Friday, August 1, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Architectural Art: SKYLINE 2014


    Walk through 10 downtown locations transformed by teams of artists, designers, and architects.
     
    Opening night: Experimental electronica duo Soft Metals and house DJ/producer Magic Touch highlight tonight’s afterparty.
     
    Tonight thru Sat Feb 22 6-10p. Venues in Downtown Historic, Broadway, and Fashion districts; full schedule here. Free.

    Nearby: Drago Centro; Bäco Mercat; Badmaash

  • Romantic Rendezvous: Green Is the New Pink

     
    Haven't gotten her anything yet? Try a luxe stay at Shore Hotel, then grab cupcakes at Sprinkles’ lobby pop-up shop.
     
    Planned to perfection: The Heart Bandits at Gladstones will customize an awesome date night for you and your girl.
     
    Thru Sat Feb 28; Sprinkles pop-up Fri-Sun. Shore Hotel, 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (800-599-1515). Rates start at $629/night here.

    Nearby: B.P. Oysterette; Water Grill; Mercado

  • Lonely Hearts Club: Valentine’s Day Party

     
    Unattached? Celebrate your freedom at a singles shindig featuring old-school funk.
     
    Stupid Cupid: Save some anti-V-Day energy for this dance party hosted by comedian Melinda Hill Saturday night.
     
    Fri 9p. Bigfoot West, 10939 Venice Blvd., Culver City (310-287-2200). Free.

    Nearby: Blind Barber; Public School 310; Father's Office

  • Cultural Fusion: Beats Bistro: LA Soul

     
    Check out the soul food and music-filled debut of a new series pairing LA chefs and musicians.
     
    Second serving: Chef Alisa Reynolds’ savory soul food is insanely good — get more here (shrimp & grits recommended).
     
    Sun 7p. The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood. No phone. $20-50 here.

    Nearby: Dan Tana's; Cecconi's; SUR

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