Three-Course Dinner At CMA
Inspired by the museum's new Tiffany In Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit, a special three-course meal at the Provenance Cafe pairs perfectly with a passion fruit puree drink mixed with vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and white tea. Before your dinner, take a guided tour exploring the different perspectives of love through art, a self-guided tour through the museum's ArtLensWall or the museum's new PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet. Feb. 14, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1150 East Boulevard, 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org/events
Sweetheart’s Sock Hop
Mahall’s takes you back to the best of the 1950’s: the fashion, the music and the root beer floats. Get ready to swing with your sweetheart because DJ Erin and DJ Kristin are spinning '50s vinyl all night long while the bar serves up special retro cocktails. Remember the night you competed in a costume contest and bowled romantically by candlelight by snapping a pic at the Polaroid kissing booth photo station designed by party decorator extraordinaire Haley Morris. $5, Feb. 14, 9 p.m., Mahall’s 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-3280, facebook.com/events
Love Potion: A Natural Perfumery Workshop
Instead of opting for a cologne or perfume from the mall this year, try your hand at creating a scent that describes how you feel about your significant other. This workshop, which focuses on natural scents and botanical infused perfumes, lets you and your date go home with two different custom scents after learning the basics of perfumery including building scents, different types of oils and blending tactics. $40, Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-721-1600, facebook.com/events
Valentines Day Dinner at the Aquarium
You and your plus-one have surely done a night under the stars, but what about a night underwater? Enjoy an atmospheric dinner for two at the Cleveland Aquarium that includes champagne, intimate table seating and a three-course meal with options such as Filet & Lobster, Vegetarian and more. After dinner be sure to take advantage of the calm and serene aquarium exhibits after hours. $250, Feb. 14, 6 p.m., 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com
Valentine’s Day Skate Special
Looking to sweep your partner off their feet? For one night only, Chagrin Valley Roller Rink lets you grab this two-for-one deal (plus $2 for skate rentals) and skate your heart out all night long. This offer only applies if you have a date, so be sure to come arm in arm with your special someone and skate-dance the night away with groovy lights, up-beat music and retro vibes. $10, Feb. 14, 7-9:30 p.m., 7151 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls, 440-247-4224, facebook.com/events
Eat, Drink & Be Mine at Lindey’s
Whether you need a fun spot for a Galentine's Day meet-up or a one-on-one with that special someone, head over to Lindey’s in the Flats for a Valentine's Day themed night out. Enjoy access to an open bar, a live DJ, a chef-inspired aphrodisiac menu and, of course, a gorgeous view of the river. $75, Feb. 14, 9 p.m., Lindey’s Lake House, 1146 Old River Road, Cleveland, facebook.com/events
Anti-Valentine’s Day at Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Want all the sweets and booze but none of the love drama? Protest Valentines Day while also showing yourself some love at this jam-packed event hosted by Great Lakes Brewing Co.. One ticket includes two drinks (both are yours!), fun appetizers, a Tarot Card reader to tell you about your past loves and even a cupcake decorating station by Ohio City Cupcake Shop. $45, Great Lakes Brewing Co, 2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, facebook.com/events
Rock 'N' Roll Drag Show: Valentine’s Day Edition
It wouldn't be Valentines Day with out getting a little frisky. Enjoy this larger-than-life Drag Show that features not one, not two, but three performances by queens Magnolia D'Flowered, Ramona Rattail, Kimmy Katarja and Jolie Blak. Music is provided by rock 'n' roll bands Ma Halos, King Buu and others to keep you and your plus-one grinding all night long. $7, Feb14, 8 p.m., Little Rose Tavern, 14206 Lorain Ave., Cleveland facebook.com/events
Sinatra Night At The House of Blues Foundation Room
Fly your Valentine to the moon by treating them to this special dinner and a show at the intimate Foundation Room above the House of Blues. Cleveland jazz quartet Sinatra CLE delivers a majestic performance of Frank Sinatra tunes as you take in a meal with a wide array of menu options such as the Bacon Mac & Cheese or Seafood Paella. Complimentary champagne and chocolate truffles will satisfy your sweet tooth. Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Foundation Room, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-274-3329, facebook.com/events
Blind Date With City Dogs
Couples looking for a fur baby or singles looking for companionship better than any human can offer should make a date to visit City Dogs this Saturday and Sunday. The shelter plays matchmaker by hosting a special meet and greet event where visitors are paired with one of the many dogs in need of a home. Like speed dating, you’ll have some time to get to know them, and if you aren’t feeling the spark, you can always see the next woofer in need of a new family. Feb. 15-16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., City Dogs, 9203 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-664-3476, facebook.com/events
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