The Best Valentine’s Day Events — That Aren’t Dinner

The Best Valentine’s Day Events — That Aren’t Dinner
   @ovaunda via Twenty20

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while the city is offering an abundance of decadent dinners, why not grab your beau (or besties) for a different kind of outing? From a pottery class and photo shoot to a comedy show and candle making, here are 10 of the most exciting ones to try this year.

Galentine’s Candle Making + Yoga

Wildlight Yoga

Round up the ladies for an evening of candle-making and yoga — as your candle sets, enjoy an hour-long Hatha practice with Wildlight owner and teacher Kelli Wefenstette.

$54 / RSVP

2019 Valentine’s You are Amazing Friends Photoshoot

Lincoln Park. Ulysses S. Grant Monument

Bring up to five friends for this Galentine's photo shoot, a 30-minute session (turned lifelong keepsake) to celebrate all of the seriously awesome things about your squad.

$160 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day at Alice + Olivia

alice + olivia

Enjoy Champagne, cupcakes, and giving back at this shopping event, which benefits the In Her Shoes Foundation — an organization committed to empowering women and girls.


Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweetie

Read It & Eat

Grab a group of gals for this cooking class and learn how to make a variety of sweets, including caramels, chocolate truffles, marshmallows, and candy hearts.

$75 / RSVP

Be My Valentine Painting Workshop

Workshop 4200 Studio#30

Bring a plus-one to this workshop, in which participants can paint side by side to create a pop art picture together.

$31 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Dirty Dancing Party 2019

Duet Dance Studio

Bring your beau for this 50-minute dance class, which will teach students basic salsa dance steps, leading and following, and (best of all) a simplified version of the Dirty Dancing routine.

$97 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Make It Take It: Wine Rack

Rebuilding Exchange

Make your own wine rack at this workshop, which will teach attendees how to create their own signature look out of reclaimed wood. Bonus? Bring your favorite bottle to open post-tool work.

$111 - $148 / RSVP

You’re The One That I Want – A Valentine’s Swing Dance Party 2019

Duet Dance Studio

Channel your inner Sandy and Danny at this class, which will teach pairs a simplified Grease dance routine — along with how to hustle, lead, and follow.

$97 / RSVP

Muddy Valentines

Nodd Pottery Inc.

Bring on some major Ghost vibes with this Valentine's pottery class, which will guide guests in how to make some of their very own ceramics.

$29 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Comedy Jam

Joe's on Weed St

Laugh out loud with your loved one(s) at this comedy jam, which will feature spots by talents like Eli Castro and Marci Deloney.

$17 - $28 / RSVP