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A Lovesick Guide to Valentine’s Day in Memphis 2020

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.

Thursday, February 6 (6PM-7:30PM)

Gather with your gals pals for a champagne-sippin’, cupcake-consumin’, cookie craftin’ kinda of evening. You’ll learn fun piping skills as your decorate 3 Valentine themed cookies and 3 cupcakes, because nothing says sweet, sweet friendship like a sugar rush. Must be 21+ to attend.

Friday, February 7 (7PM-10PM)

This one’s for the chocolate hunnies out there and not just because Phillip Ashley chocolates will be consumed. If you’re looking for a space to celebrate the black love you have with someone else or rediscover the black love you have with yourself, make your way to the National Civil Rights Museum where you’ll find it.

Friday, February 7th (5PM-8PM)

You’ve got a $5 dollar punch card and a mission to eat all of the tasty treats along the Sweet Street Tour. If you succeed you could win basket of Broad Avenue goodies!

Friday, February 7 (7PM-12:30AM)

All proceeds from this show, featuring local bands Mama Honey, Native Blood, Chinese Dub Connection Embassy, Nefarious Damn Things, and Magnum Dopus, go toward Love Doesn’t Hurt—a fund for LGBTQ individuals who are victims of domestic and intimate partner violence and abuse.

Friday, February 8 (6PM-9PM)

It’s the first Friday of the month which means it’s time again for Church Health’s monthly cooking class, but this time you’ll be indulging in island eats like Tuna Poke Nachos, Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa, Avocado Huli Huli Grilled Chicken Thighs, and more. Come with your appetite, your favorite wine/ beer, your boo or your bestie!

Saturday, February 8 (6:15PM-12AM)

Trap Fusion is getting grown and sexy with this one—a stimulating 4-course, fine dining experience featuring craft cocktails, urban artwork, and live music followed by an after party at a secret location.

Saturday, February 8 (7PM-10PM)

“With so many fish in the sea, how do wild animals ever find a mate?” The answer lies with the keepers at the Memphis Zoo who will teach you about the creatures who boo’d up vs. those like prefer to play the field.

Saturday, February 8 (1PM – 5PM)

Craft a porcelain pendant so you can, literally, give someone your heart!

Sunday, February 9 (3:30PM-6PM)

‘Tis an evening for florals and flavors. Bring your booskie our for a couple’s class where you’ll not only create a beautiful arrangement together, but also learn how the hops and malts (the flowers and chocolates of the beer world) in 3 Wiseacre beers pair perfectly with Dinstuhl’s chocolates.

Tuesday, February 11 (6:30PM-10PM)

See! Watching 10 Things I Hate About You About You 100 or so times wasn’t all for nothing. Put that knowledge to the test with Romantic Comedy Trivia at Rec Room.

Tuesday, February 11 (6PM-9PM)

What better way to say “I like the way you roll” that with a new skateboard deck? Make your way to MadAir where they’ll have smooth sounds for your ears on vinyl, sweet treats for you to enjoy, and candy-sweet discounts to take advantage of.

Wednesday, February 12 (3:30PM-5:30PM)

Celebrate love with your littles ones at Sweet Lala’s with cookie decorating and valentine-making.

Wednesday, February 12 (6PM-8PM)

When the suns goes down, Stax Museum will opening its doors so you can bust a move with your boo, besties, or with yo’ bad self on the silent disco dance floor.

Thursday, February 13 (6:30PM-8:30PM)

Crafting and cupcakes make for a great Galentine’s day. Head over to Muddy’s to meet up with Midtown Bramble will teach you how to make macrame wall-hanging. Tickets include all of the needed materials, your first cupcake, and countless cups of coffee.

Thursday, February 13 (7:15PM-9:30PM)

You’ll be getting up close and personal during this evening of flirty fun where you’ll be moving and swaying those hips to the beat, and enjoying your drink of choice while you do so!

Galentine’s Day at Loflin Yard

Thursday, February 13 (7PM-10PM)

Who needs a man when you’ve got your girls, half-price wine and cheese boards, and a karaoke mic to give the people a performance?!

Thursday, February 13 (3PM-7PM)

Looking for the perfect gift to give your person? The Metal Museum’s got all kinds of unique, hand-made goodies that are special enough for that special someone in your life.

