Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Things to Do: Valentine's Day in DC

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching I had to share with my readers a few events and deals that I've come across. Whether you're anti-V Day or you love it, with the warmer temps (it's supposed to be in the 50s this weekend) why not go out and have some fun.

Below are some pre-Valentine's Day events that are happening this Friday (one is also on Monday). I pulled most of the events from BisNow's The Scene and wanted to share. The events are perfect for singles or couples.

Speed Dating for a Cure at Tabaq Bistro
1336 U Street NW
Friday, February 11 from 5:30 – 11:30 PM, take part in . Benefiting a great cause — The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 12 for 12 — 12 DATES FOR ONLY $12. Cash bar, happy hour menu, and fantastic RAFFLE prizes throughout the event,
for more info.

Woo at the Zoo
National Zoo, 300 Connecticut Ave NW
Friday, February 11 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, back for another year, Woo at the Zoo open to both singles and sweethearts, a lighthearted exploration into the sexual behavior of animals at the National Zoo. $15/FONZ members or $25/nonmembers includes a complimentary red-stemmed champagne flute, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Valentine cookies, and free parking,
for more info.

S.O.M.E. Junior Gala (one of my favorite local charities)
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St NW
Friday, February 11 from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM, join SOME (So Others Might Eat) for the Eighth Annual Junior Gala. Enjoy cocktails, live music and dancing for young professionals. Tickets: $85/person or $170/couple – benefits Marguerite's Place,
for more info.

Paradise Springs Winery Valentine's Chocolate & Wine Pairing
13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA
Friday, February 11 & Monday February 14 from 11:00 – 9:00 PM, join Paradise Springs Winery in a special Valentine's Chocolate & Wine Pairing. Each Paradise Springs Wine will be paired with a unique chocolate. Tasting of Sparkling Viognier, Apres, included: $25. Reservations not required. For more info,

Valentine's Day Deals

Check out the Capitol Dish's website for some incredible restaurant and hotel deals for Valentine's Day. Also, make sure to sign up for their weekly updates. For more information, click here

Living Social has a promotion called Flirt Fest from today (February 8) to February 14. They are offering various adventures, good for both singles and couples. Today's offer is for a tequila tasting, mojito making demo and salsa lessons for only $29. Visit their website for more information, click here.

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