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February 08, 2023

Valentine’s Day Happenings

This Valentine’s Day, there is something for everyone.  Whether you’re choosing to spend it with your significant other, your friends or even your dog, there is an event for you!  The best part?  February 14th falls on a Tuesday, which just means that you get to celebrate ALL week long!

You can go out to dinner any time.  This year, let your inner beast loose, and walk on the wild side.  Create some artwork for your home, take in the local music scene, learn about wine and chocolate, make a new cocktail, eat in the warmth of the tropics at the Como Zoo or find a unique gift from local artists.  Whatever you’re into, there’s a romantic Valentine’s Day event to match.

Thursday, Feb. 9:

Candlelight Romantic Jazz Featuring: Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald—Grenada Theater 6:30pm

Dog Friendly:
Love comes in many forms.  Let’s come together as one and celebrate the day of love #AtTheMoxy Uptown. ❤️ Pull up with your pup, friends and your significant other on 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cocktails, food and music.

Friday, Feb. 10: 

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Class at AxeBridge Wine Co.
Join us for a Valentine’s Day collaboration with Mora chocolates that includes luxury chocolates from all over the world paired with our artisan wine.
Pop-up Sale: 5pm-8pm
Class: 6pm-7pm

Love 2 the 9s at Paisley Park
Begin the evening with a limited museum experience tailored specifically for a romantic evening. Following your tour, a three-course dinner will be served in the legendary Paisley Park Soundstage. Finally, the evening’s entertainment, Love 2 The 9s, is an acoustic exploration of Prince’s genius catalog consisting a band featuring Tommy Barbarella and Julius Collins.

Saturday, Feb. 11
Valentine’s Comedy Jam
The Valentine’s Comedy Jam is coming to the Orpheum on Saturday. February 11, 2023.  Featuring: Deray Davis, Lil Duval, Chico Bean, Red Grant, Benji Brown, Erica Duchess, Kevin Tate.
8pm –

Sunday, Feb. 12:

Galentines Day Brunch at AxeBridge Wine Co.
The bond between you & your besties is undeniable and totally worth celebrating! Get dressed up, grab your girls and come brunch (and enjoy bottomless mimosas) with us.

Cooks of Crocus Hill- Valentine’s Cooking Class
We’re turning up the heat in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with a dinner sure to ignite some flames. Nothing says I love you more than a hot night in the kitchen and a belly full of delicious food made by yours truly. Grab your sweetie, a couple of seats and join us for a fun date in the kitchen.

Cooks of Crocus Hill- Kids Only Valentine’s Day Baking Class (8-12yrs)
We’ll win over little hearts in this Valentine’s Day-inspired class for kids. Chef Zoë brings your kids along on a culinary journey designed to get them cooking and baking in the kitchen with swoonworthy treats they can make themselves.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: (Valentine’s Day)

Cocktail Making Class at O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co.
Impress your loved one with your new bartending skills by joining our incredible bartenders for a hands-on class where you’ll learn to make the Old Fashioned and Manhattan cocktails using our award-winning Keeper’s Heart Whiskey. After the class, take home samples of bitters and sugars to recreate the experience at home. Spots are limited!
5pm & 7pm

Valentine’s Day Trivia: Classic Hollywood Romances
How well do you know the ingenues of silent film or the gumshoes of film noir? Test your knowledge here on a special Valentine’s Day trivia night. One ticket admits two contestants and includes a complimentary bottle of red wine and a cheese tray. A full date night – and you could win a rather amazing prize if your team comes out on top!
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House

Willie Wisely Plays for Lovers: A Valentine’s Evening of Dining and Music
A passion-filled Valentine’s evening of music and dining, under the starlit ceiling of Uptown’s historic Granada Theater.

I Knew You Were Trouble: A Taylor Swift V-Day Party
It’s SWIFTMAS! Join Swifties for ALL TAYLOR SWIFT Party at Cowboy Jack’s Downtown. This event is 21+.
8pm-1am @ Cowboy Jack’s

An Enchanted Evening- A Valentine’s Dining Experience
Instead of the same old same old restaurant this year, treat your Valentine to a rare opportunity to dine in the tropics.  Guests can choose to sit in the Sunken Garden amongst the vibrant pinks, & purple created by cyclamen, azaleas, camellias, veltheimia, cineraria, and foxgloves featured in the Winter Flower Show. For a cozier, secluded, romantic setting guests will enjoy siting amongst the lush vegetation inside Palm Dome and North Garden.
*This event will be offered three nights: Feb. 11, 13 and 14 @ 5:30pm

On Stage at the Freight House- Unforgettable: Jazz on Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air with the most romantic jazz standards spanning the decades, celebrating the love songs of Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, and Ella Fitzgerald. Come dance to jazz ballads including “Misty,” “Fever,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “My Funny Valentine,” and the iconic “Unforgettable.”
7pm- Freight House, Stillwater

The Original Paint Nite: Unleash Your Inner Artist
This event is a “Partner Painting” class. Meaning, you and your Valentine will each be painting on your own 16″x20″ canvas… but together, the two paintings will make one larger masterpiece! Paint, sip, laugh – repeat! No experience? No problem, our local Artist will guide you, step by step, from a blank canvas to your very own masterpiece! The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time. At Paint Nite, we are all about helping you connect, create, and make meaningful memories.

Thursday, Feb. 16:
Date Night Movie at the Parkway: When Harry Met Sally
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Parkway with the Nora Ephron-scripted romantic comedy classic, When Harry Met Sally. Billy Crystal and rom-com queen Meg Ryan star as the title characters, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question ‘Can men and women ever just be friends?’ Spoiler alert: ‘No’. Enjoy live music by Leslie Vincent and Ted Godbout before a showing of When Harry Met Sally.

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