Archive: 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago in 2011

Where to look for love, please your love or stay far away from love.

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John Allan's men's grooming club is cleaning up the fellas for Valentine's Day by opening a special pop-up store at the James Hotel (55 East Ontario) on Feb. 11-13 from, 4-7 p.m. each day. Get trims, nail buffs, mini massages and shoe shines and complimentary cocktails and food from David Burke’s Primehouse. Reserve by calling (312) 663-4600.
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The Harris Theatre presents its annual Valentine's Weekend Engagement on Feb. 11–13 featuring some of its most sensual performances, just what you need to get the mood right in time for that special day. Click herefor the full sexy schedule.
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Trader Todd's hosts a Valentine’s Day Karaoke speed dating event on Sunday. Girls throw their names in one hat, guys in another, and random couples are tasked with singing a duet. The winning couple gets a complimentary Valentine's Day dinner.
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Jbar in the James Hotel hosts "Love-Drugged" on Saturday night, a party designed to get you in the mood for love. Several aphrodisiac cocktails will be offered, including Green Tea Lush, Pink Chocolate and DJ Kevin Taek will keep the beats sexy.
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Anti-Valentine's Day singles can hit the Fedora Lounge for a "Cupid is Stupid" party on Monday night, featuring specialty cocktails like Black Heart Shots, Black Mimosas and food such as Broken Heart-ichoke fritters. Bitter much?
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HUB51 hosts a "Last Chance for Love" singles party on Saturday night from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Enjoy $6 Love Punch cocktails and half-off bottles of bubbly downstairs at SUB51. Get a HUB 51 heart tattoo and get 20 percent off brunch the next day.
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The Martini Bar offers three sexy sippers on Monday in the form of a couples martini-making class. You and your boo can learn how to make a French Martini, a Rated X Martini and a Godiva Chocolate Martini. Click here to RSVP. $30
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Monday's All Need Love Festival at the Field Museum is dedictated to -- what else -- love. Enjoy bands like Funkadesi, speakers and a rotating cast of DJs to celebrate this universal emotion. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Tickets $96.00 - $260
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Fellas, become a two-star Michelin chef for Valentine’s Day by hitting up Balsan in the Elysian Hotel Sunday for a class on how to cook a three-course meal for their special someone. Call 312-646-1415 for reservations.
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Say "whatever" to love and head out this weekend without a significant other. The "Screw Cupid" pub crawl at McGee's starts at 8 p.m. Saturday with a $25 wristband purchase, that gets you access to several Lincoln Park and Lakeview bars with food and drink specials along the way. Trolley service between the bars every 15 minutes.
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