalows, and lobbies of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.



Edible Arrangements

3785 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 107AB

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Edible Arrangements® KTown location first opened in 2009. Ever since, they have been helping people in the local community celebrate all kinds of occasions – big and small. The fruit arrangements and gifts are always freshly-crafted, using fruit that’s grown and picked to their Fruit Expert® standards. They also offer a variety of gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit™ – perfect for Valentine’s Day. Edible Arrangements has fresh fruit treats you can enjoy on the go. Stop by and grab a fresh fruit smoothie, Edible® Donut, chocolate Dipped Fruit™ Cone, or any other delicious fresh fruit snacks.



Break Up Bar: Anti-Valentine’s Day Pop-Up

7276 Melrose Ave

Next to Severance WineBar

Los Angeles, CA 90046


Valentine’s Day not your thing? Don’t let those flower and candy companies tell you how to celebrate. BreakUp Bar is taking over the neighboring space next to Severance Wine Bar for a two week pop up! Check out the-8 foot wall of broken relationships, a mini art exhibit of relics of Valentine’s Day past, and a 10 foot projection screen showing classic breakup movies of past and present. Menu will feature champagne, punches, and wine based cocktails along with a heavy amount of cakes, dessert fondues, cookie towers, and pretty much every sweet imaginable.



Galentine’s Day Party

The Ebell of Los Angeles

743 S Lucerne Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90005


February 13 is Galentine’s Day Grab your girl crew and come on down for a special Galentine’s Day party and screening of First Wives Club. The night kicks off with an opening reception in the historic lounge featuring champagne, cheese and chocolate, followed by a movie screening. Galentine’s Day is a holiday Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s like Valentine’s Day, only instead of celebrating the love you have for your significant other, you spend it with your best girlfriends. Everyone is welcome. Couples, singles and co-workers are encouraged to come.


Photo credits:

Photo #1: Edible Arrangements

Photo #2: Openaire at The LINE Hotel

Photo #3: Le Comptoir

Photo #4: The Montalban

Photo #5: Dynasty Typewriter

Photo #6: LA Opera

Photo #7: Frieze Art Fair

Photo #8: Felix Art Fair 2020

Photo #9: Edible Arrangements

Photo #10: Break Up Bar

Photo #11: The Ebell of Los Angeles