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.


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Wednesday Wonders Valentine’s Day Special

When: Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington

Little ones can get a head start on Valentine’s Day by crafting Valentines for the animals of this nature center. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. Admission is $15.


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Galentines Craft Night

When: Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Where: One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington

Grab your gal pal, a glass of wine and get those creative juices flowing, whether that’s by picking up an old project, making a card for someone you care about, or dreaming up and drafting a potential romance novel cover. Admission is free.


A Valentine’s Day Horror Experience

When: Feb. 13-14, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Port City Brewing Co., 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria

Love can be scary sometimes. That’s exactly what this event seeks to capture, starring an evil Cupid, games and photo stations to document it all. Good news is, there’s locally brewed beer to take the edge off. Tickets $25.


Thai Yoga Massage for Partners

When: Feb. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Sun & Moon Yoga, 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington

Everyone could use a good massage now and then, but let’s be honest – most partners don’t know what they’re doing. This event will help you and yours get your stretch on, one at time, while the other learns what pressure points and energy lines to pay attention to.

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