What’s Happening This Week: February 10, 2020

 

Los Angeles Greater Area

LA’s most ravishing photo ops

Around here, it’s not hard to take a pretty picture. From colorful flowers and sunsets to stunning architectural statements, great shots are waiting everywhere you look. But some locales score a ten every time you snap. Here are a hundred of the best.

 

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Evenings in #LosAngeles. credit: @la.visualz #ElysianPark #wintervibes

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Seriously romantic restaurants

Sure, you could toast your togetherness at the local brew pub, or go all out with reservations at the latest trendy dining destination. But this day is all about romance, and you deserve a place that totally wraps you in it. Like one of these.

 

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Lots of beautiful Ivy all over our magical restaurant. Here we love the way it hugs our gates.

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The Broad’s anniversary gift to LA

To celebrate its fifth year, Downtown’s contemporary art mecca has launched a rolling series of free exhibitions exploring icons of American postwar art and 1960s pop, key artists of ‘80s NY and LA, and works by important figures of the ‘90s to now.

Focus your visitors’ Hollywood tour

Dump them off at Hollywood and Vine, and they’re bound to get overwhelmed and miss the best stuff. Don’t let their experience start at Grauman’s and end at Hollywood & Highland. Give them a guided tour (or at least an itinerary) of highlights like these.

 

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What’s your favorite store and or restaurant at Hollywood & Highland? #hollywoodandhighland

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San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland’s next new hotspot? 

Artisan cocktails. Asian-inspired desserts. Dim sum. A moody new bar that, per Eater, “looks like it was taken straight out of Wong Kar-wai’s lush, moody filmography” has officially launched in Oakland’s hip Uptown district. Meet you there.

Cream rises to the top

To the lactose intolerant: Avert thy eyes. From zippy goat cheese by Harley Farms Goat Dairy in Pescadero to creamy Italian-style fresh mozzarella from Berkeley’s Belfiore to myriad dairy products made at multiple operations in the North Bay (gotta love Sonoma!), here’s the scoop on the Bay Area’s very best artisan cheesemakers.

 

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Dinner of leftovers @#lostcoast #humboldtcounty #harleyfarmsgoatdairy #favabeans

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Bay Area hikes that rise above

Just think of the Instagram clicks! Or leave your phone behind and admire the #unfiltered views from the top of these three Bay Area peaks. Depending how motivated you’re feeling, the degree of difficulty in summiting varies from easy (a quarter mile to the east peak of Mount Tam) to moderate (1.8 miles to the north peak of Mount Diablo) to challenging (7.7 miles to the crest of Monument Peak).

 

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This Saturday I spent my last day as a 25 year old on the top of a mountain and it was absolutely perfect 🏔 @jasmingaroussian

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In-person amusement in San Francisco

Finished streaming The Watchmen? Shake off those Netflix doldrums with some old-school live entertainment. Whether its Russian karaoke on Clement Street, poetry in Haight-Ashbury, or open-mic music on Divisadero, these six SF venues have got you covered nearly every night of the week.