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Valentine's Day in Denver

It's that time of year again! Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are showing up in shops, couples are walking hand-in-hand and love is in the air. Denver is a wonderfully romantic city in which to spend this lovers' holiday. Also, for help in choosing the perfect dinner spot, see our curated list of Romantic Restaurants

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Romantic Events & Activities

Lovin’ on the Block HE[ART] Installation

WHEN: Thru Feb. 28, 2023
WHERE: Dairy Block Alley

Snap a selfie and steal a smooch at the Lovin’ on the Block HE[ART] Installation. Created by Sky Armstrong of Denver’s RLY RLY Studio, this sweet and colorful art piece will feature large-scale sculptures of favorite childhood Valentine’s candy, including conversation hearts, lollipops and candy necklaces. It will be displayed in the Alley the entire month of February. 

Valentine's Day Rose Cordials and Halva

WHEN: Feb. 7, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Come and enjoy some heart-themed herbal brandy cordials and treats. In this class, you'll create a rose cordial and a rose halva. A cordial is a drink made from a brandy tincture infused with herbs. Halva is a buttery treat made with spices. Get a hands-on experience making these treats and the recipes to take home, along with time to sample and enjoy together in class. You'll also discuss the herbal significance of rose as it is traditionally used in Ayurveda, an Indian form of Indigenous medicine.

Deviation Distilling Shake It Up Cocktail Class + Truffle Pairing

WHEN: Feb. 8, 2023
WHERE: Deviation Distilling

Shake things up with this class where you and your love will learn how to make three seasonal cocktails paired with locally crafted chocolate truffles from Denver’s Toute Douceur. 

Vegas Valentine's

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2023
WHERE: Talnua Distillery, Arvada

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas(ish)! Talnua will have the little wedding chapel of your dreams set up and [ordained] Elvis in house from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to officiate your wedding, vow renewals or commitment ceremony. They'll even have a professional photographer on site to capture the moment for you. Vegas Tourist costumes HIGHLY encouraged, with prizes for the best costumes of the day. Stick around for specialty Vegas Valentine's cocktails, food from Hippie Pie Yay, baked goods from A Kitchen Mouse Bakery and a damn good time. This is a 21+ event!

Heartthrob 5k

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2023
WHERE: Johnny Roberts Memorial Park, Arvada

Grab your running buddy and come on out to Johnny Roberts Memorial Park on the Saturday before Valentine's Day! Celebrate the ability to get your heart pumping by cruising through this flat and fast 5k run (or walk).

Sarah O. Jewelry Galentine’s Permanent Jewelry Event

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2023
WHERE: Sarah O. Jewelry

Visit Dairy Block jeweler Sarah O. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a special Galentine’s Permanent Jewelry Event. A permanent jewelry bracelet is a custom-fit piece that is made specifically for you to represent a special friendship, memory—or just because! 

MENO Home Candle-Making Class & Mimosa Brunch

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2023

MENO Home is hosting a two-hour Candle-Making Class & Mimosa Brunch. Learn how to pour two clean candles while enjoying a light brunch with two mimosas.

Downtown Denver Rink

WHEN: Thru Feb. 14, 2023
WHERE: Skyline Park

Enjoy some romance on the rink! The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you and your loved one for a spin around the Downtown Denver Rink presented by Southwest Airlines.

Loveland’s Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2023
WHERE: The Budweiser Event Center, Loveland

2023 brings a once in a lifetime opportunity to get married on the ice at The Budweiser Event Center prior to an Eagles hockey game! Experience a romantic ceremony with music you vote on, a customized ceremony, keepsake photos, a lock couples can use to "Lock their love" on the famous LOVE or HEART sculptures in Loveland, gift bags, signature wedding cupcakes, and a chance to win a huge gift basket. What an original way to celebrate your love on Valentine's Day!

