February 3-14 | 7-9:30 p.m. |$20
Baltimore Ghost Tours, starting at 731 S. Broadway
Explore the amazing and horrifying history of Valentine’s Day, and visit some of Fells Point’s most haunted taverns with storyteller and historian Cliff Long, who will share stories about the first valentine and Edgar Allan Poe’s failed Baltimore romance. Ages 21 and older. Tours are February 3, 4, 9, 10 and 14.
February 4 | 6-9 p.m. | $18-20
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place
The museum is hosting a dance for children and families where attendees can dance to music by DJ Holly, create Valentine’s crafts and art projects, and explore three floors of interactive exhibits. Food and beverages are included in the admission.
February 11 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light St.
Bring children to create Valentine’s Day paper dollies and hearts to downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and learn about other attractions in the city.
February 11 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | $15
Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St.
Show friends and family how much you care by hand crafting paper circuit or pop up cards. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make paper circuits using copper tape and electronic components. LEDs and other simple electronics can be added together to create greeting cards that light up and buzz.
February 11 | 12 p.m. | $30
Luckie's Tavern, 10 Market Pl.
Participate in this “brief” fun-run that takes place in the middle of a big party and benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
February 11 | 6-9 p.m. | $80-150
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Dr.
Learn about animal love, with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and live jazz.
February 11 | 10 p.m. | $10
Johnny Sanchez at Horseshoe Casino, 1525 Russell St.
Entwine with your favorite partner during Johnny Sanchez’s Salsa Night, which is held every Saturday from 1- p.m. to 2 a.m. at Horseshoe Casino’s Latin spot. During the first hour, dance instructor KayaDance leads Salsa lessons for beginners. The $10 cover includes your entry fee as well as your first drink.
February 11 | 7, 10 p.m. | $22-25
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave.
Swing by the Patterson to see Gilded Lily, Baltimore's premier burlesque troupe, as they pay nostalgic tribute to the Great American Songbook.
February 11 | 4-6 p.m. | $59
Wit & Wisdom, 200 International Drive
Advanced-Level Sommelier Julie Dalton at Wit & Wisdom will lead a tasting of six wines perfect for a romantic date on Valentine's Day. Many of these wines have aromas and flavors evocative of aphrodisiac-like ingredients that help set the mood for a very special evening. Light bites will be provided to complement the wines.
February 11-14 | From $45
Spirit of Baltimore ship, 561 Light St.
Share a romantic nautical meal with your sweetheart aboard the Spirit ship in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Valentine’s Day dinner, lunch and brunch options are offered, with options to include champagne, roses and keepsake flutes.
February 13 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Various Enoch Pratt Library Locations
Celebrate Valentine's Day by making love-themed crafts at any of several branches of the Enoch Pratt Library offering activities. Activities include making cards, listening to storytellers and creating heart-shaped pinatas.
February 14 | 7 p.m. | $55-$128
Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with some sidesplitting laughs from stand-up comedian Katt Williams.
February 14 | 8 p.m.
The Windup Space
Share the message of love and mutual support through posters, cards and fliers.
February 14 | 7 p.m. | $25
Painted Palette Studio, 5708 Newbury St.
Create your own "Forever Tree" in the Painted Palette’s studio on Valentine's Day, where you can sip wine while an instructor walks you step-by-step through the evening's featured canvas. The registration includes all art supplies. Classes are BYOB.
February 16 | 7:30 p.m. | $35
Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Pl.
Get in the mood with well-oiled, gyrating men from one of the best-known shirtless, bowtie-wearing stripping act in the world.
February 16 | 8 p.m. | $35
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1212 Cathedral St.
Experience romance with high drama and a classical score when Marin Alsop pairs Samuel Barber’s Romantic First Symphony with Copland’s dramatic evocation of the nation’s 16th President, narrated by the smooth-voiced Kwame Kwei-Armah. The concert will also incluse composer Antonin Dvorak's tribute to dying first love.