Valentine's Day (or, as I like to call it, Half-off Chocolates Eve) is a day when couples thank their lucky stars and swoon, and singles twiddle their thumbs and scowl — and vice versa. Whatever your take on it, there are plenty of things to do on Sunday, Feb. 14. The ones below are (mostly) for pairs, so bring a plus one, platonic or otherwise. As conversation hearts have been politely asking for decades, "why not"? (Seriously. Cancel your date with Adele's latest tearjerker and show yourself a little love this Valentine's Day.)
Learn how to rumba then twirl your partner amid works of art at the Valentine's Dance with USA Dance at Morris Graves Museum of Art from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ($5, $2, free to MGMA members/children).
Maybe you just like to listen? How about the Valentine Chamber Matinee, the Eureka Symphony's annual benefit concert featuring trios (lower your eyebrow) by Mozart and Dvořák? It's at the Eureka Woman's Club from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ($30).
There's a Valentine's Sunset Paddle (again with the eyebrow) at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center at 2:30 p.m. ($45, $35 HSU) where you can make waves around Woodley Island in a tandem kayak. (P.S.: This one includes complimentary chocolate. Sweet!) Or you could make something memorable at Valentine's Night Out at SCRAP Humboldt, from 6:30 p.m. ($80/couple). The two of you can enjoy an evening of food, music and (a)more.