I'm taking a lovely lady out for a night on the town, this Friday. I'm relatively new to Los Angeles (and most of the time I've spent here I've been holed up in school), so I'm looking for suggestions for amazing/fun/quirky/romantic things to do on our date. Favorite restaurants? Date spots? Hidden Jazz clubs?
We're both getting pursuing MFAs right now, so anything weird and wacky could work -- although nothing too grungy (we love getting dirty, but I think she's more looking for an excuse to get dolled up and go out and about). Of course, since we're both grad students, cheap is a plus -- free is not required, though, as I don't mind spending a little bit of cash on the evening. Just no starred Michelin restaurants.
To give a ballpark idea: one thing I was considering was taking her to see the James Turrell installation in Pomona to watch the sunset there -- and after head to dinner at Owen's Bistro
. We'll be coming from Silver Lake after work, though, and I'm a little worried about the traffic preventing us from getting to Pomona in time to actually see
So, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Ladies, if an artsy animator boy were going to take you out for a night on the town, what would you like to do?