Six Smart Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and whether you’re single or in a relationship, here are six fun and creative ideas on how to spend cupid’s holiday in Atlanta. If music is on your itinerary of love, check out these fabulous places to get your night started right.

Acoustix Jazz Restaurant and Lounge will host The Best of Both Worlds: Valentine’s Edition presented by Leonard Beaty. Under the city’s skyline this event will have food, music, dancing, and everything else to make your night enjoyable. Special guests include comic Marcus Combs, and music by R&B singer Keni Myles. Single in the A, grab a couple of your girls or guys and create a captivating night with some of Atlanta’s pretty people. The intimate dinner starts at 7 p.m. For more information please contact 678-536-7468. To purchase tickets visit www.eventbrite.com.

Joffreys Cafe & Restaurant will host the first annual Valentine’s Day Mixer: The Love Jones Edition by Custom Events by Monique Bosier. For those who are looking to do things a little differently this year, this event may be right up your alley. This affair will have music, complimentary food and drinks, as well as live spoken word performers. Come dressed to impress, just in case you meet your Darius Lovehall III or Nina Mosely. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets please contact CustomEventsByMonique@gmail.com.

The Loft at Castleberry Hill will present “A Valentine’s Night to Remember” Masquerade Ball. Tucked away in one of Atlanta’s trendiest neighborhoods, this event is everything a renaissance soul would want. No boo to be boo’ed up with? Attend the event with a collection of ladies or gentlemen, and try your hand at speed dating before the Ball. Already loving the one you’re with? Couples can make a weekend retreat out of the experience with the Complete Valentines package. The package includes an overnight stay at the Castleberry Inn, dinner at Pascal’s restaurant, and much more. 100% of the proceeds will benefit robotics education, afterschool programs, and summer camp programs for Atlanta’s inner city, at-risk youth. For more information please contact William Oliver at 404-589-0341 or visit www.rmrsi.webs.com.

Are you contemplating a more hands on approach regarding Valentine’s Day? A sensual dance routine for your lover’s eyes only? How about crafting a feast that will send their hearts a fluttering? We all know that going out to eat on Valentine’s Day can be a bit unbearable to say the least. Instead of heading to a restaurant to wait in line, for who knows how long, go to Just add love! A Valentine’s Cooking Class, hosted by the nonprofit organization, Go Eat Give. Attendees will prepare a lavish dinner of seared scallops, lamb chops, caramelized onion tarts, and other delectable delights. Top Atlanta Chefs Sucheta Rawal and Cyndi Sterne will demonstrate how easy it is to express love through food and wine. Class starts at 6 p.m. For more information visit www.goeatgive.com.

A sure fire way to turn up and burn up those calories from the cooking class is definitely Dance 411 Lover’s Lane Special Event. Dance 411 will change their studio into a couple’s hideaway where they will learn moves from the Chi-town step, to some sexy pole dancing tricks. This is sure to keep the fire alive in any relationship. Calling all my “Drunk In Love” couples to attend a stimulating experience with hor’dourves, music, and fun. Event starts at 8:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m. For more information please contact Christian@Dance411studios.com.

Yes, we even have something for those business- minded professionals on V day. Not into all the lovey dovey stuff? Show your business some adoration in 2014 with Tastopia Valentine’s Networking Soiree at Tap Gastropub in the heart of midtown. Present your brand, business, or service at this networking event with some of Atlanta’s business elite. Complementary food and parking will be accessible, as well as drink specials and giveaways. Over 400 attendees mixed and mingled, while driving their business forward. Tastopia’s previous event held at Whiskey Blue Buckhead in December 2013 was a sold-out success, and this event promises to not disappoint. Bring plenty of cards this Valentine’s Day, even cupid is about his business man. Tap Gastropub Private Loft Lounge Midtown, 1180 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Event starts at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets visit www.eventbrite.com.

We have given you six of the most creative, entertaining, and innovative things to do for Valentine’s Day in Atlanta. We all know that Valentine’s Day is not about what you do, but who you’re with, and how you spend your time together. Make every moment special with these ideas, and turn a mundane night in the city into a memorable one.

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