5 (Surprisingly Fun) Valentine's Day Activities


Whether you’re in a relationship or happily single, Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday, especially when it comes to gift-giving, restaurant reservations or planning a romantic surprise. Not to fret, check out the following Valentine’s Day events going on in the Los Angeles area that will be sure to entertain everyone.


Lucha VaVoom (Hollywood)
http://luchavavoom.com/2011/01/show-details-for-valentines/
Mexican-masked wrestlers and half-naked beauties trample the stage as you are entertained throughout the whole night. There’s no room for uncomfortable silences or expected marriage proposals here. Who knew Valentine’s could be so...raunchy?


Sex and the City Zoo III (Los Angeles)
http://www.lazoo.org/valentinesday/index.html
“Let me tell you ‘bout the birds and the bees...” - no seriously, let them. Zoo veteran, Jason Jacobs, will present a short lecture on his views about being in a relationship and being single. Sweet treats and champagne will be served prior, but guests can also sign up for a gourmet dinner at Reggie’s Bistro.


Hipcooks (various locations)
http://www.hipcooks.com/
They say the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, and for ladies, a man that can cook is a keeper! What better way to show off your talent than cooking a delicious gourmet entree for your Valentine's Day date? Hipcooks cooking offer a variety of romantic "dinner for two" classes featuring dishes that are bound to impress. For example, you'll learn how to make goat cheese tarts with berry coulis, exotic wild mushroom risotto or chocolate souffle with rasberry cream.
Tourific Escapes Chocolate Tour
http://www.tourificescapes.com/tours/chocolate-indulgence-tour/
According to A Natural History of Love, the Mexican chief Montezuma considered chocolate a “love drug” and drank 50 cups of chocolate a day before visiting his harem of 600 women. All sugar highs aside, Tourific Escapes offers a three-hour Chocolate Indulgence Tour where you will taste four to six treats from L.A.s best chocolatiers.


My Funny Valentine at the World Famous Laugh Factory (Hollywood, Long Beach)
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Unhappily single? Well, how about ditching the tissue box this year? Valentine’s Day isn’t that depressing - or so it won’t seem like it at this comedic showcase. Watch as various top comics poke fun at love. You even get a $20 Laugh Factory Gift Certificate for showing them some love.

Valentine’s Day doesn't only have to be about candlelit dinners or bouquets of roses. Grab your special someone - friend, lover, friends or relatives - and dash out to some of this season’s off-beat events.

Here's to a stress-free Valentine's Day!


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Nancy Mora's exuberance comes from creative writing and bringing stories to life. She indulges in her weekly cravings from salads to chili cheese fries and is an obliging gym rat – minus the bulging muscles. She is always accompanied by her shaggy dog, Lucy.


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