14 Valentine’s Ideas to Win Over Anyone
Whether there's a sweetheart, a galentine or some bromance in your life, Cambridge is the place to be during the week of V-Day. From aligning your heart chakras to enjoying hot noods (hot noodles!), you can keep the love flowing all week long here. In honor of February 14th, here are 14 ways to celebrate.
1. Have a Ball at a Glass House Igloo
Mondays Through Saturdays, 4 -11 p.m.
Plan a night out with galentines and the bros you love most at Glass House's winter pop-up. You can reserve a heated igloo with games, music and dinner. That includes a special menu served on Valentine's Day!
2. Get Under the Planetarium Dome and Under Kimpton Covers
Weekends in February
Celebrate Cupid’s month with the Under the Dome, Under the Covers hotel package. It's comprised of a Kimpton Marlowe Hotel stay plus two tickets to The Divas Experience at the Museum of Science. This planetarium show is set to the music of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. Before it, your package covers two drinks, and the morning after, it covers breakfast at the hotel.
3. Feast Your Ears on Sweet Sounds at Longy
February 16, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Treat yourself to an evening of intimate chamber music on Valentine’s weekend. With their program, In the Air, the Neave Trio will perform classical string pieces brimming with emotion and passion.
4. Mingle with Singles and Friends at Dante’s Anti-V-Day Party
February 15, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Want to celebrate yourself and have the best time flying solo? Head to Dante’s Anti-Valentine’s Day party where no significant other is required. At the award-winning Italian restaurant, Dante, DJ Adilson will be spinning all night long.
5. Drag Romance Drama Out of Your Life at Lamplighter Brewing Co.
February 15, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
If you’re putting crush woes aside and focusing on self-love, do it with a dose of drag. In collaboration with Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY), Lamplighter is hosting Love’s a Drag Hangover Brunch— a big, gay celebration of love and everything you might hate about it, too.
6. Play the Game of Love with Old School Game Show
February 15, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Top off your Saturday night with a trip to OBERON for the Old School Game Show Valentine’s Special. (Part trivia, part live theater, complete fun!) Get ready for a whole bunch of music, dancing, surprise guests and prizes you can win if you compete in the game show.
7. Get Your V-Day Groove on With Sophie et Adam
February 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Unwind with Cambridge-based alternative duo, Sophie et Adam, as they push the boundaries of folk music. Their concert at Club Passim will feature chansons made famous by French singer-songwriter, Edith Piaf.
8. Open Your Valentine From Cambridge Common
February 14, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Enter and be spoiled. Cambridge Common has lots in store for V-Day: a Valentine for every customer, the chance to pick one with a gift card inside and a delicious Valentine’s Day menu. Think lobster mac and cheese or grilled steak with bourbon marinade! The restaurant’s lovey-dovey playlist will also help set the mood.
9. Align Your Heart Chakras Alongside Singing Bowl Teacher, Crone Bird
February 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
World Sound Healing Day coincides with V-Day this year. What better time to delight in self-love and healing? In Crone Bird's sacred sound alignment workshop, you can practice meditation to the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls.
10. Indulge in a Homegrown Three-Course Meal at EVOO
February 14, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day, woo a date at EVOO as the restaurant unveils their Here’s the Love menu. EVOO's locavore offerings are paired with wine in an intimate setting. Take a seat and let EVOO do the rest.
11. Savor, Sip and Shop at Good Vibrations
February 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
If you love “love” and retail therapy, step into the adult entertainment store, Good Vibrations. With free sparkling cider, chocolates and other sips and snacks, you can shop for that perfect gift for your boo or for you this Valentine’s Day.
12. Live la Dolce Vita at Benedetto, Charles Hotel
February 14, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Feast to your heart’s content over an Italian dinner at Benedetto. Chef Michael Pagliarini will serve four courses inclusive of crispy stone-milled polenta, prosciutto di parma with grilled rosemary flatbread and flourless chocolate cake.
13. Open Your Heart at Sonia's Love Circus
February 12, 8:00 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Brace yourself for a night of “soul-bending acrobatics, mind-blowing contortions and heart-expanding lyricism” with Circus of Love. It will be performed at Sonia by Poetry Brothel, an immersive literary cabaret that fuses poetry and burlesque.
14. Go “Nood” This Valentine’s at Sugar & Spice
February 11, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Noodle lovers, rejoice! Sugar & Spice Thai Restaurant is throwing a Hot Noods Party. You'll get the option to customize your “noods” as well as two drinks vouchers for signature sake cocktails. The best part? This party is AYCE (All You Can Eat).