Looking for Last Minute Valentine’s Day Plans in the DC Metro Area?

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Looking for Last Minute Valentine’s Day Plans?
Some Ideas on What to Do & Where with Your Love or Your Friends

Tours and Tastings

Chocolate & Wine Pairing/Tasting
Paradise Springs Winery
February 8th – 17th
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA
Offering signature chocolate and wine pairing/tasting. Each of our wines (including our sparkling Viognier, Aprés) will be paired specifically with a unique chocolate. A MUST do experience at Paradise Springs. $20 per person. Tastings can be done at the main tasting counter. No reservations needed unless w/ a group of 8+
http://www.paradisespringswinery.com/

Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing
The Winery at Bull Run
February 14th
Winery will be open until 8:3pm
Seatings at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $30 per person
Tableside, candlelit, full-flight wine tasting featuring a perfectly paired bite of something scrumptious with every wine! Tastings will be about 45 minutes, additional seating and wines available after the tasting. 21 and older only event. Reservations required, seating is limited - call Sandy or Katherine at 703-815-2233, or email them at Sandy.c@wineryatbullrun.com or Kcestare@wineryatbullrun.com.
http://www.wineryatbullrun.com/blog/valentines-day-means-chocolate-wine-and-amore/

Valentine’s Day Tea: The Passionate Pen
Historic Green Spring Gardens

February 14th
1-3pm
Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $28
Enjoy a selection of love letters from the past. Heartfelt missives penned by novelists, kings, queens, and world leaders are witty, bittersweet and often intriguing. Love notes written by Civil War soldiers are moving and passionate! (13 years and older)
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

Chocolate Bar and Jazz
Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge @ The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Friday, February 15th – Saturday, February 16th
6pm - 12am
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 506-4300
Admission: Chocolate Bar: $25/person; $85/couple - champagne bottle included
Treat your valentine to an evening of live jazz and rich chocolate from our decadent Chocolate Bar.
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/TysonsCorner/Information/Calendar/Default.htm

Cooking Class with Chef Matt
Entyse Bistro @ The Ritz-Carlton
Saturday, February 16th, from 5pm-7pm
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 506-4300
Admission: $150/couple
Gourmet cooking lessons with your loved one under the tutorial of Chef Matt, making a full Valentine's Day dinner with an intimate setting at Entyse Bistro. Each guest will be given recipes and take home shopping lists to recreate this experience. Menus feature Shrimp Cocktail, Hearts Salad, Filet of Beef Tenderloin, Seared Chilean Sea Bass and Chocolate Souffle.
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/TysonsCorner/Information/Calendar/Default.htm

Date Night Cooking Class: Chef's Table
Workhouse Arts Center

Saturday, February 16th from 8pm-10pm
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $80/person
You and your sweetheart can get creative in the kitchen! Every third Saturday, a one-day cooking workshop for couples is held in the Vulcan Gallery. Learn side by side with your valentine as you prepare an exciting new dish together. All participants will be served a tasting portion of the dish and no one will go hungry! Tuition is $80 per couple and includes non-alcoholic drinks, with a cash bar available for alcoholic beverages
Registrations must be made at least two days prior to event date.
http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/date-night-chefs-table-5

Valentine's Weekend PJ Brunch
Mon Ami Gabi - Reston, VA
Saturday, February 16th
Who loves dining in their jammies? Join Mon Ami Gabi - Reston - this Saturday for a special Valentine's Weekend Brunch in your PJ's!
View Mon Ami Gabi's Valentine's schedule, where they'll be celebrating all through the weekend!
http://leye.com/events/detail/valentine-s-day-specials


Or schedule a Chocolate Tour!

DC Metro Chocolate Tours
http://www.dcmetrochocolatetours.com/

Music, Dance, and Performances

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana: La Pasión Flamenca
Music Center at Strathmore
Thursday, February 14th
8:00 PM
http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=8418

Dance Lessons at the Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
Thursday, February 14th
8:15 - 11:30 pm
Dancing to the Blues – hosted by Capital Blues http://www.capitalblues.org/
Ballroom Annex, $8
See Glen Echo’s Schedule of Events here: http://www.glenechopark.org/sites/default/files/February2013_Dances.htm

Ballroom Dance Social
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, February 16th
Mini-lesson 7:30-8pm. 
Open dance 8-10:30pm
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $5 per person for mini lesson; $10 per person for social dance
Get on your dancing shoes and come out to the Workhouse for an evening of social ballroom dance led by one of our instructors. Bring a friend, a date or a group and enjoy a casual, fun night out. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the gallery. No need to get fancy unless you feel like it—dress code is casual. All skill levels are welcome--even if you have two left feet!
http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/ballroom-social-dance

Free Concert Series
Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage
Nightly at 6pm
View their full schedule here:
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/schedule.html

Free Concert Series
National Gallery of Art
Weekly, Sundays at 6:30pm
National Gallery of Art, West Building - Main Floor, West Garden Court
Attend a free Classical music concert to wrap up your Valentine’s Weekend
www.nga.gov/programs/music/index.shtm#feb172013

Museum Events

Crimes of Passion Tour
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
February 14th - 16th
4:00 p.m. until closing
http://www.crimemuseum.org/valentines-day/

Outdoor Ice Skating

Sculpture Garden Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting. View magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system
http://www.nga.gov/ginfo/skating.shtm

Reston Town Center Ice Rink
From November 1 through the second week in March (weather permitting) the Pavilion floor is transformed into a gleaming ice skating rink
Admission Rates:
Adults - $9.00
Children under 12 - $7.00
Senior citizens (55 & up) - $7.00
Skate rentals (figure & hockey) - $5.00
http://restontowncenter.com/iframe/pop-ups/ice_skating.htm

Silver Spring Ice Skating at Veterans Plaza
We Are Open In All Weather Until March 25th
Ice Skating Admission  
Adults  $8
Children 12 and under $7
Senior Citizens 55 & up $7
http://silverspringiceskating.com/

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Carriage of the Capital
Maryland, Virginia, DC
(202) 841-7401
Price  & Hours Based on your reservation
www.carriagesofthecapital.com

Carriage Rides at Reston Town Center
Thursday, February 14th
4pm-8pm
Reston Town Center (near Talbots)
Address: 11888 Market St, Reston, VA
Admission: $5 per person (kids under 5, free)
Rides all evening, rain or shine; proceeds benefit March of Dimes. $5 per person; children under 5 ride free.
http://www.restontowncenter.com/holidays/carriagerides.html


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