Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Twin Cities

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by | Feb 6, 2018

Tis the season for chocolate, flowers, romance and—you guessed it—fun date ideas. Below is a list of weekend and Valentine’s Day options for you and a special someone.

Love Poured Out

Feb. 9

Support Disability Support International at its Love Poured Out event which includes live music, a silent auction, games and interactive activities. Taking place at FIVE Event Center in Minneapolis, all proceeds from the ticketed event will go towards DSI’s mission and a better life for those with disabilities in developing countries.

Surly Masher

Feb. 11

Join Surly Brewing and Surly Bikes as they collaborate for their first winter bike event benefiting Full Cycle, a nonprofit bike shop addressing the issue of youth homelessness through social innovation. The event will include bike demos, Surly beer, door prizes, food trucks and music.

Sweet Science Ice Cream Event

Feb. 11

Ice cream is a good idea, even in below-freezing weather. Taste test a variety of Sweet Science ice cream samples (and purchase a couple pints to take home for a Valentine’s Day treat) at Indeed Brewing Company.

The Dinner Detective

Feb. 11

For fans of murder mysteries, interactive theater and improvised comedy, The Dinner Detective offers a theatric twist on a four-course meal. The catch? None of the actors are dressed up, so attendees may or may not being dining with the murder suspect at their table.

Love Birds Who Lunch

Feb. 14

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes couples to attend to its lunch-hour Valentine’s Day cooking class, Love Birds Who Lunch, taught by Chef Lorelei McInerny in St. Paul. Menu items include a citrus and arugula salad, house-made pasta with creamy citrus sauce and shrimp, and a heart shaped brownie for two. For young chefs-in-training, check out Crocus Hill’s Kids Cook event Feb. 10 at Crocus Hill’s Stillwater location. The class seats kids ages 8 to 12 and includes Cupid’s Caprese, calzone hearts, rainbow hearts fruit salad and chocolate-cover cherry cookies.

“The Love Show” with Kevin Kling & Friends

Feb. 14

Join storyteller Kevin Kling—you may have heard him on NPR’s “All Things Considered”—and his friends Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Simone Perrin, Claudia Schmidt and Dane Stauffer as they “voyage over the high seas of love” with a new episode of “The Love Show.” The light-hearted show will take place at St. Catherine’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul at 7 p.m.

Har Mar Superstar Sings Sam Cooke

Feb. 14

R&B/Soul artist Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) will be singing classics by the King of Soul, Sam Cooke, during Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant’s Valentine’s Dinner. The $120 ticket price includes a four-course dinner, music, tax and gratuity.

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