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VALENTINE'S DAY DATE GUIDE

VALENTINE’S DAY DATE GUIDE

Whether you think it’s just a Hallmark holiday or you expect to be wined and dined by your Valentine, we’ve compiled a fun list of events, dining, and activities that is sure to make every Valentine swoon for a Day!

WHAT TO DO:

  • Love Gone Wild @ Detroit Zoo
    This sixth annual event includes hors d’oeuvres, two drinks per person, commemorative gift and an adult-themed exposé that showcases the love lives of zoo animals. Open to guests 21+.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 6PM to 7:30PM
    TICKETS: $40 for Zoological Society members and $50 for non members
    Detroit Zoo / 8450 W. 10 Mile Road / event info
  • Dirty Show Detroit
    If you’re looking to spice things up this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Dirty Show! The exhibit features hundreds of quality erotic works, in virtually every imaginable media, from all over the world.
    DATES & TIMES: February 10-12, 17 & 18, Doors @ 7pm (and 1-5pm on Sunday)
    TICKETS: $30 in advance, $35 day of
    Russell Industrial Center / 1600 Clay Street / event info
  • Partner Yoga @ Citizen Yoga
    This relaxing and grounding partner yoga is with Ann Fancy at Detroit Citizen Yoga.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 11, 6:45PM
    TICKETS: $45 per couple
    Citizen Yoga / 1224 Library St. / 313-502-5450
  • Woodhouse Day Spa
    This annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser features a 30 minute service (pedicure/facial/neck/back and shoulder massage), wine tasting provided by House of Pure Vin, 15 percent off all retail the day of the event.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 7, 5PM to 8PM
    TICKETS: $20-49 (for Valentine’s Day fundraiser)
    Woodhouse Day Spa / 1447 Woodward Ave. / spa info
  • Wine Tasting at The Farmer’s Hand
    Experience a selection of locally-made wines and meet wine professionals at The Farmer’s Hand while enjoying Zingerman’s Creamery cheeses.
    DATES & TIMES : Feb. 15, 6PM to 7PM
    TICKETS: $10
    The Farmer’s Hand / 1701 Trumbull / event info
  • Valentine’s Day Tour with the Parade Company
    This tour guides you through the history of America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Tour includes a commemorative photo and gift bag with a bottle of champagne, flowers, chocolates, beads and Parade Company clown noses.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 10, 9AM to 4PM & Feb. 11, 10:30AM to 3:30PM
    TICKETS: $100 per couple ($50 is tax deductible)
    The Parade Company Studio / 9500 Mt. Elliot, Studio A / event info
  • Super Happy Valentine’s Day
    Visit Sugar House for a four course Valentine’s Day meal made by Chef Rob Lee.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, seatings at 7PM and 9PM
    TICKETS: $70
    Sugar House / 2130 Michigan Ave. / event info
  • Champagne Dinner @ Central Kitchen + Bar
    Sign up to be Central’s Valentine by 3PM on February 14, 2017, and they will have a complimentary glass of champagne and a Valentine’s Day card at dinner that evening just for you!
    Central Kitchen + Bar / 660 Woodward Avenue / event info
  • REVOLVER: 5 Courses with Chef Reid Shipman
    Most recently, Chef Shipman worked as a sous chef at Gold Cash Gold and now, he’ll be cooking up a five course meal at Revolver with a Squash and Carrot Salad, a Charcoal Beet and Cauliflower Gratin and much more.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 17, seatings at 6PM and 9PM
    TICKETS: $50 per person
    Revolver / 9737 Joseph Campau / event info
  • Casablanca @ DSO
    Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one and a special screening of the classic Casablanca. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will play the live score and it will be a full-feature evening.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 7:30PM to 9:30PM
    TICKETS: $35-$100
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra / 3711 Woodward Ave. / event info
  • Valentines Love Affair
    This event will take over the Fox Theatre, with special guests Chrisette Michele, Ro James and Vivian Green.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 7:30PM
    TICKETS: $53, $93 and $103
    Fox Theatre / 2211 Woodward Ave. / event info
  • 8-Course Meal with Chef Brett Montgomery 
    Enjoy an 8-course meal, wine pairings and a unique underground culinary experience.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 11, 7PM to 10PM
    TICKETS: $100 per guest, plus tax *discounted hotel room rates are available at $129
    Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center / 400 Renaissance Dr. / 313-568-8308 or Beverly.Jacobs@marriott.com with the subject line “Chef’s Underground” for reservations
  • Detroit Valentines Flyhouse Circus
    Celebrate the holiday at this Valentine’s-themed circus show.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 6PM and 8:15PM
    TICKETS:
    $10 adults/$5 kids for 6PM show, $15 for 8:15PM show
    The Eastern / 3434 Russell St. / event info
  • Cranbrook Institute of Science “Love After Dark
    This third annual event explores the science of sex, love and attraction by using artifacts to explore clothing and accessories from around the world that signal desire and commitment. Valentine making activities will also be offered.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 9, 7PM to 10PM
    TICKETS: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $20 at the door
    Cranbrook Institute of Science / 39221 Woodward Ave. / event info

  • Social Sushi Pop-Up at Queens Bar
    This pop-up is the day after Valentine’s Day and they’re offering a  ‘Buy One; Get One Half Off’ deal on their sushi. Queens Bar will be pouring drinks and helping dish out Social Sushi’s creations.
    DATES & TIMES:
    Feb. 15, 6PM to 10PM
    TICKETS: No admission fee, but to take advantage of the deal, you must sign up for the Social Sushi email list here
    Queens Bar / 35 E. Grand Blvd. / event info

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS:

  • Parc / 800 Wooward Ave. / 313-922-7272 / restaurant info
    You’ll be in the heart of it all here on Valentine’s Day with a wonderful wine list, a cool Downtown view and signature dishes like pasta or their Oysters on the Half Shell.
  • Wright & Co. / 1500 Woodward Ave. / 313-962-7711 / restaurant info
    Pick from a book of cocktails, wines and spirits and share some tasty shrimp or their Tuna Tartare.
  • Standby / 225 Gratiot Ave. / 313-736-5533 / restaurant info
    Have a drink or two, since their menu is pretty robust, and split some delicious plates at this cozy spot.
  • Maru Sushi / 160 W. Fort St. / 313-315-3100 / restaurant info
    Have some sushi for dinner or take advantage of two free desserts when you make a reservation for a party of four (guests must mention the special).
  • Central Kitchen & Bar / 660 Woodward Ave. / 313-963-9000 / restaurant info
    They’ve got salads, a Crawfish Burger, flatbreads, wines, cocktails and beer, all in the heart of the city.
  • Vertical Detroit / 1538 Centre St. / 313-732-9463 / restaurant info
    Visit this wine bar on Feb. 10, 11 or 14 and take advantage of their Valentine’s Day shareable entree and dessert special for the holiday.
  • Townhouse Detroit / 500 Woodward Ave. / 313-723-1000 / restaurant info
    Grab dinner, split a slice of their Key Lime Pie or check out the Chef’s Choice over tasty cocktails.
  • Detroit City Distillery / 2462 Riopelle St. / 313-338-3760 / restaurant info
    Try a flight of their best spirits or make your choice from a wide variety of creative drinks and then take a bottle of your favorite spirit home.
  • Whisky Parlor / 608 Woodward Ave. / 313-961-3043 / restaurant info
    Give their Boosey & Schneider a taste- it’s Cask-Strength Cheesecake topped with house-cured bourbon cherries. You can have that with a side of your favorite bourbon or venture into their cocktail menu.

Erica N Rakowicz/After 5