35 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017 in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio – There is not any scarcity of issues to do and locations to go in for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you and your particular somebody have that outdated hang-out, otherwise you and a brand new flame want to make new recollections. Maybe you simply need to collect up a gaggle of your greatest buddies for an evening in town or purchasing. Events are taking place all week, earlier than and after the vacation, that can assist you rejoice.

Whether the occasions are romantic, whimsical or offbeat, that is your information to Valentine’s Day in Cleveland. Art exhibits, concert events, storytelling occasions, courses and bazaars are all scheduled the week earlier than and after the vacation.

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Fall in love with these 35 Valentine’s Day occasions in

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Jan. 30, 2017

Whether the occasions are romantic, whimsical or offbeat, that is your information to Valentine’s Day in Cleveland. Art exhibits, concert events, storytelling occasions, courses and bazaars are all scheduled the week earlier than and after the vacation.

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Art on the Magalen

There’s no higher method to get into the Valentine’s Day temper than an artwork present all about teenage romance, friendship, and heartbreak. They all converge for one evening at this exhibit at Slavic Village’s Magalen. It’s curated by Emma Shepard, who developed the concept when she thought-about how so many individuals her age have grown up and fallen in love within the digital age. “I assumed this could be a enjoyable method to showcase love and friendship from the MyArea age in a naive, humorous, unhappy, and relatable method,” she says.

Saturday, Feb. 4

8 – 11 p.m.

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Recycled Wedding Boutique

The Recycled Wedding Boutique presents newlyweds a spot to promote their gently-used gadgets to soon-to-be married {couples}. You’ll discover stylish, gently used accents, décor and extra whereas holding your marriage ceremony sustainable. Thrift by all of the cubicles, particularly when you’re in search of that DIY, upcycled search for your huge day. Read our story for extra photograph inspiration and tips about recycled marriage ceremony adorning from the organizers.

Sunday, Feb. 5; 1 – 5 p.m.

John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron.

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Story Club at Bottlehouse Brewery “I’m Lovin’ It”

Story Club, the month-to-month dwell storytelling present hosted by Dana Norris, returns with an applicable theme: “I’m Lovin’ It.” Sip a craft brew, mead or cocktail and record to tales from the featured readers, creator Susan Fee, doctor Lori-Linell Hollins and artist Eryc M.P. Watson. As at all times, there will likely be open slots for storytellers chosen at random – so come together with your greatest tales of affection and heartbreak.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

7 – 10 p.m.

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Champagne and pastry pairing at Coquette Patisserie

Coquette Patisserie, Uptown’s French bakery and café, is already one of the romantic little spots in Cleveland. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, they’ll be internet hosting a tasting of small-yield “Grower” Rose champagnes. will likely be accompanied by pastries and savory snacks designed to pair with the wines by Coquette’s personal chef, Britt-Marie Culey. Owen Molloy of Vintner Select will likely be readily available to information visitors by every pairing.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

7 – 10 p.m.

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Throw a Galentine’s Day social gathering

Let’s hear it for the women. Valentine’s Day could also be stuffed with posh dinners out, {couples} massages and romantic getaways, however why should not you additionally make time to rejoice your greatest buddies? An important day to indicate your love is the right motive to throw a Galentine’s Day bash. Tara Berger of social gathering planning enterprise One Stylish Party presents her tips about organising the décor, meals and extra for the right evening in.

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“Love Hurts?” At the Dittrick Museum of Medical History

Lace up your corsets – or don’t – for this dialogue by the Dittrick about why love equals ache. The discuss seems at historic our bodies, gender, clothes and well being with a panel of consultants. This embody Patty Edmonson, Museum Advisory Council Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Western Reserve Historical Society; Jennifer Nieves, Archivist and Registrar, Dittrick Medical History Museum and Liz Roccoforte, Director, LGBT Center, Case Western Reserve University.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

5:30 p.m.

