16 Best Date Spots in Denver

Hello Denver! We are finally launched in Colorado! We are excited to bring you our Phoenix date ideas that will help you and your partner with the next date night! Find some double date friends via our app to check out some of these places.

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Delectable Egg

Breakfast at Delectable Egg in Denver is a not-to-miss. Their menu features all of the classic American-style breakfast options, including scrambled eggs, omelets, crepes, waffles, pancakes, and so much more. With several locations around Denver, Delectable Egg is a great choice for its casual diner-like atmosphere.

Crema Coffeehouse

Another great place to head to for a casual morning date is Crema Coffeehouse for a steaming hot (or iced) cup of joe. The coffee is made from an expertly roasted recipe, and there’s also fresh food made daily, in case you want a pastry to go along with your coffee. The prices are also exceptionally reasonable at Crema.

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge

If you and your partner are animal lovers, head to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge to see some native wildlife. From bison to prairie dogs, there is a huge variety of beautiful animals to see. You can also get your morning steps in as you walk along the trails to enjoy the refuge.

Four Friends Kitchen

Who doesn’t love brunch? Four Friends Kitchen has one of the best brunches you can find in Denver. FFK’s menu features a Southern charming brunch with various standard breakfast and lunch options, too. The Southern-inspired restaurant is more of a contemporary-style restaurant with a bar.

Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Little India

Spice up your afternoon with a little bit of Indian cuisine. With an all-you-can-eat buffet, Little India has plenty of vegetarian and non vegetarian options, as well as a bar. They focus on producing delicious authentic Indian dishes.

Go Fish Sushi

With a complete sushi bar and a kitchen serving up entrees, Go Fish Sushi is the go-to place for sushi in Denver. The restaurant is a more easy going lunch spot with a drive-through as well, in case you and your partner enjoy staying at home for your lunch plans. 

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver is full of beautiful sights to see, and one of the things at the top of that list is the Denver Botanical Gardens. There are 18 different sites to see within the gardens, including a cactus garden, a green roof, and internationally-inspired gardens, too. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

Roll Denver

Roll is a monthly themed skating event with a lights and sound show accompanied with skate rental. There’s also karaoke and dancing and it is relatively inexpensive to attend. The party occurs every third Friday of the month.

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

Candelaria

Take a two hour masterclass at Candeleria to explore candle making with your partner before heading out to a nice dinner. The candles you make will set overnight and you can take them home as a keepsake. This makes for a really cute couples night out!

Root Down

With both indoor and outdoor dining available, Root Down is a high energy restaurant with American-style cuisine. Expect a more upscale atmosphere, as this establishment offers more high-end menu items.

Lakeside Amusement Park

One of the most popular evening date spots in Denver is Lakeside Amusement Park. This park features exciting roller coasters, a 140-foot drop tower, a train that goes around the lake in the park with mountain views, and much more. You can also bring some food and have a picnic for dinner.

Olive and Finch Eatery

The local neighborhood eatery, Olive and Finch, is another lovely dinner spot. This is a more casual option with an all-day menu, meaning you can grab breakfast for dinner. With plenty of sandwiches, burritos, and hash options, Olive and Finch has delicious food accompanied by a casual homely atmosphere.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

The Corner Office

This restaurant and martini bar is great for grabbing a late night drink; they’re only open till 9 PM though, so be sure to head in a bit earlier. The modern comfort restaurant is a more upscale spot with a sleek bustling interior.

Escape Works

A little bit of competitiveness is fun on an evening date. Put your minds together to work through an escape room at Escape Works. With over 3000 five star ratings on Facebook, Escape Works is a recognized establishment for its difficult yet fun escape rooms. 

Little Man Ice Cream

A great way to continue a successful dinner date is to go out for ice cream. And, Little Man Ice Cream is just the place to be in Denver. With a line often out of the door, Little Man Ice Cream is a well known shop for its shape as well- like a milk jug. Ice cream makes for a magical ending to your date night.

Williams & Graham

This speakeasy bar is all about comfort and craft, hiding behind a mock bookstore. With delicious drinks and light fare, in 2018, Williams & Graham was named one of the top 23 secret bars in the world. The gorgeous bar is all about the experience.

