Celebrate Over These Los Angeles Valentine’s Day Events

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Couples treatment room at the Ritz-Carlton Spa.

Whether you’re in the mood for a spa date with your sweetheart, or would rather dance the night away downtown, here are some of the best Los Angeles Valentine’s Day events, and even a few anti-Valentine’s Day options for those celebrating solo.

Hungry? Check out our Los Angeles Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Edited by Christina Xenos

EVENTS
Grand Park
Feb. 14. At Grand Park’’s “Gotta Funky Sole: Lovers Edition,” L.A.’s longest-running 60s/70s soul dance party makes its second Grand Park appearance. Enjoy dancing outdoors on a light-up dance floor to DJ tunes and live music, food trucks offering Valentine’s picnics, a free photo booth and more. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Grand Park Performance Lawn, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown. grandparkla.org

I Heart Santa Monica V-Day Bash
Feb. 14. Whether you’re single or coupled, you can celebrate your love for Santa Monica over complementary hors d’oeurves from 9-10 p.m., two-for-one oyster bar; “man”icures for ladies and men all night; music by DJ Frankie; photo booth; and more, including a raffle with prizes like a one-night stay at Fairmont Miramar, Rasta Bus private charter, Catered Dinner for 20 people from Chipotle, 30-minute flight around LA from Santa Monica Flyers, dinner for two and more. Wokcano, 1415 5th St., Santa Monica. Tickets

Cupid’s Day Off at Skybar
Feb. 14. Whether you’re a party of one or many (round up all your friends!), Skybar at Mondrian LA and Tinder invite you to come dressed with a touch of red, ready to mix and mingle at one of the most iconic spaces on the Sunset Strip. DJ Grant Shapiro, who has performed alongside multi-platinum superstars including Katy Perry and Avicii, will be spinning the hottest tracks from 9PM to 2AM. Dress with a touch of red suggested. Show your Tinder app to secure entrance. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025. morganshotelgroup.com

The Abbey Food + Bar
Feb. 14. Single and definitely ready to mingle? Text your way to love at The Abbey’s Sexting Party. Spy the object of your dreams across the bar, text your personalized love note to the interactive code and it’ll show up on the big screen for them (and everyone else) to see. Or if you’re on the shy side, you can always just send them a drink. Event starts at 8 p.m. 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410. abbeyfoodandbar.com

Rock & Reilly’s “Shred Your Ex” Party
Feb. 14. The concept is simple, really bring a photo of your ex so you can shred the past away and receive a complimentary dessert from your Valentine, Reilly. 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.360.1400. rnrpub.com

Maria Rita
Feb. 14. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of the most romantic of all musical styles – the bossa nova – and vocalist Maria Rita. Join Maria as she pays tribute to her legendary mother Elis Regina as well as performing her own hits. 8 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. LAPhil.com/MariaRita

For The Record: Baz Luhrmann
Feb. 14. Though a cabaret lens, For The Record: Baz Luhrmann intertwines the tales of star-crossed lovers from Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby through songs like Sparkling Diamonds, Your Song, Time After Time, Like A Virgin and When Doves Cry in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. 8 p.m. $25 general/partial view, $55 VIP. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., 323.661.6163 ext. 20. rockwell-la.com

SPA
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Feb. 14-17. Those wanting a “Late Night Love” experience can find it at the Ritz Carlton Spa. After-hours spa appointments include the intimate “Sweet on You” package ($400), offering tandem Hot Chocolate Stone massages and an amorous champagne bath in the privacy of the Spa’s couple’s suite. Couples and individuals can also select the “Sugar Rush” package ($230), a pampering head-to-toe experience, available on both the late night and standard spa menu. Both treatments conclude with house made “sugar therapy” sweets to complete the indulgent evening. 900 West Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.763.4400. ritzcarlton.com

Beverly Wilshire
Through Feb. 16. Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day with a variety of treatments from The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Offerings include “Valentine’s Spa Romance” package ($550) with a 60 min couples massage and cabana package which includes a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, Bento Lunch for two; couples massage with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries ($360); and couples pedicure with champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and pool access ($190). 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. fourseasons.com

For Seasons Westlake Village
Feb. 14. Book a room at the luxury hotel and you’re invited to indulge in complementary use of the hotel’s spa facilities. Spa guests can snuggle up in a cozy day-bed in the tranquility lounge or by the Serenity Pool, or take a peaceful stroll through the Pagoda Garden. For an even more intimate experience, guests may reserve one of the luxurious Spa Suites, with massage tables for couples’ treatments, oversized Jacuzzi, fireplace, day-bed, Swiss shower and outdoor whirlpool with private patio. Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, 818.575.3000. fourseasons.com

Spa at the Sunset Marquis
Feb. 10-16. Treat yourself and your Valentine to an hour-long aromatherapy massage with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in the romantic ambiance of the Sunset Marquis hotel. You can also enjoy the service solo; it’s offered for $150/pp. 1200 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood, 310.657.1333. sunsetmarquis.com/spa

OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa
Feb. 14. Indulge in one of OleHenriksen’s Hot Stone or Deep Tissue massage and receive a complimentary Hydrotherapy Champagne Soak. 8622 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 310.854.7700. olehenriksen.com

ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Feb. 14. Celebrate or drown your sorrows with two-for-$14 cocktails and an all-day happy hour (11:30 a.m.– 2 a.m.) featuring cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello’s Ice Breaker, comprised of Japanese whisky, Batavia Arrak, lime juice, Monin agave syrup, passionfruit, ghost pepper salt, aloe vera chunks, and El Jimador. 351 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 310.288.6500. http://www.plancheck.com/

Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails
Feb. 14. Putting their own spin on the holidays, the Hotel Erwin’s restaurant offers up irreverent specials for singles like  “Forever Alone Frites” or “She Devil” Eggs, and then take on a main course, made for one, like the Pork Belly or “Door in the Wall” polenta. Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, 424.214.1063. hotelerwin.com/barlo

The Hudson
Feb. 14. Get lucky during “Lucky Hour” with cocktail and drink specials from 4-7 p.m. In addition to their regular happy hour offerings they are premiering their new winter cocktails which will be included as “Lucky Hour” specials at $9. 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood. TheHudsonLA.com

Petty Cash
Feb. 14. Looking for something fun and relaxed on Valentine’s Day? Stop by Petty Cash for an “anti” Valentine’s Day and enjoy tacos, cocktails, and a round of shuffleboard. 7360 Beverly Blvd., L.A. pettycashtaqueria.com

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