Single, Married or In-between- Options for you on Valentines Day 2017

The classic Valentine’s Day is a nice, romantic dinner somewhere where they will have a pre-fix menu with 3 options that you pay twice as much for as you would on a normal night.  Sure the presentation is usually a bit better and many want an evening of romance and for some reason everything being pink that night is suppossed to equal romance, but what if you don’t have a special someone this time around?  Maybe you have a special someone, but you just want to mix it up?  Check out this special Go & Do list for some V-day options you may not know about. 


Go & Do Valentine’s:


Be My Nasty Valentine- Bryant Lake Bowl- Feb 10-12, 7pm

Mistress Ginger is on a mission. This fierce femme is gonna sing and dance her way into your hearts and into your pants, saving the world while she’s at it. With the one and only Lori Dokken on the keys and the Hunky Heartthrobs on bass and drums, Ginger takes you on a jazz-pop cabaret adventure celebrating the glorious nasty in us all. Yes, love does win, and Ginger’s here to prove it!  Tickets in advance can be purchased hereCost:  $10-$15

DO:  Music



Erotic Poetry Open Mic- Café South Side- Feb 11, 6pm-8pm

Join Café South Side for a hot, fun, sensual, intimate evening of literary love and lust. Bring a poem to read, or just take in the steamy poetry and beverages. 
Cost:  Free

DO: Poetry, Free


Love Lost, Love Found- Weisman- Feb 14,  7-8:30pm

Have a Valentine’s Day to remember at WAM! You and your sweetheart will be serenaded by singers in the beautiful galleries of the museum. 
The romance, tragedy, passion, and revenge of opera have captivated composers and audiences for ages. This performance is open to everyone from seasoned opera lovers to opera first-timers.  Get your tickets in advanceCost:  $10-$40

DO:  Art, Opera



Single & Ready to Mingle- Far East Restaurant – Feb 11, 9pm-1am

Find yourself without a significant other? Stop by Far East Restaurant for a chance to meet someone new.  Ladies can enter a chance to win a lap dance from the bartender.  This is a 21+ event.  There will be prizes and a DJ.  Cost:  No Cover Charge

DO:  Dance, Adult, Singles


Puppy Kisses- a doggie Valentines Day Kissing Booth- Carver Junk (Minneapolis & Carver)- Feb 12, 11am-3pm

Here is a guaranteed way to find love on this day.  Puppy kisses fundraiser for MN Pit Bull Rescue.  For a $1 donation you can get some slobbery canine kisses and help out a good organization in the process.  Regardless of if you are looking for a pup or happy with your home the way it is, this is a fun, furry way to spend a little time on Valentine’s Day.  Cost:  $1 for a kiss

DO:  Good, Dog, Frugal



Valentine’s Date Night Partner Yoga- Yoga Sanctuary- Feb 14, 7:30pm

All are welcome to this fun, inclusive, partner yoga class!! We will start the evening with some wine and tasty snacks and then move into an intimate practice with your ‘love’ by your side. Give your relationship the gift of time and intentional connection.  Cost:   $30/couple

DO:  Active, Date



Cupid Crawl- Downtown Minneapolis-   Feb 11, 3pm-11pm

This pub crawl is raising money for the American Heart Association and is for everyone 21+ regardless of your relationship status- just wear a stoplight color to let everyone know where you are at.  Green= Single, Yellow= Open for Interpretation, Red=Taken.  No cover all night long for a variety of spots including Sneaky Pete’s the Gay 90’s and Gluek’s with a variety of drink specials at every stop and fun Valentines Day themed activities such as karaoke, photo booth, raffle and more.  Cost:  $16-$25

DO:  Good, Adult, Pub


Singles Awareness Day -An Evening of Solo Acts- Reverie –  Feb 14, 9pm-12am

Flying solo on V-day?  Reverie has an evening of solo performers lined up to give you something fun to do that evening.  Lineup looks like singer/songwriter performers so if you are looking for a place to chill and eat a pastry and drink a coffee or more adult beverage this could be a great option for you.  More info on the lineup can be found hereCost:  $5

DO:  Frugal, Music



Bitter Hearts Club- Muddy Waters- Feb 14, 5pm-11pm

Daddy Issues? Broken Heart? Snore too loud? Everyone has their own reason for being single and members of the Bitter Hearts Club.  Come in for a date on Valentine’s Day with your best friend or non-sexual life partner.  Reservations recommended.  Cost: No Cover

DO:  Singles



Boyz II Men with the MN Orchestra- Orchestra Hall -Feb 11, 8pm

Grammy award winning group will be here singing all their big hits for a night with the MN Orchestra.  This is a great date night idea to be serenaded by one the seductive lyrics of your past while accompanied by the orchestra.   Cost:  $45-$115

DO:  Orchestra, Music, Date



SlamMN’s Valentines Poetry Tournament -Kieran’s- Feb 14-16, 8:30pm

This annual event has won some accolades over the years and is back for a hot and sultry weekend.  Prelim nights on Tues & Wed and Finals on Thurs will bring back the top contenders to go for the $500 grand prize.   Get your tickets in advance (highly recommended) and call Kierans (612-339-4499) if you want dinner reservations before the show.   If you want to be a poet, click here to register.  Cost:  $10-$15
DO:  Poetry

Pre-Valentines with the Debbie Duncan Quartet- Crooners- Feb 11 7:30-10:30pm

Debbie Duncan and jazz-this is great way to spend any evening, but an even better option for a night with a loved one.  For more on Debbie (fantastic pipes and one of the best entertainers in town) and to get tickets look hereCost:  $10
DO:  Music, Jazz

Valentine’s Day Pet Lover’s Mixer- Bad Weather Brewing- Feb 9

Come either as a single or a duo for an evening of fun.  Adoptable animals won’t be on site, but there will be profiles to peruse so come try to find a different kind of love connection this Valentine’s.  Light snacks and desert will be provided and door prizes too.  Cost:  $10 suggested donation. 
DO:  Pets, Good, Brew

Valentines Day with Le Cirque Rogue Cabaret & Burlesque Show – Amsterdam Bar- Feb 11,  8-11pm

Whether your heart is bursting at the seams with love, or bleeding from the wounds inflicted by a cruel cupid – celebrate Valentine’s Day with Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show!  21+ Cost $17-$20  for general admission- table reserving is extra. 
DO:  Adult, Burlesque

Valentine’s Day Dance- Dancelife Ballroom- Feb 14, 7-10pm

Nothing says romance like ballroom dancing.  Free classes from 7-8pm and then a social dance until 10pm.  Wine and cheese will be served.  Cost:  $25 per couple

DO:  Date, Dancing, Active



Cupid’s Undie Run-  Pourhouse- Feb 11, Noon-4pm

Cupid’s Undie Run is a 5 hour party with a mile(ish) fun run in the middle. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.  BIG party. “Brief” run. Raising millions!   Register now and start fundraising! $250 raised earns you OPEN BAR!   Cost:  Raise donations– register for more info

DO:   Good, Active, Silly




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I’m an easy going adventurer, explorer, avid music -lover, and enthusiastic photographer who loves trying new things -often the more obscure, the better.
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