Valentine’s Day 2018: Date Night!


Des Moines Community Playhouse: Misery 

January 26 – February 11 

Make it an early date night and see Misery at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. This performance is based on the Novel by Steven King and written by William Goldman. A fun and thrilling way to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one.

Partner Valentine Yoga Event 

Friday, February 9; 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

New U Yoga Studio 

Truly connect with your significant other with this couples yoga class. $30 a couple. One rose, glass of wine and snacks provided.

Valentine’s Dinner 

Saturday, February 10; 5 to 8 p.m. 

Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering; Nevada 

Join us for a classic, elegant Valentines dinner. Menu: Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala
mashed potatoes, roasted vegetable medley, homemade bread, choice of salad, choice off dessert cart, 2 complimentary drinks. $40 per guest.

Valentine’s Ball 2018 

Saturday, February 10; 6 to 10 p.m. 

Summerset Winery 

The romance of Summerset awaits you and your special someone. A deliciously memorable meal will be catered by Christiani’s while our live Big Band keeps the dance floor packed! Our photographer will take a picture of you and your sweetie and every couple gets a bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner or take home.

$70 per couple and included wine reception, dinner, bottle of wine per couple, live music and photo.

GALentines Day Painting

Tuesday, February 13; 7 to 9 p.m. 

Pinot’s Palette 

Don’t have a date? Don’t worry! Gather up your friends and paint with Pinot’s Palette this Galentines Day!

Fondue & Wine Night 

Wednesday, February 14 or Friday, February 23

Summerset Winery

Freshly prepared fondue and wine! Tickets include fondue, dippers and wine flight of five Summerset wines. $45 per person (Valentine’s Day $55). Reservations are required.

Parent’s Night Out

Wednesday, February 14; 6 to 9 p.m.

Pump it Up Urbandale 

Drop the kiddos off while you have a night out with your significant other. The kids will enjoy jumping, games, pizza and a craft project. $20 per child. Must register!

Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate 

Wednesday, February 14; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Della Viti in Ames 

Two of my favorite things, Wine and Chocolate come together in a delicious evening for you!
Amazing wines and mouth watering chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam- you can’t go wrong. $30. Limited availability.

Valentine Candlelight Yoga 

Wednesday, February 14; 6 to 7:15 p.m. 
The Yoga Experience, Ankeny 
Candlelight Yoga, Valentine’s Day at 6:00 -7:15 p.m. with Healing Chakra Meditation, Aromatherapy, and heart opening asanas make this a magical night. Give it as a gift to yourself or to a loved one. Come with a friend or family member, this class is all about raising our vibrational frequency to draw more love into our lives. This class will make you happy, relaxed and ready for all of the gifts that 2018 has to offer. Join us at The Yoga Experience, in Ankeny, Iowa. In the heart of Iowa at a studio with a lot of heart.

Valentine’s Date Night Painting

Wednesday, February 14; 6 to 9 p.m. 
Pinot’s Palette
Paint this funky Winged Heart with your date. You paint one half, they paint the other and combined it makes a WHOLE!

Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 16; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Des Moines Marriott Downtown 
Featuring nearly 40 of the finest restaurants, wineries and breweries from the metro, the Wine & Food Showcase has become the premier event of its kind in DSM and is Des Moines Metro Opera’s signature fundraiser.

Valentine’s Day with Max Wellman 

Friday, February 16; 7 to 10:30 p.m. 
Noce, Downtown Des Moines 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Noce! Whether it’s on the 14th with the Des Moines Big Band, on the 9th with Damani Phillips & The Max Wellman 7, on the 15th with Tina Haase Findlay, or on the 16th with The Max Wellman Quintet, we’ll bring you all of the most romantic music to celebrate the day.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 

Saturday, February 17; 10 a.m. 

Iowa Events Center 

The 11th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will take place at the Iowa Events Center. The celebration will continue in Club Sizzle with an after-party concert featuring Grammy-nominated band Smash Mouth. 2018’s theme, “International Bacon Games – Light the Sizzle Within!” will pay homage to an internationally celebrated sporting event taking place in South Korea during the same time.

Parent’s Night Out 

Saturday, February 17; 5 to 9 p.m. 

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Going out for a special evening to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Drop your kids off for fun at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The cost is $20 only or $25 at the door per child. For ages infant to 10 years old. There will be fun and games!

Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner & Interactive Show Experience

Saturday, February 17; 4 to 8 p.m. 

Honey Creek Resort 

Grab your cowboy hat and partner, and head to Honey Creek Resort for a Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner and Interactive Show Experience! It’ll be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with the show starting at 5 p.m.

Get ready for a rowdy night of shootin’, clue wranglin’, and case crackin’. It’s up to you to figure out who is behind all these hinky hijinks. Wear your best western gear, cowboy hats, and saloon outfits!

Admission is $40 per person. Reservations are required by Thursday, February 15, 2018. Overnight accommodation packages are available, including our Romance Package. Space is limited. Call (641) 724-1407 to make your reservation!

Cocktails & Comfort Food

Saturday, February 24; 3 to 6 p.m. 

Living History Farms

Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweet and savory comfort foods created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Advanced tickets are available online through February 23 at noon. Tickets may also be available at the door, if not sold out. Vendors include: Dehner Distillery and Mississippi River Distilling Company.


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