Here’s some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day celebration. We rounded up the best happenings to help you plan the day.
Keeping it traditional
A dinner date is a classic for a reason. Why stress yourself out trying to cook the perfect dinner when you can let one of Toledo’s great restaurants do the work for you? Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the one you love this Valentine’s Day.
Calvino’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Join for the Fine Like Wine Reds That Shine, a fun and cozy wine tasting feature six wines and light gourmet appetizers. Register in advance by RSVPing to 419-531-5100.
3-5pm | Saturday, February 15 | $30 per person.
3143 W. Central Ave. | 419-531-5100
Registry Bistro Valentine’s Day Dinner
An evening at Registry Bistro screams “romance.” While the seasonal menu will be available, special items like the sherry laced lobster bisque, warm toasted barley and orzo salad, and French crêpe cakes elevate the restaurant’s fare, even more so, for this special day.
5-8pm | Friday, February 14
$65/guest. $85/guest with wine pairing
Registry Bistro, 144 N. Superior St.
419-725-0444 | registrybistro.com | RSVP required
Six Fifths Distilling
Enjoy cocktails over a candle-lit dinner and live music at the distillery. The party doesn’t have to stop once you leave, though; keep it flowing with your personalized bottle of Six Fifths Vodka.
4-1pm | Friday, February 14 | $100
Six Fifths Distilling, 120 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg
419-575-6749 | sixfifthsdistilling.com | RSVP encouraged
Let Brim House take the pressure of Valentine’s Day planning off of your shoulders with their prixe-fixe three-course dinner and wine pairings. Filet mignon, tempura lobster, mushroom risotto and a death by chocolate dessert.
5-9pm | Friday, February 14 | Saturday, February 15
$60/guest. $85/guest with wine pairing
Brim House, 444 N. Summit St.
419-243-7664 | brimhousetoledo.com | RSVP required
Brandywine Country Club
Brandywine is offering a sweetheart deal: your choice of drink, an appetizer, entrée choice of prime rib, streak, grouper, shrimp and more for only $60 per couple. It doesn’t get much better than that!
5-10pm | Friday, February 14
Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee
419-865-2393 | brandywinecc.com | RSVP required
Love In The Heights
Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Heights Toledo, atop the Renaissance Hotel, and soak up a stellar view. Join the party for heart-shaped pizzas, a photo booth, live DJs, and dancing with $5 cosmos and dirty martinis, plus Kettle One bottle service.
4pm-2am | Friday, February 14 | No cover
The Heights Toledo, 444 N. Summit St.
419-243-7565 | theheightstoledo.com
Sax and Chill at The Taste Wine Bar
Wine is great. Live music is also great. Sipping a glass of wine while enjoying a live sax performance? Now that’s a recipe for perfection. Spend the night tasting some of the 20 wines available on tap and listen to Mike Williams play smooth jazz and love songs all night long.
7-9pm | Saturday, February 15
Taste Wine Bar, 6801 Central Ave.
419-517-0515 | thetastewinebar.com
Rat Pack Tribute Show at the Hollywood Casino
Head to Hollywood Casino for their most romantic tribute show of the year. With songs from Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, you’ll be transported back in time.
8-11pm | Saturday, February 15
Hollywood Casino, 1968 Miami St.,
419-661-5200 | hollywoodtoledo.com
An Alternative Valentine’s Date
If you find yourself in a date-night rut, step out of your comfort zone and try something a little more unique. There’s more to Valentine’s Day than just chocolate and wine!
Valentine’s Day Cookie Class
Even if you think Valentine’s Day is a “Hallmark holiday,” odds are, you still enjoy the delicious treats that the day entails. Come get a sugar-high with your sweetheart at this cookie-decorating class.
4:30pm | Friday, February 7 | Tuesday February, 11
$25 per one dozen cookies.
Baker’s Pantry & Supply, 513 N. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI
734-344-7169 | facebook.com/bakerspantryandsupply
Live Music and Yoga to Celebrate LOVE!
Join Jess Betz and Chase Potter at Yogaja in Cricket West for a special Valentine’s Day celebration of LOVE! Jess will lead you through heart-opening class and Chase will play guitar, bongos and violin to uplift the spirit and soothe the soul. This is a gentle yoga flow, centered around love for ALL. Suitable for all levels.
5:30-6:45pm | Friday, February 14 | $20/person
Yogaja, Cricket West, 3145 W. Central Ave.
