Think outside the box for date night this year.

1) Romancing the Stars – Show and Tour

Feb. 14-15
Milwaukee Public Museum (800 W. Wells St.)

Take your sweetheart to the moon and back with the “constellations of love” at the Milwaukee Public Museum Planetarium. The Romancing the Stars show will take you through numerous stories of love and heartbreak across the galaxy. A rose and box of chocolates are included in the Romance Package.

Cost: Romance Package (Show and Tour): $30 per couple, reservations are encouraged.

2) MAM After Dark: Glitz & Glam

Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Dr.)

Treat yourself and your significant other to a shining night on the town at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Champagne, French wines, chocolates and the glittering sound of harps will definitely make your night special.  

Cost: Admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door.

3) Black Love through a Black Lens

Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
The Oriental Theatre (2230 N. Farwell Ave.)

Make your Valentine’s Day special by enjoying screenings of Black love-inspired short films at the Oriental Theatre. Afterwards, head over to Colectivo for hot coffee and a discussion on Black love related topics moderated by Dasha Kelly Hamilton.

Cost: General admission is $11.

4) Valentine’s Day at Lakefront Brewery

Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.)

Is it time to take your relationship to the next level? Lakefront Brewery will be offering free weddings by ordained tour guides as well as two mass vowel renewals. The brewery will also be offering buy-up packages ranging from $50 -$300 to make your big day extra special.

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Cost: Free unless upgrading

5) Hearts Under Glass

Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (524 S. Layton Blvd.)

Have a night to remember at the Mitchell Domes with your special someone. Stroll through the moonlit Desert Dome, heat things up in the Tropical Dome or enjoy a dazzling light show in the Show Dome. A full bar, small plates and desserts will be available to purchase.

Cost: $10 per person

6) S.I.N Speed Dating Social event

Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
Red Lion Pub (1850 N. Water St.)

If you’re feeling bummed about Valentine’s Day, here’s the chance to meet someone special. The Red Lion Pub is hosting a fun night of socializing, laughter, romance and chances to win great prizes.

Cost: $15 per person (2 free drinks and admission is included)

7) Milwaukee Chocolate Class and Tasting

Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m.
Red Elephant Milwaukee (333 N. Broadway St.)

Introduce your partner to the world of chocolate by learning and tasting at The Red Elephant. Participants will learn the history of chocolate and get to taste a diverse selection from around the globe.

Cost: $30 per couple (reservation required)

8) Valentine’s Weekend Laugh-a-Thon

Feb. 16, 7:70 p.m.
Milwaukee High Life Theatre (5oo W. Kilbourn Ave.)

It’s OK to make your date cry, as long as it’s from laughing too hard. This year’s 14th Annual Laugh-a-Thon is sure to make that happen.

Cost: Tickets are $42.00, $62.00, $69.00, $79.00

9) UWM’s 22nd Annual Festival of Film in French

Feb. 15-24
UWM Union Cinema (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

The French speak the language of love. Immersion in an array of French films is a great way to tell your date “Je t’aime.”

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Cost: free

10) Take Our Advice

Get creative and show your Milwaukee pride with these 11 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas That Are So Milwaukee. Pick up a case of your significant other’s favorite local brew, write them a love letter in the snow and more.

Or, booking a table at a cozy restaurant is always a good fallback! Here’s are 4 cozy and romantic Milwaukee restaurants our dining critic Ann Christensen recommends this year.

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