This year, Louisville must be really feeling the love, because we’ve found several Valentine’s Day events that are turning our black hearts more of a deep mauve. Check ‘em out.
Tunnel of LoVe with Va Va Vixens (Feb. 5-19) | Art Sanctuary | 1433 S. Shelby St. | vavavixens.com | 7-11 p.m. | $35
“A whimsical assortment of music, dance, aerials, burlesque” from the Va Va Vixens, “Louisville’s premier variety & burlesque troupe.”
Free Online Paint Night (Feb. 10) | A Purposeful Ponte Studio | Virtual event | $0 – $15| 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
No experience necessary at this free online Valentine’s-themed painting class. BYO supplies or pick them up for $15.
Pop-Up Tintype Portrait Sessions (Feb. 11-13, 25-26) | Calliope Arts | 324 E. College St. | bookrivercitytintype.as.me | Starting at $60 | Time slots available from 4:00 p.m.-8:40 p.m.
Book a timeslot to get an old-timey tintype photo of you and a loved one.
The Purrfect Valentine’s Weekend (Feb. 11-12) | Purrfect Day Cat Cafe | 1741 Bardstown Road | purrfectdaycafe.com | $50 for two | 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
Share your V-Day with adoptable kittens at the Purrfect Day Cafe — a dessert and non alcoholic beverages included.
We Ain’t Goals – Lover’s Lounge (Feb. 11) | Loft at The Biscuit Lounge | 120 S. 10th St. | Facebook | $40 single, $60 couple | 7-11 p.m.
Games, music, a raffle and more at the new and swanky Loft at The Biscuit Lounge.
Valentine’s Day Silent Disco (Feb. 11) | Hi-Wire Brewing Louisville | 642 Baxter Ave. | Facebook | $5 for headphones | 8 p.m.-midnight
Dancing on your own is no problem even on V-Day at this silent disco party, featuring headphones playing the playlists of three different DJs.
Valentines Love Jam (Feb. 11) | KFC Yum! Center | 1 Arena Plaza | kfcyumcenter.com | $54.75+ | 8 p.m.
A Valentine’s Day concert from three vocal powerhouses: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Stephanie Mills.
GALentine’s Day (Feb. 12) | Our Lady of Perpetual Hops | 300 Foundation Court, New Albany | Facebook | No cover | Noon-4 p.m.
It’s not Valentine’s Day; It’s Galentine’s for you and the girls featuring mimosa flights, beer and cupcake pairings, psychic readings, shopping, hairstyling and more.
Valentine’s or Galentine’s Charcuterie Board Workshop (Feb. 12) | HoneyBear Farms | 14005 Taylorsville Road | Facebook | $75 per person | 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Learn how to make your own delectable charcuterie board.
MakerPlace Workshop: Stained Glass (Feb. 12) | Kentucky Science Center | 727 W. Main St. | kysciencecenter.org | $20 per person, $15 members | 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Learn how to make a stained glass Valentine’s gift at this family-friendly (ages 8 and up) event.
Love Market (Feb. 12) | NoraeBar | 717 E. Market St. | instagram.com/noraebar | Free | 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Karaoke rooms become vendor booths at this love-and-sex-themed shopping event.
Champagne Valentine’s Day Tea (Feb. 12) | The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum | 1402 St. James Court | conrad-caldwell.org/valentines-tea | $45 | Starts at 2 p.m.
What could be more romantic than high tea in a mansion? (They’ve also got a no-alcohol option the same day for those under 21.)
Valentine’s Dinner at 1844 Presley Tyler House (Feb. 12) | Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead | 3200 Tucker Station Road | visitblackacre.org/calendar | 5:30-9 p.m. | $150 per couple
An intimate three-course dinner with strolling violinists in the historic Presley Tyler House.
Valentine’s Biergarten (Feb. 12) | German American Club | 1840 Lincoln Ave. | gaclouisville.com | Free | 6:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
Plenty of German food and music — and it’s all free and family-friendly.
Valentine’s Candlelit Hike (Feb. 12-14) | Louisville Nature Center | 3745 Illinois Ave. | louisvillenaturecenter.org | $60, nonmembers | 7-10 p.m.
A romantic, candlelit walk through the woods with a fire, snacks and drinks afterward.
Love Boat: A Valentine’s Voyage (Feb. 12 and 14) | Belle of Louisville | 401 W. River Road | belleoflouisville.org/cruises/special-events | $79.99 for adults, $78.99 for seniors| 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Treat your significant other or your best friend to one of these 21+ dinner cruises, which include food, drinks, photo ops and a DJ.
Galentine’s Show (Feb. 12) | Portal | 1512 Portland Ave. | fifteen-twelve.com | $10 | 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Routine Caffeine, Slut Pill, and Sister Crone bring the tunes at this ladies-first event.
Coat Check’s Valentine’s (Feb. 12) | The Whirling Tiger | 1335 Story Ave. | Search Facebook | $10 | 9 p.m.
A Valentine’s rager benefiting Planned Parenthood with DJ sets.
FilthyGorgeous Be My Valentine! (Feb. 12) | The Alcove | 246 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Indiana | Facebook | Free | 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
A late-night 21+ drag and burlesque event across the river.
Valentine’s Day Brunch & Day Party (Feb. 13) | Seafood Lady | 601 E. Jefferson St. | Instagram | 1-5 p.m. | No cover
A brunch experience from the famous Seafood Lady, including door prizes, a DJ, buffet and bottomless mimosas.
My Sexy Valentine (Feb. 13) | NoraeBar | 717 East Market Street | prizmpop.com/eventsclasses | $10 | 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Wearing lingerie is highly recommended at this sexy cabaret event (which includes free food!)
Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner (Feb. 14) | Sergio’s World Beers | 1605 Story Avenue | sergiosworldbeers.com | $70/person | Starts at 5 p.m.
Reservations required for this dinner event. Expect food and beers.
Valentine’s at Limón y Sal (Feb. 14) | Limón y Sal | 10000 Brownsboro Road | Facebook | No cover | 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Enjoy live music, craft goodie bags and a new love potion cocktail at Limón y Sal.
Valentine’s Day Open Mic (Feb. 14) | 21st in Germantown | 1481 S. Shelby St. | Facebook | No cover | 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
The School of Rock Adult Band will provide some of the entertainment; you and yours will provide the rest. Kid-friendly, with food available for purchase.
The Jesse Lees Perform The Love Below (Feb. 14) | Headliners | 1386 Lexington Road | headlinerslouisville.com | $12 in advance, $15 day-of | Doors at 7:00 p.m, show from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Enjoy an Outkast tribute show by a local band, plus two comedy sets.
Valentine’s Dinner (Feb. 14) | Whitehall House & Gardens | 3110 Lexington Road | historicwhitehall.org | $85-$100 per person | 7 p.m.
A romantic, candlelit, four-course feast at the historic Whitehall House & Gardens.