Friday, February 14 (7PM-10PM)

Love sounds a lot like Nat King Cole. It’s got Frank Sinatra’s swag and it’s smooth like Marvin Gaye. It can be a little corny like Ed Sheeran and it can be serious like Luther Van Dross. Kortland Whalum invites you  to hear the languages of love translated through jazz, pop, and soul in the Green Room at Crosstown Arts.

Valentine’s Day at Celtic Crossing

Friday, February 14 (6PM-12AM)

Celtic Crossing invites you to woo your boo with tasty eats, sweet Irish treats, and sweet serenading at the end of the night.

Friday, February 14 @ 7PM

If you’ve decided that e-dating just isn’t for you, come to the Casual Pint and connect with someone over a brew or two. 

Friday, February 14 @ 7PM

Climb aboard the Memphis Riverboats for a little romancin’ on the river. You and your cutie with cruise the Mississippi while enjoying a buffet stacked with tasty eats. Music will be provided by the House Jazz Band and drinks will be flowing at the cash/credit bar.

Friday, February 14 (8PM-12AM)

What makes your heart pitter patter? What makes your heart stops? This is your chance to celebrate both as Atrocia, Memphis’ Alternative Drag and Freakshow, presents its first event. There’ll be horrifying beautiful drag personalities performing alongside musical guests Exit Mouse and DJ Tempest making it a scary good time for all to enjoy.

Friday, February 14 @ 7PM

‘Tis a night full of indulgence at the Garden that consists of perfect pairings—Philip Ashley Chocolates, select whiskeys, wine, and craft beers. Music will be provided by Nick Black and make sure to stop by the outdoor fireside lounge to pick up a treat from BeLeaf Cigar Bar.

Friday, February 14 @ 8PM

Maybe you’ll lock eyes with PJ Morton as he serenades the crowd? Sure he’s taken, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swoon over his sweet sounds.

Friday, February 14 (5PM-6:30PM)

End your work day knowing that there’ll be cured meats, cheeses, and chocolates waiting for you and your pal at Primas Bakery. Bonus points if you’re 21 and up, because you can take advantage of the complimentary wine too.

Friday, February 14 (6PM-3AM)

Toss on your best black or red get-up and make your way to Tin Roof to enjoy dancing, DJs, and live music and more. VIP reservations including complimentary champagne, flowers, balloons, a dedicated server are available.

Saturday, February 15 (12PM-2PM)

Take some time to paws and show some love to your love-fur. PetSuites invites you to bring your pup our for pampering with free nail trims, $5 nail polish, $5 heart tattoos, photo opportunities in the Kissing Booth, vendors, and more!

Saturday, February 15 (5PM-7:30PM)

Are you sour? Are you sweet? Maybe a little bit of both? Well pick a side and play your part with Memphis Roller Derby as the Sweet Tarts take on the Sour Patch Kids during this all-genders derby battle. There’ll be snacks, beer, merch, and more, and all ages invited to watch.

Saturday, February 15 (1PM-2:30PM)

Everyone has a good love story, even the dead— and this tour of Elmwood Cemetery will take you to the sites of those who once loved hard, maybe even a little too hard.

Saturday, February 15 (10:30PM-2AM)

Leave your broken heart on the dance floor as underground 80’s jams fill the room at Bar DKDC. DJs Plastic Citizen, Ex Ossium, and Alpha Heather are bringing you the best of New Wave, New Romantic, Goth, Industrial, Freestyle, and more.

Saturday, February 15 (7PM-10PM)

Are the walls in your home looking a little bare? We bet they could use some heart work. Yes, we meant HEART work! This event will feature over 1000 pieces of regionally-created, heart-themed art that could be yours. General admission is $75 and includes complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers. $200 will get you tickets to the exclusive Big Heart Lounge that includes a full bar, hors d’oeuvres, and special gifts.

Friday, February 21 (6PM – 9PM)

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 RestoreCorps and all the incredible things they are doing to eradicate human trafficking.

Friday, February 21- Saturday, February 23

Invest in your marriage during a three-day retreat that focuses on five different areas on intimacy while providing group marriage coaching sessions, a couple’s indoor climbing adventure, a date night, and more modes of maintaining healthy connections.

Saturday, February 22 (10PM – 2:30AM)

CANVAS is celebrating the dark side of love with a gothic gathering that will feature the hot and heavy sounds of industrial, gothic rock, 80’s, electronic and so much more from local live DJ’s.

Hosting a Valentine’s event that’s open to the public? Let us know in the comments and we’ll keep an updated list!

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