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Let’s Make with Love at Zygote Press

This January, Zygote Press opened their present, “Let’s Talk About Love, Baby!” (Read our story about it right here.) The international touring exhibit is a “Love Library” that invitations artists to make their very own contribution to be added to the library because it strikes from metropolis to metropolis. They’ll host a tie-in occasion on Feb. 9 that has chocolate, henna, massages, dwell harp enjoying, soul music, sonnets and Zygote’s trademark: printmaking. The complete present runs by Feb. 25.

Thursday, Feb. 9

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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Vintage Valentine’s Party & Pop-Up with re:COLLECTION

Fall in love in an quaint methods – the glamorous classic of re:COLLECTION. This new pop-up occasion brings classic distributors from across the metropolis collectively to indicate their fabulous wares (learn our story about them right here.) This time, they’ll be hosted for 2 days at Ohio City Moto, a brand new and used bike store. On Feb. 10, they’ll have a whiskey cocktail mixer.

Friday, Feb. 10

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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(Photo by Whitney Traylor)

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Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day ceramics courses

Both Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day are celebrated at ceramicist Gina DeSantis’ studio in Lakewood. Learn learn how to throw bowls and cups on the potter’s wheel in these courses that embody consists of all your provides (glaze and clays) and your firings. It’s additionally BYOB, so carry a bottle of wine – or vodka, no matter fits your romantic temper.

Galentine’s Day workshop

Feb. 10; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. More info

Valentine’s Day workshop

Saturday, Feb. 11; 2 – Four p.m. or 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. More info

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Valentine’s Day swing dance

It don’t imply a factor if it ain’t bought that swing. Charleston again in time with Get Hep Swing’s bimonthly dance. Expect the Lakewood Masonic Temple to be decked out count on a number of purple and pink décor, together with a photograph op space stuffed with hearts. It’s an ideal method to placed on retro threads and dance the evening away.

Friday, Feb. 10; 7:45 p.m. – midnight

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Dip your personal chocolate reward at AllCitySweet

Twisted stix, Oreos, pretzels, recent strawberries and extra will all be accessible for dipping at this particular Valentine’s Day occasion. There’s already loads of classic and fashionable morsels at this sweet emporium, however the likelihood to do-it-yourself makes for particular deal with.

Feb. 10 and 11

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Feb. 12

Noon – Four p.m.

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A Very Mean Girls Valentine’s and extra at Yuzu

Quirky Lakewood watering gap will likely be having offbeat theme nights all week, kicking off with Mean Girls evening on Feb. 11. Sparkling wine, strawberry margaritas, a burn e book and the film on repeat. More info 

American Psycho Valentine’s Day Dinner – Feb. 14 – Themed-out martinis, a “Forbidden Black Rice” ramen bowl, “Blood Drip Cupcakes” and extra. More info

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Anthony David Pre-Valentine’s Day Show at Take5

Crooner Anthony David will carry his mix of grownup up to date R&B and jazz to downtown’s Take5. The Grammy Award-winning artist will carry out two units all through the evening.

Saturday, Feb. 11

7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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My Funky Valentine Downtown Canton Flea

The Downtown Canton Flea simply retains rising, and for this yr’s Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day market, greater than 40 distributors will likely be on-site promoting their wares. Vintage, handmade, antiques and extra will likely be up for grabs on the Auricle within the Canton Arts District. You may also nibble on native meals, sip cocktails and hearken to dwell music as you store.

Saturday, Feb. 11

10 a.m. – Four p.m.

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Cleveland Bazaar Valentine’s Day Show

The Cleveland Bazaar returns to Lake Affect Studios for its second yr of its Valentine’s Day market. Dozens of native handmade artists will likely be merchandising their work, together with resident artist of Lake Affect. It all makes for an ideal Valentine’s Day reward – whether or not a big different or simply for your self. The occasion may even have meals vehicles and a cocktail bar.

Saturday, Feb. 11

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Galentine’s Day Market and Valentine’s Day present at Now That’s Class

Now That’s Class will remodel from punk rock membership right into a day of pampering and purchasing. This Galentine’s Day occasion will function mini massages, gel manicures, waxing, haircuts, tarot card readings and extra. Shop native distributors promoting handmade Valentine’s Day-themed jewellery, ceramics, patches, pins, crocheted gadgets and extra.