Puppy Love Dog Caricatures at The Maven Hotel

WHEN: Feb. 17, 2023
WHERE: The Maven Hotel

The Maven Hotel is offering free Puppy Love Dog Caricatures in the hotel lobby from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday!

Love Bites: A Valentine's Haunted House

WHEN: Feb. 17–19, 2023
WHERE: 3400 E. 52nd Ave.

13th Floor Denver is getting a Valentine’s makeover! Horrific vampires stalk you in the dark. Terrifying monsters lurk around every corner. Love Bites is the perfect experience to spice up this Valentine’s weekend. Whether you want to ditch the same old dinner and a movie date, observe Singles Awareness Day, or celebrate with your Galentines, 13th Floor Denver is sure to get your heart pumping. All blood types are welcome.

Orchid Showcase

WHEN: Thru Feb. 20, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

See hundreds of exotic blooms, including rare orchids from the Gardens’ collection. The Showcase is a great idea for a Valentine’s Day activity and is included with admission to the Gardens.

Valentine's Activities for Kids

Prairie Pup Adventures: Prairie Valentines

WHEN: Feb. 7, 2023
WHERE: Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Come create loving Valentine's Day gifts using natural materials like mud paint and plant flowers! Prairie Pup Adventures offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home.

Family Make and Take: Garden Valentines

WHEN: Feb. 28, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Flowers and plants are used year-round to send messages of love, happiness and joy. Explore the different shapes, textures and colors of dried flowers, leaves and seeds and use them to decorate a Valentine’s Day ornament. Family Make and Take programs offer a space for children and their grownups to connect with natural materials and create together. These self-guided and self-paced programs are designed to provide a creative environment that sparks imagination.

Valentine's Day Food & Drink Specials

P.S. I Love You at Poka Lola Social Club

WHEN: Thru Feb. 28, 2023
WHERE: Poka Lola Social Club

Stop by to enjoy a P.S. I Love You cocktail, made with Grey Goose Vodka, passion fruit and vanilla.

Valentine's Day Five-course Menu Tasting

WHEN: Feb. 10–14, 2023
WHERE: EDGE Restaurant & Bar

This Valentine's Day, take your taste buds around the world with a five-course globally driven tasting menu created by Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst, Pastry Chef Monika Kobe and Restaurant Chef Andrew Lauer. Decadent dishes include the white rose with raspberry and beet sphere, slow-cooked octopus, red rose with yuzu and elderflower sorbet with sea salt, aged duck breast and confit leg, and the flaming blood orange semifreddo. EDGE's sommelier has also developed a wine-pairing menu to accompany this exceptional culinary experience. 

Hearts on Fire at Blanchard Family Wines

WHEN: Feb. 10–14, 2023
WHERE: Blanchard Family Wines

Visit Blanchard Family Wines to enjoy Hearts on Fire, a glass of wine or a Valentine’s cocktail paired with s’mores featuring a heart-shaped marshmallow.

Valentine's Day Dinner at FIRE at the ART hotel

WHEN: Feb. 12–14, 2023
WHERE: FIRE at the ART hotel

The ART of romance is a love language all its own, and the folks at FIRE would consider themselves fluent! Surprise your sweetie with a three-course romantic dinner. From freshly shucked oysters with a rose petal mignonette to finishing the evening with your choice of a banana fosters crème brûlée or a French silk tart, your Valentine will be impressed! This prix fixe menu is $75 per person, with optional wine pairings for an additional $35 per person. Book your table today – Valentine's reservations will go quickly!

Kachina Cantina Love at First Bite Valentine’s Day Dinner

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2023
WHERE: Kachina Cantina

Start your meal with bacon-wrapped scallops served with sweet corn cream, pickled onions and chili oil, then indulge in a 16 oz. rib eye or seared duck breast. End with a Mexican chocolate tres leches cake and a special Besos Cocktail. Click the link to make your reservation today!