567-343-5569 | Clients.mindbodyonline.com
Valentines Day Dance Party!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Paulette’s Studio for an evening of dancing with your Valentine on this special night. Bring your beverage of choice and mingle with students in the studio’s lounge before partaking in a group dance class of Salsa and Rumba! The lesson will be fun for beginner-to-advanced students, singles and couples. Afterwards, enjoy a mix of Latin and Ballroom dance songs for an hour or two on the floor, plus a bonus aerial performance. Singles and couples are welcome.
6:30-10pm | Friday, February 14
Latin Dance Class is $15/person or purchase 10 classes for $120
Dance Party is $12/person or $5 if attending the group class prior to the party
Paulette’s Studio of Dance, 4853 Monroe St.
419-654-3262 | clients.mindbodyonline.com
Wave of Love
Celebrate love at Boochy Mama’s with a pop-up party where 100% of sales benefit Equality Toledo Community Pantry. Each ticket includes one love tonic + one plant-based chocolate torte, and the evening features love tonics, cocktails and mocktails, in addition to a plant-based aphrodisiac food menu by Mozelle Wellness. Enjoy intuitive readings by Billie Hayward, learn more from the acupressure, tincture + essential oil station, and pose for a couples’ caricature drawing by Grin-n-Barrett. Discover insight and clarity for all areas of your life.
6-10pm | Friday, February 14
$10 at the door | $25/15-minute session with Billie | $10/caricature drawing
Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic, 130 10th St.
567-318-2240 | boochymama.com
Wine by the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art
TMA is more than just a home for great artwork— it’s also the place to be this Valentine’s Day. Bring along your loved-ones to enjoy a night of Bubbles and Bordeaux at this annual Valentine’s event. Enjoy four wines and hors d’oeurves.
6:30-8:30pm | Friday, February 14
$35/member | $55/nonmember
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 | toledomuseum.org
Glass Art Workshop at Toledo Museum of Art
Bond with your partner at the TMA and create your own glass heart during this one-hour workshop guided by a TMA instructor. You’ll make memories and leave with a hand-made memento to commemorate your love.
6-7pm | Friday, February 14 | Saturday, February 15
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 | toledomuseum.org
Will Zoo Be Mine? Adult Overnight at the Toledo Zoo
Love comes in all shapes and sizes and it doesn’t care if you walk on two legs or four. So why not celebrate love at the animal kingdom this year? The evening includes a night hike, meet and greet with animals, a taco bar and a catered breakfast.
7pm-10am | Saturday, February 15 | Friday, February 21
$250/couple for members | $280/couple for nonmembers
Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org
Partner Yoga at Toledo Yoga
Take the stress out of Valentine’s Day with a relaxing yoga session with your boo. The class focuses on partner work, allowing for a playful exploration of different yoga poses.
1-2:15pm | Saturday, February 15 | $25/couple
Toledo Yoga, 4324 W. Central Ave.
419-531-0006 | toledoyoga.com
Peace Love and Pottery Studio
Sure, we aren’t going to turn down store-bought chocolates, but a homemade gift feels much more touching. Head into the studio and make a piece for a loved one or just enjoy the class together. It’s a BYOB event, with appetizers and acoustic sounds provided.
6-8pm | Saturday, February 15
$10 event fee/couple and additional artwork fee/piece
Peace Love and Pottery Studio, 6750 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-517-4414 | peaceloveandpotterystudio.com
Twin Peaks Pie + Coffee Night
Migrate away from Netflix and pop on in to Handmade Toledo for a bonus screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. This adults-only screening is presented by The Velvet Knife, a new DIY, experimental theatre and film organization, focused on producing and exhibiting original + existing works. Admission includes a slice of cherry pie from The Original Sub Shop & Deli, as well as some damn fine coffee from Flying Rhino Coffee. Seating and food is limited, so buying tickets in advance is encouraged.
7-9:30pm | Saturday, February 15
$10/person | 18+
Handmade Toledo 1717 Adams St.
419-214-1717 | handmadetoledo.com
Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for Awakening Minds Arts
Sharing a bottle of wine this Valentine’s Day can bring happiness to more than just you and your partner. When you purchase a bottle of wine at Gillig Winery between February 4th and 15th, all proceeds benefit Awakening Minds Art. The bottles come with custom-made labels created by AMA students.
Gillig Winery, 1720 Northridge Rd., Findlay
419-408-3230 | gilligwinery.com