7 Date Night Ideas That Aren’t Just Dinner and Drinks
Netfilx and chill? Dinner and a movie? One drink, then off to bed? Not this date night. Tonight, we’re rekindling the romance with these seven slightly less conventional dates—roller rink, anyone?
Naked Scavenger Hunt at Art Institute of Chicago
Don’t worry: You won’t be the naked one in this scenario. Watson Adventures has organized a nudity-themed scavenger hunt (February 11) that will send you searching the Art Institute for it’s most scantily clad paintings, sculptures and photos.
Roller-Skate at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
That funny feeling you get when you’re in love? We think it’s a lot like roller skating under the influence. It makes sense then that Eat, Skate, Love (February 10 and 11) sends you rolling around Stagg Court fueled by boozy libations. Classic love jams from the likes of LL Cool J and Beyoncé add to the romantic vibes.
Stargaze at Adler After Dark
Every third Thursday of the month, Adler Planetarium stays open late, granting attendees full access to exhibits and shows as well as special programming and entertainment. This month (February 16), the theme is an interstellar murder mystery—we’re guessing it was Pluto, in the Milky Way, with the massive asteroid.
Plan a Mini Getaway with Bangtel
Get a room, but not just any room. Skip the downtown hotel and check out Bangtel. It’s better than your average Airbnb with one-of-a-kind designs, 24-hour concierge and locations throughout some of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods.
Run a Mile in Your Unmentionables with Cupid’s Undie Run
Love will make you do crazy things. Like running a mile. In the middle of February. In your underwear. At least you’ll be supporting a good cause: Proceeds from Cupid’s Undie Run (February 11) go to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Make a Glass Heart at Ignite Glass Studio
Had your heart broken? This class (February 10-14) is your chance to put it back together. You and your date will work alongside an expert glassblowing artist to design and create a glass heart sculpture. Enjoy complimentary chocolates and sparkling white while you work.
Cook Up a Feast at The Chopping Block
Instead of cleaning up your own kitchen, why not make a mess of someone else’s? Try Chopping Block’s Hands-On Valentine’s Feast (February 11). It guides you through cooking a nouveau Creole meal featuring crispy crawfish cakes and flourless chocolate cake with bourbon whipped cream.