10 Fun Events in Boston on Valentine’s Day Weekend 2014
Naked Scavenger Hunt
If you live in Boston, there’s a good chance you’ve been to the MFA at least once (if not many times), but you’ve never experienced art like this: At Watson Adventures’ Valentine’s Day Naked Scavenger Hunt, you’ll get a tantalizingly close look at nudity at the MFA in the paintings, sculptures, and period rooms. You can even learn about “randy Romans,” enjoy a “stag” party drinking game, and wolf whistle at Gauguin’s island girls. It’s also a chance to tour the best of the MFA, from Egypt to Rome and through the awesome Americas. Best of all, no knowledge of art (or nudity) is required.
$39.50, Saturday, February 15, 1 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300, watsonadventures.com.
Raise your glass this Valentine’s Day with a glass-blowing class at Diablo’s Glass School. Music, wine, and cheese will be provided as glassblowers create beautiful Valentine’s Day pieces, including glass hearts that you can take home for yourself—or give to that special someone.
$35 or $50, Friday, February 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Diablo’s Glass School, 123 Terrace St., Roxbury Crossing, 617-442-7444, diabloglassschool.com.
Flirt Fest 2014
What was your high school superlative? Most Likely to Succeed? Class Clown? Well, Boston Event Guide’s Valentine’s Day party is only concerned with one superlative: Biggest Flirt. Mingle, dance, and flirt as much as you can at Flirt Fest 2014, because you could be crowned the biggest flirts of the night and win prizes for the best and worst pick-up lines.
$20, Friday, February 14, 8:30 p.m., The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston, 617-351-7000, bostoneventguide.com.
Valentine’s Arts & Crafts for Adults
Relive the fun of arts and crafts at the Grove Hall Branch of the BPL. Adult arts and crafts are a fun, wallet-friendly way to meet new people and express your creativity. All supplies will be provided, and you’ll go home with a sweet decorative candy bouquet.
Free, Thursday, February 13, 6-7 p.m., Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester, bpl.org.
Cocktails & Connections: Pre-Valentine’s Day Speed-Dating Mixer
Speed dating isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re single this Valentine’s Day and up for something new, date for a good cause at a mixer hosted by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. The Boston chapter’s annual Pre-Valentine’s Day Speed-Dating Mixer will offer free food, music, and a chance to meet new people. Plus, proceeds will benefit the 8th annual Spelman Blueprint Conference for Middle and High School Girls.
$20, Thursday, February 13, 6-10 p.m., Market Lounge, 21 Broad St., Boston, 617-263-0037, eventbrite.com.
Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting
Do you love prefer bold reds while your partner would rather have refreshing whites? Don’t bicker over the wine list this Valentine’s Day. Instead, go to a wine tasting at the Wine Bottega, where there will be something for everyone: reds, whites, dessert wines, even beer. Plus, sample delicious chocolate from Cocoanuts Boston as well as other tasty treats to pair with your favorite beverages.
Free, Friday, February 14, 5-8 p.m., The Wine Bottega, 341 Hanover St., Boston, 617-227-6607, thewinebottega.com.
Kitty & Puppy Love Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
If your favorite valentine has four legs and a wagging tail, then spend your Valentine’s Day at the annual Kitty and Puppy Love Valentine’s event at the MSPCA Boston Adoption Center. The event runs from February 12 through 14, so there is plenty of time to help out. Event-goers can either volunteer or shop for custom floral arrangements, gourmet chocolates, and baked goods from some of Boston’s best bakeries. All proceeds will benefit the MSPCA Boston Animal Care & Adoption Center and Spike’s Fund, which helps the MSPCA provide emergency medical treatment for homeless animals in need.
Free, Wednesday, February 12, 9 a.m., Friday, February 14, 5 p.m., MSPCA Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-522-7400, mspca.org.
Love Sux Party
Are you over it? Well, who needs romance when you can have vodka? Both singles and couples are invited to Anti-Valentine’s Day at Howl at the Moon for their Love Sux Party. There’ll be cool music, drink specials, and fun games for cash and prizes. Don’t want to pay the cover? Bring in a mutilated photo of your ex.
Free (with mutilated photo of ex), Friday, February 14, 4 p.m., Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Bar, 184 High St., Boston, 617-292-4695, howlatthemoon.com.
Nibble Cooking Class
Satisfy your sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day with a cooking class at Kitchen Inc. in Somerville. You’ll learn to make Brazilian chocolate bonbons (called brigadeiros) and plenty of other sweet Valentine’s Day treats.
$40, Thursday, February 13 6:30-8 p.m., Kitchen Inc., 201 Somerville Ave., Somerville, somervilleartscouncil.org.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise
The Boston Harbor might be chilly this time of year, but with the climate-controlled deck of the Odyssey, anyone can experience a romantic Valentine’s Day cruise. Enjoy dinner and dancing in the glow of the city lights, a champagne toast, complimentary roses, and live entertainment. Plus, if you already have plans for Friday night, the Odyssey will also be cruising on Saturday for brunch and dinner.
$63+ per person, Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, 866-307-2469, odysseycruises.com.
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