 

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16 Best Date Spots in San Antonio

Colonial San Antonio! We have finally launched in this wonderful city! These are some of the best San Antonio date ideas that we have found Find some new friends on our app and check these places out.

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM – 12 PM

Magnolia Pancake Haus

Dubbed the “World’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes,” the pancakes at Magnolia Pancake Haus are a not-to-miss. At very affordable prices, Magnolia caters to a brunch and breakfast audience, offering all of the classics. Since 2000, Magnolia has been family owned and operated, making for a homely warm atmosphere.

Nola

French brunch and beignets at Nola are a highlight of San Antonio. With a good mix of both savory and sweet dishes, Nola is best known for its unique combinations of beignets. The restaurant has been running since 2012, when a couple opened it at a local food truck, and now is one of the most renowned brunch spots in San Antonio.

Friedrich Wilderness Park

If you’re looking to get active with your partner in the morning, Friedrich Wilderness Park is the perfect place to visit. San Antonio is also home to plenty of parks and trails to explore. Friedrich is home to over 10 miles of hiking trails and is internationally known for bird watching for rare birds. 

Barrio Barista

Need a pick-me-up? Barrio Barista is there for you. The rustic coffee shop is the perfect spot to have a quick morning coffee date. They offer creative coffee drinks and light fare, including tacos and burgers. 

Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Natural Bridge Caverns

One of San Antonio’s most famous attractions is the Natural Bridge Caverns. These caves include a half of a mile tour of gorgeous limestone passages. In addition to tours, they also have above ground attractions, including a ropes course and gem and fossil mining. Don’t forget to grab a snack and a souvenir in their gift shop, too!

Riverwalk

An afternoon stroll is great for sparking a conversation with you and your partner, and you can do just that at the San Antonio Riverwalk. The Riverwalk pathways are lined with historical buildings, beautiful nature, shops, restaurants, hotels, musical performances and more. 

The Original Donut Shop

Established in 1954, The Original Donut Shop is a San Antonio classic. The spot combines two eateries and serves up delicious donuts and breakfast tacos. It’s a great place to grab a quick casual bite with your partner.

Mi Roti

For a more casual vibe, visit Mi Roti, a Caribbean street food spot. Featuring roti, a flat bread popular in Caribbean cuisine, Mi Roti sells wraps, and small snacks and sides. Located in Pearl District, you can also hit up some shops after eating to walk around and explore the area.

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM – 8 PM

Tower of the Americas

The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas is the place to be to watch the sunset in San Antonio. The gorgeous observation deck has a panoramic view of the entire city, and they even offer 4D thriller rides. There are also two restaurants and a bar at the top of the tower.

Ocho

Located inside of Hotel Havana on the Riverwalk, Ocho is a pan-Latin restaurant, pulling its influences from Mexico, Cuba, and Texas. The restaurant is also located in a beautiful glass conservatory, and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late night snacks.

Sushishima

If you’re looking for a sit down lunch with beautiful sushi rolls, Sushishima is the place to go. The cozy and inviting restaurant is a great place to have an authentic Japanese lunch. They offer not only a wide variety of sushi options, but also hibachi lunch options, entrees, bento boxes, and more.

Curry Boys BBQ

This fusion is sure to blow your mind: Curry Boys BBQ mixes up classic Texan BBQ with a Southeast Asian curry spin. They primarily sell Curry BBQ bowls at a fairly affordable price. If you want to spice up your dinner date by trying a new style of cuisine, Curry Boys is for you.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM – 12 AM

Cosmic Mayhem

A late night date couldn’t possibly be complete without some fun games. Blacklight minigolf at Cosmic Mayhem is a great place to start. This indoor 18-hole mini golf course is complemented well with the wide selection of bar options that the location has available.

Blind Tiger Comedy Club

If you and your partner are looking for a laugh, Blind Tiger Comedy Club is the place to be. This is San Antonio’s only underground 21+ comedy club featuring special guests every night starting at 10 PM, with a free secret show at midnight. 

