9 Things To Shop And Do For Valentine’s Day

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Love it or hate it Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday. Hopefully you have already figured out what to do for Valentine’s Day, but if not we’ve got some ideas for you.

While I was compiling my list I noticed two distinct things. My list was made up of shopping and events.

Since Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week I wanted to add a few weekend options, just in case you can’t hang on a Tuesday night. (My husband and I usually do something on the weekend just because it is less crowded).

Let’s be honest you can’t meet up with your Valentine empty-handed. Flowers are beautiful, but I’m positive you would be able to find something really great at one of these shopping events.


Galentine’s Day at Green Daffodil — Ferndale

Green Daffodil in Ferndale is having a nice little Galentine’s Day shindig on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

If you’re not familiar with what Galentine’s Day is, you need to check out episode 16 of seasons 2 and 6 of Parks and Recreation. Go ahead, I’ll wait until you watch both of them.

Grab your gal pals and head over to Green Daffodil to enjoy appetizers and cocktails while you shop. There will be three additional artists there from All American Canning Company, Marna McGlinn Ceramics, So Very Charming Jewelry. I also hear that there is a special limited edition candle from Green Daffodil.

I really love Green Daffodil. Not only do they make some great body care items, candles, and room mists but they also have a really cute store.

Green Daffodil is located at 624 Livernois Street Ferndale, Michigan 48220

p.s. – Just because it is called Galentine’s Day don’t think that this excludes guys. You’re more than welcome.

VLNTNSDY MRT5 — Detroit 

This is the 5th year that Pot & Box has put together the VLNTNSDY MRT, and I am excited to check it out this weekend.

This year it will be at Jam Handy on Friday and Saturday.

The market has a long list of vendors that will be on hand for both days. I am positive that you will be able to find your Valentine something at the market.

Here are a few of our favorite vendors to check out; Sfumato Fragrances, Rebel Nell, and From J.Loo To You.

Friday hours: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jam Handy is located at 2900 E Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48202

Valentine’s Day at City Bird and Nest — Detroit 

If you are looking for a really cute card for your special person I suggest heading over to City Bird. I always find amazing cards there. Both City Bird and Nest have some really great gift ideas as well.

From February 11 until February 14 both stores will have a selection of bouquets of fresh roses and other flowers. They will also have locally made sweets for purchase.

On Saturday there will be treats to nibble on while you shop.

Hours for both City Bird and Nest are: Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

City Bird and Nest are located at 460 Canfield Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

Cookies from Avalon Bakery — Detroit 

Earlier this month I wrote about how Avalon Bakery is partnering with Alternatives for Girls for the month of February. If your Valentine loves cookies I suggest picking up a box from Avalon.

Avalon will be donating a portion of the Valentine’s Day sales to Alternative for Girls.

Avalon International Breads 422 W. Willis Detroit, Michigan 48201

Hours: Monday through Saturday 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Avalon Bakehouse Outlet 4731 Bellevue Detroit, Michigan 48207

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Avalon Cafe and Kitchen 120 E. Liberty Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Hours: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Things To Do 

Cupid’s Undie Run — Detroit 

If the idea of running in your underwear with a group of people also in their undies then you should sign up for the Cupid’s Undie Run.

The Cupid Undie Run is this Saturday, February 11.

The run is a mile long, and is sandwiched between two parties.

The Cupid Undie Run raises money for Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). This organization helps to research cures and treatments for neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis can causes tumors to grow all over the nervous system and can cause blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain.

You can register for the run here.

Doors open at 12 p.m. and the run begins at 2 p.m.

The party starts and ends at The Filmore 2115 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Dirty Show — Detroit 

If you are looking to spice up your Valentine’s Day plans I suggest checking out the Dirty Show at the Russell Industrial Center.

I’ll keep this PG, but let’s just say that for the past 18 years the Dirty Show has been giving Detroiters an immersive erotic experience.

I hear that Lushes Lamoan will be performing on Saturday, February 11 and Saturday, February 18 at 10 p.m.

You can purchase tickets here. (Word on the street is that online tickets for Saturday, February 11 are sold out. At this time I am not sure if you will be able to purchase at the door.)

It should go without saying that this is a 21 and over event.

Dates and hours: Friday, February 10 7 p.m.- 2 a.m., Saturday, February 11 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday, February 12 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (gallery only), Friday, February 17 7 p.m.- 2 a.m., Saturday, February 18 7 p.m.- 2 a.m. 

The Russell Exhibition Center is located at 1600 Clay Street
Detroit, Michigan 48211

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show — Ferndale

Go Comedy is having a special Valentine’s Day dinner and show on Valentine’s Day.

If you have someone who loves improv then this is the perfect date night. There will be a special Valentine’s Day themed All-Star Showdown.

The dinner will be catered by Busy Clove Catering, and the menu sounds great. There is a choice of airline chicken with an apple beurre blanc or five-spiced salmon with a citrus beurre blanc. The sides are butternut risotto and roasted brussels sprouts with crispy mushrooms and tarragon.

To add to the romance of the evening there will also be Champagne and chocolates.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $50 per person. They are limited so if this interests you get them now.

Doors open at 7:45 p.m., food service will begin shortly thereafter. The show will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.  

Go Comedy is located at 261 E. 9 Mile Ferndale, MI 48220

Casablanca with the DSO — Detroit

There are two things I love; old movies and the Detroit Orchestra Hall. Put them together and you have a great romantic evening.

This Valentine’s Day bring your sweetheart to Orchestra Hall to watch Casablanca while the DSO performs the score.

Tickets start at $40 and go up to $100. There are two Valentine’s Day packages that you can also purchase for the evening.

You can purchase tickets here.

The evening starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center is located at 3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Coneys By Candlelight — Detroit

Last month we posted about a romantic evening at American Coney Island.

Nothing says love like eating two coneys and splitting a plate of chili cheese fries.

The best part is that there is no reservations, so it’s not like you really need to plan ahead. Maybe you can make things more romantic by taking a night time stroll through Campus Martius and stopping at one of the Pure Detroit locations.

Grab your candle lit table between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

American Coney Island is located at 114 W Lafayette Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48226

If you are looking for a few more choices for things to do for Valentine’s Day I suggest heading over to the Visit Detroit blog. They have some nice ideas over there.

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