Valentine's Day Venues
by Tierra Johnson
As graduate students it can become so easy for us to focus on our work in lab or in the classroom. However, taking the time to spend moments outside of our labaratory walls is just as important for our own mental health. So, what is happening in and around this city we partake in? Since Valentine's Day is occurring this month, I am going to focus on the happenings surrounding this holiday but don't worry, there will be something for everyone!
Want to start celebrations early? Your very own USGA is hosting a Welcome Back Social with Speed Dating at Pickles Pub this Friday, February 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. Check your emails for more information on this event. Want more? Visit the Walter’s Art Museum on Thursday, February 12 from 5 - 9 p.m. for their free Super Thursday Party. Anyone is welcome to attend. The museum will be having live music, refreshments, gallery talks and much more!
If you are a more traditional Valentine’s Day person then plan an activity around the Baltimore area and follow it up with a nice dinner. Some include ice-skating in the harbor or at the National Mall, visit the National Aquarium, or learn to Salsa at the Latin Palace in Fells Point starting at 8 p.m.. The U.S. Botanical Garden is hosting a Practice with Love Yoga event from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. Afterwards see the assortment of plants in bloom at the conservatory!
Single and ready to mingle? Or who are just looking for a fun night? Hit up Mad River, Mothers, Nobles, and Stalking Horse in their Valentine’s Day Singles Night. $10 cover fee if you register up until February 13 includes specials on beverages, great music, raffles, and more!