16 Alternative Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day/Month
Swap out a sit-down dinner for cooking classes, family time, partner yoga – or even a protest party.
Love the Wine You’re With
When: Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Screwtop Wine Bar, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington
Vinos, cheese lovers and chocoholics, unite! For $59.99 per person (or $39.99 per wine club member), Screwtop Wine Bar will be offering 20 wines to taste, paired with a decadent selection of cheeses and chocolates – whatever your relationship status.
“My Valentine, Mon Coeur”
When: Feb. 8, 5 p.m.
Where: Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St., Arlington
Those with an appreciation for the arts and a fascination with the early Renaissance just might fall in love with this collection of French and Italian songs performed by Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music. Check website for ticket prices.
Romance at The Ritz-Carlton
When: Feb. 1-29
Where: 1700 Tysons Blvd., Mclean
If you really want to treat your partner but would rather not have food be the focus, consider a Tysons Corner staycation. Both the Romance reservation package and the Sleep Sanctuary Experience feature the all the classics – a bottle of bubbly, chocolatey treats and a bed covered in rose petals – and spa specials starring the season’s favorite flower. Check website for prices.
Themed Classes at Cookology
When: Feb. 12-16, times vary
Where: Cookology Ballston Quarter, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Cupid in the kitchen, whether you’re looking to do something with girls, have the kids decorate cupcakes, whip up some seafood or even make heart-shaped ravioli. Some particularly interesting menu items include chocolate dipped bacon roses (Nerd Love class), Thai crab cakes, and Lobster Thermidor. Check website for ticket prices.