If you’re looking for food and fun for Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up some unique ideas for you to try around Intown. From a romantic dinner to a graveyard tour to an evening at the theatre, these events are sure to make your sweetheart smile.

Dining Out
Many of Atlanta’s restaurants will be offering Valentine’s Day special menus, including St. Cecilia, The Iberian Pig, Bistro Niko, Le Bilboquet, Nan Thai Fine Dining, STK, Babette’s Café, JCT Kitchen & Bar, The Sun Dial and many more. You’ll definitely want to make a reservation. Check OpenTable.com for even more dining suggestions.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Babyface and Keith Sweat
Kenny “Babyface” Edwards and Keith Sweat will perform at the Fox Theatre on Feb. 14 for a special Valentine’s Day concert called “Lovers and Friends.” A night of R&B and new jack swing is sure to spice up your evening. Tickets available at FoxTheatre.org.

Valentines in the Garden
Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Feb. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. Take a stroll through the tropical conservatories and experience Orchid Daze by night at the Fuqua Orchid Center. It will “lights, camera, action!” this year with a theme of Old Hollywood.  For tickets and information, visit atlantabg.org.

Oakland Cemetery
Perfect for lovers, families and friends, “Love Stories of Oakland” is an hour-long tour through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as storytellers recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past. The special tours will be held Feb. 9 – 10. Visit oaklandcemetery.com for more information.

SkyView Ferris Wheel
Head Downtown for a romantic Ferris Wheel ride on the giant SkyView Atlanta, which offers gorgeous views of the cityscape. For information, visit skyviewatlanta.com.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ever After
This musical based on the hit film offers a new take on the Cinderella legend as a young woman sets out to save a friend from an unjust fate and finds love along the way. The production runs through Feb. 17 on the Alliance Theatre’s newly renovated Coca-Cola Stage at the Woodruff Arts Center. For more information, visit alliancetheatre.org.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
If you’re looking for a love story of a different kind, “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt and his band will keep you entertained with funny, touching and rocking tales. Through March 2 at Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre. For tickets and information, visit pnotheatre.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.