Valentine’s Dinner for Two at Denver Milk Market

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2023
WHERE: Denver Milk Market

The 16-concept, all-local food hall by Denver Chef Frank Bonanno is offering a Valentine’s Dinner for Two that includes pasta OR pizza, a salad and a bottle of wine for just $50. 

Romantic Hotel Experiences

Diamonds Are A Maven's Best Friend

WHEN: Thru Feb. 28, 2023
WHERE: The Maven Hotel

Treat your sweet with the luxurious new Diamonds Are A Maven's Best Friend package from The Maven Hotel. This getaway includes an overnight stay, a $500 gift card to Sarah O. Jewelry (plus an extra 15% off, with some exclusions), a gorgeous in-room floral bouquet to take home and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

AC Hotel Denver Downtown Experience Romance Package

WHEN: Thru Feb. 28, 2023
WHERE: AC Hotel Denver Downtown

Celebrate the season of love at AC Hotel Denver. Enjoy overnight accommodations in Downtown Denver accompanied by chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne at check-in, and stay a little longer with a 2 p.m. checkout!

HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek Amore & More Package

WHEN: Thru Feb. 28, 2023
WHERE: HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

This Valentine’s Day, book a one-of-a-kind lovers’ getaway to Halcyon. The Amore & More package includes luxurious accommodations for two, complimentary valet parking, macarons and a bottle of Champagne Method, two Halcyon sleep masks, access to Halcyon’s romantic vinyl collection for use on the in-room record player, and a late check-out (based on availability). Elevate your adventure by taking the Piaggo Scooters out for the day!

Experience Romance at Le Meridien Denver

WHEN: Thru May 31, 2023
WHERE: Le Meridien Denver

Celebrate love and the romance of travel in the heart of Downtown Denver! Experience Romance at Le Méridien includes a chocolate welcome amenity and sparkling Kir Royale cocktails upon arrival in Denver. After an evening celebrating with your loved one, stay for breakfast for two at Corinne. It's the season of love at Le Meridien!

The Crawford Hotel Luxurious Valentine’s Experience

WHEN: Feb. 9–14, 2023
WHERE: The Crawford Hotel

Enjoy a luxurious Valentine’s weekend stay like no other at one of Denver’s most romantic hotels. After check-in, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful in-room flower arrangement from Landfall Floral Co. to keep and a bottle of champagne to sip. Then, get ready to indulge in a delicious dinner for two at Ultreia or Stoic & Genuine using your $250 credit. In the morning, sleep in with your guaranteed late checkout time, then enjoy breakfast from Snooze, either as room service or at the restaurant, with a $65 credit. Don’t worry about downtown parking, we’ve got you covered with free valet for your stay. 

The Oxford Hotel Romantic Escape

WHEN: Feb. 9–14, 2023
WHERE: The Oxford Hotel

The romance starts as soon as you arrive, with a beautiful in-room floral arrangement by Landfall Floral Co. to keep. You'll sip cocktails in The Cruise Room, Denver’s quintessential Art Deco martini bar ($40 credit), then enjoy a decadent dinner at the Urban Farmer steakhouse ($250 credit). End the evening by slipping into two luxurious Oxford Spa Robes—yours to take home! This offer comes with complimentary valet parking and late checkout at 1 p.m.

The Crawford Hotel Galentine’s Getaway

WHEN: Feb. 10–14, 2023
WHERE: The Crawford Hotel

Grab your besties and enjoy luxurious overnight accommodations for yourself and three friends! Check in and pop the cork on a bottle of Prosecco, then treat your locks with blowouts for four people at LoDo’s Blo Blow Dry Bar. For dinner, head to Sunday Vinyl for shared bites and wine flights using your $300 credit. There's no need to rush in the morning with 1 p.m. late checkout, plus complimentary valet parking.

Romance at The Source Hotel

WHEN: Any time
WHERE: The Source Hotel

Enjoy beautiful flowers from Beet & Yarrow waiting in your room, making sure your romantic getaway is off to the perfect start!

