Monday, February 10, 2020 / by Alicia Hanna
Winter can be hard to swallow, especially in Ottawa. We seem to be on day 230 this winter, and cabin fever is slowly setting in. You need out. You need some excitement in your life. You may also have forgotten that it is Valentine's Day Friday. Don't panic, we have you covered. Here are some unique ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner.
Underneath the Harlem Moon
Since it hit 2020, I have been all about recreating the 1920's and this is exactly what I dreamed of. Celebrate Valentine’s Day speakeasy-style as we take you back to the creative wonderland of the Harlem Renaissance. You’re in for a night of entertainment celebrating many artistic disciplines from burlesque to spoken word to music and beyond! Settle in for dinner, drinks and a show with a date or your friends and get ready for a night that fuses vintage glamour with a modern sensibility all its own!
Friday, February 14th – Dinner at 6:30 PM, Show from 8 PM
Cafe Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland St, Ottawa
Tinder Tales is the show where comedians share their own real dating disaster stories live on stage. As seen at Just For Laughs with over 250 sold-out shows across Canada.
Thursday February 13, 2020 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Avenue Ottawa
Valentine’s Partner Yoga Partner Yoga is a perfect idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or just having a good time with a friend. This class is designed for all levels, no experience needed (thank goodness). Just a little sense of humour required!Friday, February 14, 2020, | 7- 9 PM
Prana Shanti Yoga Center, 52 Armstrong Street Ottawa
$60 per couple.
Valentine’s Day Cocktails, Classic Hollywood Style
What is more glamorous than cocktails and 'Classic Hollywood'? Let Camille Hopper-Naud of Coupe & Mixer take you into the world of 3 classic Hollywood films by teaching you how to make the cocktails they made famous. Enjoy the tastes, sights, and sounds of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Thin Man and, of course, Casablanca.
Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Chapters Rideau, 47 Rideau Street, Ottawa
$75/person (+ tax & service fees)
He Loves Oysters, You Love Scotch. Let’s Shuck
Enjoy a cozy evening sampling our Oysters with Scotch. A fantastic pairing. The briny, peaty character of the Isla single malt brings out a sweetness in the oyster, while the latter adds a salty touch to the whiskey. Bring your sweetheart to Montgomery Scotch Lounge for a romantic, low-key evening!
Friday, February 14, 2020, | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Montgomery Scotch Lounge, 1154 Bank Street, Ottawa
Nerf Gun Battling
Are you and your partner competitive? If so, Nerf Gun Battling is for you. Nerf Gun Batting, food, glow paint and drinks at GlowSport Ottawa. Friday, February 14, 2020 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
GlowSport Ottawa West, 2437 Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa
The Grand Ice Bar
Come chill out at Ottawa's Best Ice Bar in the Byward Market. Embrace the charms of winter in the most Canadian way. Enjoy live music, and warm up around the fire pits with some hot chocolate, or some delicious cocktails.
Friday, February 14, 2020, | 04:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Grand, 74 George Street, Ottawa
Copper on Ice
Chill out on the 16th-floor outdoor rooftop lounge at Ottawa’s luxury and lifestyle boutique hotel Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market. Enjoy lights, a funneling luge, Canadian maple taffy, and of course an Ice Bar overlooking the Nation’s Capital.
Through February 16, 2020, | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Copper Spirits and Sights, 325 Dalhousie Street Andaz Ottawa
Lastly, if you are like me and want to avoid leaving your home to celebrate, this is the idea for you. A 4 Course Dinner For Two Includes: Long Stem Red Rose, Scented Candle, Reheat Instructions, Zolas Fresh Semolina Dinner Rolls
February 8 to 13, 2020
Zolas Restaurant, 2194 Robertson Road, Nepean
4 Course Dinner For Two for - $69
No matter what your plans are, I hope you enjoy this special day with your loved one.