It is that time of year that we celebrate a very commercial holiday. Be that as it may, it gives us the reminder to stop, pause, and appreciate the LOVEly things around us.
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All weekend long
Friday through Sunday: Head to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for the Coastal Virginia Home & Garden Show.
Beginning Friday and running through March, don’t miss the Edwart Burtynsky: Water exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
7pm: You’ve got questions, and hopefully, they’ve got answers at Thursday Trivia Night at Coelacanth Brewing.
7pm: Jazz it up at the Kroc Center with the VSO Jazz Orchestra.
9pm-1am: Join the Norfolk Taphouse for the Locals Rock Show featuring One 80 Out, Black Book, The Cemetery Boys, and Wolfsnare.
3pm: Head over to Commonwealth Brewing Company for the Hüblebräg Double India Pale Lager Beer Release Party.
5pm: Work Release is going native during NATIVE Opening Weekend, a group exhibition presented by the Rutter Family Art Foundation.
6-8pm: Join the Museum of Contemporary Art for SweetART: Family Night.
6-9pm: It is chilly out there; bring some chili to your tummy at the O’Connor Food Truck Challenge. May the best bean win.
6-9pm: Head to Fitness First Health and Wellness for Love Affair, a night of yoga, art, and community.
6:30-9:30pm: Get super impressed at the American Impressionism Opening Part at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.
7-11pm: Get yourself to the Push Comedy Theater for the Panties in a Twist Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit The Muse Writers Center and H.E.R. Shelter.
8pm-12am: Catch Jacob Vanko at The Tailgate Sports Pub in Virginia Beach.
8pm: Head to the Ted for Mike Epps, Sommore, Arnez J, and Tony Rock during the Festival of Laughs.
8pm: Enjoy some electro-pop with Cherub, Gibbz, and Mike Floss at the Norva.
8am: Participate in the Share the Love 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run with LifeNet Health Foundation in Virginia Beach.
8am-1pm: Tidewater Comicon is hosting another Mega Nerd Garage Sale. Don’t be shy; get your nerd on.
8am-2pm: Grab your best gal and celebrate Galentines day while having brunch at Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie.
9am-5pm: Before video games, DS devices, TVs and such, what did kids get to do for fun? Find out at the Children’s Museum of Virginia at the opening weekend of Centuries of Childhood: An American Story. Take your kids and smack them with reality!
11am-2pm: It is Community Day at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News. That means that there are activities and FREE admission.
11am-4pm: Join Williamsburg Pottery for their Asian Festival. This is a free event.
11am-2pm: OH MY GOD! THE ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER … Oh, no, wait. They are just invading the Hampton History Museum.
11am: The Chrysler Museum of Art is hosting a Black History Month Performance: Dancing Feet and Talking Drums. Check out Atumpan’s Corey and LaQuinta Marie Staten, and you’ll enjoy learning from Corey ‘the talented blind guy’.
12-3pm: Did you wait too long to get your sweetie something for Valentine’s Day? Well, that was dumb. Fortunately, Kitsch is going to help you out by offering a Fairview Place Valentine’s Pop Up.
12-4pm: Head to Virginia Beach for the Cupid’s Undie Run. The run may be ‘brief,’ but it raises money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
2-6pm: Join Smarthmouth for the 2nd Annual Oyster Roast.
2:30pm: Catch the Civil War Lecture: View the Monitor Through Photos at the Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News.
3-6pm: Kiss & Tail during the Virginia Zoo Date Night. This is a 21 and up party.
4-7pm: If you missed the Galentine’s brunch early on Saturday, perhaps you can make it to Galentine’s Day at O’Connor Brewery.
4-6pm: Grab a free carriage ride at Peninsula Town Center.
4:30-5pm: Don’t miss the free planetarium show Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living Museum.
7pm: Bourbon, music, dancing, and food: Head to the Harrison Opera House for Bees Knees Speakeasy.
7-10pm: Head to the 5th Annual Story Slam at Ohef Sholom Temple.
7-10pm: The Venue presents Lover’s Lane that includes an open mic session.
7-11pm: Do you hate Valentine’s Day? Do flowers, hearts and pink stuffed animals make you wanna barf? Then head to Wasserhund Brewing for an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Just don’t take a date; that would send the wrong message.
8pm: Don’t get your panties in a twist; enjoy a comedy instead! Catch Panties in a Twist: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show at the Wells Theatre.
8pm-12am: Head to the Wyndham at the Oceanfront for the 2016 Red Hot Valentine’s Ball.
8pm: For those of you who remember the 80s because you lived them, or for those of you who think the 80s must have been spectacular because you’re too young to know any better, you can experience the musical sounds during The Legwarmers and DJ Ghozt at the Norva.
9pm: If you’re love is a little more hardcore, make your way to O Herman in Newport News for A Metal Valentine.
9:30pm: Head to O’Connor’s for The Witches Ball: An After Hours Burlesque Show.
9am: Join Smartmouth Beer for Brewed to Run.
2pm: In case you missed it on Saturday, you can still catch Panties in a Twist at the Wells Theatre.
6pm: Ah, nothing makes love possible like tequila. Join Colley Cantina for the Valentine’s Day Tequila Mixer.
7:30pm: Enjoy a night with Jim Brickman at the Harrison Opera House.
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