Sunday, Feb. 12; 2 – 7 p.m. More info

On Valentine’s day, you’ll be able to be a part of Mr. California for his common blissful hour with a dwell efficiency by The Cowboy. Everything will likely be $1 off. Tues., Feb. 14; 9 p.m. More info

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Bromance and Galentine’s Day Brunch at Tabletop

Ohio City’s whimsical Tabletop Board Game café will host a particular Bromance and Galentine’s Day brunch. They’ll have a waffle bar, eggs, toast and extra, together with a mimosas choice as effectively. And, after all, there will likely be loads of board video games in case you need to rejoice your love and friendship with just a little good quaint competitors.

Sunday, Feb. 12

10 a.m. – midday

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Hearts and stars planetarium

You know after they say a romance is written within the stars? Celebrate it actually at Parma’s Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, the place you’ll be able to step inside a conveyable planetarium to view the dazzling evening sky whereas centuries-old love tales will likely be advised.

Sunday, Feb. 12; Noon – 3:45 p.m.

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Valentine’s Day portray and market at Fear’s Confections

Painting your associate will be romantic – but it surely’s even higher while you may give it a geek twist. This installment of “Geeks Who Paint” is a Valentine’s Day Edition that includes a Han and Leia’s “I like you. I do know.” {couples} portray from midday to 1 p.m. Then from Sunday at Four to eight p.m., cease in for  Valentine’s Day-themed marketplace for final minute reward concepts that includes artwork, decor, balms, jewellery and extra.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Painting midday to 1 p.m.; Market Four to eight p.m.

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“Love Affair” on the Cleveland Cinematheque

Feb. 14

In Cleveland solely, McCarey’s authentic 1939 movie model of the identical story, “Love Affair” starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, will present on Valentine’s Day on the Cinematheque. The basic will likely be proven in a 35mm print from the Library of Congress. More info

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Smitten with Science at Great Lakes Science Center

Fall in love with science at Great Lakes Science Center. At this all-ages occasion, the weekend will likely be crammed with occasions just like the “Science of Attraction” present, workshops the place you’ll be able to design your personal crossbow Cupid-style, study the anatomy of a coronary heart and extra, together with kids’s actions.

Saturday, Feb. 11; 10 a.m. – Four p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12; midday – Four p.m.

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A range present and bowling by candlelight at Mahall’s

Valentine’s Day week, Mahall’s will likely be internet hosting a spread present (Feb. 11) and candlight bowling (Feb. 14). During the “Something New and Different” present, comedians James Pequignot and Eliza Sidecar will entertain the group with sketches and stand-up, following by burlesque performances and DJ Selina Styles of Ann Arbor, MI, spinning tunes.

On Valentine’s Day, Mahall’s will arrange a whole bunch of candles (not actual ones!) for a romantic ambiance for bowling. There may even be a “lover’s lounge” with treats arrange.

“Something New and Different”

Saturday, Feb. 11

Eight p.m. – Midnight

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Candlelight bowling

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Eight p.m. – Midnight

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Eat Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day Soiree & Fashion Show at Liquid

Watch the Tre designers hit the runway with cocktail party-ready fashions whereas the cocktail social gathering at Liquid going into full impact. The Warehouse District bar may even be serving up particular offers to service business staff. DJ Flaco Flash will likely be spinning tunes all through all the fashionable night.

Monday, Feb. 13

7 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

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Love Jam Ladies Night on the Wolstein Center

What’s extra romantic than your favourite throwback sluggish jams? How about all of them in a single place? The Wolstein Center’s Love Jam is bound to carry again recollections of your favourite R&B. Joe, Ginuwine, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge and NEXT! are all billed to carry out.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Eight p.m.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the Cleveland Orchestra

This Audrey Hepburn basic will likely be projected above Severance Hall’s stage whereas the orchestra performs Henry Mancini’s rating. It’s an evening of fashion and sounds, as you swoon over “Moon River.”

Tuesday, Feb. 14

7:30 p.m.

