Valentine's Day Ideas

Whether you're coupled up or not, here are 5 fun ways to toast Valentine's Day!

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Recommendation  #1
Elks Lodge

Treat your Funny Valentine to a funny Valentine's show!

Johnny Steele & his hilarious friends will be performing a holiday-themed stand-up show this Tuesday the San Rafael Elks Lodge.

Johnny Steele is a former winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has headlined across the country and written for some of America’s best comics, including the late Robin Williams.


Tickets: $20

Food and drinks will be available for purchase

Tuesday, February 14th. Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Recommendation #2
Lighthouse Bar & Grill

Nobody enjoys being alone on Valentine’s Day. So if you're single and ready to mingle, follow Cupid's arrow this Friday to the Valentine's Ball at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill.

Dance to your favorite hits and music videos with DJ Darry K. The Lighthouse offers a full bar and restaurant + romantic waterfront views. Be sure to dress to impress! Adults of all ages welcome.

For dinner reservations, call (415) 381-4400.


Tickets: $15 (advance by Feb 10) or $25 (at the door)

This event is sponsored by Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization, and is a fundraiser for The Seva Foundation, which helps restore sight to the blind.

Saturday, February 11th. 8pm - 11:30pm
Recommendation #3
Lark Theater

Love Letters, the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, is coming to the Lark Theater just in time for Valentine's Day. The show stars Bay Area actors/real life couple Nancy Carlin & Howard Swain and is directed by Lee Sankowich. 

SynopsisRomantic letters are exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share their beautiful love for each other through letters. Enjoy live pre-show piano entertainment by Frederick Hodges, and a complimentary Champagne + chocolate reception! February 9th & 11th. 


Tickets: $35

Thursday, February 9th at 7pm AND Saturday, February 11th at 2pm
Recommendation #4

The annual Paws For Love Gala, one of wine country's favorite charity events, is returning to Santa Rosa's Finley Community Center this Saturday. The Gala features live and silent auctions, a wine cave auction, live music, hors d'oeuvres + wine and beer bar. There will also be a gallery of captivating paintings created by shelter pets!

Wine sponsors include: Korbel, Iron Horse Vineyards, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Foppiano Winery, Mutt Lynch Winery, and Pedroncelli Winery


Tickets: $50 (advance); $60 (at the door)

Proceeds benefit the Paws For Love Foundation which provides resources and funding to animal shelters & rescue groups.

Saturday, February 11th: 6pm - 10pm
Recommendation #5

If you are a fan of Whose Line is it Anyway?, then you'll want to check out Whose Live Anyway? when it comes to Dominican University next Thursday, February 16th.

Get ready for the same relentless laughter that you grew to love on TV, but without the commercial breaks! Four of the world’s most masterful improv artists will take you on the high wire act of comedic acrobatics. The rapid-fire wit and non-stop jokes will have your sides splitting and begging for mercy… and also begging for more.

The show features Ryan Stiles and Greg ProopsJeff B. Davis and Joel Murray.


Tickets: $38 - $69

Thursday, February 16th: 7:30pm - 9:30pm