By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
In the February 4 edition, the Palisadian-Post offered an assortment of sweet treats to spoil a loved one with this Valentine’s Day. This week, we have compiled a list of things to do—both virtual and in-person (with precautions in place)—to celebrate with your sweetheart over the weekend.
Share the Love LIVE
Pepperdine University’s Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Jim Brickman: Share the Love LIVE—a digital performance with five time slots to choose from between February 12 and 14.
The Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist will perform hit songs, such as “Love of My Life,” “Destiny,” “Angel Eyes” and “Valentine,” during a family-friendly concert. For those interested, there will be a chance to meet Brickman after the show in a meet and greet via Zoom.
“Brickman is one of pop-music’s most fascinating success stories,” according to a Pepperdine press release. “He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising, to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album release was 1995’s ‘No Words,’ and he’s gone on to sell eight million albums worldwide.”
Showtimes are Friday, February 12, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, February 13, at 4 and 7 p.m.; as well as Sunday, February 14, at 4 and 7 p.m.
For each ticket sold, a $10 donation will be made to Center for the Arts when using code “lovepu” at checkout. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jimbrickman.com/share-the-love-experience.
CinqueTerre WEST Osteria
CinqueTerre WEST Osteria, which recently reopened its patio for in-person outdoor dining, will offer a special dinner menu February 14.
Sunday morning, CinqueTerre will open for cornetti to-go between 8:30 and 11 a.m. A special dinner service will take place between 4:30 and 8 p.m.—with items including Pappardelle alla Bolognese, Surf and Turf, and Shaved Black Truffle pizza available for both dine-in and to-go orders.
The Monument Street eatery recently received its beer and wine license, and will now offer a Happiest Hour between 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with beer and wine 25% off.
Reservations are recommended for dine-in. For more information, visit cinqueterrewest.com.
Kline Academy Paint Night
Palisadian Cheryl Kline, who started Kline Academy of Fine Art in Los Angeles, invites community members to bring a little “alizarine crimson” into their lives this Valentine’s Day weekend with a virtual paint night held via Zoom.
“Painting is romantic,” Kline shared. “Dip into those delicious mounds of color: alizarine crimson, hunter’s green, cobalt blue … and let us show you step by step how to create your version of a historical painting. Van Gogh, Monet and others are explored.”
Kline, a resident of the Palisades for 40 years, and a group of artists that run the academy pivoted operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and now offer a series of classes online—including paint nights.
In her classes, which are open to adults and teens, she “teaches even novices how to paint like a master,” according to a press release about the courses.
Weekly paint nights are offered on Friday evenings at 6:15 p.m., with classes like Edouard Manet’s “Vase of Peonies” on February 12 and “Flower of Life II” by Georgia O’Keeffe on February 19.
Kline is offering a two for one special for $35 when code “Valentine” is used at check out. For a complete list of upcoming offerings or to sign up, visit klineacademy.com/klineacademy-paint-night-on-friday.
The Draycott, located in Palisades Village, is offering a special dinner menu Saturday and Sunday for in-person outdoor dining, as well as pickup and delivery.
Menu items include a Tomahawk Steak for Two (triple cooked chips, tender stem broccoli, peppercorn sauce) and Whole Baked Sea Bass (fennel, marbled potatoes, white wine). For dessert, The Draycott is serving Dark Chocolate Mousse, with candied pistachios and finger lime.
For in-person dining, patrons are encouraged to make a reservation ahead of time through Resy to ensure a table is available. Additional information, including a link to book a reservation, can be found at thedraycott.com.
Chef Alain Giraud
Those missing the tastes of Chef Alain Giraud, who operated beloved French bistro Maison Giraud on Swarthmore Avenue before closing in July 2016, are invited to order off of the chef’s special Valentine’s Day weekend menu, available Friday through Sunday.
Pivoting from a brick-and-mortar restaurant, Chef Giraud now offers what he called “private cuisine” for clients who order from his catering service.
The menu changes each week, with most ingredients being organic and chosen from local farmers markets.
For this weekend, the menu includes Smoked Salmon Terrine, Beef Tenderloin & Prawns, Petit Choux and Friandises. Pickup is between 3 and 6 p.m. in LA, with an option for delivery available for $12. Orders must be placed by Thursday evening.
“I’m carefully considering all the logistics and practices to prepare everything safely,” Giraud said about cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about ordering this weekend or in the future, visit chefalaingiraud.wixsite.com/catering or email email@example.com.
Street Food Cinema
As movie theaters remain closed throughout the county, those looking to see a movie this Valentine’s Day weekend can drive into one of Street Food Cinema’s upcoming screenings.
Screened at Santa Monica Airport, movie-goers have their choice of everything from family-friendly Disney flicks to rated R horror films.
Though, as the Post went to print Tuesday, the February 14 screenings of “When Harry Met Sally” and “Lady and the Tramp” were sold out, Street Food Cinema has several selections available from Thursday, February 11, through Saturday, February 13, including “Cinderella,” “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Aladdin.”
During Valentine’s Day weekend, Street Food Cinema will also be hosting a Valentine’s Car Decorating Contest.
“Decorate your car Valentine’s Day themed and the car with the most darling decor will win a free car entry with four individual guest tickets to use at any upcoming SFC drive-in event,” according to information on the website. “We will choose one winner for each event.”
For more information, a list of additional movies being screened or to purchase tickets, visit streetfoodcinema.com.
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