10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Philly

And none of them involve a candlelit dinner.

Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink.

Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink.

Secrets of the Heart: Lusted, Busted or Trusted @ PlayGround at the Adrienne | Friday, February 10
Improv theater company Tongue & Groove delves into the Secrets of the Heart with their annual Valentine’s show. Just before it starts, audience members are invited to write down a secret about love, lust or longing on a card, which the performers select at random and have to act out. It’s BYOB.

Valentine’s Day Date Night @ The Clay Studio | February 10-14
Pretend you’re Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost at the Clay Studio’s date night series, where there will be romantic music, candlelight, chocolate and champagne, and instructors to show you how to do four-handed clay throwing.

Valentine’s Ghost Tour: Love Never Dies @ Powel House | February 11-14
Listen to tales of love gone hauntingly wrong on this cupid-themed candlelit ghost tour. It starts at the Colonial-era Powel House and includes a tour inside the house.

The Kiss @ Rodin Museum | Through January 2019
The new installation at the recently reopened Rodin Museum is all about passion. Stroll through with your sweetie, checking out The Kiss, Eternal Springtime, Youth Triumphant, and other Rodin masterpieces depicting intense embraces.

Love, Letters, and Libations @ Rosenbach Museum & Library | Saturday, February 11
The Rosenbach is throwing a Valentine’s Day cocktail party. Drink Yards’ Love Stout while you peruse the love letters in the collection and create your own at the craft table.

Valentine’s on Ice @ Chestnut Hill | Saturday, February 11
Ice Sculpture Philly will be at Laurel Hill Gardens to show off their ice-carving skills during Chestnut Hill’s family-friendly Valentine’s celebration. There will be free s’mores and hot chocolate, and Elsa from Frozen will make an appearance.

RetroLove @ World Café Live | Sunday, February 12
Miss the days before meeting someone new meant swiping right? Philadelphia Jazz Project’s RetroLove takes a nostalgic look back at dating before the Internet, with original songs, stories, poetry and music.

First Person Arts' Ex-Files StorySlam. Photo by Jen Cleary

First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam. Photo by Jen Cleary

Ex-Files StorySlam @ Punch Line Philly | Tuesday, February 14
Chris Lundy hosts First Person Arts’ annual “Anti-Valentine’s Day” storytelling contest. Brave souls will take the stage to share funny, sad or just plain ridiculous tales of past relationships and dates gone horribly awry for a chance to win $100 and a spot in the Grand Slam contest at the 2017 First Person Arts Festival.

Sweetheart Skate @ Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest | Tuesday, February 14
Glide around the ice with your sweetheart, indulge in chocolates, and capture the night with a keepsake photo, all included with your ticket.

Love Potion #9 @ Penn Museum | Wednesday, February 15
Keep the Valentine’s Day vibe going into Wednesday at this P.M. @ Penn Museum after-hours event. The museum will stay open late, with cocktails and snacks for purchase, while you listen to a talk about aphrodisiacs in ancient Egypt, check out the Magic in the Ancient World exhibit, make a magical charm to attract your crush, find out if it’ll work with a Tarot card reading, and watch a comedy performance by Ray Saraceni.

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