What does Valentine’s Day in a pandemic look like? We’re separated by masks, computers, or social-distancing rules, but we’re still connected. And, now more than ever maybe, the world could use a little love. So here are eight local events to participate in: ticketed, virtual, distanced and outside.
Valentine’s Day Local Artist | Gift Market (Through Feb. 13) | Kaiju | 1004 E. Oak St. | Search Facebook | No cover | Times vary
Buy your sweetheart something local this Valentine’s Day at Kaiju’s Louisville artist gift market.
Valentine’s Day Beer And Cookie Pairing (Through Feb. 14) | Old Louisville Brewery | 625 W. Magnolia Ave. | Search Facebook | $14 | Times vary
Free Virtual Painting Class – Valentine’s Balloons (Feb. 11) | Zoom | Search Facebook | Free ($25 to buy a kit) | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Create your own work of Valentine’s Day art, led by A Purposeful Ponte Studio. Register for the free Zoom class and provide your own supplies, or pay $25 for all you’ll need.
Valentine’s Day Hike (Feb. 12-13) | Jefferson Memorial Forest Horine Reservation | 12304 Holsclaw Road, Fairdale, Kentucky | Search Facebook | $20-$40 per couple | 7-9 p.m.
Enjoy a candlelit night hike with your lover, ending with hot chocolate or a private bonfire with a s’mores kit. Call 368-5404 to register.
DIY Youth Workshops: Heart Wreath (Feb. 13) | Waterfront Botanical Gardens | 1435 Frankfort Ave. | waterfrontgardens.org | $20 | 2-3 p.m.
A Valentine’s craft for students in grades 6-12: A heart-shaped wreath made from a wire frame and artificial flowers. Light refreshments will be served.
Valentine’s Day Pajamas And Drag (Feb. 14) | CC’s Kitchen | 800 S. Fourth St. | Search Facebook | $10 | Noon, 3 p.m.
Show up in your pajamas and enjoy brunch and a drag show featuring Mokha Montrese, Vanessa Demornay, Beverly Hellz, TB Sparrow and Zoe Zahara. Buy a ticket to reserve your spot.
LOVE By Dwiznasty (Feb. 14) | NoraeBar | 717 E. Market St. | noraebar.myshopify.com | 717 E. Market St. | $10 | 5-10 p.m.
Destiny Mbachu (Dwiznasty) has curated a gallery evening featuring five Black local artists; food; drinks; and a self-love photoshoot.
Phelix’s Pleasure Principle (Feb. 14) | Instagram TV | instagram.com/phephephresh | Free-$20 | 7 p.m.
Submit relationship and sex advice to Valentine’s Day baby Phelix Crittenden, and she’ll answer your questions on Instagram TV. Toss in $20 to win a V’Day B’Day raffle bundle.