Everybody loves to hate on Valentine’s Day, but the fact of the matter is that we’ve all got somebody to love, even if it’s yourself. So, why not make it just another day to show it? Stupid cupid is making his rounds again and he’s brought sweet pairings, dinner, dancing, trivia, games, and art making and more to enjoy whether or not you’re boo’d up.
- Cookie Decorating w/ Sweet Lala’s + Crybaby Club Pop-Up
Friday, Feb. 1, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Share some laughter (and sugar!) with friends. Join City & State for cookie decorating with Sweet LaLa’s. The Crybaby Club will also be hosting a pop-up. In addition to Cookie + Crybaby, February 1 is First Friday on Broad. After you’ve picked up some Crybaby Club treats and decorated (and eaten) your sweets, travel down Broad Ave for an entire evening of shopping and festivities.
- Timeless Romance Exhibition Opening
Friday, Feb. 1, 5 PM – 8 PM
Join Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum for “Timeless Romance” and relive one of the most complex rituals of the gilded age, Courtship.
Beautiful gowns, lace, and a romantic atmosphere take you back to a time when courting rituals were strictly followed and marriage was a career move. Spend the evening with Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum as they celebrate proper courting etiquette, secret languages of love, and beautiful pieces from their collection. Refreshments will be served and APTA Members always receive free admission. $20 per admission
- Galentines Night Out at Pitter Potter Studio
Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 PM – 9 PM
Grab your gal pals and celebrate your girlfriends at Pitter Potter Studio’s Galentine’s Party Night. There will be lots of fun things to paint, great food and even a “Death by Chocolate” bar. If you are feeling up to it, the project class will even teach you how to paint your very own chocolate tray! This is all included in your ticket price. Just $8 in advance or $12 at the door. Pottery and canvas priced separately.
- Galentine’s Day Party with Question the Answer
Friday, Feb. 8, 5 PM – 8 PM
Show yourself some love at QTA’s second annual Galentine’s Day Party! They will have yummy treats + a signature cocktail (they’re celebrating Brit’s birthday, too!), a giveaway & something for each and every one of your Valentines (most importantly, yourself)! They’ll also help you make a wishlist to pass on to *your* special someone if you’d like. 10% of sales during the Galentine’s Day Party will be donated to Choices. Choices strives to set the standard for excellence in reproductive health care in the Memphis community.
- Valentine Truffle Tasting at Primas Bakery and Boutique
Saturday, Feb. 9, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Grab your boo or your bestie for this Valentine Truffle Tasting. Each ticket admits one participant. Ticket includes a flight of 4 Chocolate Truffles. Flavors include Nutella, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Complimentary wine available for guests 21 and up.
- Sock It To Me Burlesque presents Heartbreakers v. Knockouts!
Saturday, Feb. 9, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Sit back and enjoy the show as these Heartbreakers and Knockouts compete for your heart! Prepare to be dazzled by a stunning display of Memphis performers in burlesque, belly dance, ballet, opera, aerial, comedy, hooping, and so much more! Music from Crown Vox to open the night.
- Love Is ________________
Saturday, Feb. 9, 12 PM – 2 PM
The Stax Museum will be celebrating both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day with activities and crafts that will celebrate the love and power of some of the greatest names in Black History. Family friendly so be sure to bring the kids! Free with museum admission.
- Babalu for Two
Babalu Overton and East Memphis are serving up the love this Valentine’s Day with Babalu for two! For $65, you and boo can enjoy goodies, like: Guacamole for 2, Choice of Soup or Salad (1 per person), Mexican Street Corn for 2, Choice of Churrasco or Crab Cakes (1 per person), Triple Chocolate Sin Cake 2, Patron Coralina Margarita for 2. Available at both Overton Square and East Memphis locations.
- Drink-N-Draw Valentine’s Day Special
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 PM – 10 PM
Drink-N-Draw host Eric C is bringing a romantic evening of consensual drawing games with some lovely prizes for you and/or your honey(s). Bring a date or mingle with other singles at Atomic Tiki.
- 20 Love Jokes
Thursday, Feb. 14, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
This night features 20 jokes about love from your favorite Memphis comics, rated by the audience! Hosted by Katrina Coleman and Richard Douglas Jones. The top two contenders and the bottom contender from the voting will return to the stage for an additional set. 21+, $5
- Love Sucks Happy Hour
Thursday, Feb. 14 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Don’t want to drink alone? Or feel like celebrating being alone? The Liquor Store on Broad Ave. is here for you on Valentine’s Day with drink specials and half-priced appetizers.
- Chocistry: Blindfold on Valentine’s at Memphis Botanic Garden
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:00 PM
Put your sense of taste to the test and explore 8 sparkling wines from around the world paired with 8 designer chocolates by Phillip Ashley Chocolates; BLINDFOLDED! This makes the perfect date night or outing with besties.
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family!
Thursday, Feb. 14, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Celebrate the love of family this Valentine’s Day at Trolley Stop Market. Decorate cupcakes, cookies, and make valentines for loved ones. There will be face painting, prizes, and Valentine’s Day movies.
- A Champion Beatz presents A Night of Ecstasy
Thursday, Feb. 14, 8:00 PM
A Night of Ecstasy at Canvas of Memphis features ChampionBeatz and performances by Jai Musiq, Adubb, Iconic Keith and more.
- Drunk Love: A Blind Dating Game Show
Thursday, Feb. 14 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rec Room is hosting Memphis’ first Drunk Love Game Show. Contestants compete live in three rounds. Free to participate with the purchase of food and drink. Sign up on site or guarantee your spot by registering in advance.
