Impress your date this Valentine’s Day with a romantic musical performance or a fun skate night and more with one of these Valentine’s Day events for couples in suburban Chicago. For a complete calendar of events covering Chicago’s suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s calendar.
Valentine’s Day Special Event, 10 a.m. Feb. 14, Northfield
Celebrate Feb. 14 with a full day of Valentine’s events. Storyteller Debi Gajewski begins the day with the story of Jack Benny, one of the most popular Chicago area legends in comedy. Enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch beginning at 11 a.m. and end the day with “Village Wooing” a romantic comedy by ShawChicago. North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road. Full day $29-$35, single event $9-$15.
Valentine’s Day Special at Rink Side, 11 a.m. Feb. 14, Gurnee
Couples can enjoy a small pizza, a drink, a 30-minute video game card and choose between mini-golf, laser tag or ice skating. Offer available all day. Skate rental is not included. Public skate is 8:20 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Rink Side Family Entertainment Center, 6152 W. Grand Ave. $14.
Valentine’s Day Music and a Movie, 1 p.m. Feb. 14, Waukegan
Enjoy the romantic sounds of 1920s jazz with a special Valentine’s Day concert. The West End Jazz Band takes the stage at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a special showing of the 1926 romantic silent film “Don Juan” at 2:30. Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. Free.
Music and Romance on Valentine’s Day, 1 p.m. Feb. 14, Waukegan
Enjoy the romantic sounds of 1920s jazz with a special Valentine’s Day concert by the West End Jazz Band followed by a showing of the 1926 romantic silent film “Don Juan.” Drinks and baked goods are available for purchase and popcorn is available during the movie. Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St.
Valentine’s Day Dinner, 4 p.m. Feb. 14, Waukegan
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner featuring complimentary champagne a shrimp cocktail, a main course and a dessert tray. Reservations required. Waukegan Yacht Club, 199 N. Harbor Pl. $16.95-$21.95.
Valentine’s Day at Bonnie Brook, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Waukegan
Couples can enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with live entertainment and cocktail specials. Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Ave.
Family Skate Night, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Glencoe
Couples, friends or families can enjoy the valentine-themed open skate night and broom ball in the studio rink. Watts Ice Center, 305 Randolph St.
‘Donna & Rocco’s Big Fat Italian Wedding,’ 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Skokie
In this interactive show, Donna and Rocco are finally getting hitched after dating for 15 years and friends, family, dinner, drinks and dancing are all on the menu. Maggiano’s Little Italy Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center. $60.
Keyboard Conversations: The Romantic Music of Chopin, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Evanston
Enjoy the heroic “Polonaise in A-flat,” charming waltzes, virtuoso études and the dreamy “Nocturne in F.” Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive. $22, $16 for students with valid ID.
Coast Ensemble: Amour, Amor, Amore, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Evanston
Join the Fourth Coast Ensemble on Valentine’s Day as they present a program that journey through different themes of love. The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave.
Romantic Night Hike, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Riverwoods
Learn wildlife courtship behaviors in a guided hike or self-guided ski/hike, then warm up with hot chocolate and s’mores. Register online or by calling. Must be 18 or older to attend. Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 N. Riverwoods Road. $6-$8.
Bernadette Peters, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Waukegan
Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters presents a special Valentine’s Day performance. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St. Free.
Juz Jokkin: ‘Lovers Only Valentine Show,’ 9 p.m. Feb. 14, Gurnee
The event includes six comedy acts, music and an after party. Dress accordingly as the show will be filmed live. There is a two-drink minimum and food is available for purchase. Must be 21 or older to attend. Performances on Feb. 14 and 15. Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center, 6161 W. Grand Ave. $35 per couple.
Valentine’s Day Lunch, 11 a.m. Feb. 14, Libertyville
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery. Lunch options include a deep fried catfish filet, stuffed pork tenderloin and baked chicken and dumplings. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road. $8.95.
Valentine’s Day Celebration, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14, Wheeling
Seniors ages 60 and older can enjoy lunch followed by a Valentine’s Day program featuring singer Heather Braoudakis. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or 847-279-2232. Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center, 199 N. First St. $15 for five meals.
Make an Old-Fashioned Valentine, 1 p.m. Feb. 14, Buffalo Grove
Celebrate the holiday by making an old-fashioned valentine. No registration required. Raupp Museum, 901 Dunham Lane. Free.
Valentine’s Bingo, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Buffalo Grove
Enjoy sweet indulgences and join in a fun-filled bingo game with gift card prizes. For more information or to RSVP, call Susan Kocanda at 847-537-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Belmont Village Senior Living of Buffalo Grove, 500 McHenry Road. Free.
El Barrio Restaurant Valentine’s Day Dinner and Margaritas, 4 p.m. Feb. 14, Mundelein
Dinner includes shrimp, chicken and steak fajitas for two, and margaritas will be on special. El Barrio Restaurant, 1122 Diamond Lake Road. Free.
Lake Barrington Shores Valentine Concert, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Lake Barrington
Camerata Chicago conductor and violinist Drostan Hall give a Valentine’s violin concert. The evening begins with dinner followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club, 40 Shoreline Road. $45, $15 for concert only.
Valentine’s Day Show, 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Libertyville
Featuring the Dave Seabaugh Orchestra with special guest Jonathon Weppler. Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road.
Valentine’s Day Production of ‘Same Time Next Year,’ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Libertyville
Liberty Town Productions presents a Valentine’s Day celebration beginning with cocktail hour with live jazz entertainment followed by a staged reading of Bernard Slade’s “Same Time Next Year.” Seating is limited. Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. $25.
A Valentine Serenade, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Libertyville
Enjoy a romantic night of entertainment with music by the Dave Seabough Orchestra with special guest Jonathon Weppler. Tickets available online. Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road. $20.
Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Grayslake
Open dance for all styles. Wear red. Dress Up & Dance!, 34121 N. US Highway 45. $25 per couple, $15 singles, $10 members.
Valentines Party, 9 a.m. Feb. 14, Franklin Park
Featuring bingo at 9 a.m., lunch at noon (Italian wedding soup, Italian beef sandwiches, cole slaw and mini chocolate eclairs) and a 1 p.m. raffle. Reservations required. Centre at North Park, 10040 W. Addison Ave. $3.
Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Oak Park
The public is invited to dance the night away with the Dick Elliot Band, and light refreshments will be served. Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Free.
Wine, Chocolate and Architecture, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Oak Park
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a wine and chocolate tasting followed by a tour. Unity Temple, 875 Lake St.
Music Club with Dan Kane, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Oak Park
The public is invited to listen to oldies such as classical, pop, jazz and big band musical selections centered around the classic love songs in honor of Valentine’s Day. Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Free.
Groovin’ The Sixties, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, St. Charles
The Buckinghams and Gary Puckett perform with a full symphony orchestra. Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main St. $49-$79.
Valentine’s Night Out, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Oak Park
The event features a performance by the Oak Park Classical Guitar Ensemble, dessert and a glass of wine or coffee. Registration required. Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave. $15.
Nick Colionne, 8 p.m. Feb. 15, Rosemont
The jazz, R&B and funk guitarist performs a special Valentine’s show. Saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly also performs as the opening act. InterContinental O’Hare Hotel and Gallery, 5300 N. River Road. $49-$69.
Valentine’s Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Brookfield
Begin your adventure with a cocktail reception at Seven Seas Underwater Viewing, home of the zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, then head to the Bocaditos dining room for a four-course meal. Full bar service and musical entertainment included. Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St.
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