Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and the people of Boston have created an array of hilarious and fun events to celebrate all the different kinds of love in your life.

Soothe the Soul

Create a handmade heart for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at West Elm’s Craft a Work of Heart .The store will be sending the chain of paper hearts to St. Jude’s little patients, and will also donate $1 for every heart that’s made. (Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-8pm)

Join the Boston chapter of Hollaback! for their Self-Care HOLLAday Party, including raffles, activities, and pampering! (Friday, Feb. 21, 8-11pm)

Grab Some Friends & Go

Head over to the Old North Church to learn about the History of Chocolate, and equally importantly, to get some free samples. (Thursday, Feb. 13, 7pm)

Dance the night away at I Heart Swing Valentine’s Dance Party! There’s no partner or experience required. (Friday, Feb. 14, 8pm; lesson included with $17 admission)

 Trek a mile in your best briefs to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation at the Cupid Undie Run. (Saturday, Feb. 15, 12pm)

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Watch the Boston Babydolls’ burlesque tribute to the holiday in their new show Love Actually (not actually). (Friday, Feb. 14, 7pm)

Socialize with other singles at Flirt Fest, Estate’s anti-Valentine’s Day party, or at the Harborside Inn’s Big Valentine’s Day Singles Party. (Both on Friday, Feb. 14, 8:30pm and 8pm respectively; tickets are $20)

Anti-Val’s Day folks can also head over to Howl at the Moon’s Love Sux party, where guests who bring in mutilated pictures of their exes get in for free. (Friday, Feb. 14, doors open at 4pm) 

Keep the Romance Alive

For a free date that’s right in our own backyard, celebrate the holiday a little early at Open Night at the BU Astronomical Observatory. (Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8:30-9:30pm)

Enjoy a romantic concert with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston at their Love Songs and Tangos show at the First Church in Boston, and join the performers in the lobby afterwards to sample tapas and wine. (Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30pm)

In a quirky combo of high and low brow, examine nudity in art at the Museum of Fine Arts with Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt. (Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30pm; tickets are $37.50 – $39.50, which includes museum admission)


Any other fun Valentine’s Day ideas? Post them in the comments!

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