Thanks to Hallmark and Geoffrey Chaucer (anyone remember him high school lit class?), we have a day each year that celebrates love.
Whether it’s a romantically-inclined notion or, you’re looking for an excuse to gather your crew for a fun night out, we have suggestions (TWENTY TWO of them!) for a City With Soul celebration this Valentine’s Day.
Heart Night – Mississippi Museum of Art – February 11
Travel the galleries and get to know selected artworks in New Symphony of Time. In each “date,” visitors will listen to music while viewing the artwork and have short conversations facilitated by Museum educators and curators. Swoon.
Galentines vs. Bromance Karaoke – Ole Tavern – February 12
Single gals and guys come and sing their favorite girl or boy band/singer as a competition. Best of each wins a prize (trophy and gift certificate). $5 select shots, and $10 beer buckets all night long.
Girls Night – Brooks Collection at Highland Village – February 13
Featuring Estelle jewelry and KK Buteau designs, stop by after work to grab champagne and shop these collections. There will also be a giveaway and free gifts from Magnolia Soap and Bath company.
Galentines Night – Cultivation Food Hall – February 13
Featuring happy hour prices all night long at Goldcoast Bar.
Sock Hop – Welty Library – February 13
There will be a soda station with soda and ice cream, matchbox car races, Valentine’s Day crafts and jump roping and limbo contests. For toddlers and preschoolers.
Art Soiree – Fischer Galleries – February 13
The 7th Annual Art Lover’s Soiree features the work of Blair Hobbs & Lee Barber.
February 14 Events
Flirt, Flights, Bites – Cathead Distrillery
Single and ready to mingle? Committed and looking for a fun “hangout” addition to your Valentine’s Day plans? Have no plans at all besides hanging with friends or your dog? Urban Foxes is featured with sweet and savory boxes paired with some amazing craft beers from Southern Prohibition + Stone Brewing. Doors at 3 pm, small bites from 5-8 p.
SSC 90s Valentine’s Prom – Sophomore Spanish Club
Grab your partner or your single ladies and get dressed head-to-toe in some 90s prom fashion for a night that will top all other Valentine’s Days. Ticket includes an exclusive SSC buffet filled with snacks, your favorite SSC tacos and entrees, and desserts. You will also receive a hall pass that is good for some boozy prom punch. There will be a DJ playing all the 90s jams. $35 a single ticket, $60 a couple.
Valentine’s Dinner – 1908 Provisions
Enjoy lump crab cocktail, potato gnocchi, Italian wedding soup and a portobello steak. And for dessert, chocolate fudge cake or strawberry cobbler is on the menu. Named a “Best Valentine’s Day Date Spot in Every State” by Taste of Home.
Dinner for Two – The Iron Horse Grill
Enjoy a three course dinner for only $54.95. Start your date off with your choice of Soul City Seafood Dip or Fried Mushrooms. For your main course, choose a 14oz hand-cut charcoal grilled New York Strip, Chef Pierre’s signature Seafood Pasta, or an elegant Chicken Marsala. Finish with a slice of Ms. Lisa’s Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake or a decadent Double Chocolate Brownie.
Pizza-Gram – Sal & Mookie’s
Have a pizza made, shaped like a heart! Any of the restaurant’s regular 14″ pizzas can be sent as a Valentine’s Pizza-Gram, available February 14th only. To order, call at 601.368.1919.
Single Me Not – Capitol Art Lofts
Speed dating, games and mixers. Each ticket includes a Valentine’s Day meal and alcoholic beverages plus good music, a photo booth for you to show off and prizes worth fighting over.
No Exit – Mantle City Club
Uproar Theatre Company presents “No Exit” February 13th-15th. $15 adults $12 seniors and students Tickets at the door are cash-only at $17.50/adults, $14 seniors/students. Reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets at uproar.booktix.com
BDO – Fenians
The Blind Dog Otis band plans to put love in the air for all you sweethearts (or serenade you if you’re lonely!)
Love Hurts Featured Menu – Fine & Dandy
Book a table for one (or more) for this restaurant’s cheeky nod to February 14 (Singles’ Awareness Day for some). Dishes like Fondue Pot for One, Extra Garlicky Escargot, GreezBurger and Deep Fried Feelings & Cookie Dough are on the menu.
Valentine’s Night – Godfrey’s
Featuring the culinary creations of Godfrey Morgan and music from Ike Rob & The 601 Band. Free admission.
Cats – Thalia Mara Hall
The record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is now on tour across North America. Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater-“Memory”.
Valentine’s Day – Char
Order from the regular menu or indulge in special appetizers like oyster rockefeller, char grilled oysters, spinach, bacon, smoked tomato hollandaise or entrees like steak and lobster kabobs, smoked gouda cheese grits, chimi churi sauce veal chop marsala, 14 oz veal chop, sauteed spinach, truffles or whipped potatoes.
Candlelight Valentine’s Dinner – Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro
Wine and dine the love of your life with a romantic candlelight dinner at Estelle Wine Bar and Bistro on Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15! Make your reservations for this four course prix fixe dinner. Pricing plus taxes and gratuity $60 per person $100 per person with wine pairings
Valentine’s Weekend Specials – Saltine Restaurant
Toast to the day of love over oysters & vino with your special someone! The full menu will be available all day on February 14th, plus $5 glasses of rosé February 14th-16th.
Love the City – Poindexter Park – February 16
Join Give Outrageously and The Jackson Resource Center for Love the City. Help them serve food, fun and sweet treats. Volunteer opportunities include the food line, hot cocoa stand and the kid’s craft table.
All events February 14 unless noted. Some require reservations or tickets. Each is linked to a corresponding Facebook event or page, so plan ahead.