Halcyon Coffee Bar

Coffee at midnight? Yes, please! Halcyon Coffee Bar not only serves up delicious coffee, but also cocktails, mimosas, martinis, seltzers, and more. The establishment claims to be a coffeehouse by day, and a bar and lounge by night, making it the perfect place to have your afterhours date in.

Bar 1919

This chic speakeasy is great to have a couple of intimate drinks with your partner before rounding out the night. It’s centered on the prohibition era, aka 1919. The hipster bartenders offer up the classic drinks, charcuterie, and some unique creations.

 

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Seattle Date Ideas that You Need to Go To

We're in love with Seattle so we had to write about our favorite Seattle date ideas! Now on the west coast, our app allows you to find like minded couples in your city to go on these fabulous dates with! Which of these Seattle date ideas is your favorite?

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Bacco Cafe

Located in Pike Place Market, Bacco Cafe is the perfect spot to kick off your morning. The cafe is a fusion of Pacific Northwest cuisine and more modern style food serving classic breakfast and brunch dishes as well as a wide selection of wines, cocktails, juices, and beers.

Discovery Park

Exercise is a great way to get your body pumped and ready for the day, so consider going for a run with your partner in the beautiful Discovery Park. This 534 acre park has spectacular views of two different mountain ranges. There’s also a nice beach there to settle down and catch your breath after- maybe a mid morning picnic?

Geraldine's Counter

Named the best breakfast takeout and delivery in Seattle, Geraldine’s Counter is more than worth a visit. Breakfast is served all day, and consists of a huge selection of delicious dishes. If you’re going for a classic American breakfast diner vibe, this is your place.

Glo's Cafe

Glo’s Cafe has been operating and serving delicious coffee, breakfast, and lunch since 1987. At a moderately expensive price range, Glo’s Cafe has been commended for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and great staff.

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Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Pike Place Market

The best dates always consist of some food. Pike Place Market is a perfect place to get some grocery shopping done while trying new foods and drinks. Don’t forget to visit the Gum Wall while you’re here!

A+ Hong Kong Kitchen

This Asian restaurant is a Seattle classic. A+ Hong Kong Kitchen serves Cantonese-style dishes, and offers takeout and delivery - perfect for those wanting to stay in and relax. They offer a huge selection of dishes, including desserts, making this the perfect spot to hit up for a flavorful lunch.

Woodland Park Zoo

What makes an afternoon date even better than just food? Cute zoo animals! Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats, and is a great spot to visit with your partner for the afternoon. Tickets are fairly inexpensive and if it’s winter, be sure to visit for the WildLanterns light show!

Ciudad

Another great lunch spot is Ciudad Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant. Inspired by the fusion of Spain, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and more, Ciudad cooks their food over a grill. The spot itself is also beautiful with gorgeous wall murals. Take some beautiful group photos with your new friends by using our app to find couples interested in exploring Mediterranean cuisine!

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

Space Needle

The Space Needle is a classic Seattle date night spot. Be sure to check out The Loupe, the world’s only revolving glass floor. Watching the sunset from up in the sky can be a romantic moment, so it’s definitely worth the visit. While you’re up there, the Space Needle has a restaurant and bar, so don’t forget to grab a bite to eat. 

Asadero Prime

Looking for something a bit more upscale? Asadero Prime is a lovely Mexican spot serving high quality cuisine. It started as a food truck, but since it was a Seattle favorite, the owners were able to expand into a beautiful brick-and-mortar location. 

 Rupee Seattle

For a little bit of fusion, visit Rupee Seattle, inspired by Sri Lankan and Indian cuisines. This spot serves an elegant dinner and drinks experience, with regional dishes from all across South Asia. The executive chef at Rupee was also named semifinalist to Best Chef in the Northwest for 2022. 

Go row boating on Lake Uni

Romantic rowboating isn’t just done in the movies. Paddling out to watch the sunset on a rowboat alone with your partner makes for an intimate night out. Lake Union is a gorgeous spot to set sail.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

Laser Dome at the Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center offers a large variety of laser shows- combining music with lights to make a mind blowing experience. Though it closed down due to COVID, they will be back up and running in July 2022. Be sure to check it out for a romantic date night!

