Thursday, Feb. 14
Lifestyles Group Meeting, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Join Bobbie Casalino-Lewis and Luanne Casillas for “Anything Is Possible If… You Have Guided Goals”, the first of three goal setting meetings. This Valentine’s Day version of “A Five Star Lifestyle” will feature goal coach and project catalyst Debra Eckerling. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste 210,Westchester. $10; free for members. (310) 645-5151; RSVP at

Valentine’s Day “Love Our Trees” Tree Hugging Event, 5 p.m. Show your love for trees and the urban forest with songs, poems, guest environmental speakers and a group hug. Landmarked Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 399-1000;

Bay Cities Coin Club Meeting, 6 to 9 p.m. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month to announce coin shows, present a show-and-tell or host a guest speaker. The club is open to the public. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo.

Valentine’s Soirée, 6 p.m. to midnight. Bring that special someone out to enjoy a romantic dinner, deejayed music, dancing and Valentine’s Day cocktail specials. Wear cocktail attire. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Westchester. $60.

Valentine’s Day Special, 7 to 9 p.m. Join the L.A. Midnight Runners for this Valentine’s Day 5k Boot Camp Party Run through Venice. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Afterward enjoy drinks and giveaways at The Venice Beach Bar, 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. Price upon registration.

In Focus Chamber Music Series: “Homages & Souvenirs,” 7:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra program opens with world premiere of Juan Pablo Contreras’ piano quintet “Musas Mexicanas” (Mexican Muses), followed by Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” and Dohnányi’s “Serenade for String Trio.” Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $49+. (213) 622-7001;

“Bravo” CD Release, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a Suzy Williams & Michal Jost concert at this release party for their CD. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10 to $15.

LMU Men’s Basketball vs. Gonzaga, 8 p.m. LMU men’s basketball plays against conference rival and No. 5 in the nation Gonzaga University. The Lions look to beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs after a blowout loss on Jan 19. Gersten Pavilion, 1 Loyola Marymount Drive, Westchester. $24+. (310) 338-1616;

Venice Gets DEEP: “The Sound of Love,” 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. This special Valentine’s Day party features some of L.A.’s most beloved house deejays. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $25 to $30. (310) 392-4040;

Friday, Feb. 15
Singles Awareness Day, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mingle with other singles at this after Valentine’s Day bash. Enjoy drink specials, finger foods and a DJ from 6 to 9 p.m. Hotel Erwin Rooftop Bar, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice. (310) 452-1111;

Vibraphonist Nick Mancini returns to the Miles for an evening of intimate jazz music. SEE FRIDAY, FEB. 15.

Fireside Concert Series: Nick Mancini, 8 to 10 p.m. Vibraphonist, composer and bandleader Nick Mancini returns for an intimate concert of original jazz. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $10.

Lovers and Angels Album Release, 8 to 10 p.m. Don’t miss the album release of rock opera musical, Lovers & Angels, complemented by a Q&A with the creative team behind the album. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica. Donations Suggested. Search “Lovers and Angels album” at

Friday Night Trivia, 7 p.m. Test your knowledge while having a brew and win prizes. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover before 9:15 p.m.; $10 after. (310) 396-9010;

DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Saturday, Feb. 16
Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Event, 9 a.m. to noon. The Malibu Creek Watershed is home to birds, fish and other important wildlife. Help remove invasive vegetation that crowd out and compete with native, drought-tolerant plants in the Malibu Lagoon. Gloves and tools provided. Wear closed-toed shoes. Malibu Lagoon State Beach, 3999 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. (310) 417-3093;

1st Annual Venice Hootenanny, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get to know your neighbors while enjoying food and drinks, games and live local music. The event is hosted by the Venice Neighborhood Council. Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Avenue, Venice. Free. Search “1st Annual Venice Hootenanny” at

Strikers Band, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Listen to live music, nibble on light refreshments and dance the afternoon away. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Culver City Senior Citizens Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. $5. (310) 253-6700

Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B concert by the Friends. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy an open house every third Saturday of the month with complimentary refreshments and a tour of the facility overlooking the marina. SMWYC, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 827-7692

St. Valentines Beach Pub Crawl, 1 to 6 p.m. Join a pub crawl with a festival vibe stopping at The Brig, Canal Club, The Bank of Venice, Surfside Venice and 41 Ocean. Wristband includes priority entry in addition to entertainment and drink specials. Multiple starting locations in Venice. $15+. Search “St. Valentines Beach Pub Crawl” at

Sierra Highway, 2 p.m. California-based acoustic Americana band Sierra Highway play contemporary and traditional music with roots in bluegrass, folk, Irish and country music. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. (310) 524-2728;

Black Women Writers & Their International Impact, 3 to 5 p.m. Author Dr. Lisbeth Gant-Britton discusses the international effect black women writers have with writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Ave., Palms. (310) 840-2142;

“Local Aid” Malibu Fire Relief Fundraiser, 6 to 11 p.m. Give back to those who lost their homes in the Malibu Woolsey fire. Proceeds go directly to Malibu Go Fund Me campaigns for the homeless victims. Listen to live music and enter the raffle for skate and surf gear. Casa Escobar Malibu, 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu. $20.

