What To Do: Valentine’s Day in Chicago

Whether you're coupled up or completely avoiding the holiday, we've covered all the bases for surviving Valentine's Day in Chicago.

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Whether you're coupled up or completely avoiding the holiday, we've covered all the bases for surviving Valentine's Day in Chicago.
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Love is Sweet Valentine’s Day Dessert Tasting nBlokes and Birds Public House and Karaoke Lounge Thursday, Feb. 12; 6 p.m. | 3343 N. Clark Street. | $30
Couples Cooking Valentine's Day Dinner nFri., Feb. 13, Sat. Feb. 14 | 6:00 p.m.nKendall College | 900 N. North Branch St. $90 per person
"First Date" Broadway Musical Fri., Feb. 13 - Sat., Feb. 14 | 7:30 p.m.nRoyal George Theatre Center | 1641 N. Halsted St. $59 per ticket
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V-Day Sausage Fest Fri., Feb. 13 - Sat., Feb. 15 | 5 p.mnLinks Taproom | 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Love on The Ledge nSat., Feb. 14, 8:30 a.m.nWillis Tower | 233 S. Wacker Drive $70 per personnGuests can experience a romantic, gravity-defying breakfast buffet on Willis Tower’s 99th floor with express VIP access to Skydeck Chicago and The Ledge.
Eataly Presents: Osteria Valentino Pop-up for Valentine's Day Sat., Feb. 14, 5 p.m.nEataly | 43 E. Ohio St.
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Valentine's Day Wine Making For Couples nSat., Feb. 14, 5 p.m.nChicago Marriott Downtown | 540 N. Michigan Ave. $199 per couple + plus suppliesnCouples can trying making wine and enjoy a specially prepared gourmet dinner.
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Fleetwood Mac Allstate Arena | 6920 North Mannheim Road; Rosemont, IL Ticket prices vary
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Brew of Hearts Sat., Feb 14 | 2 p.m.nThe Chop Shop | 2033 W North Avenuen$35 per personnA love that most can agree on: drinking beer. Brewers so far include Transient, Goose Island, Rude Hippo, Inebriated, Middle Brow, Begyle and more.
Hideout Makeout Party The Hideout | 1354 W Wabansia Avenue "An Evening of Aural Intercourse" at the ninth annual Hideout Makeout Party. An orchestra of local musicians will gather and work their way through a selection of original music, film soundtracks and love songs.
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I'll Do Anything To See Boobs Tonight: A Valentine's Burlesque Cabaret nSat., Feb 14 | MidnightnGorilla Tango Theatre | 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenuen$28 per ticketnGet your heart stolen and broken by your favorite Gorilla Tango Burlesque Geek Girls strutting their stuff while wearing their hearts on their sleeves and not much else!
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Date Night at Ignite Glass Studios nIgnite Glass Studios | 401 N. Armour StreetnFri., Feb. 13 - Sat., Feb. 14 | 6 - 9 p.m.n$75.00 per couplenJoin Ignite Glass Studios in celebrating Valentines Day with a hands-on glassblowing experience for two. Ignite will open its Hot Shop after-hours for a special glass heart workshop. Each couple will work together to create a single glass heart of their own design. Complimentary sparkling wine & chocolates add a sweet finish to the evening.
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Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo nHilton Chicago | 720 S. Michigan | madmonster.com | $50-$199nFri., Feb 13 - Sun., Feb 15nBecause romance means different things to different people, step outside the mold and check out Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo and visit the Charles Manson exhibit.
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Cherub nSat. Feb 14 | 8 p.m.nConchord Music Hall | 2047 N. Milwaukee Avenuen$20.50 per ticketnhttp://www.clubtix.com/cherub-concord-music-hall-tickets-349983
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Love is in The Air Valentine's Day Package nSat., Feb. 14 | 9:30 a.m. Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center $1,000 | 630-850-5546nThe Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center is offering 20-minute private helicopter rides for two. The package includes a suite with a golf-course view, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and breakfast in bed.
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Grapesbottles Wine Tasting Social: Valentine's Day Edition nSat., Feb. 14 | 5 p.m.nDana Hotel & Spa | 660 N. State St. $30 per person
Little Goat
Little Goat's Valentine's Day party nSat., Feb. 14, | 7:30 p.m.nLittle Goat | 820 W Randolph St $65 per person
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Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise nFri., Feb. 13 | 6:30 p.m.nOdyssey Chicago Cruises | 600 East Grand Avenue $99.90-$179.90 | 888-636-7737
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Chicago Auto Show nFeb. 14 - Feb. 22 | $12 per ticketnMcCormick Place | 2301 S. Lake Shore DrivenThe Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 107th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.
Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park nFor Valentine's Day weekend, the rink will be open later. Hours are 10 am - 10 pm on Saturday, Feb.14 & Sun., February 15.n$12 per skate rental
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Anti-Valentine's Day Party nSat., Feb. 14 | 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.nThalia Hall | 1807 S Allport Streetn$14 per ticketnThe name says it all: Celebrate the glory of not having to celebrate Valentine's Day at this Anti-Valentine's Day party. Goose Island hosts the bar from 8 - 9 p.m. and the first 200 to arrive receive a gift bag from the Pleasure Chest.
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The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt nArt Institute of Chicago | 111 S Michigan Ave $23 per personnA naked scavenger hunt, what more could you ask for? Compete in a sultry search for nudity in art to get you in the mood.
Hands-On Gelato Making Class nBlack Dog Gelato | 1955 W. Belmont AvenuenSat., Feb 14 | 4-6 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. $150 per couplenCreate your own gelato flavor in a 2-hour class that includes drinks and appetizers. E-mail catering@blackdogchicago.com or call 773-348-7935 for more information and to secure your spot.
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Prom Night nChicago Art Department | 1932 S. Halsted | $30-$200nSat., Feb. 14 | 7 - 11 p.m.nChicago Art Department puts on a prom complete with streamers, balloons, and a photographer ready snap a picture of you and your date.
"Walk of Shame" Brunch nMercat a la Planxa | 638 S Michigan AvenuenSun., Feb. 15 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.nBoasting the best bloody mary in the city, what other reason do you need to check out Mercat a la Planxa’s “Walk of Shame” brunch? Rehash the night before with friends and toast to another year until you have to figure out Valentine's Day.
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