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Acoustic Valentine’s Dinner Show

With Romi Mayes & Jason Nowicki

Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club

Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Take your honey to a double header of acoustic music featuring Winnipeg’s lovely Romi Mayes and Jason Nowicki of the Perpetrators. Enjoy some delicious Mexican food courtesy of Times Change(d)’s kitchen named Pollo Volonte while you’re at it!

 

Lonely People’s Show

With Andrew Neville & the Poor Choices

Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club

Feb. 14 at 10:30 p.m.

The name explains it all – if you’re single, lonely, and ain’t got nowhere to be on Valentine’s Day then this is the show for you. Enjoy some premium boot-stompin’ country music while you guzzle down shots of bourbon to ease the pain of being single on Valentine’s Day.

 

A Red Hot Rockabilly Valentine

With the Sons of Rockabilly, Greg Arcade, and the Fl!p Cats

The Regal Beagle

Feb. 15 at 9 p.m.

If you’re looking to take your baby to a night of good ol’ rock and roll then look no further! Featuring music from the Sons of Rockabilly, Greg Arcade, and the Fl!p Cats, not to mention over $400 in door prizes, this night promises to be a rockin’ good time.

 

RAW: Almond

Red/Assiniboine River
Jan. 24 – Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

If there’s one thing Winnipeggers don’t fear, it’s the cold. This pop-up restaurant put together by Mandel Hitzer, chef/owner of new restaurant Deer + Almond, and Joe Kalturnyk, director of RAW Art Gallery, is smack dab in the middle of the frozen Red and Assiniboine rivers. If you’re willing to exchange valentines a day early, be sure to grab some tickets to the closing night of RAW: Almond and enjoy a five-course gourmet meal in a beautifully decorated, heated dining room with a tent for a roof and ice for a floor.

 

Festival du Voyageur

Various Locations

Feb. 15 – Feb. 24

What better way to spend some quality time with your special someone than by celebrating our French-Canadian ancestors? Take in some live music and a frozen glass of caribou in the ice bar, and then dance the night away while eating maple syrup on a stick in the sugar shack.

 

Milk & Honey

With DJ Co-op and DJ Kassia

Ozzy’s Bar and Nightclub

Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.

If you want to guarantee a sloppy, sexy Valentine’s Day you best dance with your honey at Milk & Honey, a weekly dance party put on by local favourites DJ Co-op and DJ Kassia.

 

FunDrive/Draft Night

With J Riley Hill and the Magic Bears, Smoky Tiger, and the Blisters

The Windsor Hotel

Feb. 14 at 9:30 p.m.

If your perfect Valentine’s Day includes cheap beer, good music, and supporting local radio, then you’ve come to the right place. This show is organized in order to raise funds for community-driven radio station CKUW 95.9 FM during their annual FunDrive. Who knew being charitable could be so fun?

 

The Museum of Broken Hearts

The Edge Gallery

Feb. 14 – Feb. 26

Not your average museum, this gallery show is a graveyard for objects from deceased romances as collected through an open call for submissions. Bring your loved one to bask in the glow of many failed relationships while you consider how lucky and thankful you are that “your relationship isn’t like that.”

 

Idle No More Winnipeg Valentine’s Day Party

365 Hargrave Street

Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.

Spend your Valentine’s Day making change in our country by attending one of the many Idle No More protests. Join numerous other activists at the Aboriginal and Northern Affairs building while they safely and respectfully sing songs and write valentines to Prime Minister Harper in support of Have a Heart Day, a national day of support for First Nations children to grow up safe, happy, and at home with their families.