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Love Me Not: A Valentine’s Day Storytelling Show on the Grog Shop

Have a narrative about unrequited love? Hilarious tales of heartbreak? Just enjoy listening to of different folks’s happiest moments and distress? Cleveland Heights live performance venue, the Grog Shop, will likely be internet hosting a storytelling showcase with a Valentine’s Day theme. There may even be performances by folk-pop singer Leah Lou and singer-songwriter Shawn Brewster, plus Andy Martin Bar and Devon Newson. It’s hosted by Rachel Hunt of WRUW 91.1 FM’s “Guilty Pleasures” present.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

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PAL-entine’s Day Lonely Hearts Open Mic at Blank Slate Elyria

Spend your Valentine’s Day with the brand new venue Blank Slate Elyria, which showcases up-and-coming expertise. They’ll be internet hosting an open mic the place something goes. 15 minute units can embody acoustic music, comedy, poetry or something your coronary heart wishes.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Eight p.m.

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Velvet Tango Room

Cleveland’s longtime snazzy cocktail bar the Velvet Tango Room could have dwell jazz from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and a pianist from 7 – 10 p.m. They’ll even be opening their storied again room by reservation solely.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

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Pasta and Chianti class at Kitchen 216

When it involves meals, what’s extra of an aphrodisiac than pasta and a positive Chianti? Downtown cooking college Kitchen 216 will likely be internet hosting a {couples} (or buddies!) class that leads you thru making semolina pasta dough and slicing it into fetuccini and spaghetti. You’ll make a spaghetti ala carbonara dish and a winter Caprese salad.

Feb 14

6 – 9 p.m.

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Cleveland Vegan 4-course meal

Visit the intense, ethereal Cleveland Vegan for this particular 4-course prix fixe meal. Have your decide of dishes, together with lentil caviar, pink cauliflower soup and chickpea cutlet with risotto. Plus, decadent desserts, like cherry vanilla cake and double chocolate coconut macaron tart are there so as to add a remaining contact on a romantic dinner out.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

6 p.m. and eight p.m.

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Free ice skating at Public Square

Skaters will get pleasure from free skate leases and a free 45-minute session on the ice, climate allowing. Tickets are required and will likely be distributed at Public Square on Feb. 14 starting at midday on a primary come, first served foundation. No greater than 150 tickets will likely be distributed per time slot.

Tuesday, Feb. 14; Three to 11 p.m.

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CLE Uncorked: Voices and Vines at CLE Urban Winery

Wine is much more romantic when it’s locally-made proper in entrance of your eyes. That’s what the brand new CLE Urban Winery in Cedar-Lee is all about. On Valentine’s Day, they’ll host “Voice and Vines on Lee Performer’s Showcase,” that includes musicians, spoken phrase and different efficiency. There may even be free cheese and charcuterie, which matches effectively with – what else – a pair glasses of vino.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

7 – 9:30 p.m.

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Bean Bliss: Chocolate and low pairing with Sweet Bean and Rising Star

You can preserve the romance going because of Rising Star Coffee, who’re teaming up with native chocolatier Sweet Bean to carry you this night crammed with studying, consuming and ingesting. Find out how Sweet Bean sources their beans from the identical tropical areas of the world as Rising Star’s espresso beans. Their founders will likely be readily available to assist stroll by the tasting and background.

Thursday, Feb. 16

6 – 7 p.m.

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Banter and Virtue Cider Dinner

Few issues say “love” like poutine and sausage. Gordon Square’s Banter, which focuses on each, will likely be partnering with Virtue Cider of Fennville, Michigan for an evening of candy and savory. There will likely be a five-course dinner and pairings, with every course accessible a la carte.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

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“An Operatic Valentine”

Is there a mode of music extra famend for invoking romance than opera? Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the weekend with “An Operatic Valentine,” introduced by Opera Circle with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. Directed by Robert Cronquist, the night will function beloved opera favorites, together with arias, duets and extra.

Friday, Feb. 17; 7:30 p.m.

Polish American Cultural Center

Sunday, Feb. 19; Four p.m.

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland

Tickets: Opera Circle at 216-816-1411

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