Valentine's Day ideas, events and things to do for singles
Single on Valentine's Day? In Los Angeles, there are plenty of things to do solo on February 14. Check out our list of V-Day ideas, events & things to do for singles.
Solo on V-Day? Whether you're happily single, just dumped or dating long-distance, check out our list of Valentine's Day ideas for the best places to be a party of one (or a party of many, if you round up your untethered friends) on February 14.
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For some sensory overload that will surely make you forget what day it is, head to REDCAT for the US premiere of Tokyo-based choreographer and video artist Hiroaki Umeda's companion dance pieces Haptic and Holistic Strata. His dancing—a visceral combination of styles like butoh, ballet and hip hop—is accompanied by pulsating light, sound and video effects. It's a thrilling feast for both your eyes and ears, and probably unlike anything you've seen before.
Who better to love on Valentine’s Day (or any day, really) than yourself? Peruse the Pleasure Chest's aisles of toys, DVDs and other titillating treasures and treat yourself to something sexy, then take yourself and your new purchase home to bed. Studies prove that self-lovin’ leads to a longer, healthier life (which means more time for self-lovin’, and on it goes).
- 7733 Santa Monica Blvd, at N Genesee Ave
Birds on Franklin hosts its 18th annual Anti-Valentine's party, complete with voodoo dolls, piñata "aggression-release therapy," all the best heartache music and prizes for the worst "got dumped" stories. Sounds cynical, but since everyone is single and commiserating, you'd be surprised at how many numbers get exchanged by the end of the evening.
Okay, so it’s a little aggressive, but if you’re feeling any misplaced animosity toward your ex, your newlywed friends, or just the consumerist-driven, made-up-holiday inanity going on all around you, shooting off a few rounds—in the safe, regulated environment of the LA Gun Club—might be the healthiest way to ease your frustrations.
- 1375 E 6th St #7
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Cute, bungalow-housed Nitespa on Abbot Kinney offers two Feb 14 special menus especially for singles: the "Sexy in the City" menu and the "Lonely Hearts Club" menu. Take your pick and be grateful you can spend the evening doing whatever your heart desires (pampering yourself, naturally).
- 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Volunteer your time
Hey, sad sack—instead of moping around all day feeling lonely, think of all the folks in LA who are less worried about getting a date and more worried about getting a meal. Volunteer some time and we guarantee you’ll end the day with a lot more love in your heart than if you’d stayed home with the cat.
Recommended: Food charities in LA that need your help
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The best antidote for a broken (or lonely) heart? Food, of course! Learn to make some of Julia Childs' most famous French recipes at this Feb 14 evening class. You'll gain the ability to woo yourself (or a potential new lover) with dishes like chicken roulade with tarragon cream sauce, roasted rosemary butternut squash and rustic apple galette. Bon appetit!
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Mortified is a live storytelling extravaganza—a show-and-tell, if you will, of people's most embarrassing, awkward and often seminal moments. At this Mortified event, celebrate and commiserate Feb 14 with stories of past V-Days gone wrong. The event is 21-and-up at King King, so expect strong drinks and inappropriate tales all around.
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