Online Valentine’s events offer celebration options

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Daniel Alec Lopez, Contributor/Multimedia

Valentine’s day is a popular holiday for couples to do activities or go out. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, options are limited. Celebrating Valentine’s doesn’t have to mean leaving the house, couples can celebrate from home using virtual events hosted by Eventbrite. 

Cupid’s 12 roses of Valentine’s day run challenge. 

This activity is aimed towards couples but can be done individually. This 13.1-mile run is ideal because it can be completed anywhere. Participants can take a couple of laps around the park, run around their neighborhood or the city. The pricing is $50 per couple and $70 for those outside of the U.S.  Participants receive race packet that includes, two Cupid’s finisher medals, two race bib numbers, 12 rose pins and a bonus 13.1 pin. There are optional finisher shirts that can be added on. This event is popular, as there are less than 400 of the 2500 spots left. 

The event begins on Feb. 1 and can be completed anytime within the month. Registration for the run can be found here. 

Aphrodisiac V-day cooking class 

This activity presented by Appetite4Seduction is a virtual cooking class for couples. This live session will teach participants how to set a table and how to cook certain foods such as asparagus hollandaise saucechocolate lava cake, and more. The course includes other goodies like a playlist for the mood and lists where to get the necessary kitchen tools. The event doesn’t include the actual ingredients or alcohol, so keep that in mind when signing up. Registration is $50and allows participants the flexibility of choosing between many different dates in February. Register here. 

Cuddle Birds Valentine painting. 

The Paul Nigra center for creative arts presents Cuddle Birds Valentine’s Day painting Participants and their romantic partners can learn to paint two cuddle birds. This event is held over Zoom and costs $25.  The painting sessions occur between Jan 28 and Feb 11. Register here. 

Valentine’s Day Comedy Jam 

Those who enjoy a good laugh might enjoy La Casa Norte’s Valentine’s Day Comedy Jam. This Zoom event features rising comedy stars Ana Belaval and Eli Castro. Proceeds from this event benefit youth and families experiencing homelessness.  Standard tickets cost $25, or viewers can go for the $40 VIP ticket which includes a restaurant discount card and a Valentine’s Day kit with La Casa Norte swag. This event takes place Feb. 13. Register here. 

Chocolate, Wine and Cheese 

Formaggio Kitchen presents Chocolates, Wine and Cheese. This event is for foodies who would like to spend their Valentine’s trying new things. This Zoom event takes place Feb. 14 and includes a bundle. The bundle comes in two sizes: small and large. Both includes four cheeses, two chocolate pairings and crackers. The wine bundle includes two wines, and the Make Life Sweeter bundle includes jam, cookies and more chocolate. Tickets cost $15, which is the flat rate to ensure everything arrives in time for the event. Wednesday Feb. 10 is the last day to register for this course and can be done here. 

With a variety of holiday-themed classes and events to pick from, there is something for everyone to take part in. 

 Daniel Lopez can may be reached at pr[email protected]