Things to do in Denver on Valentine’s Day: A guide for last-minute planners

You could sit on the couch and stuff your face with candy hearts. Or you could check out one of these Denver Valentine’s Day things to do!
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Maybe you just found yourself a date. Maybe you've both been too busy to worry about plans. Or maybe you and a friend just want to treat yourselves.

Whatever your reason for waiting until after noon on Feb. 14 to make Valentine's Day plans, it's fine. You've still got options.

B-Side Music Winter Session: Bluebook. A “wonderfully weird/creepy/romantic” Valentine’s Day show featuring Blueside. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $5-8.

Stranger Danger. Hour of speed dating followed by an award ceremony and ’80s-themed singles mixer. Hudson Hill, 619 E 13th Ave. 6:30-11:30 p.m. For tickets, email [email protected] with your name, age, gender, occupation and two hobbies. Speed dating is $25, singles mixer is free. Proceeds will be donated to Project Angel Heart.

Katie Glassman and Snapshot. Dinner and a concert. Dazzle Jazz, 930 Lincoln St. 9 p.m. $110.

Valentine’s Day Reception with Michael J. Dowling. First 50 guests/pairs to arrive will be offered limited edition prints from the artist. Complimentary champagne, wine and valentines. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 6-9 p.m.

Valentine’s Oyster and Stout Festival. Freshly shucked oysters paired with the Mint Chocolate Stout, Peanut Butter Stout, Chocolate Raspberry Stout and Maple Breakfast Stout. Alpine Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 6-10 p.m. Tasting flight of four for $12, or one for $3.

Sweet Cooie's opening. The new ice cream shop from the owner of Little Man officially opens today in Congress Park, and it's incredibly charming. It's like eating ice cream inside a Tiffany's box. And if you bring the kids, they can createa Valentine to a parent explaining what ice cream flavor he or she would be and why. The winner will get a free ice cream treat for everyone in their family (up to six people), and if the flavor chosen isn’t already on the menu at the shop, it will be added for one month. Sweet Cooie's, 3506 E. 12th Ave. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Valentine’s Day beer and chocolate pairing. Wit’s End Brewing Co., 2505 W. Second Ave. Unit 13. 4-9 p.m.

Valentine’s Day with Cultura Chocolate. Four handcrafted chocolates paired with four craft ciders. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 5-8 p.m.

Valentine’s Day at Great Divide with buy-one, get-one beers. Great Divide Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St. Noon-8 p.m.

Valentine Beer and Chocolate Pairing. Chocolate Lab creations paired with five of DBC beers. No date required. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $30.

Declaration Brewing Valentines Day. Per person: three flights of four beers by Declaration, four pieces of cheese from Culture Meat and Cheese, four pieces of charcuterie from Old Major and two chocolate pieces by Deiter’s Chocolates. Declaration Brewing Co., 2030 S. Cherokee St. $50 per couple.

Day of Love – In Remembrance of Scott Von Lanken. All Denver Union Station restaurants and retail outlets and several other neighborhood businesses will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the family of the RTD security officer who was killed outside Union Station. 1701 Wynkoop St.

Attn. parents: Valentine’s Day Drop-Off Party. Drop the kids off for a Valentine’s party with dinner and a small treat, a movie, themed story time, games and a craft. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 6-8:30 p.m. $25. Book in advance.

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