Golden Gardens Park

Picture this: after hours in the beautiful Golden Gardens Park, with a late night picnic, your partner throwing you grapes, the sun sets, it’s just you and them. Golden Gardens Park is another highlight of Seattle’s beautiful nature- from trails to sandy beaches, there’s always something to do, even late at night, at this park.

Nectar Lounge

If you and your partner are into live music, Nectar Lounge is the perfect place for you. Local artists often take the stage at this indoor and outdoor music venue. Maybe consider grabbing some ice cream after or some drinks to finish off a great night of music.

13 Coins

13 Coins is another great restaurant and bar for live music. The Peruvian restaurant is another one of Seattle’s classic spots to visit as it has been open since 1967. This spot is the perfect place to end your night with some dancing and eating some great food. 

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WE’RE LAUNCHING IN NEW YORK CITY! 

Originally launched and solely operated in Chicago, Couplr is proud to announce that we are launching in New York City! New York City is one of the most incredible cities in the world where we have very fond memories. We absolutely love NoMo in Soho, one of our favorite restaurants as well as hotel! The Freedom Tower is always a must-see for us too, whenever we visit! 

New York City is filled with unique spots meant to be discovered with just as unique people like yourselves. It can be a daunting city to make friends in and we hope Couplr provides the connections you guys are looking for to fulfill your social life as a couple. We also hope this serves as building connections for visitors who will make lifelong friends with locals that they can always visit! After all, having friends to visit in other cities is always a good excuse to travel! 

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Couple Holiday Date Ideas

Cue the Cheesy Hallmark Rom-coms! It's the holiday season already and that means some super festive date night activities! Whether you’re in a relationship or are single and looking to dating apps or friend-finding apps like Couplr*, there is definitely the perfect holiday date idea out there for you. How do you find the perfect activity? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These activities are guaranteed to bring some extra holiday joy!

Fun Holiday Date Ideas (By City)

We’ve broken some of these amazing date ideas down for you city by city -- Do you see a city close to you below?

Chicago: 

  • Christkindlmarket

    Walk through this amazing German style traditional market this holiday season. Here, you and your date can enjoy local and international foods, live entertainment, merchandise, and so many more memorable activities! This is a perfect spot to end a perfect outdoor date night.

  • Zoolights

    This year's zoolights are bigger and brighter than ever! They will feature hundreds of luminous LED displays and seasonal experiences, all under the glow of millions of lights. Stroll through Lincoln Park to see these beautiful lights with your loved ones. We promise you it's a sight you don’t want to miss!

  • Ice Skating at Millenium Park

    What’s more romantic than ice skating in close proximity with your better half? We’re picturing a romantic scene straight out of a hallmark movie - do you see it? Sure you might look a bit like fools at first but at least you can romantically look like fools together. What better place to look like fools together than at the McCormick Tribune. Skating is free and skate rentals are available for $13 and up!

  • Frosty’s Bar

    This crowd favorite pop-up bar is back and better than ever! This is the perfect date spot to let loose. From sensational seasonal cocktails, to interactive photo experiences, all the way to some amazing live music and entertainment, your date is sure to be a blast!

New York :

  • Ice Skating  

    As cliche as it may sound to romantically ice skate the night away at the Rockefeller Center, we know how crowded and unpleasant this can get around this time of year. This shouldn’t stop you from living out your romantic movie scene! Consider venturing out and finding other rinks like the Wollman and Lasker Rinks which reside in Central Park. These areas tend to be less busy and allow space for more romantic gestures. 

  • Union Square Holiday Market

    With over 160 vendors coming in, it's making this year's Holiday Market one of the best! Shop everything local and hand crafted at this year's market located at the heart of NYC, Union Square Park. Maybe you can pick out a memorable gift for your significant other while you’re at it!

