Valentine’s Day with Your Boo or BFF

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Light some candles, turn up your Michael Bublé Spotify playlist, and switch on the charm, because love is in the air.  It’s Valentine’s Day, people. Not the smoothest cat in town? Don’t worry, some of our local favorites are offering sweet events to keep the night fun for you and the honey (or bestie).

If you want to justify your future chocolate indulgence, we know the perfect plan for you.  The Friday before Valentine’s day, February 10th, The Balance Culture is having a Couple’s Kickboxing class so you can work it with your better half.  It’s only $10 a person, or $7 a person if you’re a student balling on a budget.  Come to their studio on S. Florida Ave from 7:30 to 8:30pm to burn some calories with bae, so Tuesday after dinner is utterly shameless.

You might want to bring your dancing shoes for another event on Friday.  LkldLive, Lakeland’s newest performance venue, is hosting “Swingtime Valentine,” a classic swing and jazz concert showcasing some of Lakeland’s most talented artists.  From 8:00 to 11:00pm Friday night, you can let a brilliant lineup of local performers set the mood for you and baby cakes. Tickets are only $20, so grab yours quick!

If you’ve ever visited Mitchell’s Coffee Shop in downtown Lakeland, you know there is absolutely no shortage of delightful treats.  This Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy those treats at a candlelit table with your lil’ button.  Choose from vanilla cheesecake, chocolate cake, tiramisu, carrot cake, and chocolate covered strawberries to accompany their assortment of gourmet coffee drinks.  You’ll only be spending about $10 for some of the best sweets in town. Better call soon, you’ll need to pre-select your dessert, and spots are filling up fast!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good movie.  On Tuesday night, the Polk Theatre will be playing an absolute classic love story that will tickle your funny bone and is sure to tug on your heart strings.  When Harry Met Sally is showing at 7:30pm for only $5!  You’re probably thinking, “But Connor, what in the world am I going to do for dinner??” The Polk Theatre has you covered, guys.  Show up at 6:30pm and enjoy dinner AND the movie with yo’ shawty for only $22!  Two birds, one stone.

Feeling a little artsy, crafts-y? Art Centric Studio is having a couple’s workshop from 7:00 to 9:00pm! You’ll leave with a classy wooden wine cart and a deep appreciation for woodworking.  Art Centric will provide all the tools, supplies, and appropriate attire necessary for construction, and you already know that your bunny muffin is going to look so cute in that apron. At $50 for the both of you, it’s a steal for something you are sure to use immediately afterward (if you’re over 21, of course).

Whatever you’re doing this Valentine’s Day, or weekend, make love the focus.  Whether it’s with your best friend(s) or your babe/sugar/sweetie/munchkin, it’s a great time to let them know how much they mean to you.  We love you, Lakeland, Happy Valentine’s Day!