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Weekend Possibilities | Tannin’s Take-home Meal, ‘Celebrate Love’ at The Fontaine and Virtual Valentine’s Day Options

Love is All Around, No Need to Fake It

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Above image credit: Truffles and champagne await with the 'Celebrate Love' package at The Fontaine Hotel. (The Fontaine | Facebook)

Sub-zero temperatures and social distancing guidelines might leave plenty of room for making reservations this Valentine’s Day weekend.

The good news is that we’re used to celebrating from home at this point.

Friday, Feb. 12

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. There’s a brand-new coffee shop coming to the Crossroads. Swing by the HITIDES Coffee grand opening this Friday inside CollectiveEX, 519 E. 18th St. The new spot will serve tropical and tiki-style coffee beverages to go along with Donutology donuts and Meshuggah Bagels to celebrate the big day. 

7 – 11 p.m. This weekend only, the Martin City Event Space, 13440 Holmes Road, will become the Be Mine Bar. The Valentine’s Day pop-up concept will offer special cocktails and shareable plates. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Tables are available for groups of up to eight people. Masks are required.

If you’ve been cooped up all week because of the cold weather, consider a night at The Fontaine, 901 W. 48th Place. The Plaza hotel offers a “celebrate love” package, which includes overnight accommodations, plus rose petals in your room where champagne and chocolate covered strawberries await. If you already have plans for drinks and dessert, check out Fontaine’s local rate. Guests from the region receive 10% off in addition to a noon checkout time. Be sure to check online for availability.

Saturday, Feb. 13

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. KC Plant Co. is setting up a Houseplant Pop-up this Saturday at Common House KC in Independence, 109 W. Lexington Ave. The pop-up will provide the chance to learn more about keeping plants indoors and add to your own collection. Sign up for the KC Plant Co. newsletter to receive a plant list the day before the pop-up. The event is free.

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Servaes Brewing Co. and Laura Little’s Candies are coming together for Lover’s Flight: Self Guided Beer & Truffle Pairing. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with locally made beer and chocolate in the taproom or at home. If staying home sounds right, you can pre-order crowlers and at-home pairing guides starting at 8 p.m. on Friday. The beers will be available for pickup at 11 a.m. on Saturday. There is limited space for in-person pairing.

1 – 3 p.m. If staring at each other over dinner sounds scary, scrap date night and sign up for a class at Next to Nature Farm, 23338 Kissinger Road in Leavenworth, Kansas. Saturday’s class will teach attendees how to make homemade kombucha and include information on what equipment and ingredients the process requires, the history of brewing kombucha and more. Guests will receive a culture of bacteria and yeast you can take home to make a batch in your own kitchen. Reserve a spot for $35.

Lifted Spirits Distillery
Lifted Spirits in the Crossroads. (Jonathan Bender I Flatland)

8 p.m. Lifted Spirits Distillery, 1734 Cherry St., is offering something a little bit different this Valentine’s Day weekend. Grab a date and ticket for the distillery’s Valentine’s Cocktail Class, which includes a lesson in shaking and stirring, snacks from chef Charles Averso, a bottle of gin and a pair of rock glasses to take home. Space is limited due to social distancing. Tickets for two are $120.

Sunday, Feb. 14

The White Theatre in Overland Park is celebrating its 15th season with the production of “Something Rotten” pre-recorded on-stage and available for viewing at home. The musical tells the story of two brothers who write the world’s first musical, combining Shakespeare and Broadway. Tickets for the virtual performance start at $18.

Noon – 5 p.m. Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen, 1526 Walnut St.. is offering a three-course take-home Valentine’s Day meal package. For the first course, pick from either seared ahi tuna or pan roasted duck breast, followed by either roasted diver scallops or a grilled rack of lamb. For dessert, pick from Bailey’s espresso panna cotta or white chocolate covered strawberry tart. The package is $175. Pickup is available between noon and 5 p.m.

6 p.m. Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman’s virtual concert “Share The Love, Live” debuts this weekend and you can watch the live show front and center from the comfort of your own home. Tickets for the Valentine’s Day performance are $50. A portion of each virtual concert ticket will benefit The Folly Theater.

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