Saturday Date Night Specials

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Looking for something uniquely different to do this Summer? Downtown Santa Monica is excited to introduce DatingDowntownSM – a Saturday Date Night series of special events for you and your special someone every Saturday in July and August! You can register for fun-filled couple date night experiences at a special rate. Space is limited and pre-registration with Buy Local Market is required for all events.

Past Specials

August 27th: Couples Intimate Novel ReadingBook a wonderful date night at Barnes & Noble in Downtown Santa Monica! You and your special someone will experience a night of romantic readings by a special guest author appearing for this night only. Enjoy readings, music and small bites from 7:00pm-8:00pm on Barnes & Noble’s 3rd floor Atrium. This event is free so come one, come all – but RSVP is required!

August 20th: Couples Cooking & CuisineBorder Grill, located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, has been serving upscale, modern Mexican food in a lively, urban cantina setting for over 20 years! With a wide menu of authentic dishes based on the home cooking of Oaxaca and the Yucatan, Border Grill has established a new standard for gourmet Mexican fare in Los Angeles . . . and is also home to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger – two celebrity chefs featured on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.” Put all this together with a creative selection of handcrafted margaritas, and there you have it – a one-of-kind, gourmet Mexican experience!

On August 20, 2011 from 7pm-9pm, Chef Alex Moreno of Border Grill Santa Monica will be demonstrating an easy-to-cook, Farmer’s-Market-focused dinner sure to please. The evening will include tastings of the items demonstrated, Border Margaritas and tons of fun! Price per couple is $90 (includes tax) and is limited to 12 couples.

August 13th: Couples Art for the Heart – We’ve created a Masterpiece date night for you! Hamilton Art Gallery will host a couples wine & cheese party at the gallery on Ocean Ave. From 6:00pm-9:00pm watch the sunset and enjoy beautiful art while you tour the gallery. Sketch artists will be on-hand to draw sketches of couples together as a special treat. Cost is $20 per couple.

August 6th: Couples Yoga Session (Now Expired) Need a break from your everyday routine? Sign up for a relaxing couples evening yoga session at Downtown Santa Monica’s Yogis Anonymous. Class runs from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Your special price is $35 per couple, which includes a week of unlimited classes at the studio and a month’s free subscription to the Yogis Anonymous website for both people.

July 30th: Couples Dancing Summer Nights(Now Expired) Join us for a night of “Dancing Under the Stars” at the infamous John Cassese “Dance Doctor” Studio in Downtown Santa Monica. Couples can sign up to participate in a group dance class and learn a mix of dance routines including Salsa, Ballroom and more. Price is $50 per couple, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Capacity is 75 couples maximum. You won’t want to miss a beat – get yours now!

July 9th: Couples Electric Bike Tour(Now Expired) For a fun outdoor experience, join PEDAL…OR NOT, Santa Monica’s premiere electric bike tour company, for a couples bicycle tour of Downtown Santa Monica on their rainbow fleet of electric beach cruisers. Ride along Santa Monica’s romantic award-winning beach to the Marion Davies Guesthouse/Annenberg Beach Club, then ride under the Santa Monica Pier and continue on a romantic tour of Downtown Santa Monica.

Tours last approximately 3 hours, starting at 12:30pm or 4pm. Limit 4 couples per tour, 8 couples maximum. Ages 18+ for DatingDowntownSM unless it’s a double date with Mom & Dad or legal guardian. Must be 5”1 or taller, 100 to 225lbs and a comfortable bike rider. Guests must review and sign a liability waiver before riding. Price is $98 per couple (25% off regular rate) so sign up now! The bikes allow you to choose between pedaling (6 gears), electric motor power (a twist of the wrist), or both. It’s an active and fun experience where you choose to PEDAL…OR NOT.

July 16th: Couples Wine Tasting + Tour (Now Expired) Satisfy your senses and savor unforgettable wine at Malibu Family Wines. Malibu Wines will be offering hourly tours of their vineyards and a group tasting of 5 wine varietals as well as small, light fare options that will complement each pour. Price per couple is $56. From 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Malibu Wines will book hour-long group reservations. Sign up fast – only 14 couples maximum per hour-long tour.

As an added bonus, stop by Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar in Downtown Santa Monica within 2 weeks of your private tour at Malibu Vineyards and receive 2 free $5 wine tasting cards for each couple. Just mention Dating DowntownSM!

July 23rd: Couples “Hands-On” Cooking & Cuisine(Now Expired) Ever wanted to learn to cook something special for your special someone? Join us at the newly opened Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories at The Market at Santa Monica Place for a couples hands-on cooking class and tasting. Couples will learn to prepare a delicious meal, then eat and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of class. The special menu for the night will include Arugula Salad with Poached Eggs and Lemon Vinaigrette, Baked Fish en Papillotte and Tart Tatine. The class runs from 6-9pm at a special price of $150 per couple. 12 couples maximum, so get yours now!

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Posted on June 22, 2011, in Events, Promenade / Downtown and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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