Valentine’s Day


It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! With all the mild weather we’ve had this winter, it doesn’t seem like mid-February. If it snuck up on you too, here are a few ideas for ways to celebrate this year.

Love Local. The Boston Public Market is hosting Valentine’s dates this week, including flower arranging, fish cooking, chocolate tasting, and wine sipping. (Events vary in price, from free to $45.) Plus, a few sales make it easy to find some special items for a romantic dinner in. Find out more here.

Celebrate Gal Pals. While Valentine’s Day is often times centered around couples, it’s also a nice time to have fun with the gals. On Saturday at 1:30pm, The Paint Bar on Newbury Street is hosting a Galentine’s Day celebration – make a Happy Heart collage, hit up the mimosa bar, enjoy treats from Blackbird Donuts and pampering from Miniluxe. Find out more on the event page (tickets here).

Get Crafty. Artist Ana Noordzij Crowly will be leading a free Valentine’s card workshop at Made in Fort Point on Saturday from 2-4pm. Sign up to participate!

Brunch is a Always Good Idea. Ocean Prime in the Seaport will be open for a special Valentine’s brunch on Sunday – I had a chance to try the dinner menu recently and it was delicious! If Valentine’s Day is just not your thing, Area Four is throwing a “Hater’s Valentine’s Day” brunch and dinner on Sunday, with a special menu and anti-Valentine music and movies.

Dinner and a Show. Switch, a contemporary opera aiming to give audiences a unique musical and sensory immersive experience, opens on Friday at Le Laboratoire (Le Lab) Cambridge. This definitely seems like a unique date night! Cafe ArtScience is next door, in case dinner and drinks before or after the show fits the bill. Switch runs through February 20 – tickets available here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Image Credit: Greg Rakozy



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