Spring is a wonderful season for a romantic date, especially if you are in Los Angeles. From laid-back settings to exciting outdoor adventures, this vibrant city has something to offer to any couple. Plan a private rooftop movie screening, enjoy a gallery date, or explore LA's diverse music scene - choose whatever you like. If you are not sure where to start, don't worry! We've got you covered. Here are some great ideas for a memorable date in LA this spring.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure
Gallery date is never a bad idea! Up until July, you have a chance to step inside a recreation of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio. The artist gained fame during the 1980s for his unique graffiti and neo-expressionist artworks. Organized and curated by Basquiat’s family, the Downtown Los Angeles exhibition features over 200 never-before-seen and rarely shown paintings, drawings, ephemera, and multimedia presentations that tell the story of the pop icon from an intimate perspective. "King Pleasure" is a unique opportunity to delve into Basquiat’s mind and learn more about the artist.
Melrose Rooftop Theatre
Catch a movie under the stars at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre. This open-air cinema in West Hollywood offers a unique and romantic setting for a night out with your special someone. Melrose has an extensive movie catalog consisting of both cult classics and recent releases. Each guest receives an individual headset and a personal beanbag chair to get the complete cinematic experience. Grab some snacks, relax, and enjoy the film while taking in the spectacular city views. Unforgettable memories are guaranteed!
Looking for a truly romantic experience? Spend a day at the Natural History Museum’s Butterfly Pavilion. The springtime exhibition allows guests to walk among hundreds of beautiful butterflies and see them shimmer in the natural light. Together with your date, admire the vibrant colors and patterns of the butterflies as they flutter by, and even spot some of the hidden chrysalises. If you have any questions about these delicate creatures, knowledgeable staff will answer them all! The exhibition is open through August 13.
Carl Craig: Party/After Party
Experience a one-of-a-kind music event at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. This April, Detroit’s techno DJ Carl Craig brings an immersive installation to MOCA’s Warehouse space. Party/After-Party will take you on a sonic journey through a night at the club from a DJ's perspective. From the early moments before the crowd arrives and the DJ spins alone to the high-energy climax of the party, the installation offers a glimpse into Craig's unique world and the atmosphere he creates through his music.
Why not take your date to a concert? Check out Yaeji's upcoming Los Angeles show. Fusing English and Korean lyrics, the Brooklyn-based singer, DJ, and producer blends elements of house music and hip-hop with mellow vocals. With her unique style and sound, Yaeji has been making waves in the music scene, gaining a dedicated following and critical acclaim. The singer is currently on tour promoting her debut album “With a Hammer''. Catch her performing in LA at the Novo on April 20.
If the two of you are into shopping, consider going to the annual Unique Markets event that is coming up in May. The event will feature LA's best independent designers, artists, and emerging brands showcasing their work, ranging from fashion and accessories to home decor. You'll have a chance to stroll through colorful booths, sample treats, and participate in various activities. With live music and a vibrant atmosphere, it’s a great opportunity to support small local businesses, discover new artists and spend fun time with your other half.