Hone your skills and get messy together at one of the classes from this fun and affordable cooking school (at the Eastside, Westside, or Woodland Hills locations). Stock up on culture cred with your date by checking out a jazz/theater/dance/classical production at the Wallis, the impressive arts center in Beverly Hills (of all places), and enjoy a sweet happy hour at the upscale Italian bistro Cecconi’s before the show.
Take a break from your usual hop-heavy brewery date night, and discover refreshing new flavors together at Honest Abe’s Cider House and Meadery.
Located just down the road from the spooky and sour brews of Phantom Carriage Brewery in Carson, this cider house features 15 rotating taps of classic ciders (as well as creative ones like pineapple and pomegranate), plus a variety of meads, wine, and even brandy -- perfect for warming up on a chilly night.
The immersive, five-course dinner experience features an exact replica of the airline’s Boeing 747 done to the last 1970s-era vintage detail.
Order martinis from the open bar, feast on chateaubriand carved seat-side by flight attendants in the iconic Pan Am uniforms, and even shop old school items from the duty-free cart.
It also features monthly comedy shows and local band nights at the Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, and you can check the calendar for special seasonal events.
If things go really well, you can even book one of the stylish staterooms for a luxurious staycation.
While the rest of the country is avoiding frostbite, we here in LA merely inch closer to the heat lamp as we continue drinking outside year-round -- but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to pretend we have seasons.
Enter: curling, that curious Winter Olympic sport beloved by our neighbors to the north, involving sliding “rocks” across ice and furiously sweeping their path to a target.
The adult classes include drawing and painting, mixed media printmaking, and more, and not only will you learn about composition, color, and technique together, but you can gift each other your own works of art.
Most of the classes are five, once-a-week sessions, so this is really more for advanced dates; if you’re more of an entry-level option with less commitment (and the addition of booze), try Paint Nite.
For both the new transplant in the city, and the longtime local who plainly just loves food, Six Taste’s walking tours hit up five or six different spots in one tour, focusing on the most edible and historical highlights of neighborhoods all over LA.