If you’re looking for something to do in Boyle Heights during the loveliest season of the year, we’ve got a guide of a few local businesses and organizations with special offerings this month!

Single this Valentine’s?

The House of Xelas is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s “I Might K*ll My Ex” Party on February 11th at 1846 1/2 1st Street. With special a special $4 deal on Mexican Lager and Agua Fresca Hard Seltzer while supplies last and brokenhearted anthem music all night, you can dance the night away at this local bar.

Come be a member of the Lonely Hearts Club at the historic Paramount Ballroom located at 2708 E César E Chávez from 5-10 pm on Valentine’s Day for a free night of dancing along with other singles. You must be 21 or older and can register online.

Heart full but stomach empty? Or just hungry?

Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina at 1842 E. 1st Street will host an early Valentine’s Dinner on Feb. 11th starting at 5 pm featuring New York steak, mango salsa mahi-mahi, salmon alajillo and more. Live music by the Juan Flautista Trio will run from 8-10 pm.

Brooklyn Ave Pizza at 2706 E César E Chávez has a special three-course meal designed by Chef Jorge Sandoval with specially curated love songs from the 70s through 90s, candlelit tables & more. For $29 per person, you get a sourdough heart-shaped pizza to share, your very own salad, desserts and complimentary champagne on Valentine’s Day. Reservations for dinner can be made online.

The pop-up food shop Macheen will be selling corazoncito taco platters at Milpa Grille the day after. That’s a whole plate of delicious, heart-shaped pink tacos for you and a loved one, or just yourself too. Make sure to stop on by 2633 E César E Chávez from 8 am – 2 pm on February 14th.

Got a sweet tooth? Cake Girl at 2100 1st Street has you covered with their cupcake of the month: a decadent red velvet with light pink berry frosting, each topped with a raspberry. Up until Valentine’s, you can also enjoy shortbread red velvet crinkle cookies and donuts.

In need of resources and a safe space to celebrate?

The Latino Equality Alliance is hosting a Lover’s Carnival at 533 S Clarence Street on Friday the 24th from 6-10 pm for those looking for an alcohol- and smoke-free space to enjoy community love and learn about the center’s various programs. Attendees can enjoy jumping on a bounce house, playing carnival games, singing karaoke, enjoying food, mocktails and more. Registration is free and available online.

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