  • Edge Holiday Lights

    There’s something surreal about seeing a city from a birds eye view. Not sure if it’s the altitude, but being nearly 1,200 feet above ground brings out a form of romance you didn’t even know existed. Believe us, this romantic gesture will be the most memorable one yet. While you’re up there, they are also offering “Cocoa in the Clouds & Edge Nog” - how cute does that sound! What are you waiting for, it’s time to book those tickets!

Los Angeles: 

  • Grinchmas

    Who said Grinchmas was just for kids? In fact, we think the grinch relates best to us adults - don’t you think? What better way to break the ice on a date than over some humorous Grinch roasts and a laugh to remember. Catch the tree lighting ceremony and a performance by the Who-ville Who’s while you’re there!

  • Yuletide Cinemaland

    Ah the classic, an outdoor movie date. The perfect time to debate your favorite holiday movie, snuggle up, and enjoy an evening of Christmas magic. Check out their schedule to see what movies are playing!

  • Holiday Lights

    Lightscapes is one of the most popular holiday attractions in the LA area, and they definitely live up to the hype. The internationally acclaimed dance of light, art and music transforms The Arboretum into an illuminated night experience that everyone is bound to love! This self-guided walking event is the perfect way to have a wonderful chat with your date while taking in some breathtaking sights. 

Indoor Holiday Date Ideas

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about our homebodies out there. Trust us, we know how exhausting all these outdoor holiday date activities can get. Why not bring some of that holiday spirit to the comfort of your own home… and while in some cozy pajamas! Here are some indoor holiday date ideas for you and your loved one:

  • Gingerbread House Competition 

    Is it really Christmas if you don’t bust out those gingerbread engineering skills? Plus, friendly competition brings people that much closer to each other. Remember to stock up on those ingredients, and if you’re feeling funky, give the competition a theme!

  • Make DIY Ornaments  Making your own ornaments with special meaning has another level of importance. Sure, fancy ornaments passed down from generation to generation look great, but why not add a touch of your own history! You and you S/O are bound to have a relaxing and pleasant evening while making these.
  • Decorate - Holidays are the time to glam up your home. Whether that be for Christmas, the New Year, or both. Even if you’re not inviting anyone over this year, you and your S/O will have a ball decorating a common space. Not to mention, the decor might even help the seasonal depression.

FAQ

What do couples do on a holiday date?

Very commonly, couples go ice skating for a holiday date. They also can find themselves at a light show or sipping some hot chocolate and watching a movie together. 

What are some Christmas movie date night ideas?

Movie dates are all about setting the mood. Get the ambiance right and it will be the most seamless date night of your life! Get some blankets, snacks, lights, and pick out a classic Christmas movie like “White Christmas” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” and you’ll be all set to go.

What do you do on a Christmas date?

Adventure through some beautiful Christmas lights, donate to a good cause, host an in-house picnic, go ice skating - the possibilities are endless!

What activities do people do on New Years?

Many couples either attend or host a new years party. Due to the pandemic, this has become less common but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Spend time with those you’re thankful for and cook a meal together, play board games, and share memories from the past year. 

Conclusion

Couple holiday date activities are truly endless. From outdoor activities like ice-skating and market exploring, to indoor activities like a movie night, and everything in between, these activities should last you a while. This season, spend some time with everyone you love and cherish all the memories you make together. From our entire team here at Couplr, we hope you have a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Years.

 


Music Festivals & Architecture: Check Out Chicago this September!

As the weather starts to cool down, new events are coming to the Chicago area! Live music festivals in local parks, house music showcases, and architecture exhibits allow for plenty of ways to find fun in the city. As such, many of these events are taking place in safe, considerate spaces that have your health in mind. Many of them are even outside! As Fall rolls in, take a look at some of the awesome upcoming events in the area.

Enjoy Some Music

first, from August 19th – September 19th, Chicago In Tune is bringing music all around the Chicago area for the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. As part of this event, DCASE is presenting new and revolutionized programs in Millennium Park. There are four planned evenings from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. They are themed around honoring music that has its roots in Chicago. These dates are:

  • 9/03/2021 – Gospel
  • 9/04/2021 – Jazz
  • 9/11/2021 – House
  • 9/18/2021 – Blues

Looking for more Jazz beyond the DCASE programs? Similarly to last year, take a look at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival! From Sept. 25-26, enjoy artists such as Corey Wilkes’ Improvised Soul Projekt featuring Megan McNeal & Kahil El Zabar, John Wojciechowski Quartet featuring Xavier Davis, Tomeka Reid & Regina Carter, and Isaiah Collier’s 3-6 Project featuring JD Allen. Visit the Hyde Park Jazz Festival website to see more information as it is announced! 

