BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Whether you’re looking to get romantic with that special someone or hoping to meet a new flame, you don’t need to leave the neighborhood to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
From date nights for parents to comedy shows, check out DNAinfo’s roundup of spots and events in Bed-Stuy.
► Everybody Ain't Lovin' Poetry Night
Therapy Wine Bar, 364 Lewis Ave.
Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. Poets are encouraged to bring their love poems and “not so in love” poems for a night of readings and drinks. There’s a two drink minimum for participants and attendees.
► Parents’ Night Out with the Katmint Learning Initiative
Participating restaurants, contact organizer for details
Friday, Feb. 12, 6 to 9 p.m.
Drop the kids off and grab a bite at some of Bed-Stuy’s well-known eateries with passes from local daycare Katmint Learning Initiative. Children will have their own Valentine’s party at the 545 Quincy St. center with games, face painting, snacks and sing-a-longs while parents can go out to enjoy dinner and dessert deals at participating restaurants and businesses. Spots include Bread Love, Locanda Vini e Olii, and House of Juice.
Participants can enter a raffle to win a dinner for two, valued at $125. The fee for childcare is $35 for three hours. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
► Relax and Paint Event
Sehiii Gallery, 1103 Fulton St.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 12 to 3 p.m.
Channel your inner Van Gogh at Sehiii Gallery’s Valentine’s Weekend special. Fees are $30 per guest or $50 per couple.
► Berries & Waffles Toddler’s Brunch and Valentine’s Day Party
Crayons & Culture, 188 Madison St., Ground level
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 to 6 p.m.
Dress up and chow down at this family brunch hosted by Bed-Stuy children’s center Crayons & Culture. There will be photography, food, spoken word and a dance party for attendees. Tickets are $15 online and $25 at the door. RSVP here.
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► Stand Up at C’mon Everybody
C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 to 10 p.m.
Comedians Ophira Eisenberg, Liz Miele, Mary Martin and Myka Fox take the stage at C’mon Everybody for a night of laughs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
► Painting & Sipping at Therapy Wine Bar
Therapy Wine Bar, 364 Lewis Ave.
Sunday, Feb. 14, 3 to 5 p.m.
Paint a Valentine’s Day remembrance with a buzz. The $35 fee covers all materials needed, along with your first glass of wine, beer or whiskey.
► Dinner at Willow
Willow, 506 Franklin Ave.
Sunday, Feb. 14
The Franklin Avenue eatery is offering a $65, seven-course menu for lovebirds featuring offerings like oysters, short rib and duck breast. Add $35 for a wine pairing.
► Alice’s Arbor Valentine’s Dinner
Alice’s Arbor, 549 Classon Ave.
Sunday, Feb. 14, 6 to 11 p.m.
Celebrate the night with a $48 prix-fixe, three-course meal and champagne toast. Choices include oysters, seafood bisque soup, roasted chicken, strip steak, cheesecake, apple crisp and red velvet cake. Reserve your spot in advance here.