- Black Love Live at Rumba Room
Thursday, Feb. 14 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
J.buck and Courtney Little, along with other guest performers will deliver a show that will make anyone’s Valentine’s Day better. This is a great show to either bring your crew or your boo. Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 7.
- Love Hurts at B-SIDE MEMPHIS
Thursday, Feb. 14, 8:30 PM – 1:30 AM
A night of live music featuring Goldie Dee & Friends, Dixie Dicks, Nots, and Broke Hearted Boys.
- Valentine’s Day Beer & Dessert Pairing
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Enjoy a flight of four Valentine’s Day pastries from Primas Bakery and Boutique expertly paired with a flight of four Ghost River beers at the Ghost River Taproom. A special sushi dinner provided by Fam will be available for purchase separately.
- Valentine’s Day Dance
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:00 PM
Join Blue Suede Ballroom Dance Studio on Valentine’s Day for a seductive Rumba, Tango or Salsa 45-minute dance, timed just right for you – so you can set the mood and still make it to your dinner reservation.
- Valentine’s Soiree 2019 at Esplanade Memphis
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Reserve your Sweetheart table for 2 and enjoy an evening of live music featuring Gerald Richardson & KemUStry Band, DJ & Dancing, PhotoBooth, Open Bar, complimentary bottle of champagne at each table and a delectable dinner buffet consisting of soups, salads, entrees, sides, and desserts.
- Qbhome Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip
Thurs. Feb. 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip includes instructor lead painting class, complimentary gift box with a mini bottle of wine & a gourmet cupcake!
- Valentine’s Day Dinner and Music Cruise
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 PM
Enjoy a little romance with your favorite Valentine aboard the Memphis Riverboats! The cruise includes 2 hours on the Mighty Mississippi, music from our House Jazz Band and a buffet consisting of Pork Tenderloin, Alfredo, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, House Salad, Rolls and Dessert. Cash bar available.
- Valentine’s Day Group Dance Class & Party
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Valentine’s Day Beginner class & practice party begins at 7:15. $30 per person for both the class and the practice party, or $20 for either the class or party. No partner necessary, BYOB.
- 7th Annual Valentine’s Dinner At Stone Soup Cafe
Thursday, Feb. 14, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
5 Course Prix Fixe Menu with multiple items to choose from. Reservations are not required but strongly suggested for your choice of Server and Seating. Beer menu available and BYOB for a corkage fee. Small wine list available by the glass or bottle. Menu TBA. Live Acoustic Music.
- Romantic Comedy Trivia in Memphis
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Celebrate the day of love by playing Romantic Comedy Movie Trivia at one of these three locations in the Memphis area on Valentine’s Day: @ Pimentos Kitchen + Market, 6:30-8:30, @ Maciel’s Highland, 7-9, @ Memphis Made Brewing, 7-9. Guarantee your team’s spot by making a free reservation.
- Princeton James presents a “Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Experience”
Thursday, Feb. 14 7:00 PM
The “Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Experience” is an interactive event where you could possibly be dining with a murderer. Your package will include a theatrical experience, live music, poetry, comedy, and some amazing cuisine. Who Died?! Who Killed Him/Her?! Why?! If you love riddles, games, escape rooms, etc.. You will love this experience. Runs for multiple dates through February 17.
- Valentine’s Day Speed Dating with OUTMemphis
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 PM – 9 PM
Join OUTMemphis for another year of fun, romance, and speed dating! Music, activities, sweets, and free HIV testing. Find your new bae on Valentines’ Day!
- The Second Annual Crimson Inferno – A Valentine’s Day Experience
Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Second Annual Crimson Inferno: A Valentine’s Day Experience will be a magical evening of love and romance to benefit The Second Chance Agency. The experience includes Live Entertainment, Hors D’Oeuvres, Giveaways and Cash Bar.
- Heartbreakers v. Knockouts: Rematch! at Club Spectrum
Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:00 PM – 3 AM
Once isn’t enough. Sock It To Me Burlesque presents a rematch of their annual Valentine’s show featuring Heartbreakers and Knockouts competing for your heart! Prepare to be dazzled by a stunning display of Memphis performers in burlesque, drag, belly dance, ballet, opera, aerial, comedy, hooping, and so much more! Join Twen Peeks and her sexy Ring Hunks for Fight Night, Sock It To Me Style! Keep the party going after the show with dance music from DJ Buddy!
- Paradox Underground “Amour de L’Art” Experience
Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:00 PM
Paradox Underground is an exclusive dining club, a sort of culinary speakeasy in Memphis that offers dining experiences of a lifetime. For just one night we transform a seemingly obscure location in the city into a unique event venue where Chef Jimmy Gentry along with his Paradox team, serve five masterfully created courses that are paired with the perfect libations, an all-around experience sure to excite all the senses.
Each event promises the chance to eat, drink, and mingle at a place where no one has dined before and may never get the chance to again.
- R & B Valentine’s Rewind
Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 PM
Throw it back to the 90s with Bell Biv DeVoe, Monica, and Dru Hill in concert at the Landers Center in Southaven.
- Love On The Rocks: A Tour of Elmwood
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Everyone enjoys a good love story, don’t they? Join us for a tour of the cemetery and we’ll take you to the sites of those who have loved deeply…and lost. These sometimes tragic tales of love gone wrong might leave you scratching your head and laughing out loud.
- Galentine’s | a sip + shop event benefiting Thistle & Bee
Friday, February 22
Grab your girl gang, come ready to have fun, shop to support local #bossbabes & sip some great drinks at the Propcellar. All ticket sales go to help support Thistle & Bee Enterprises and all the incredible things they are doing to help support women who have survived prostitution & trafficking.