Whether you're loved up, single, or wanting to celebrate with your best gal pals, What's On has a bunch of great events happening on and around Valentine's Day. Think hands-on activities with your significant other, theatre and dance that will have you in stitches, and even an event to benefit the most important person in your life – you!
Keep reading to see what's happening around the city so you can enjoy the special occasion with the most important people in your life.
Indulge in a fun activity with your significant other
Looking for a fun date night idea this Valentine’s Day? Whether you are sharing the romance with your partner, or celebrating friendship with your best girlfriends, get creative and make something memorable at Paint and Sip Studios.
Choose from a number of love-themed sessions where you will be guided step-by-step to create your very own masterpiece. Classes start at $50 and Paint and Sip Studios provide all the materials needed including the canvas, paints, easel and apron. Just BYO drinks and nibbles!
Date: Monday 14 February
Price: $55 per person
Location: Unit 7, 115-125 Darby Street, Newcastle
Celebrate your love of Gin
Who said Valentine's Day needs be about celebrating love for another? Why not celebrate your love of gin on the Newcastle Afoot Gin Masterclass! The relaxed walking tour is specially curated to showcase and celebrate gin, taking you to three favourite bars across Newcastle's city centre for an all-inclusive fun and educational experience.
Date: Saturday 12 February
Price: $120 per person
Location: The tour starts next to The Signal Box, 155 Wharf Road Newcastle
Practice some self-love
Celebrate the most important type of love this Valentine's Day – self-love. Treat yourself with a visit to Hunter Events Health, Wealth & Wellbeing at Newcastle Showground Exhibition centre this Sunday. The event will be jam-packed with interactive demonstrations and guest speakers where you can get the best advice, tips, and tricks from industry professionals on how you take care of the most important person in your life – you!
Date: Sunday 13 February
Price: $20 per person plus booking fee
Location: Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Broadmeadow
Book in for a theatrical date night
Experience the wit and wisdom of the socially awkward thanks to Catapult production Awkward.
Smarting from a pick-up line that bombed?
Tongue tied at meeting strangers?
Last party over before the late news starts?
A group of people come to a party, having been invited by friends of the host. They don’t know each other. They don’t know anyone else at the party. They don’t even know whose house it is, and their friends don’t show up. Sound familiar?
Pushing past initial encounters, what unfolds are moments of hilarity, intimacy, bumbling missed connections, classic kitchen party moments. Set to a score of classic 80s and 90s tunes, this show will have you dancing in your seat. Book your tickets for the ultimate date night!
Date: Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February
Price: $36 plus booking fees
Location: City Hall, King Street Newcastle