Music & Performing Arts

'Laughs in Spanish'

WHEN: Thru March 12, 2023
WHERE: Singleton Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

A joyous, downright hilarious snapshot of Cuban and Colombian-American culture set in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district. Art Basel is about to begin and Mariana, the director of a swanky modern art gallery, has a serious problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. Part crime-comedy, part telenovela, and 100% chistoso, the play centers on Mariana and her impromptu support system, including her intern Carolina, a young police officer named Juan, and her mother Estella, a larger-than-life film and television star who insists on saving the show.

The Rajdulari Experience ft. Cleveland Jones

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2023
WHERE: Dazzle @ Baur's

Rajdulari is a chart-topping jazz/soul vocalist and actor based in Denver, Colorado. Her latest album, "Journey of a Woman" reached Billboard’s Top 100 in R&B, and held the No. 1 spot on UK’s Soul chart for over three weeks. Experience her show, Back 2 Love: A Valentine’s Day Celebration during the month of romance!

Cupid's Delight Valentine Burlesque, Variety & Comedy Show

WHEN: Feb. 10, 11 and 14, 2023
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come see the Clocktower Clockettes play this Valentine's Day at The Clocktower Cabaret! Celebrate love in all its forms with a very special burlesque and comedy show as the Clockettes will set even the coldest hearts aflame with burlesque and aerial acts, live singing and comedy. All shows 18+ unless otherwise noted.

'Hotter Than Egypt'

WHEN: Feb. 10–March 12, 2023
WHERE: The Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

No matter where you live, the ups and downs of married life are universal. For a middle-aged American couple traveling to Egypt, their relationship is put to the test when an old connection leads to new temptation. As the eager tourists strive to connect with Egyptian culture in an authentic way, they end up getting more than they bargained for as long-dormant marital issues begin to percolate. This quick-witted dramedy set in the heat of Cairo pits loyalty against attraction as its characters grapple with the ever-changing struggle of staying committed to their partners.

Songs of Love, Lust (And Everything In-Between)

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2023
WHERE: Historic Grand Lake Community House, Grand Lake

Four of the nation's finest opera singers from the Central City Opera will perform in this unique and elevated musical event celebrating love, lust and everything in-between! Get your tickets early, as this event is expected to sell-out quickly.

The Legacy Group: So This Is Love

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2023
WHERE: Dazzle @ Baur's

Love is in the air! Set a table for two, light the candles and let The Legacy Group curate your evening. So This Is Love is a night out with some of your favorite ambassadors of romance: Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and more. 

Jeffrey Siegel: Love Inspired Music of Schumann

WHEN: Feb. 15, 2023
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Perfectly suited for Valentine's Day, pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs love-inspired music of Schumann. Coffee Concerts are casual, one-hour musicales featuring musical selections different from the evening series of Keyboard Conversations®. Mr. Siegel will briefly discuss and then perform in their entirety engaging compositions captivating his audience with his pianistic virtuosity. Guests are invited to gather before the concert to enjoy complimentary refreshments and conversation.

Jeffrey Siegel: Musical Valentines

WHEN: Feb. 15, 2023
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs masterpieces inspired by love, written by Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, Mendelssohn and more. Now in its 34th season at the Arvada Center, Keyboard Conversations® is a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format in which lively, captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces.

The Doo Wop Project

WHEN: Feb. 17, 2023
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

Join The Doo Wop Project, for a “doowopified” post-Valentine’s Day celebration! Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop,” these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars—with their hot five-piece band—tear it up with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the ’50s and ’60s and make them sound fresh and new. They also “doo” doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Maroon 5.

Latrice Royale

WHEN: Feb. 18, 2023
The Gothic Theatre, Englewood
You know her as Miss Congeniality from the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race! Now see performer, recording artist and reality television personality Latrice Royale as she presents "Life Goes On - Valentine's Show."