Healing Harp Meditation & Sound Bath, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Take time for self-discovery and restoration with music by Nailah Middleton and Erica Rey. Enjoy a 50 minute immersion of sound and meditation through live harp, vocal harmonies and Tibetan singing bowls. Middle Way LA, 6512 Arizona Ave, Playa Vista. $20 or pay-what-you-can.

The Strands’ CD Release Party, 7 p.m. British soul singer Amanda Campbell, lead guitarist Richard Green, bassist Paul C., keyboardist Emily Ashenfelter and drummer Lance Tamanaha launch their first full length album at The Cock ‘n’ Bull, 2947 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 399-9696

Fireside Concert Series: Angelo Todaro, 8 to 10 p.m. This award-winning dancer-choreographer brings some of L.A.’s finest dancers to perform in front of an open fire. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $10.

Love is in the Air, 10 p.m. to midnight. Off the Record Nights hosts a special night for lovers, featuring sounds by Curt Reynolds, Torosbros and Kitt. The Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $20.

Sunday, Feb. 17
Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B and funk concert by Floyd & The Fly Boys. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Folk Flourishes, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Orchestra Santa Monica performs Faure’s “Pavane,” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, his Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”), and Milhaud’s “Le Boeuf sur le Toit,” or “The Ox on the Roof.” Moss Theater Santa Monica, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $30. (310) 525-7618;

“Bids & Bubbles,” 3 to 5:30 p.m. The Power of a Shower hosts a fundraiser to purchase and renovate a trailer that provides showers to the homeless. Hop on board and enjoy signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, silent auction and drawing, while helping to bring a clean, safe place for the homeless to shower to fruition. $53. The Centerpointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Dr., Playa Vista.

Monday, Feb. 18
White Elephant Sale, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Find jewelry, clothing, kitchen stuff and more. Proceeds donated to local charities. Culver City Senior Citizens Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. (310) 253-6700

Mahalo Mondays, 8 p.m. Alton Clemente, DJ Vinyl Don and Record Surplus take over the Townhouse with live entertainment, tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl, plus special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Tuesday, Feb. 19
Sierra Club Airport Marina Group, 7 p.m. Participate in a discussion about the recent gas well explosion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 613-1175

Fine Arts Critic in Residence: Aruna D’Souza, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. D’Souza discusses her recent book “Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts” as well as intersectional feminisms, politics and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6800;

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Brandeis Men’s Group, 9 a.m. This men’s social group meets to raise awareness and support for Brandeis University. CPA Stan Weinberg tries to unravel the mysteries of the new US Income Tax Code. Lox and bagel breakfast served. Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. $15; free for first time guests. (310) 351-5018;

Poets & Writers’ Literary Roundtable, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This informal meeting is a great way to connect with fellow presenters, teachers and writers and to exchange ideas, news and resources. Annenberg Community Beach House writer-residence Wally Rudolph discusses diversity and inclusion in the literary space. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Free; RSVP requested.;

Brews & Brats Tech Mixer, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tech in Motion kicks off its first 2019 networking event with German- and Belgian-style brews and artisanal sausages. Wurstkuche Restaurant, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.

CYC Presentation: “America’s Cup Update with Tucker Thompson,” 7:30 p.m. Award-winning TV commentator and producer Tucker Thompson discusses the details of the AC36 and gives an inside look at New York Yacht Club’s “American Magic.” California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free; reservations requested. (310) 823-4567;

Improv Diary Show: Not So Private After All, 8 to 9 p.m. Two brave people read from their teen diaries while improvisers do scenes inspired by the readings. M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A (“A” stands for alley) 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $6. (310) 451-0850;

Thursday, Feb. 21
An Evening with Howard Schultz, 8:00 p.m to 9:15 p.m. Former chairman and CEO of Starbucks discusses his book “From the Ground UP: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America”. New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $55.

Museums & Galleries
LoveBites – Valentine’s Day Art Show, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy the art of love and cupid this Valentine’s Day by viewing the work of fifteen different artists along with live music by Scott Brandon Mackay and an art jam, hosted by the Mar Vista Art Walk. Buckwild Gallery, 12804 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista.

stARTup Fair, 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Bypass the traditional gallery system and explore the work of up-and-coming independent artists, peruse curated exhibitions and attend panels by entrepreneurial artistic professionals during this contemporary art fair hosted at the Kinney Hotel, 737 W. Washington Blvd., Venice. $10+.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The tenth edition
of this international West Coast art fair features 80 emerging and established exhibitors from around the world, a highly curated “Salon” exhibition and an independent publishers section. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $25+.

“Bury the Body,” 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. In conjunction with Mark Verabioff’s exhibit “Poolside Drive-by,” Verabioff and artist Amanda Ross-Ho lead a collaborative exhibit walkthrough. team (bungalow), 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 339-1945;