As you already know, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Wait, what? You forgot? The day of love snuck up on you before you could plan out that incredibly romantic, once-in-a-lifetime, this-makes-up-for-every-anniversary-and-birthday-I’ve-ever-forgotten date? Don’t fret; we’ve got your back. Here are five dates ranging from traditional to tailor-made that will save you from sleeping on the couch tomorrow night. You’re welcome.
Traditional: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie Theater. As of this morning, plenty of seats were still available for the sexiest show in the Twin Cities. Sure, it’s about failed marriage and lost love, but hey, that’ll just make your romance seem that much stronger, right? guthrietheater.org
Sweet: If there’s anything cuter than holding hands while skating beneath the twinkling lights of downtown St. Paul, we’d love to know. Grab your earmuffs and Thermos of hot chocolate and head to the Wells Fargo WinterSkate rink. Plus, skate rental is just $2 per pair (free if you show your Wells Fargo check/credit card), making this date both affordable and adorable. wellsfargowinterskate.com
Out-of-the-Box: Show your lover you care by spreading the love around the world: give the gift of honeybees, baby chickens, or tree seedlings through Heifer International. Not only will you be helping people in need improve their lives, you’ll be breaking the stigma of Valentine’s Day being a “Hallmark holiday.” How’s that for creativity? heifer.org
Bubbly: Champagne is sexy. But it’s also a bit mysterious—a drink you only have once, maybe twice, a year. Haskell’s to the rescue! From 4-7 p.m. tomorrow, all Haskell’s locations are hosting free Champagne and sparkling wine tastings. After you and yours sample some bubbly, pick a favorite and head home to enjoy it with that homemade dinner you’re going to make (right?) and that romcom that’s been hanging out on your Netflix queue. haskells.com
Physical: Hey now, get your mind out of the gutter. We’re talking some super deep, super sexy prana stretch action at Align Pilates in Minneapolis. “Prana” is the Sanskrit word for “vital life” or “breath,” and is the driving force behind all yoga practices. In this special prana stretch class, the two of you will breathe, move, and grow together, all to live music. Relaxing and romantic, all in one. (Note: Class is Wednesday, February 15, from 7:30-8:45 p.m., $20/person. Sign up online to reserve your spots.) alignpilates.com