Celebrate Valentine’s Day, movies to watch



LOS ANGELES – If you’re looking for some last minute Valentine’s Day ideas, The SoCal scene has you covered.

  • There is nothing better than breakfast in bed. To call Bardonna in Santa Monica for a special take-out meal in the morning, accompanied by a chocolate heart and a personalized message if you order in advance.
  • For dinner, how about a heart-shaped pizza? Order of Abbot’s Pizza in Venice, Paper Pizza Company in Downey, California Pizza Kitchen or even Papa John’s, use promo code VALENTINE for a pie with love.
  • Californian donuts features valentine themed donuts with heart shaped rings.
  • Stop at Hotel Figueroa for the “From vases to vases” pop-up florist with fresh flowers and bouquets available on weekends.
  • Ready to spice it up? Order the themed evening package “When the doves cry”– a Valentine’s Day experience of purple and prince, including libations, a lava lamp and even a floral bath bomb to recreate one of his legendary music videos.
  • “Nude at the museum: a treasure hunt for Valentine’s Day” is an online team game that takes a ‘cheeky peek’ at the nude art in the country’s museums and the anecdotes behind it.
  • Want to hear Lady Gaga reinvented in reggae? Grand Park LA welcomes “Rock lovers”—A two-week virtual experience featuring reggae versions of classic love songs hosted by LA’s top DJs.

If you’re looking for something unrelated to Valentine’s Day, here are a few options:

  • Celebrate California Craft Beer Week until February 21, as state brewers ship you local tasting packages straight from the Central Coast to Orange County. But sign up quickly, they sell out fast.
  • Ready to show off your inner Spielberg? The Music Center and the dublab are hosting a free film competition called “A Quiet Scene: LA”, asking any amateur or professional filmmaker of any age to submit a short film that is “an authentic reflection of Los Angeles in the present day. “. Visit filmfreeway.com for more information.

And here are three movies to do with the Oscars buzz:

  • Minari follows a Korean-American family who move to a rural farm to start a new life. Los Angeles Times Called it “the movie we need right now” and it will be in select theaters and drive-ins on February 12th.
  • Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of the FBI infiltrating the Black Panther Party, airing on HBO Max from February 12.
  • Nomadic country stars Francis McDormand and is about a woman who turns into a nomad after her small town collapsed. The Hollywood Legion Drive-in will host an exclusive theatrical screening February 19-22.

The Sundance Film Festival may be over, but you can find out slam dance, which was started by filmmakers who couldn’t get into Sundance. This year, they present Unstoppable, a showcase for filmmakers and creators with disabilities.

Slamdance will close with the world premiere screening of 18th and Grand: The history of the Olympic Auditorium, the story of Los Angeles told through the historic Battle Palace that has hosted countless characters, events, and a trailblazer woman who kept it going. Don’t miss this slice of SoCal history.

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