Let's be honest, Valentine's will SNEAK up on us sometimes and we're left in need of a last-minute solution to our own forgetful nature. Thanks to our heroes, heroines, and heroixs that have come before us, our community can now be more visible than ever when we head out for date night. So consider this list for your plans this year!
Get your celebrating done early before the crowds on Feb. 14. Equality Texas is hosting "Love Equality" on Saturday Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m. They're giving us dancing, they're giving us drinks, they're giving us queer love. The event is returning for its second year and tickets will go quickly! Your celebration of your loved one will benefit one of North Texas' most impactful LGBTQ advocacy organizations. Tickets at the door are $100 and pre-sale tickets are available at a discount at EqualityTexas.org.
Bring your sweetheart or show up single, ladies! Women with Pride's "Cupid Shuffle" returns for its second year. On Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m., the party will kick off with good food and great drinks, dancing and even games complete with prizes. If you show up single, take advantage of the speed dating offered and avoid spending Valentine's Day alone! (But it's okay if you do, you're still a good person.) Be sure to RSVP on Facebook.
Take your love to the skies! On Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 – 17, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck will be hosting a night to remember with their Put Your Love On Top Valentine's package. Guests will receive two tickets, including a "Fastpass to Love" elevator ride. Click glasses during the sparkling wine toast, capture a scenic selfie, and take home your commemorative gift to remember the night forever. Visit anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. but call first to book your spot because space is limited: 214-712-7040.
Date night doesn't have to be limited to Valentine's Day. Later in February, the Turtle Creek Chorale is presenting Studs Cabaret. This special spring cabaret will feature some handsome gents taking us back in time to the swoon tunes of decades gone by. Tickets to this show or one of their future performances would make a great Valentine's Day gift! Studs Cabaret takes place on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and their performance calendar is full through the fall!
And if you're just looking for date night restaurants to dine at, Dallas has tons of options with Valentine's Day menus. Sassetta is offering a three-course pre fixe menu with a complimentary glass of prosecco, as well as Mirador, offering a special four-course tasting menu and wine pairing.