Parents’ Night Out: Valentine’s Day Events for Adults

Parents’ Night Out: Valentine’s Day Events for Adults

valentine's events in Cleveland, Ohio

While celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kids is a great way to create special memories (click here for family-friendly events), sometimes parents just need a night out. Check out the following events taking place all month long in the greater Cleveland/Akron area that are geared toward adults.

February 6

ABBA Mania. Celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. 7:30 p.m. Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron, 330-535-3179, akroncivic.com

February 8

Wine and Cheese Night Hike. Enjoy the Arboretum’s sights and sounds and learn about the nighttime forest ecosystem. Afterward, relax with food and drink. 7-10 p.m. Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, 440-946-4400, holdenarb.org

Adult Swim: Wine & Chocolate. A fin-tastic way to whet your whistle. Mix and mingle among sharks, stingrays and seahorses without getting wet and sample a variety of wines that pair well with chocolate. 7-10 p.m. Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

Moonlight Wine & Cheese Snowshoe Adventure. See how the forest lights up, enjoy cheese tasting. Wine is not provided, but you may bring your own. 6-8 p.m. Environmental Learning Center, 7250 Alexander Road, Concord Twp., lakemetroparks.com

February 9

Chocolate & Wine Pairing. Explore a selection of Gervasi wines paired with chocolate delights. 1-2 and 3-4 p.m. Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000, gervasivineyard.com

February 14

Valentine’s Day Tour for Couples. Discover all of the scandalous, sweet and sappy love stories behind the artworks on view. Then, cap off your romantic adventure with champagne and chocolates, naturally. 6 p.m. Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., 330-376-9185, akronartmuseum.org

Happy Little Trees – Couples Only. Valentine’s Day Happy Little Trees Painting Class. You and your special someone are invited to channel your inner Bob Ross, snack on a delicious box of chocolates, listen to romantic music, and walk away with special paintings created to reflect your love. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., 440-933-8128, alpl.org

February 14-17

Romantic Mozart. Just in time for Valentine’s Day is a delightful program of Mozart favorites, including his ever popular Eine kleine Nachtmusic, the gorgeous and joyous Exsultate, jubilate, and more. 7:30 p.m. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, clevelandorchestra.com

February 16

Sweetheart Hike. Bundle up and bring your sweetheart to enjoy a romantic stroll along the snow-covered trails at Brunswick Lake, plus enjoy a cozy fire and delicious treats. 7-9:30 p.m. Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick, 330-722-9364, medinacountyparks.com

February 19

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike. Snowshoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter season. Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur for a brief lesson followed by a snowshoe hike. 7-9 p.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park, Lake Area, 521 S. River Road, summitmetroparks.org

February 22

Canvas & Wine on the Rails. On board, you will receive step-by-step instruction from a talented artist while you sip wine and ride the rails through the National Park after dark. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rockside Station, 7900 Rockside Road, Independence, cvsr.com

February 24

Nature in Music: Beethoven & The Immortal Beloved. Look at a song cycle titled “To the Distant Beloved” and learn how it is tied in with nature and a mystery woman known as “the immortal beloved.” 3:15-4:30 p.m. The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell, 440-286-9516, geaugaparkdistrict.org

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