Pop-up opera, Valen-Dog's, or staycation: 15+ Charleston Valentine's Day events 

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Take your favorite furry one out on the town this Valen-Dog's Day

A decadent dinner on the town is a fun way to spend Valentine's (and we'll have those recs for you, too), but sometimes we like to mix it up a bit. Here are all the ways to seek some sweetness this holiday.

Now through the end of February, Wild Dunes is offering special packages for couples and gal pals (hello Galentine's Day). Learn more about those deals at wilddunes.com.

Not an event per se, but hey it could lead to one: Chateau XXX offers 15 percent off two or more pieces of lingerie through Valentine's Day. Valentine's Booty Baskets start at just $9.99. You can also swing by Badd Kitty for 15 percent off lingerie and Kama Sutra products now through the end of the month.

Thurs. Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., head to the S.C. Aquarium for a talk from wildlife photographer Ron Magill; the Valentine's aspect of this event is the topic of, well, animals' mating habits.

Get fit for Valentine's: On Saturday head out to Folly for Cupid's Undie Run at noon or to James Island County Park for Cupid's Chase, a 5K that starts at 10 a.m.

Woof! Bring your four-legged besties to Valen-Dog's Day this Sat. Feb. 9 at Magnolia Park at 2 p.m.

Celadon hosts a Local Love pop-up shop on Sat. Feb. 9, showing love to local brands like penelope design studio, Texture Design Co., Tupelo Honey Flower Shop & Co., and more. Enjoy free boozy drinks and snag 30 percent off all jewelry.

This Sat. Feb. 9 from 1-4 p.m. M. Dumas & Sons, Kendra Scott, and the S.C. Aquarium team up for Share the Love with Sea Turtles; proceeds from the event (including food and bourbon tastings) benefit the Sea Turtle Care Center. 

Valentine's Day is more fun with a little booze, don't ya think? Shem Creek hosts a Cupid Shuffle Bar Crawl this Saturday from 1-5 p.m., bopping from Tavern & Table, Red's Ice House, Saltwater Cowboys, and Shelter Kitchen and Bar.

Did somebody say Valentine's Chocolate Walk? Head to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens this Saturday and Sunday for live music, sweet samples, and the views of a romantic-style garden.

This Sun. Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. take the kids to 34 West Theater Co. for Enchanting Princess Storytime which features Valentine's Day themed interactive stories.

Valentine's Date Night climb at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is a more, well, adventurous way, to celebrate V-day. Head to Wild Blue Ropes on Thurs. Feb. 14 anytime between 5-9 p.m. Tickets are just $50 a couple.

Charleston Beer Works hosts an anti-Valentine's Day party with drink specials, speed dating, live music, and pinata giveaways. RSVP for that speed dating sesh online.

Terrace Theater and Croghan's Jewel Box host the second annual Valentine's Date Night, featuring a screening of To Catch a Thief on Thurs. Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $12.

This Valentine's Day the Gibbes Museum celebrates art lovers with a day-date package featuring museum admission and lunch for two for $45. Learn more online.

The Brick's anti-Valentine's Day party kicks off Thurs. Feb. 14 from 7-11 p.m. with music from DJ Mikey Lee, food and drink specials, and red light/green light cups so people know who's single and ready to mingle.

PBR Easy and Rumple Minze present Punk n' Drag: St. Valentine's Heart Attack at Tin Roof on Fri. Feb. 15, with live music kicking off at 8 p.m.

On Fri. Feb. 15 Cutty's hosts the Sucker-Free Soiree, inspired by MTV's former music block, Sucker Free Sundays; dance your heart out with DJ Pat Nasty, spinning nothing but '80s and '90s hip-hop and R&B classics. The party's on, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Head to Stems & Skins on Sat. Feb. 16 for Small Opera Presents: That's Amore with music from a local opera singer. Are great food and wine part of the night too? If you want them to be, heck yes. Learn more about Small Opera in our profile on its creator, Katie Small.

On Sat. Feb. 16 learn how to open your heart with some literal heart opening — back bends. Head to Urban Yoga for a workshop with teacher Ji Hwang from 1-3 p.m. 

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