Don't know what to do for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? Hint: Chocolates and candy are classics for a reason, but all it really takes to express your love is for you and your sweetheart to do something fun together, whatever that may mean. Here are some great ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Milwaukee area.
Valentine's Weekend Events
- UW-Milwaukee Festival of Films in French
What: Take your valentine to see a film in French -- the language of love.
Where: UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee
When: Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 25, 2018
Cost: All films are free (concessions, including just-popped popcorn and French delicacies like macarons, sold on-site).
- Romancing the Stars
What: Tour the cosmos with a special Valentine's Day star show.
Where: Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee
When: dates and times in mid-February to be announced on this site. Also, the 45-minute Love & Heartbreak Tour, telling stories of love and heartbreak in the animal kingdom, is on Saturday, February 10, 2018; and Tuesday, February 14, 2018. Tack on an extra $10 for the whole package.
Cost: $25 per couple (red rose and box of chocolates given to every couple)
- Valentine's Weekend Laugh-A-Thon
What: Collection of comedians like Damon Williams, Guy Torry, Lavell Crawford with Michael Blackson, Sip Sippi and Comedian JJ.
Where: Miller High Life Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee
When: Saturday, February 17, 2017; at 7 p.m.
Cost: $48-$99 ($99 tickets only sold at the Miller High Life Theatre Box Office)
Looking for easy Valentine's gifts in Milwaukee? If you are romantically inclined, but perhaps not creatively so, don't forget the good old standbys of chocolate and flowers. Find Milwaukee chocolatiers and Florists in Milwaukee to complete your Valentine's date. Some of the newer artisan chocolatiers in town include Red Elephant Chocolate in the Third Ward and Indulgence Chocolatiers in Walker's Point, Wauwatosa and Shorewood.