It’s the most romantic day of the year — and this year you have all weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We’ve gathered all the best events happening all weekend.
Tickle your funny bone this Valentine’s Day! Laugh along to Funny Fest headliners including Jamie Hutchinson, Stu Hughes, and Dug Bueck as you have dinner and drinks. Roses, chocolates, live music, and great prizes are all part of the fun!
When: February 14, 6 pm
Venue: Nicastro’s Showroom, 2820 Centre St NE
The Singles Party – featuring DJ Electric Kitten
The Singles Party, a place for all the singles in Calgary to come and party together. We make it easy for you to come mingle and hang out with the sexy singles of our beautiful city. Shy? Don’t be! We have ice breaking games to get you talking to the person you want. An awesome party, with great beats, for all the people put there who want to connect with someone.
When: February 13, 10pm
Venue: Marquee – 4630 Macleod Trail S
“You and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals!” Enjoy a romantic dinner held in the Calgary Zoo’s conservatory, complete with decadent desserts. Once dinner is over, zookeepers will begin their informative presentation on courtship and mating in the animal world. Dress in your flashiest Vegas-style outfit and strike a pose in the Vegas-themed photo booth.
When: Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 6 pm
Venue: The Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Road NE
Cost: $100 per person for tables of two
Join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, 2012 Honens Prize Laureate Pavel Kolesnikov, and Samson Tsoy in an evening of romance and music complete with a dazzling performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite.
When: February 12, 8 pm; February 13, 8 pm
Cost: $20 – $80
Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 – 8 Ave SE
Brains and beauty are a great combination, so grab your sweetheart for a fun and educational night out. Take a look at the new Body Worlds: Vital exhibit in an adults-only setting (no kids running around!) and enjoy some themed programming that explore love from both a physical and a psychological perspective.
Three of Canada’s best known choreographers – Aszure Barton, Wen Wei Wang, and Yukichi Hattori – present a thrilling and romantic evening of contemporary and neo-classical ballet.
Looking for love on Valentine’s Day? Dashing Date is hosting their Secret Crush! speed dating event for women between the ages of 25 to 36 and men between 27 and 38. A special icebreaker game will kick things off.
When: February 14, 6 pm
Take your sweetie for a luxurious dinner at Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse on the big night. Their special Valentine’s Day menu includes limitless carvings of 11 cuts of meat plus caramelized grilled pineapple, coconut lime prawns, grilled salmon, and lobster tail — these extra dishes are being served exclusively for the holiday. Celebrating early? The option to upgrade to the V-Day menu is available on Friday and Saturday as well.
Theatre Encounter will present its annual cabaret show featuring The Rhinestone Affair Burlesque Entertainment, a sneak peek of Theatre Encounter’s play The Lesson, and rockabilly trio Stickshift Suicide. Bring your date for a saucy night out!
Do you and your darling love to dance? The Southern Stardust Big Band is hosting a Bug Band Dinner Dance for Valentine’s Day. Start with an appetizing buffet dinner, then dance to the 18-piece big band playing music for all different kinds of dance including foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha-cha- tango, and swing.
When: February 13, 6:30 pm dinner; 8:15 dance
Cost: $65 dinner and dance; $35 dance only
Venue: Calgary Austrian Centre, 3112 – 11 St NE
Calling all murder mystery fans! It’s been over 10 years since Check Mate Dating Services started to make love matches, and they are throwing a murder mystery party at the Fort Calgary Barracks to celebrate. Get into character over cocktails and dinner and attempt to solve the mystery while mingling with potential love matches.
Grab your friends for a wild and fun night out! Jam to beats by Felonius Funk with special guest DJ Grimrock for a mix of old school hip-hop, house music, mash-ups and more. A signature Aloft cocktail is included in ticket price, along with a gourmet candy bar, late night snacks, and exciting door prizes. The dress code requires you wear red, green, or yellow, so dress according to your relationship status!
Arthur Murray Dance Centre is hosting a Valentine’s Date Night for couples wanting to learn how to dance. Food, bar service, music and romantic dance lessons are all included.
When: February 13, 7 pm
Venue: Arthur Murray Dance Centre, 231 B Forge Rd. SE