valentine’s day in + around philly, with or without a date
→It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway into February, but here we are, just a few days away from the holiday everyone hates to love and loves to hate. (And that doesn’t always have to do with whether or not you’re romantically entwined.)
So instead of filling your plate with romantic dining options, we’re dishing up a few non-traditional Valentine’s activities in and around The City of Brotherly Love that you can savor with or without a special someone (including your dog).
2.12.13 | University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Phila.
(Fifty Shades of) Grey has NOTHING on Pompeii. After viewing Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s erotic art collection with your honey at the Young Friends Event, chances are you’ll want to make a bee line for home. Or you could let the tension build at the dessert and cocktail reception.
2.13. 13 | 23rd St. Armory, Philadelphia
Is your dog the one who truly holds the key to your heart? Strut your stuff, er pup, on the red carpet at Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley’s 6th Annual Puppy Love Valentine’s Party. Enjoy comfort food, cocktails and QT with your four-footed friend—all while supporting Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSCPA).
2.14.13 | SCEE, Philadelphia
Nibble on sweet treats and sip on wine as Mike Weilbacher from the Schuylkill Center for Environment Education discusses the great lengths animals take to “do it.” Yes, seriously. Read more info about Red Wine, Dark Chocolate and Animals here.
2.14.13 | Day by Day, Philadelphia
Take frisky to the next level with a three-course meal featuring 18 different aphrodisiacs, and between courses, learn the sexy science behind the foods you’re eating from City Food Tours’ owners. Don’t forget to bring your own bottle of wine, and get ready to leave high, but definitely not dry.
2.14.13 | Penns Woods Winery, Chadds Ford
Local (Penns Woods) Wine + (John & Kira’s) Local Chocolate = LOVE. Who needs dinner when you can skip straight to dessert? Feed your honey decadent chocolates as you enjoy 5 expertly paired reserve wines. More info here.
2.14.13 | Lower Merion Conservancy, Villanova
If making love cheese is at the top of your V-Day to-do list, you’re in luck. This Evening Out with the Experts of Cheese, Wine and Chocolates is going to be a gouda—and tasty—start to your night.
2.14.13-2.17.13 | Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
Add a bit of scandal to your evening as you learn about true love stories that took place behind the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary during an hour-long guided tour.