Why Go: Instead of buying a piece of jewelry at the mall, make one. Call 781-665-0400 to make an appointment.
Cost: Just the cost of the beads.
Why Go: Get your make-up done and a hand and arm massage for free and a face peel for $35 (normally $60). Busy Bee Bakery will also serve red velvet cupcakes. Call 781-665-6650 to reserve an appointment.
Cost: Depends on service
Why Go: Join Kappy's for a Valentine's Day wine, dessert wine, and port tasting—10 percent off up to 12 bottles, 20 percent off 12 bottles or more. Plus, the store will be raffling off some great prizes to support the MSPCA and homeless animals.
Cost: Free admission.
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. / 497 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
Why Go: Drop the kids off and head to a romantic restaurant. Some give special deals on parents night out. Reserve a spot before 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Why Go: "Unlucky in Love" tells the story of a hapless writer examining episodes from his own life as he tries to pen a self-help guide to romance. Unfortunately for him (but fortunately for the audience), what he doesn't know could fill a book. Calamities of the heart have never been so funny or sexy as they are in this burlesque story of love and misfortune. It's two hours of teasing, pleasing, romance, and magic all accompanied by the excitement of live music, courtesy of The Unluckiest Band in The World.