From burlesque shows, to live music and dancing, cupcakes and wine, there’s something for everyone this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a sampling:

Chocolate Escape

Experience Valentine’s Day in Old Town Winchester during the fifth annual Chocolate Escape beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Enjoy chocolate samples at participating restaurants for $3 each, holiday discounts and shopping promotions at participating boutiques and businesses.

Follow the red balloons for participating restaurants and businesses. They include 50/50 Taphouse, The Black Rose and Cork Street Tavern.


The Woodstock Moose Lodge, 152 Moose Road, Woodstock, is hosting a public Valentine’s Day Dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dance from 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. with music provided by The WORX.

Tickets are $25 a person. Must be 21 to attend.


KISS 98-3 and Brewbakers Restaurant, 168 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, are hosting the fourth annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party with live music, dancing and door prizes at 8 p.m. Saturday. Information: 540-535-0111.


Step back in time at Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, at 6 p.m. Sunday for the “Butchertown Burlesque: Valentine’s Soiree featuring Flatfoot Sam & The Educated Fools.

General admission is $15 per person. Premium Package VIP admission is $25 and includes entry, prime table seating and a goodie bag full of gifts from the cast and sponsors. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for VIP and general admission at 5 p.m. 18 and older only.

Ballroom in the Brewery

Restless Moons Brewing and Dancing with Karen, 120 W. Wolfe St., Harrisonburg, will celebrate Valentine’s Day from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday with salsa dancing and lessons. Tickets are $10 and include a one-hour salsa class and a beer. Contact 540-217-0366.


Regions 117, 180 Bald Eagle Drive at Lake Frederick, has prepared a special four-course dinner for its Valentine’s Day guests on Wednesday. The menu includes cornmeal-crusted lamb chops, fire-roasted vegetables, slow-cooked ribeye and chocolate waffles.

Reservations recommended. Call 540-699-3234.


Union Jack Pub, 101 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, is hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday. This three-course brunch will include an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Tickets are $39.99. Reservations are recommended. Contact: 540-722-2055.


Events This Weekend



Beginning today, Massanutten Resort, 1822 Resort Drive, Massanutten, is celebrating the opening of the resort 46 years ago with a kick- off to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Events will include a Polar plunge, heavy seas tap takeover, lagunitas tap takeover, live music, arcade competitions, ice sculptures, torchlight slope parade, and fireworks.

Admission ranges per activity. Information: www.massresort.com/snowmoonfest.



Handley Regional Library, 100 W Piccadilly St., Winchester, will present the movie “On the Town” at 2 p.m. Saturday. The movie is a late ’40s musical starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Vera Ellen and Ann Miller.  Admission is free.


The Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, Stephens City, will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Learn more about the culture and traditions of this widely celebrated holiday through puppetry, crafts and stories.

Information:  Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000 x215



Shenandoah Valley Runners Winter Series, #6 “Heart and Soles” will kick off its 5K at the Town Hall, 7875 Church St.  in Middletown at 9 a.m. Saturday.   Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=13317



Alamo Drafthouse, 181 Kernstown Commnons Blvd., Winchester, is showing the 1987 cult comedy “The Princess Bride” at 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $9. Ticket information: www.drafthouse.com



Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at the Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive, Winchester, presents Jan Wanger, artistic director and conductor with student soloists competition winner, at 8 p.m. Saturday.  Admission: $12. Contact: 540-665-4569.


Mardi Gras

Blue Fox Billiards Bar and Grill, 1160 Millwood Pike, Winchester, celebrates Mardi Gras with DJ Flexx on Saturday.  Adults 18 and over.  No cover before 10 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m.



Learn about Black History Month at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Listen to  Curator of the Collections Nick Powers discuss the history of Storer College in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the artwork of Charles Franklin Moss and Robert Cross. Free. Register by today:  540-662-1473, ext. 240. Snow date:  6-7 p.m. Feb. 15. Info:  https://tinyurl.com/ybhksfhb.


Live music

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court in Berryville, will present Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at 8 p.m. Sunday.   Admission: $20. Free for ages 12 and under. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 540-955-2004 from noon to 3 p.m. through Saturday.