Arts in the Afternoon: Fantasies and Romances with Phillip Stevens and Betsy Schwarm

WHEN: Feb. 22, 2023
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

In classical music, a fantasie (or fantasia: think of the film!) is an imaginative flight of fancy. Romances are usually song-like, even if they lack voices, and whether or not there are literally hearts and flowers, it is surely music well suited for Valentine’s Day. This program of works for viola and piano features compositions by the husband-and-wife team of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck Schumann, as well as composers from both before and after their time. Violist Philip Stevens and friends, with concert host Betsy Schwarm, invite you to join them for the sweet sounds of musical romance.

America’s Heartbreakers: Drag Queens, Live Music and Fabulous Fun!

WHEN: Feb. 22, 2023
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret

Is your heart bad at giving directions? You're preaching to the choir! Join Mz. America Jackson, Zarah Misdemeanor, Sherean Samimi and Zach Stailey for a frolick through all things love, relationships, breakups and boys. This will be a joyous evening of live music, comedy, lip synching, love, heartbreak and drag!

'Until the Flood'

WHEN: Thru Aug. 11, 2023
WHERE: Virtual/Online

After the death of Michael Brown, The Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on police brutality and discrimination. Using extensive interviews she conducted herself, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives that continue to define and divide our country at large.

'Hit & Run: Musical Improv'

WHEN: Thru Aug. 25, 2023 (Fridays)

Enjoy Colorado’s premier improvised musical comedy team and Denver’s longest-running improv comedy show! Hit and Run: Musical Improv® creates an hour-long, fully improvised, Broadway-style musical with live musical accompaniment, based on suggestions from the audience. You’ll see a brand new musical every week!

Museum & Art Exhibitions

You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition

WHEN: Thru Feb. 12, 2023
WHERE: Clyfford Still Museum

In the culminating exhibition of the Clyfford Still Museum's tenth anniversary year, You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition hands the curatorial reins to art lovers from the surrounding Denver community and beyond. This exhibit is designed to foster far-reaching engagement and appreciation of Clyfford Still’s art and artistic legacy.

Luis Barragán: A Legacy. New Works Undressing the Mexican Soul

WHEN: Thru Feb. 18, 2023
WHERE: Museo de las Americas

Museo de las Americas presents a new collective exhibition, Luis Barragán: a Legacy. New Works Undressing the Mexican Soul. Curated by Artemio García Uribe from Guadalajara, MX, this exhibition celebrates the legacy of one of the most iconic and well-known Mexican architects of the 20th century. With this exhibit, Museo de las Americas will explore how his influence has manifested in the work of five Mexican artists who will create a mosaic of interpretations of what Barragán and his works mean to them. 

Orchid Showcase

WHEN: Thru Feb. 20, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

See hundreds of exotic blooms, including rare orchids from the Gardens’ collection. The Showcase is a great idea for a Valentine’s Day activity and is included with admission to the Gardens.

Other People's Pictures

WHEN: Thru Feb. 26, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition of more than 70 photographic works from a collection donated to the DAM in 2018 by Robert and Kerstin Adams explores the reciprocal relationships among artists and their creative exchange of objects. It also examines the themes of collecting, the pleasure of looking, and how diverse points of view interact to shape perspectives.

Who Tells a Tale Adds a Tail: Latin America and Contemporary Art

WHEN: Thru March 5, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibit features mostly site-specific, commissioned artworks by emerging artists in dialogue with the unique architecture of the DAM's Hamilton Building. The 19 participating millennial-generation artists from countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico have developed work that creates new worlds and realities, inviting spectators to engage in narratives through a multitude of media: painting, sculpture, installation, textile, video, sound, digital and performance art.

