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What to do on Valentine's Day 2020 in Indianapolis

Posted: 9:13 AM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-07 10:41:59-05
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INDIANAPOLIS — Over the White Castle tradition and ready to do something a little more local this Valentine's Day?

Whether you're looking to celebrate the day of love with your better half, be-it your partner or BFF, maybe even it's a first date kind of night — regardless, there are events around Indianapolis for everyone.

We've put together a list of the 12 best Valentine's events happening around the city.

Things to do on Valentine's Day:

Beer & Ballet

The Ballet Theatre of Indiana and Sun King Brewing Co. are teaming up for the sixth year in a row for "Beer & Ballet" at The Athenaeum.

This year the collaboration of local dance and jazz artists will feature a ballet rendition of 'The Great Gatsby.' Tickets to the show are being sold for any where from $25 to $35.

Basile Theatre at The Athenaeum
401 East Michigan Street
7 - 9 p.m.

Bulletproof Soul Band

If you're looking for a funk and soul show — The Mousetrap is the place to be on Friday.

Tickets are anywhere from $5 to $7.

The Mousetrap Bar & Grill
5565 North Keystone Avenue
9 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Casablanca Film with Live Orchestra

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be playing a live score to the classic film 'Casablanca' at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

The show starts at 8 p.m., and door open one hour before the performance.

Tickets are anywhere from $35 to $95.

Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
8 p.m.

Canvas and Candles

A paint and wine party at the Phiri Art Gallery is inviting both couples and singles.

Tickets to the event are $30.

Phiri Art Gallery
120 East Market Street
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Issa Vibe R&B Edition

The Sultana Cafe and Hookah Bar right off of Mass Ave will be vibing out to R&B music on Valentine's Day.

Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $10.

Sultana Cafe & Hookah Bar
1107 North College Avenue
11 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Smooth Jazz

If you're looking for a night of smooth and groovin' jazz, The Jazz Kitchen has you covered with performances by saxophonist Kim Waters.

Although the front row table seating is already sold out, lounge and bar seating is still available for $25.

The Jazz Kitchen
5377 North College Avenue
7:30 p.m.

Lets Make a Date at White Rabbit Cabaret

Take your chances at winning love in the The White Rabbit Cabaret's dating gameshow, 'Let's Make A Date.'

Seating is first come first serve with advance tickets available for $10.

White Rabbit Cabaret
1116 Prospect Street
9 - 11:30 p.m.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Maggiano's

Something dark and something fun while enjoying food — Maggiano's Little Italy is hosting a murder mystery dinner party.

Tickets to the killer fun are $75.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Maggiano's Little Italy
3550 East 86th Street
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

OP Italian Indy

A fancy Valentine's Day dinner that won't break that bank can be found at the OP Italian restaurant in the Downtown Marriott hotel.

A dinner for two menu will be offered for $60.

OP Italian Indy
10 South West Street
5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Rickey Smiley Laugh-a-Thon

Check out stand-up comedian and host of the 'Rickey Smiley Morning Show' for a night of laughs at Old National Centre.

Tickets can be bought for anywhere from $43 to $94.

Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey Street
7:30 p.m.

Tea for Two at Tea's Me Cafe

Need day plans? Get a pot of tea at Tea's Me Cafe.

Patrons can get a pot of tea and a full menu of food for $35. Tickets can be bought ahead of time.

Tea's Me Cafe
140 East 22 Street
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Vonnegut's Valentine's Party

Looking for dance lessons and a movie? The Kurt Vonnegut Museum Library will have an instructor lead a tutorial after the short film 'Long Walk to Forever.'

Tickets are $12.

Kurt Vonnegut Museum
543 Indiana Avenue
5:30 - 7 p.m.

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