Even as cupid never left any rules for celebrating Valentine’s Day, a bevy of happenings in Chicago make for a rare to completely unforgettable February 14.
Valentine’s Day with Lady Gaga
Whether one’s solo or a unit, Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way Ball” delivers on an unforgettable Valentine’s Day evening. Ticket prices start at $62 after taxes and fees. Chicago’s United Center | 1901 W Madison | Near West Side | Chicago, IL 60612
Caroling + Classic Film
For those couples, who live for caroling, sing-alongs or just crooning love songs, head over to the Music Box Theatre on Valentine’s Day. An organ accompaniment and projected lyrics, followed by the Humphrey Bogart classic, ‘Casablanca” are the feature attractions of this Chicago event ($11). Also, some local Lakeview restaurants are combining dinner with this Valentine’s Day happening. Music Box Theatre| Lakeview | 3733 N. Southport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613 | 773-871-6604
Dine at Hugh Hefner’s mansion.
Foodies need not be in a coupling to attend the feast of “Aphrodisia!” The mid-1800’s mansion, formerly owned by Mr. Hefner, will be hosting a Valentine’s Day a four course dinner by Chef Markus Ford. ($75)
42 E. Superior | Chicago IL | 60601 | http://www.eleverchicago.com/Events.html
Take love to new heights.
What’s the power couple with little time on their hands to do on Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps, it’s a new partnership, ready to transition the relationship to the next level. In either case, breakfast on the 99th floor of Chicago’s Willis Tower symbolizes such a Valentine’s Day affair (as long as no one suffers from vertigo). ($60/per person) Willis Skydeck | Downtown | 233 S. Wacker Drive | 60606 | 312-875-9447
Join the Anti-Valentine’s Day movement.
Around Chicago, three venues are hosting parties for singles as well as significant others. In Chicago’s River North, Howl at the Moon and English kick off parties, shortly after the work hour (Different cocktails specials).
Then in Wrigleyville, go mingle with other anti-Valentine’s Day merrymakers at The Pony. Rumor has it that guests may participate in a round of speed dating. ($20)
- Howl at the Moon | River North | 30 W. Hubbard St |Chicago, IL 60654
- English | River North | 444 N. La Salle St. | 312-222-6200
- The Pony | Wrigleyville/Lakeview | 1638 W. Belmont Ave. | $20 | 773-828-5055
A resident of Chicago, Holly Bentz is the owner of an online content production boutique. This Valentine’s Day, Holly will celebrate February 14th like any other day: breathing, writing and eating.