Unseen Oceans

WHEN: Thru April 9, 2023
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

With modern robotics and satellite monitoring, scientists are revealing the unseen habitats of the oceans’ most mysterious animals and mapping remote areas in unprecedented detail. See the exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 

Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection

WHEN: Thru May 13, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition takes a nuanced approach to questions of artistic voice, gender and agency through more than 100 works of painting, calligraphy and ceramics from 1600s to 1900s Japan. Many of these artworks will be on view for the first time to the public. 

Rugged Beauty: Antique Carpets from Western Asia

WHEN: Thru May 28, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Open a window into the artistic and utilitarian innovations of weavers, domestic consumption and the cross-cultural exchanges between present-day Turkey, Iran and the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) from the 1500s to the 1900s. The stories in Rugged Beauty showcase the living traditions of western Asia, a vast and culturally rich region of the world. Each of the more than 40 objects on display were made by hand, predominantly dyed by hand, and hand-woven using the knotted-pile weaving technique. Although the individual identities of the makers are mostly unknown, the rugs' designs of rich colors, intricate patterns and complex symbols reveal a deep history of trade, diplomacy and foreign relationships.

Melanie Yazzie: Peace Walking

WHEN: Thru May 29, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Contemporary artist Melanie Yazzie was born in northeastern Arizona to a family from the Salt Water and Bitter Water Diné (Navajo) clans. In this exhibit, she weaves together nature and narrative in multi-layered prints, paintings and sculptures to explore the experiences that shaped her. Yazzie employs iconography featuring animal, plants, land maps and female figures to tell a story that is deeply personal but also communal in nature. Her work conveys qualities of wonder and healing, while encouraging viewers to engage with complex Indigenous experiences.

Memory Mirror

WHEN: Thru June 18, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Lares Feliciano's Memory Mirror is an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas and interactive storytelling. Designed to evoke the memory of a relative's living room, this exhibition will transform the museum's Precourt Family Discovery Hall into a surreal domestic den that is both familiar and fantastic.

Rainbows & Revolutions

WHEN: Thru June 30, 2023
WHERE: History Colorado Center

LGBTQ+ people have always been part of Colorado communities. They have pushed against stereotypes, transforming the way mainstream society views them. Rainbows & Revolutions is about more than just Pride — the exhibit explores how LGBTQ+ people’s very existence in Colorado has been a rebellious act beyond the rainbow, from quiet assertions of identity to loud and proud demonstrations for civil rights and equality.

Return of the Corn Mothers

WHEN: Thru Sept. 30, 2023
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Return of the Corn Mothers marks a three-year effort to honor 22 new Corn Mothers in 2022. What began in 2007 with a small grant from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute and eight local women has now expanded to include more than 70 women. Join in the rich tradition of honoring Southwest women through this revitalized exhibit.

Fantastic Brush: Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Art from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection 

WHEN: Thru Nov. 1, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

The 23 ink paintings featured in this exhibit showcase some of the most important artists in twentieth-century China, including Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Wu Changshuo and Wu Guanzhong. The collection includes examples by teachers and students, friends and colleagues. The artists come from very different backgrounds: some traveled to Europe to study Western art, some went to Japan to study Japanese art and Western art as filtered through Japanese experience, and others never went abroad. Nevertheless, all were well versed in traditional Chinese ink art.

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects 

WHEN: Thru Jan. 1, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

A series of thematic installations drawn primarily from the architecture and design collection, this exhibition illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. How does it come into being? Who creates it and for what purpose? What trends inspire it? And how does it serve society?

The World in Denver: Photography by Robert Weinberg

WHEN: Thru Jan. 10, 2024
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Over the course of his career, Robert Weinberg captured images of those who left their mark on Denver. Best known for his work with the Intermountain Jewish News, Weinberg focused on portraits of people in the Denver community. Weinberg's photography adds a valuable dimension to the visual record of the Mile High City during the 1980s and 1990s. Now legally blind, Weinberg created braille labels to accompany his work, ensuring that his photographs are accessible to all. He continues to advocate for the visually impaired community by promoting organizations to assist people with low vision to live independently.

Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents 

WHEN: Thru July 19, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Gio Ponti was one of the most inventive Italian architects and designers of his time. For more than 60 years, Ponti’s exuberant approach found expression in public and private commissions from buildings, interiors and furniture to glass, ceramics and flatware, influencing international design for more than 50 years. 

Sporting Events

Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2023
WHERE: Ball Arena

Take your romance to the rink as the Colorado Avs take on the Tampa Bay Lightning!

NBA Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks

WHEN: Feb. 15, 2023
WHERE: Ball Arena

Come cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the Dallas Mavericks.

More Romantic Spots in Denver

Traditional Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Experience a touch of elegant, Old World charm at the historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. The Traditional Afternoon Tea takes place between noon and 4 p.m. in the hotel's gorgeous atrium lobby and includes freshly made scones, pastries, sandwiches and a wide variety of teas.

Peaks Lounge at Hyatt Regency

Located on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver, the Peaks Lounge offers swoon-inducing views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown, along with 40 wines by the glass and a menu of appetizers and desserts.

D Bar Denver

Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth? The upscale D Bar Denver, owned by Keegan Gerhard, one of the nation's top pastry chefs, is just the ticket, with a menu filled with sinful treats like Cake and Shake (three-layer chocolate cake, manjari frosting, and a vanilla or chocolate milkshake or malt) or a Chocolate & Hazelnut Sitting in a Tree (chocolate soufflé, chocolate sauce, Nutella beignets and praline ice cream). Need we say more?

Dive Lounge at the Downtown Aquarium

It's not 20,000 leagues under the sea, but it'll do. An upscale getaway in a truly unique setting, the Dive Lounge is located on the first floor of Denver's Downtown Aquarium, offering the chance to sip cocktails with your sweetheart while surrounded by beautiful marine life.

Cruise Room at the Oxford Hotel

One of the most hidden and romantic downtown Denver bars, the art deco-style Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel was modeled after one of the lounges on the legendary Queen Mary, with original chrome and neon creating an unparalleled atmosphere. Order a drink from the classic cocktail menu or enjoy a handmade martini. 

More Tips for Valentine's Day in Denver


No Denver Valentine's Day is complete without fresh flowers. Clueless about which bouquet to buy? Don't worry; Denver's expert florists have got you covered. The Highlands neighborhood is home to the flagship location of the trusted Lehrer's Flowers (3191 W. 38th Ave.), with a wide selection and a knowledgeable staff. You can also place your order through Lehrer's website and have flowers delivered. Visit Bouquets in Lower Downtown — they were named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine. Downtown's world-famous historic hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa (321 17th St.) has its own flower shop, featuring exquisite designs and arrangements using flowers from around the world.


Perhaps you don't want to stop at flowers this Valentine's Day? You've got plenty of gift options. Sound of the Rockies Chorus will deliver a Singing Valentine to serenade your love by quartets formed from an award-winning chorus in the Denver area. Explore The Mile High City's vibrant art districts, which are filled with galleries, boutiques and craft stores. For stylish boutiques, head to Larimer Square in Lower Downtown or to the nearby Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall. Still on the hunt for that perfect gift? Cherry Creek North is Denver's premier shopping and dining neighborhood, boasting hundreds of independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and spas. Add to that the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center, with an additional 160 brand-name stores, and together they create the largest, most diverse shopping district between Chicago and San Francisco.  

Dinner for Two

Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse for an intimate, candlelit dinner. And in Denver you've got dining options galore. In fact, here's a list of particularly romantic restaurants in Denver. Almost every type of cuisine is available in the city; choose from traditional steak houses, tres chic French bistros, adventurous fusion menus and much, much more. Lower Downtown (LoDo) boasts countless great restaurants, but you might also want to check out the offerings in some of Denver's other neighborhoods, including the buzzing Highlands and the cozy Washington Park district.

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