Score Tickets To A Stellar Wedding Expo & More Events!

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Well folks, the day has arrived to find a date in the name of Saint Valentine. If you're still scrounging for ideas that don't involve binging on a box of chocolates (hey, that's cool with us, too!), don't worry, because this year we're spreading some love by sharing these five heart-pounding happenings. Whether you have a sweetheart who deserves affection or are just a hopeless romantic, we are here to play trusty cupid and lead you to some blushing fêtes. Without further adieu, a stress-free 14th for you, and you, and you!
Spa Radiance Spread The Love Treatment
As a princess in your own right, you deserve to lay in a bed of roses at least once in your life. Spa Radiance wants to melt away that winter chill, with a little bit of spoiling and pampering to warm your heart once again. With a luxe two-hour session, you will leave a whole new person! Close your eyes and conjure up visions of candles, chocolates from local Recchiuti, a rose-infused body scrub, topped off with some mud paint, and finally — the divine steam tent. Yep, that's the doozy of a glorious experience awaiting you — oh, and did we forget a full body massage?! Put us down for two!
When: Now through Friday, February 28
Where: Spa Radiance, 3011 Fillmore Street (at Union Street); 415-346-6281.
Bed of Roses Treatment Cost: $200, book it here!
Mad Men Cocktail Making Workshop
So, you harbor a slight crush on Don Draper, and you're endlessly eyeing those babydoll numbers, but really, it's those oft-in-hand cocktails that we are all wondering about. Life was grand back in those days, and as an ode to the good ol' simple life, Workshop is hosting a nifty class to get you familiar with all that classic booze. From an irresistible Old Fashioned to the perfectly muddled Mint Julep, you'll be swilling those ice-filled drinks in no time.
When: Thursday, February 13, 8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street (at Baker Street); 415-874-9186.
Tickets $48; buy 'em here!
Valentines Flower & Jewel Event at BellJar
When the big V-Day rolls around, we can usually sense our S.O.'s panic as they fumble to find us something perfect. Why don't we give them a break this year with BellJar's genius and painlessly lovable event. Hosted right on the holiday, there will be everything from blooms by Saturday Flowers, jewelry by While Odin Sleeps, and more! Say you're flying solo this year? An even better reason to stop by and pick something up for yourself, or join in for the tarot card readings with Matthew Drewry Baker to take a look into your future — like, say that hunk you spy at the gym...
When: Friday, February 14, 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: BellJar, 3187 16th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero streets); 415-626-1749.
Valentine's Day Strong Beer Ice-Cream Massacre
For those of you who love to guzzle back some brews, show your true love some appreciation this Friday. Head over to Magnolia Pub & Brewery with a no-holds-barred-attitude when it comes to your true feelings, and taste all your favorite beers — in ice-cream form! From Promised Land Imperial IPA, Old Thunderpussy Barleywine, and Smokestack Lightning Imperial Stout, the gangs all here, and cooler than ever! The brewery will be partnering with Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous to transform all your favorite flavors — and guess what? There will be pints to go! Apparently dreams do come true.
When: Friday, February 14, Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery, 1398 Haight Street (at Masonic); 415-864-7468.
The Lab Wedding Event
As a sort of magical haven for brides and wedding professionals alike, The Lab has chosen San Francisco as the spot for the third-annual wedding event. In partnership with Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and the Ferry Building, this year will be bigger and better than ever! To get you even more excited about spending some time with the most coveted of Northern California's wedding pros, we are giving away two tickets to a lucky reader. Bonus: Our S.F. editor Angela Tafoya, along with local blogging babes at Apartment 34 and Michaela Warner will be strutting the runway! To win these very sought-after tickets, just comment below with where you would have your dream wedding. Good luck, lovebirds!
When: Sunday, February 23, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero); 415-983-8030.
Tickets: $50; buy 'em here!

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