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Valentine’s Day guide for Louisville

to benefit Children's Tumor Foundation
to benefit Children's Tumor Foundation
courtesy of Missy Rasco, Cupid's Undie Run

Here is your Valentine’s Day guide highlighting events in Louisville for the week ahead. Enjoy nearby attractions on Museum Row, take a cooking class from a local chef, or go out Friday night and celebrate Valentine’s Day 2014 in Louisville with someone special. Be sure not to miss the inaugural Cupid’s Undie Run on Saturday afternoon to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Cupid's Undie Run
courtesy of Missy Rasco

Louisville’s Museum Row on Main Street is once again offering $5 February admission for Kentucky and Indiana residents. Take advantage of this month-long promotion and enjoy the local downtown attractions to The Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, KentuckyShow!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center. A valid KY or IN driver’s license or alternate ID must be presented. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – The Peking Acrobats, Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center, Louisville, 7:30 PM. Your family will be amazed by the tricks and tumbling performed by these Chinese acrobats. This Chinese Carnival is fun for all ages as part of the YUM! Family Series Program.

February 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Cooking Class with Chef Maria Bell, Chef Maria’s Greek Deli, Louisville. Learn how to cook and eat Mediterranean style in this two-hour BYOB class. $29 per person. Travel to Greece without the jet lag and learn some belly dancing, too! Must make reservations by Wednesday, February 12 by calling (502) 895-7075.

Friday, February 14, 2014 – The 15th Annual Frazier Canteen, The Frazer History Museum, 7 PM. Enjoy a buffet dinner as you watch the nationally-recognized Ladies for Liberty perform and listen to the Don Krekel Orchestra. Tickets are $45 for Museum members or military/veterans; $50 regular admission.

Friday, February 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Broad Run Vineyards – 6:30 PM. Come bring your sweetheart for a candlelight dinner at one of Kentucky’s family-owned wineries. Entertainment by Reminiscing. Cost is $50 per person. For reservations, call (502) 231-0372.

Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014 – Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville, KY – 7 – 10 PM. Head to the Forest for a romantic candlelit hike, then warm up by the fire at the Manor House enjoying hot beverages and decadent desserts. Cost is $30 per couple. Meet in the Horine Reservation. Reservations must be made by February 10th. (502) 366-5432.

February 14 at 8 PM and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM – Romeo et Juliette as part of the Kentucky Opera Brown-Forman Season, Brown Theatre, Louisville, 8 PM. Shakespeare’s tragedy is adapted into an opera by French composer Charles Gounod; sung in French with projected English translations. Tickets may be purchased at The Kentucky Center.

Saturday, February 15, 2014, Cupid’s Undie Run, The Sports and Social Club, Fourth Street Live, Louisville. Don’t miss the first ever Cupid’s Undie Run in Louisville as individuals of all shapes and sizes set out in their “bare minimum” to enjoy a one-mile fun run downtown. While hilarious to watch and participate, the purpose to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation is honest and passionate. Read about those affected by Neurofibromatosis on the CTF website. The fun run begins at 2 PM, but the party starts at noon, and ends at 4 PM.

So here are a few choices for your Valentine’s Day guide. As for me, I’ll be making chicken gyros and baklava with Chef Maria. Opa!