Don't know what to do for your sweetheart on Valentine's? Hint: chocolates and candy are classics for a reason, but all it really takes is for you and your loved one to do something fun together, whatever that may mean. Here are some great ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Milwaukee area.
Valentine's Weekend Events
- UW-Milwaukee Festival of Films in French
What: Take your valentine to see a film in French -- the language of love.
Where: UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
When: Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 17
Cost: All films are free
- That's Amore: A Concert of Love Songs
What: The Florentine Opera presents popular love songs.
Where: Marcus Center for Performing Arts, Vogel Hall, 929 N. Water St.
When: 7:30 Friday, February 8; 2:30 and 7:30 Saturday, February 9; and 2:30 Sunday, February 10
Cost: $22 - $32
- Romancing the Stars
What: Tour the cosmos with a special Valentine's Day star show.
Where: Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St.
When: 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14; 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 15; 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16
Cost: $20 per couple
- Capone's Valentine's Feast at the Hotel Metro
What: A non-traditional take on Valentine's Day with a delectable dinner at the Metro. Big spenders can also spring for a hotel package.
Where: Hotel Metro, 411 E. Mason St.
When: Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16
Cost: Cost varies
- Sweetheart Night at the Domes
What: Take an evening stroll through the domes during this special edition of Music Under Glass.
Where: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd.
When: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, February 14
Cost: $6.50, $5 ages 6-17 and students, free for kids 5 and under
- Celebrate Valentine's in the Third Ward
What: Several restaurants and bars in the Third Ward are offering great Valentine's specials.
Where: Throughout the Third Ward
When: Thursday, February 14, some venues continuing their special through Saturday, February 16
Looking for easy Valentine's gifts in Milwaukee? If you are romantically inclined, but perhaps not creatively so, don't forget the good old standbys of chocolate and flowers. Find Milwaukee Chocolatiers and Florists in Milwaukee to complete your Valentine's date.