Still making your Valentine’s Day plans? Here are some distinctly Cambridge events around the city for those who want an alternative to a sit-down dinner.
Kit Yan, a queer, trans slam poet, shares the challenges unique to all forms of queer love and the strength it takes to navigate them. “If you’ve ever had your heart broken, wondered how your pets self-identify, or wanted to tell someone your gender is none of their business, this show is for you,” the event description reads.
Feb. 9 & 10 | OBERON | Tickets start at $25
EHChocolatier Valentine’s Day Pop-Up
Cambridge lucks out this year, getting Somerville’s EHChocolatier for a Valentine’s Day fix. EHChocolatier will set up shop inside Salt & Olive in the days leading up to Feb. 14, offering salted caramel hearts, spicy red hot crunch bars, and “lush bonbons.”
Feb. 9-14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Salt & Olive
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers the chance to learn about Harvard’s History through chocolate with this walking tour. You can expect up to six tastings from around the neighborhood.
Through Feb. 18 | Harvard Square | $35
Learn how to make brie tortes, salmon pinwheels, puff-pastry parmesan herb straws, and more at this class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, alongside tastings of various white and red wines.
Feb. 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Cambridge Center for Adult Education | $85
Celebrate Love: A Valentine’s Day Pop-up
Inman Square’s letterpress shop aims to be your go-to for all your Valentine’s Day needs. Find flowers, EHChocolatier treats, and a wide selection of cards. Plus, from noon to 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, a calligrapher will inscribe beautiful words on any purchases.
Feb. 13 & 14, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Albertine Press
ImprovBoston’s take on Valentine’s Day offers up the “hilarity of heartbreak and the funny to be found in falling in love” through song, film, ranting, and, of course, improv. From being frank about the challenges of relationships to highlighting what makes it worth it, this show promises to be the perfect Valentine’s Day activity for people in all stages of relationships.
Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. | ImprovBoston | $18