Are you maybe more of a House fan? House City is a 10-part event series that has been running throughout the summer celebrating the neighborhoods that helped create the House music genre more than 35 years ago. In September, they have two events:

  • 9/12/2021 – South Shore, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – DJs Torin Edmond, Rae Chardonnay, and DK Kobe One Kenobi
  • 9/19/2021 – Bronzeville, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm – DJs Mike Dunn, Daryll Mellowman, and JStar

Learn about Local Architects

Live music festivals may not be your thing, but maybe try a day in Chicago’s architecture! In 2021, the famous Chicago architect and style icon Helmut Jahn passed away. He collected almost every architectural award during his career and challenged modernist orthodoxy. Some of his buildings that you may be familiar with include the Michigan City Public Library, the James R. Thompson Center, and the Sony Center in Berlin. The Chicago Architecture Center is holding an exhibit with photography, models, and sketches to help us learn more about this innovator’s creative and engineering processes. From the United Terminal at O’Hare to the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, Helmut Jahn’s work is provocative and adventurous. 

Overall, music festivals and architecture are not hard to find in Chicago. However, if they both are not interesting to you, then stay tuned for more events! Meanwhile, please continue to stay safe while stepping out! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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Smelling Flowers to Grabbing a Brew: April Chicago Events

As the weather continues to warm up, many of us are looking to get out and safely attend events. There are many things popping up during this time of year. From flower shows to pop-ups, the city is starting to host more things around town. From smelling flowers to grabbing a brew, we have a list of great ideas to get out and enjoy these April events.

Visit a Spring Flower Show

Spring brings us blooming flowers, meaning that there are multiple spring flower shows to visit around the city. The Garfield Park Conservatory has the show “Saturation,” which focuses on giving attendees a look at flowers with a focus on color. The color-grouped flowers showcase an amazing range of hues and provide a dazzling visual. Lincoln Conservatory also has decided to choose a color-based show, the “Pretty in Pink” flower show has a wide range of flowers showing off rosy tints. Whichever flower show you attend, the pops of color are a much-needed welcome back into nature for many of us.

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Grab Some Beers and Art at a Pop-up

Looking to support local? Chicago Craft: A Collective Grip is the perfect weekly event for you. Presented by Jeppson’s at the Cobra Lounge, you can get your alcoholic fix here while perusing merch and art. You can either build your own six-pack from local breweries, or instead grab some craft cocktails to-go by local bartenders. Of course, as a Jeppson’s event, it wouldn’t be complete without the offering of Malört shots. Beyond all of this alcohol, however, is the opportunity to look at vintage riot fest merch and local band merch. Local artists are featured every week, allowing you to peruse their works and potentially bring one home. If you are feeling lucky, you can enter for one of the raffles and giveaways as well! Masks are required and a limited number of people are allowed in the lounge at a time to ensure safety.

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Get Nerdy

If smelling flowers or grabbing a brew don’t seem your catch, consider going to the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit! This MSI exhibit shows off over 300 items that take you into Marvel’s long history. You can see everything here from costumes and props from the movies to very first published Marvel comic from 1939. More of a gamer? Check out Nom Nom: 40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History at the Chicago Gamespace! This exhibit celebrates the yellow hungry character’s 40th anniversary, exploring the evolution and history behind this iconic game. 

April Chicago Events

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Springing into Art: April 2021 Art Events

April truly marks that Spring has arrived! With many becoming vaccinated, people are itching to get out and go to a safe event. Luckily, April marks a huge array of art events in the Chicago area. You can attend these safely planned events with dates or friends! Read on to see some events that have caught our eyes!

