‘Treat Yourself’ trunk show and soiree — Wednesday, Feb. 10
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to love yourself a little. The Lansing Art Gallery invites visitors to treat themselves at a trunk show and soiree featuring handcrafted jewelry by Casey Bemis. Snacks, beverages and door prizes are available. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org/treat-yourself.
Valentine’s Weekend Special at Spare Time — Friday, Feb. 12-14
May your love life and your bowling ball stay out of the gutter this Valentine’s Day weekend. Spare Time Entertainment Center offers a special weekend deal for game-loving lovers. For $27.99, fun-seekers get a large one-topping pizza, a pitcher of pop, a $10 game card for the arcade and two games of laser tag.11 a.m.-1 a.m. Spare Time Entertainment Center, 3101 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 337- 2695, sparetimelansing.com.
Salsa Capital Valentine’s Day Edition — Friday, Feb. 12
Show off your moves on the dance floor at a special Valentine’s Day salsa dance. Salsa Capital presents a night of dancing with live music provided by Havana N’Time. If you don’t know how to salsa dance, don’t worry. There are classes for beginners and intermediate dancers at the beginning of the evening. Advanced dancers can skip the classes and show up for the open dance floor at 9 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight. $10. AA Creative Corridor, 1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-8789, ow.ly/Y1IO4.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gracie’s Place — Friday, Feb. 12-14
For those seeking an upscale Valentine’s Day experience, Gracie’s Place in Williamston offers a special four-course dinner available all weekend. For an additional fee, you can bump up the romance a few notches with roses from Vivee’s Floral Garden and chocolates from Blue Button Bakery. 2-8 p.m. Friday- Sunday. $45 per person. Gracie’s Place, 151 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-1100, ow.ly/Y2JUd.
Valentine’s Day Getaway — Friday, Feb. 12-14
Known for its elegant ambience, the English Inn has put together a romantic overnight package for couples seeking some old world grandeur. Guests can enjoy a Champagne dinner and dessert in the historic mansion, deluxe overnight accommodations and a full breakfast. Special wine packages are available. $300. The English Inn, 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids. (517) 663-2500, ow.ly/XYhrw.
‘For You(r) Mom’ at Starlight Dinner Theatre — Friday, Feb. 12-14
Starlight Dinner Theatre presents a swinging evening of musical hits — and unlike your eighth grade homecoming dance, this is one event where you can proudly bring your mom as your date. “For You(r) Mom” features several local singers in a musical revue of nostalgiainducing songs from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Dessert buffet available. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. $25 with buffet/$18 no buffet/$17 seniors. Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 599- 2779, starlightdinnertheatre.com.
Blindfolded Wine & Dessert Dinner — Friday, Feb. 12-14
Bordeaux adds a little mystery to Valentine’s Day with a blindfolded wine and dessert tasting. The evening starts with a blindfolded wine tasting, followed by an entrée prepared by Bordeaux’s expert chefs. The meal is capped off with a blindfolded dessert tasting. Overnight packages are available, including a room stocked with roses, chocolates and sparkling wine at the Crowne Plaza Hotel., 5-10 p.m. 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190, bordeauxlansing.com.
‘Love Stinks’ comedy show — Saturday, Feb. 13
If you’re not feeling very romantic this Valentine’s Day, swing by Williamston’s Old Nation Brewing Co. and commiserate with “Love Stinks.” Presented by Hysteria Promotions, this free comedy show features a lineup of 14 comedians. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Old Nation Brewing Co., 1500 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston. ow.ly/ Y1Epu.
Animal Valentine Campfire — Saturday, Feb. 13
For the outdoorsy types, Harris Nature Center offers a presentation on love and commitment in the animal kingdom. The program touches on not-so-lone wolves and other animals that pair for life. A campfire is provided to keep listeners warm, and a guided nature walk follows the program. $3/$7 families. 7 p.m. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos. (517) 349-3866, meridian. mi.us/harrisnaturecenter.
Valentine’s Dinner at the Market — Saturday, Feb. 13
Enjoy local tastes and live music at Lansing City Market’s Valentine’s Dinner Saturday. The event features a fourcourse meal specially prepared by Red’s Smokehouse and the Waterfront Bar & Grill. There will be a photo booth available to capture the memories on film. And if it’s not too chilly, you can take your sweetheart on a romantic walk by the water after dinner. 4-10 p.m. $64.29 per couple. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, lansingcitymarket.com/ events/valentines-dinner-market.
Double Date Special at Maru — Saturday, Feb. 13-14
What’s better than dessert? How about free dessert? Grab your baby and another couple for Maru Sushi and Grill’s double date Valentine’s Day special. Reservations for four will get you two desserts on the house with your dinner. Available at both locations. Maru Sushi and Grill, 1500 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, (517) 337-1500, and 5100 Marsh Road Suite A1, Okemos, (517) 349-7500. marurestaurant.com.
Massage for Couples — Sunday, Feb. 14
Step up your game this Valentine’s Day and treat your significant other to a couple’s massage class. Participants will enjoy an intimate experience while learning helpful massage techniques. A romantic fireplace setting and snacks are provided. Space is limited, call or email for reservations. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. $75. Full Spectrum, 2025 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 290-9975, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Supported Agriculture Fair — Sunday, Feb. 14
Two local organizations are playing matchmaker this Valentine’s Day — but don’t expect to be set up with a hot date. Instead, Allen Market Place and farm-education program Lansing Roots are connecting local farmers with Greater Lansing community members seeking fresh produce. The fair features information on farm share programs as well as live music, snack vendors, beverages from Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale and raffles for locally-sourced goody baskets. Noon-4 p.m. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999- 3910, bit.ly/CSA_FAIR.
'Love Letters' at Andromeda Community Theatre — Sunday, Feb. 14
One mid-Michigan group is sharing love letters that dip a little deeper than red roses and blue violets. Andromeda Community Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” a play that follows the lifelong correspondence between two childhood friends bound by an uncommon love. The 2 p.m. show includes refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, while the 6 p.m. show includes a candlelit dinner. 2 p.m., $18/$30 couple; 6 p.m., $30/$55 couple. Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 S. Cochran St., Charlotte. (517) 541-5690, charlotteperformingartscenter.com.
‘Moulin Rouge’ burlesque variety show — Sunday, Feb. 14
Lansing’s Tease A Gogo taps into the spirit of the legendary Moulin Rouge for its latest burlesque variety show. This special Valentine’s Day installment features can-can dancers, fire performers, drag queens and more. Reserved seating is available for an added fee, call or text (517) 492-7403 to make a reservation. 8 p.m. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/Y1KQi.