If you've been putting off buying mushy gifts and forgot to make a reservation for a romantic restaurant date tomorrow night, don't fret, there's plenty you can plan (even from work!) for Valentine's Day.
5. Grab a Last-Minute Card @ MADE, Bunky, or Frances Forget Walgreens -- these three local boutiques have Valentines in stock for the big day. Cards range from $4 to $8, are handmade by artists around the country, and will beat the hell out of an eCard.
4. Candy Fix @ Smeeks Once work is over, pick up your Valentine on the way home and stop by Smeeks at UNION in the Biltmore to satisfy your chocolate and candy cravings. And don't miss the photobooth, which is open for couples (and singles) who stop by the store.
You're on your own for dinner, but for some post-grub entertainment, check out His Girl Friday, Midnight in Paris, and Horror Remix Horror Remix: Love atFilmBar
, 815 North 2nd Street in Phoenix, starting at 6, 8, and 10 p.m. (though you can go earlier, the bar opens at 5 p.m.). Tickets to each are $8. More event detailshere
2. Grab Tickets to a Love Show There are plenty of reasons to stay in on Valentine's Day, but if you're looking for a little adventure, the Vagina Monologues will be on stage at Playhouse On The Park. Two events (6 and 9 p.m.) will be held at Playhouse on the Park in downtown Phoenix. Ticket price is $31.50. More info here. And for a quick (and printable) gift for a future night out, grab tickets to SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody at the Orpheum Theatre on February 27 and 28 and March 1 and 2. Tickets are $31.50 and $41.50 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster.
1. Print Your Valentine Right Now. If you'd rather make your own Valentine but need a little help in the pop-up department, check out these printable cards and directions from Minie Co. They'll score you big points in the effort department.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.