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This Week in Santa Monica

A free Valentine's Day movie, new menus at local restaurants and Giggle starts story times for kids.

For more events happening in Santa Monica this week, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, !

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PAINT, CHAMPAGNE AND STRAWBERRIES
Where/When: ; 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Why go: Do something different from the usual dinner and roses for your Valentine with a creative paint session at this Main Street art studio.
Pricing: $55

LATE NIGHT BITES
Where/When: 1 Pico Blvd.; 9-11 p.m. Monday through Friday
Why go: Late night munchies? Shutters on the Beach has introduced a new menu with $6 appetizers (such as: marinated castelvetrano olives and frites, truffle aioli, romesco) and $14 cocktails (spicy margaritas and sweet vodka drinks).
Pricing: $6-14

FLAUNT IT FOR YOUR SWEETIE
Where/When: ; 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday
Why go: We are doing something special for Valentine's Day tomorrow! Think similar to Flaunt it Friday but this is "Flaunt it for your Sweetie." Be one of the first 50 people wearing red at the concierge from 11 a.m. to noon and receive free choclates from Chocolate Opulence for your Valentine (or yourself).
Pricing: Free

HOP-HEAD HEAVEN
Where/When: 2911 Main St.; 6-11 p.m. Wednesday-Feb. 26
Why go: The alehouse will rotate 15 taps, covering more than 40 beers packed with bitter, palate-destroying hops. In addition to IPA’s and DIPA’s, there will be  “black” IPA’s, extra pales, imperial reds and Belgian IPA’s.
Pricing: No cover

VALENTINE'S DAY MOVIE
Where/When: ; 6:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesday
Why go: Spend your Valentine’s Day with the handsome Ryan Gosling and the lovely Emma Stone. Sadly, not in person but in this romantic comedy, Crazy, Stupid, Love with an ending that will take you by surprise.
Pricing: Free

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THE ADVENTURES OF LITTLE RED (RIDING HOOD OF COURSE)
Where/When: ; Saturdays and Sundays through March 11 at 3 p.m. and noon
Why go: This energetic retelling of the famed story is full of songs, dancing, and plenty of audience interaction, sure to delight the whole family.
Pricing: 12 and under, $10.50; 13 and up, $12.50

GIGGLE STORY TIME
Where/When: ; 4 p.m. Tuesdays
Why go: Kids of all ages will adore these story times full of fun and giggles (pun totally intended).
Pricing: Free

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