Art Institute of Chicago – Monet and Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago always has exciting exhibits! For instance, current exhibits include the vivid Bisa Butler: Portraits exhibition and the gorgeous Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou. Most recently, they have opened the exhibition Monet and Chicago, running through June 14th. Chicago has a long-running history with the artist Monet, and this beautiful collection explores that relationship. This is a must-see event if you are interested in this unique history and/or Impressionist art! 

Monet and Chicago

Art on the MART

This beautiful outdoor event is continuing this year, and ties into our last submission! While they have a few projects they are implementing this year, they are collaborating with the Art Institute of Chicago to project iconic pieces by Monet. For example, Water Lilies and Stacks of Wheat on theMART will be paired with “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. In addition, they are doing a collaboration with the institute on their exhibition with Bisa Butler as well! Find out more here!

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The Womanish Experience

Womanish is a unique installation within a 40,000 square foot space that celebrates and examines the feminine perspective. Moreover, it is an interactive space that lets you explore beautifully designed spaces that also make you think. This is a culturally-inclusive and gender non-conforming experience, challenging you to think about the intersections of gender and race. Look here for more details!

The Womanish Experience

WNDR Museum

The WNDR Museum is reopening with new safety measures. As a result, you can once again experience their interactive exhibitions safely! These installations are thought-provoking and inspiring, allowing you to physically experience the space in a unique way. Their new opening will include 20+ totally new touchless installations to allow for safe art experiences. The installations will include pieces from artists like Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, and Alex Israel. To buy tickets and learn more, check out the WNDR Museum website!

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Steppenwolf NOW

Looking to stay home, or looking for a performance? The Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage has six stories of different length and style. They were thoughtfully crafted for a virtual experience. The stage includes pieces such as Wally World (a two-act radio play); Duchess, Duchess, Duchess! (a filmed play); and I am Not your Perfect Mexican Daughter (an audio adaptation). Through their virtual membership, you can watch all Steppenwolf NOW productions anytime from any device through August 31! Look here for more information.

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It’s Almost March: Spring Date Ideas in Chicago

March arriving also signals the beginning of a season change! As we start feeling temperatures warming up along with vaccines rolling out in larger numbers, many of us are restless to get outside. Luckily, there are a handful of things starting up that will help you hold out until those summer temperatures in the area! Read on for some Spring date ideas!

Farmers’ Markets

Spring means the beginning of amazing farmers markets throughout the city. While the traditional Maxwell Street Market will remain closed for now, there are other options for still enjoying fresh, local greens. Green City Market has online delivery or curbside pickup so that you can order the delicious produce right to your home. Plant Chicago is also offering delivery, CSA, and pickup options so that you can enjoy your favorite local vendors safely. Plan pickups or deliveries with your friends and share the great recipes you come up with from your local ingredients!

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Spring date ideas in chicago

Plant Nursery Visit/Workshops

The wave of home DIY interest has led many of us to get our hands back into the soil too. While online plant ordering has boomed over the pandemic, there are many local options where you don’t have to worry about your plant getting too shocked through shipping. Garden centers like Gethsemane are still open for browsing and finding your next houseplant. Get a (small) group together to go grab some new green friends to start off the new season! If you aren’t comfortable with going out, many centers like City Grange are allowing for curbside pickup or delivery. They also are offering Zoom “Ask the Expert” consultations, allowing you to plan landscape design, get help with houseplants, or even plot out some edible gardens!

Looking for greenery-based events? The Great Grow Along is a three-day virtual garden festival that will bring you together with speakers, workshops, Q&A sessions, and more on topics like edible gardening, urban gardening, houseplants, and composting! Chicago Botanic Garden also is hosting online horticultural classes during March on fun topics like beekeeping and indoor farming for health and wellness.

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Chicago Theater Week

This awesome week of local theater has already kicked off, but there is still plenty to catch! Going through March 7th, you can experience virtual shows right from home from many local theatres! Try a new company with friends virtually, and hold a discussion afterward on your experiences. There are over 100 company options that you can see on the event’s website. Browse and find something that would make a great date night!

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Stay safe while celebrating the Spring weather! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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