CLEVELAND — Whether you're coupled up or flying solo this Valentine’s Day weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to share the love around town.
City Dogs is playing Cupid on Saturday and Sunday with personalized matchmaking for people who prefer puppy love, and it couldn’t be a more perfect night for dinner, drinks and comedy.
If you’re not feeling lovey dovey, that’s perfectly fine, too, because there’s an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party happening at Great Lakes Brewing Company tonight.
Read on for more details about these events and other fun things happening in Northeast Ohio from now through Sunday.
Be a part of Cleveland Museum of Art's CMA Love Story
What: The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will host a day of programs celebrating love in all its forms on Valentine’s Day. Stroll through the galleries with your loved one and see the free special exhibition PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet. Enjoy the glow of 20 illuminated stained glass lamps and other Art Nouveau creations on view in Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. You and your sweetheart can take one of CMA’s love-inspired guided tours, or enjoy self-guided tours via the ArtLens App, featured artwork on the ArtLens Wall and the Reveal and Zoom Wall in ARTLENS Gallery. Provenance will also offer a specialty cocktail and a prix fixe menu inspired by Tiffany in Bloom. Guests are encouraged to share their CMA Valentine’s Day experience using #CMALoveStory.
Where: 11150 East Boulevard in Cleveland
When: Friday, February 14. The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-9pm. The museum is closed Mondays.
Fireworks in Public Square
What: Whether you're single or in a relationship, you can watch sparks fly in Cleveland's Public Square this Valentine's Day. Showcase your love by joining the Foundation Skating rink in Downtown Cleveland for a free fireworks display. The show will even be synchronized to your favorite love songs. The skating rink will also be open, offering two-for-one admission to those that attend.
Where: Public Square in downtown Cleveland
When: The skating rink will be open from 4-10 PM with fireworks starting at 9 PM
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Great Lakes Brewing Company
What: “Swipe left” on bad pick-up lines, candy hearts, and gas station flowers and tell Cupid to buzz off during an indulgent Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. Singles, couples, and the hopelessly unromantic are all welcome. Tickets are $45 and get you two drink tickets (both are for you), access to “Eat your heart out” hors d’oeuvres stations, tarot card reading, and a create-your-own love note postcard (to be mailed to YOU at a later date!). There will also be a photo booth and cupcake decorating station with Sweet! Ohio City Cupcake Shop. You also get to play DJ by adding your favorite breakup songs to the collaborative playlist. Call 216.771.4404 or email GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com with questions.
Where: Great Lakes Brewing Company at 2516 Market Avenue in Cleveland
When: Friday from 7-10 PM
Love and Laugh Valentine's Day Dinner Show
What: It couldn’t be a more perfect night for dinner, drinks and standup. Hosted by Cleveland’s Carli Robe, headlined by Kool Bubba Ice and with the comedy stylings of Akron’s Chevy Terill, along with a DJ and open bar… Really, what’s not to love? Get your tickets here.
Where: Italian Center at 134 East Tallmadge Avenue in Akron
When: Friday starting at 9 PM
Blind Date with City Dogs
What: Stop looking for love in all the wrong places and sign up for a special blind date meet and greet with City Dogs. Make an appointment by filling out the form at this link, to let City know a little bit about you and what you are looking for in a new dog. Then, when you arrive at the kennel, one of their adoption counselors will personally match you with a few dogs they think would be a great fit!
The adoption fee is $61, which includes a microchip, county license, spay/neuter, and basic vaccinations.
Where: City Dogs at 9203 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland
When: Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM
Sinatra Night at the House of Blues
What: Enjoy a romantic dinner for two followed by an evening of live music. After dinner, head to the Lounge for a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate truffles to share along with a special Valentine's Day performance from Sinatra CLE. Guests can make reservations on Open Table.
Where: The Foundation Room at 308 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland
When: Dinner reservations are available on Friday from 5-9 PM, with Sinatra CLE performing from 7-9PM
Love Potion: A Natural Perfumery Workshop
What: Melissa Hale of Yates Perfumes is hosting an evening of fun where you and a partner can create two (two per person) custom natural scents inspired by love and romance. You’ll learn the basics of perfumery, including an explanation of notes, types of perfumery oils, building a scent, and blending ratios. This workshop will focus on natural perfumery with botanical and crystal infusions, with all perfumes free of alcohol and blended in a base of fractionated coconut oil. Registration is limited. Tickets are available in advance for members at $40 and nonmembers at $55.
Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden at 11030 East Boulevard in Cleveland
When: Saturday from 4-6 PM