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Valentines Day 2014: Discount Flowers, Free Beer & Speed Dating

A movie screening in a cemetery? Or Roses? This year's V-Day festivities mix the traditional with the avant garde. 

The 14th day of February has arrived once again, and to commemorate Valentine's Day, there's no more traditional way than flowers.

Since florists are charging a premium, wholesalers say to go straight to the source: at the California Flower Market, owner Mark Chathoff, shown above, says a bundle of 25 roses will cost between $18 and $20.

If flowers aren't your style, check out these other options:

Speed Dating on the Metro
Metro is offering speed dating on the red line during Friday's lunch hour. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., riders (over the age of 18) will get to mix and mingle as the subway cruises through subterranean Los Angeles. Participating is free - excluding the requisite trip fare - and riders must have a valid ID. For more information, visit

Free Pitchers at Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Bludso's Bar-&-Cu in Hollywood is offering free pitchers of beer to parties of four or more who make a reservation. Pair up the brews with Bludso's signature barbeque and commemorate cupid by watching the Olympics with some smoked ribs.

Cemetery Screening of Harold & Maude
What better way to usher in the holiday of love by watching Harold and Maude at Long Beach's Sunnyside Cemetery? The 1971 film classic - complete with Cat Stevens' hits as the score - will be shown at 7:30 p.m. by the Long Beach Cinematheque, in partnership with Lola's Mexican Cuisine. Tickets are available here.

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