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10 of the Best Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) Day Events in Milwaukee This Year

Will you be our Valentine?




The Avant-Garden of Love Concert and After Party

Jan Serr Studio (2155 N. Prospect Ave.) | Thursday And Friday At 7:30 P.M.

Described as a “love letter to avant-garde in the form of a quirky concert,” this event takes a creative approach to Valentine’s Day. Swedish composer and vocalist Sophie Dunér and Michigan’s toy-playing orchestra Little Bang Theory will join the Present Music Ensemble for the musical evening. Whether you attend the concert or not, the Twisted Hearts Surreal Soiree on the 14th is just the thing for those who want to celebrate the holiday in a decidedly un-Hallmark fashion. Groove to the sounds of We Six jazz ensemble while playing Exquisite Corpse (a drawing game) or writing a non-narrative love letter to the object of your affection. Then grab some food and a drink and settle in for the most extraordinary drag show ever to entertain Milwaukee, featuring Miss Birdie and a roster of glamorous gals.




Saint Kate Valentine’s Day

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel (139 E. Kilbourn Ave.) | Friday And Saturday (check site for varying events and times)

Saint Kate is bringing dinner and a show to the Valentine’s Day table, and nothing brings you closer to someone you love than humor. Dear Ruthie will host the show with a performance from “American Idol’s” Ryan Nicholas, a serenade from Lori Minetti as Marilyn Monroe and more. 




Good City Valentine’s Dinner

Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) | Friday At 6:30 P.M.

A lovely four-course dinner paired with your choice of craft beer or fine wine. Good City promises the meal will be intimate.

Photo courtesy of Good City Brewing




Slightly Naughty Nature

Wehr Nature Center (9701 W. College Ave., Franklin) | Friday At 7 P.M.

Maybe love isn’t your thing and nature is, that’s okay! Go alone or bring a partner and explore the nature of romance, courtship and reproduction in the plant and animal world. There will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the “Birds & the Bees” exhibit.




Galentine’s Day Yoga

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. (1024 S. 5th St.) | Thursday At 6 P.M.

Grab your gals for some yoga, alcoholic beverages, tacos and ice cream, of course. Lizzo will be headlining on the “kick-ass” playlist for this hour-long class.

Photo courtesy of JMKE Photography




Valentine’s Wine Dinner Along the Milwaukee River Walk

Milwaukee Athletic Club (758 N. Broadway) | Friday At 6:30 P.M.

You can never have too many options of a dinner for you and your sweetheart. Here’s a peak at this one’s menu: Lobster tagliatelle paired with Salvatore Principe Prosecco and chocolate raspberry cheesecake for desert paired with Pormis-Q Red Blend.




Candlelight Walk  Through the UWM Downer Woods

UWM University Recreation (3409 N. Downer Ave.) | Friday At 6 P.M.

What’s more romantic than a candlelight walk? The trail will be illuminated with tea candles about a half mile.  The event isn’t just for couples, and everyone is encouraged to participate. As an added bonus, it’s free. 




Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Avalon Atmospheric Theater (2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) | Friday And Saturday At 7 P.M.

Bring your significant other or come by yourself, you never know, you might just find your soulmate.

Photo courtesy of the Avalon Theater




Valentine’s Day Weekend Paint Night

 Vibez Creative Arts Space (3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) | Saturday At 8 P.M.

They provide the paint and the design, you provide the creativity to make it your own. Paint your heart out!




Drag Bingo with Cats – Valentine’s Edition!

Sip & Purr Cat Cafe (2021 E. Ivanhoe Place) | Thursday At 7 P.M.

An evening full of coffee, kitty cuddles, and inclusive love. Sounds puuuurfect to us!

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