Archive: Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day: Where to find bromance

If you're looking for an excuse to get the guys together, try one of these bromantic ideas.

By Fritz Hahn | January 31, 2011; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Valentine's Day: Wine and chocolate day trips

Hit Valentine's out of the park this year: Plan a roadtrip to a winery and settle in for a pastoral afternoon of wine and chocolates.

By Lavanya Ramanathan | January 28, 2011; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Valentine's Day: Happy hours that will impress a date

If you want to make a good impression, don't go to your usual after-work watering hole. This is a date that deserves some effort. Pick a new place where you can impress them with exotic tropical cocktails, robust French wines or fancy Belgian beers -- without spending a lot of money.

By Fritz Hahn | January 27, 2011; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

How to avoid Cupid on Valentine's Day

Tonight, D.C. is sure to be full of those lovey-dovey folks who've drunk the Feb. 14 Kool-Aid. If you saw Lavanya's Valentine's Day FAQ in Friday's Weekend section, you know my take on staying away from Cupid: Go somewhere that...

By Fritz Hahn | February 14, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Take your valentine and ... shred it?

Valentine's Day can be more divisive than politics: You're either a lover, or you hate it -- the candlelight dinners, the flowers, the whole saccharine thing. Haters: You may be single, but you're not alone. There are a handful of...

By Lavanya Ramanathan | February 13, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Low-key Valentine's ideas: Say it with vinyl

If you've been so busy pegging your loved ones with snowballs that you haven't even thought about Valentine's Day, allow us to remind you with today's Weekend cover story, which answers dating questions and has a bunch of great dates...

By Lavanya Ramanathan | February 12, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

For Valentine's Day, art for your heart

Art parties across town are offering an alternative for Valentine's Day celebrations. Get a healthy dose of gore courtesy of the Pink Line Project and some free sweets at the Torpedo Factory's Second (or should we say third?) Thursday Art...

By Stephanie Merry | February 11, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A musical Valentine's Day

When it comes to live music on Valentine's Day in D.C. there will always be a handful of the same options every year: Jerry "the Ice Man" Butler at Blues Alley, Felicia Carter at Twins Jazz and Lalah Hathaway at...

By David Malitz | February 9, 2010; 09:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Valentine's dates for wine lovers

Celebrate Valentine's Day with some wine- and food-focused events.

By Julia Beizer | February 9, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

A theatrical Valentine's Day

Looking for a special way to spend an evening with your valentine? Check out one of these love-themed productions, from futuristic Shakespeare to tell-all improv. Love means being able to bare your soul to the person you love, right? Well...

By Stephanie Merry | February 8, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Count down to Valentine's Day with a week of romantic movies

As the most romantic night of the year approaches, I scoured the film listings to come up with a week's worth of date movies for you and your honey -- okay, or maybe just you. Sure, "The Young Victoria" is...

By Michael O'Sullivan | February 7, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Valentine's Day dancing and romancing

For some couples, the ideal Valentine's Day is dinner followed by a glass of wine or cocktail in a dimly lit lounge. For those who favor going out dancing instead of sitting still, here are three great ways to get your groove on: Bollywood tunes, a night of slow jams and three funky soul DJs.

By Fritz Hahn | February 6, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Say it with truffles

Assuming you can actually leave your house sometime during the next week, you may want to pick up a box of chocolates for your Valentine. While most people were adopting New Year's resolutions and slimming down in early January, Julia was out scarfing down sweets to bring you this brand new list of the best chocolate shops in town.

By Julia Beizer | February 5, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brunch, served with a side of girl talk

UPDATE: This event has been postponed to Feb. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If you're going solo this Valentine's, save up your pressing dating questions -- like, "Why won't he call?" and "Dude, how did she get a ring?"...

By Lavanya Ramanathan | February 4, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Your heart thanks you

Today's Valentine's event ideas are focused on getting your heart pumping -- through exercise. And you can join in on them with your sweetie or just a pal. Remember no-pants day on Metro? On the day before Valentine's, you have...

By Anne Kenderdine | February 3, 2010; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Valentine's Day dining: Have you made reservations yet?

Make your Valentine's Day reservations soon. We've got the details on menus and prix-fixe deals around town.

By Julia Beizer | February 2, 2010; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

14 days of valentines from us to you

Whether you believe Valentine's Day is a sincere celebration of love or an evil conspiracy by greeting-card companies to bully you into spending, it does have a way of bringing some much-needed heat to the February social calendar. From performances...

By Lavanya Ramanathan | January 31, 2010; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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