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OK, lovebirds. If you haven’t bothered to make dinner plans this weekend or for Valentine’s Day itself, don’t worry. You have some options and they are listed here.
And if Valentine’s Day is not your thing (I feel you), here is a giant list of other things you can do. Or you can make some of those non-Valentine’s-Day-things into Valentine’s Day dates. It’s a free country, man.
“Valentine’s Follies Play: Lovers Split Strangers.” “A dark, sick, perverse romantic comedy featuring Donald, Melania and Ivanka Trump, Mike Pance, Kellyanne Conway, Vladimir Putin, Anthony Weiner and more. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 7:30-9 p.m. $10.
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Hopeless Romantics. Denver Philharmonic Orchestra presents Brahms’Double Concerto for Violin & Cello and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. 7:30 p.m. Free-$20.
Valentine’s Burlesque Revue. Featuring kazz, soul and R&B singer Danette Hollowell, host Vivienne VaVoom and performers Kitana Louise, Bunny Galore, Champagne Shuga Nova, Gazella and One Chance Fancy. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 8-11 p.m. $16-$25.
Valentine’s Soiree at Stanley Marketplace Hangar. Cocktails, music from La Pompe Jazz, swing dance performances, Sweetheart Wall unveiling, photo and kissing booth. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 8 p.m. Free.
Smitten Kittens painting class. A free drink, all painting supplies and step by step guidance from an art instructor included, plus cats. Denver Cat Company, 3929 Tennyson St. 5:30-7 p.m. $30.
Valentine’s Day Pub Crawl. Check in from 4-6 p.m. at Jackson’s Denver. Brother’s Bar & Grill 6:15-7:30 p.m. Lodo’s Bar & Grill 7:45-9 p.m. Blake Street Tavern 9:15 p.m. to close. $10 in advance. $20 day-of.
Valentine’s Day 5K. Dress up as your favorite couple from a TV show, movie or book, or dress for a fancy date night. There will also be a free kids’ fun run. Washington Park, 900 S. Downing St. 10 a.m. start $25-40.
Ophelia’s Sunday Peepshow – Valentine’s Day Edition. Hosted by Vivienne VaVoom and starring, Kitana Louise, One Chance Fancy, Gazella, Bunny Galore and Champagne Shuga Nova. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 8-11 p.m. $15.
Galentine’s Day. A ladies-only, community-style dinner with a Cupid piñata filled with gifts and treats, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course prix fixe meal and optional wine pairings available. Beatrice & Woodsley, 38 S. Broadway. 6:30 p.m. $48.
B-Side Music Winter Session: Bluebook. A “wonderfully weird/creepy/romantic” Valentine’s Day show featuring Blueside. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $5-8.
Stranger Danger. Hour of speed dating followed by an award ceremony and ’80s-themed singles mixer. Hudson Hill, 619 E 13th Ave. 6:30-11:30 p.m. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, gender, occupation and two hobbies. Speed dating is $25, singles mixer is free. Proceeds will be donated to Project Angel Heart.
Katie Glassman and Snapshot. Dinner and a concert. Dazzle Jazz, 930 Lincoln St. 9 p.m. $110.
Valentine’s Day Reception with Michael J. Dowling. First 50 guests/pairs to arrive will be offered limited edition prints from the artist. Complimentary champagne, wine and valentines. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 6-9 p.m.
Valentine’s Oyster and Stout Festival. Freshly shucked oysters paired with the Mint Chocolate Stout, Peanut Butter Stout, Chocolate Raspberry Stout and Maple Breakfast Stout. Alpine Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 6-10 p.m. Tasting flight of four for $12, or one for $3.
Valentine’s Day beer and chocolate pairing. Wit’s End Brewing Co., 2505 W. Second Ave. Unit 13. 4-9 p.m.
Valentine’s Day with Cultura Chocolate. Four handcrafted chocolates paired with four craft ciders. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 5-8 p.m.
Valentine’s Day at Great Divide with buy-one, get-one beers. Great Divide Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St. Noon-8 p.m.
Valentine Beer and Chocolate Pairing. Chocolate Lab creations paired with five of DBC beers. No date required. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $30.
Declaration Brewing Valentines Day. Per person: three flights of four beers by Declaration, four pieces of cheese from Culture Meat and Cheese, four pieces of charcuterie from Old Major and two chocolate pieces by Deiter’s Chocolates. Declaration Brewing Co., 2030 S. Cherokee St. $50 per couple.
Day of Love – In Remembrance of Scott Von Lanken. All Denver Union Station restaurants and retail outlets and several other neighborhood businesses will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the family of the RTD security officer who was killed outside Union Station. 1701 Wynkoop St.
Attn. parents:Valentine’s Day Drop-Off Party. Drop the kids off for a Valentine’s party with dinner and a small treat, a movie, themed story time, games and a craft. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 6-8:30 p.m. $25. Book in advance.
Author: Ashley Dean
Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes bourbon straight and is happy that Kanye seems happy. She dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at email@example.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean. View all posts by Ashley Dean