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The Weekend Guide

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CELEBRATE
Sex and the City Zoo II

What:
An evening of wine and sweets with an informative presentation and discussion of the pros and cons of relationships and staying single in the animal kingdom.
Why: It’s a jungle out there.
When: Sun., 5-7 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr., at Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park (323-644-6042).

PERUSE
The Valentine’s Day Market
What: Arts, crafts, vintage fashion, and gifts a-go-go from more than two dozen local vendors who have a lot of heart.
Why: If the ’80s earrings don’t scream “I love you,” the food truck minicourt will.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Micheltorena Elementary School, 1511 Micheltorena St., at Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

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SPLURGE
Valentine’s Day at Bouchon

What: Fall in love all over again with the bistro and bar’s new goods and specials for two.
Why: You’re sweet on conversation heart cookies, bite-size chocolate cakes, and caramel corn, but the foie gras doggie biscuit is for Fido.
When: Bistro, Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; bar, daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 235 N. Canon Dr., b/t Dayton & Clifton Ways, Beverly Hills (310-271-9910).

EAT
Aburiya Toranoko

What:
A lively new joint from the Lazy Ox folks serving Japanese pub food with more than enough sake, beer, wine, and house cocktails to go around.
Why: Skewers, sushi, oden, noodles, and traditional small plates are meant for sharing — but you might want it all for yourself.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 243 S. San Pedro St., b/t E. Second & E. Third Sts., Little Tokyo (213-621-9500).

SPARK
Ecoya Love Candle

What:
Made from natural soy wax and smelling of jasmine, grapefruit, and pink champagne, the limited-edition, ecofriendly candle ($36) from Australia arrives stateside.
Why: Fluorescent overhead lighting isn’t doing anyone any favors.
When: You need a little ambiance.
Where: Online at candledelirium.com.

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LOCATIONS
243 S San Pedro St
bt E 2nd & E 3rd Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-621-9500
The Valentine's Day Market
1511 Micheltorena St
@ Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
323-467-0623
235 N Canon Dr
bt Dayton & Clifton Ways
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-271-9910
5333 Zoo Dr
@ Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-644-4200
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