From romantic dinners and dances to drag performers and Dungeons & Dragons, Greater Lansing has a wide variety of Valentine’s Day activities to choose from.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9 >> OLD TOWN CHOCOLATE WALK The fourth annual Old Town Chocolate Walk invites visitors to explore some of Old Town’s businesses, shops and restaurants while picking up some gourmet chocolate along the way. Participants receive a 2 lb. box to fill with chocolate, a punch card and a map of participating businesses. Check-in is at the Old Town Commercial Association. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. $30/$25 adv. Old Town Commercial Association, 1232 Turner St, Lansing. (517) 485-4283, iloveoldtown.org.
FEB. 10-14 >> DINE WITH YOUR VALENTINE AT CAPITAL PRIME Lansing steakhouse Capital Prime offers a special five course dinner for two, featuring an appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and champagne toast. Reservations are limited. $125. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Drive, Lansing, (517) 377-7463 capitalprimelansing.com.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10 >> LGBTQ+ TEEN VALENTINE’S DANCE LGBTQ teens, as well as those who are allies or questioning, are invited to a Valentine's Dance hosted by TRUE, an LGBTQ teen support group. The event features food, dancing and music by Lansing's own DJ Fudgie. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Edgewood United Church. 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-8693, edgewooducc.org
FEB 11. & FEB. 14 >> TWO OPTIONS AT BORDEAUX Pick a night, then celebrate in style. Saturday, Bordeaux offers a "Wine & Romance" dinner featuring four courses paired with four wines. On Valentine’s Day, "The Perfect Pair" dinner offers petite filet and lobster tail, as well as chef's accompaniments and the Bordeaux salad. Available 5 p.m.-10 p.m. $50 per person. Bordeaux, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190, bordeauxlansing.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11 >> WOLDUMAR NATURE CENTER CARD-MAKING Stop in to the Woldumar Nature Center Saturday and make a nature-themed card for your valentine. Visitors can also sip on complimentary hot cocoa while observing some feathered friends at the Woldumar bird feeders or while walking through the hands-on discovery zone. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE/$1 suggested donation per card. Woldumar Nature Center. 5739 Old Lansing Road. (517) 322-0030, woldumar.org/events.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11 >> VALENTINE’S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT The Lansing City Market is hosts its first-ever Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt Saturday. The event takes hunters on a photo scavenger hunt through Lansing, and participants who complete the hunt have a chance to win a suite at Cooley Law School Stadium for a Lugnuts game. Meet at the Lansing City Market to get the list, then return with photos of each Lansing location. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 Market Drive, Lansing (517) 483- 7460, lansingcitymarket.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11 >> TEDDY BEAR BUILDING Local party planners Sweet Little Parties gives children a chance to build a teddy bear for Valentine's Day. Participants also receive a “birth certificate,” T-shirt and coloring sheets, and the event includes a dessert buffet. 3-4:30 p.m. $16 per child/parents FREE. Call or go online to register. Elite Dance Co., 4750 Hagadorn Road Suite 70, East Lansing. (517) 898-6261, sweetlittleparties.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11 >> BE MINE! VALENTINE! AT MAC’S BAR Lady Dice presents a packed slate of hip-hop artists with Be Mine! Valentine! The Love of Music. The evening offers performances by Valo, Wojie, DAT Boy Spook, Blak Hatchet, Frank Nitty of Project Born, SOP, A.I and DJ Lunatik. 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ladies free until 9m. $10/$7 adv.18+. Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-6795, macsbar.com.
SATURDAY, FEB 11 >> TEASE A GOGO VALENTINE’S TEASE Mid-Michigan’s largest burlesque and drag event is back for its annual Valentine’s Day edition. The evening’s slate of performers includes Vivacious Miss Audacious, Mabel Syrup, Ed Venture, Curly Kat and more. 9 pm. $15/$12 adv. 18+. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. teaseagogo.com.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12 >> BURNING DESIRES @ MICA GALLERY Old Town’s MICA Gallery celebrates the poetic side of love with the 22nd annual "Burning Desires: An Afternoon of Love in Performance and Art." Local poets like Ruelaine Stokes, Dennis Hinrichsen, Aram Kabodian and Rosalie Petrouske present poetry on themes of love and desire. The event also features and open mic session. $10 suggested donation. MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12 >> CHOCOLATE HA HA COMEDY SHOW VALENTINE’S EDITION The Chocolate Ha Ha Comedy Show offers an evening of Valentine’s Day comedy. Headlining New York comedian Rob Stapleton is joined by Jay Alexander, and Detroit native CoolAide hosts the event. The evening also features dinner provided by Shontae’s Flavoured Kitchen. 8 p.m $20/$15 adv. 21+. The Loft 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 913-0103, theloftlansing.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14 >> VALENTINE’S PLAY AT MSU LIBRARY For those who aren’t into dinner and a movie, MSU Library hosts an evening of tabletop and board games. Tabletop gamers can sign up as a game master and run a dice-based tabletop game of their choice. A variety of board games are available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Registration required. 7-10 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-8479, bookings.lib.msu.edu.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14 >> VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT URBANBEAT EVENT CENTER Local couples can share their love with the community this Valentine’s Day at a benefit dinner for the Capitol Area Habitat for Humanity. The four-course meal, which is accompanied by a glass of champagne, features food from Soup Spoon Cafe. Call for reservations. 6:30 p.m. $65 per person. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 482-7910, urbanbeatevents.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14 >> VALENTINE’S DAY DEAL AT CAPITAL VINE Eastwood Towne Center’s wine and bistro lounge offers a special Valentine’s Day dinner, with three courses of food accompanied by three glasses of wine. $60 per person. Capital Vine, 2320 Showtime Drive, Lansing. (517) 377-9463, capitalvinelansing.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14. >> JARROD SPECTOR AND KELLI BARRETT AT THE WHARTON CENTER Broadway couple Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett offer a special Valentine’s Day performance of “This is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages.” The show tackles themes of love and heartbreak through the songs of pop music’s most famous couples. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.50/$18 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.