PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Love is in the air this weekend, and we’re hopelessly devoted to giving you an array of endearing and affectionate things to do around town.
Check out Meowentine’s with the PSPCA and Philadelphia Brewing Company, or enjoy a family-friendly Valentine’s Day brunch, complete with igloos and a classic Disney princess.
And of course, there are plenty of dining options throughout the weekend of love. Scroll The KYW To-Do List below for all the details.
Looking for your purrfect match? Philadelphia Brewing Company is hosting a very special Meowentine’s Celebration to benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA. On Saturday, the PSPCA is bringing adoptable cats to the tasting room for Caturday, an opportunity to find your new kitty (or kitties). Grab a beer and decorate a Valentine’s Day card while you wait. PS: Send a special “I love you” to a furry friend at the PSPCA here, for a donation of $10 or more.
For the most unique date in town, bring your plus-one to the Betsy Ross House for Tipsy History: A Love Story. Hear a love story for the ages as you learn about Ross’ own journey with love. Will she choose faith and family or true love? Stroll through the house for a special 90-minute love-themed tour and warm up with a handcrafted cocktail, featuring the most patriotic of ingredients in Betsy’s time: chocolate! Purchase your timed ticket for $25 in advance.
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day brunch for the whole family with Disney’s Sleeping Beauty on Saturday at the Germantown Garden Grille. This socially distanced magical dining experience includes 90 minutes in a private heated igloo or a completely covered outdoor table for you and your immediate family members. Get ready for photo ops, souvenirs and activity sheets, and songs from the princess herself. Tickets are $15 per person for igloo seating or $5 per person for outdoor seating, and food and drink are pay-as-you-go. A portion of each ticket will go to charity and provide a free princess appearance for children in need through the Salvation Army.
FOOD AND DRINK
The Concourse Dance Bar says the only thing colder than its ice room is your ex’s heart. Enjoy a night of fun, safe, socially distanced entertainment at the Fire and Ice Valentine’s Food and Drink Experience with the best dance music in town. Philly’s only ice room makes for an Instagrammable evening, and for a Valentine’s Day twist, there’s a light show that goes along with some of your favorite single anthems. The Valentine’s experience is $32.50 (plus tax and tip) per person, which includes entry, three drinks and three small plate pairings.
Valentine’s Day at Bank & Bourbon has a special three-course menu available Friday through Sunday evening for $59 per person, exclusive of tax and fees (reservations are required). Sip on a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival. To make the night extra special, guests can decide to stay the night in a newly renovated guestroom or suite starting at $109 for the night.
Opera has never tasted so delicious! East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) is teaming up with Pistola’s del Sur, Sancho Pistola’s and Jose Pistola’s for Love Notes: Opera Never Tasted So Good, a special three-course dinner and virtual concert. The real-life opera couple, soprano Ashley Marie Robillard and tenor Joshua Blue, will perform safely from their home in South Philly. They’ll be joined by many others who have shared the stage at The Metropolitan Opera and a host of other distinguished opera and concert venues throughout the world. The virtual concert premieres Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the link is live for ticketholders all weekend long. Tickets are $75 and include a three-course dinner for two and performance, or $95 for the three-course dinner for two, drink pairing for two and performance.
Positano Coast in Old City offers three ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including an exclusive weekend-long candlelight event at the restaurant. Let the Lamberti family set the scene as they present your meal by candlelight, or simply stop by for their oyster and champagne pairings. Looking for takeout? Positano has a special sweetheart menu for two, including crab tacos and rigatoni; choice of pork chop parmigiana or grilled salmon; a chocolate dessert; and a bottle of prosecco for $125 plus tax and gratuity. Place your order by Saturday.
Oysters, New York strip steak, king salmon and more: Panorama Wine Bar has a three-course Valentine’s menu as well. Enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco as you enter. $75 per person, not including tax, gratuity and beverages.