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Billy Penn: 12 awesome (and safe) Valentine’s Day dates that support Philly entrepreneurs

February 11, 2021 | Billy Penn

Options include cookie decorating, serenades, card making and…romantic Zoom crashing.

Sunday will mark Philadelphia’s first Valentine’s Day during a pandemic, and this Feb. 14 will obviously look different than years past.

Happily, lots of local folks have created cool gift packages and are hosting fun virtual events to fill your weekend with love. Even if you’re single (or think the holiday is a capitalist ploy, no judgement), you can consider this one an opportunity to safely support local businesses.

Here are a dozen ways to celebrate the heart-filled holiday, from food to art to music and more.

What: This event offers the chance to pick up a three-course meal from any of the Pistola’s restaurants — cocktails optional — and enjoy it at home while listening to a performance from the East Passyunk Opera Project. Bonus: virtual Q&A with the performers after the show! When: Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. How much: $75 for dinner and the show, add drinks for an extra $20; $25 for just the show


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