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Love is in the air this week for Valentine’s Day. Please do not wait until the last minute to come up with plans for date night for your partner. Be prepared! There’s a slew of fun activities coming to Houston this week.

From Mardi Gras to Burlesque, here are some fun date ideas happening in Houston.

Romance Under The Sea @ Downtown Aquarium

Friday, February 14 | 5PM

Bring your Valentine’s Day date to the Downtown Aquarium in Houston this Friday night for a romantic dinner for two. For $100, you get a four-course dinner and a bottle of wine for the perfect night to swoon your partner. With beautiful displays of the colorful fish you can find in the aquarium, this date will scream romance with every bite of dinner.

Taco x Tequila Fest @ Guadalupe Park Plaza

Saturday, February 15 | 2PM

We believe nothing says romance quite like tacos do. Even though it’s a day late, it doesn’t mean you can’t still woo your partner just because it’s not Valentine’s Day anymore. This Saturday afternoon take them to the Guadalupe Park Plaza for the Taco x Tequila festival. There will be over 30 different tacos for your to purchase and try. They even match the tacos with the appropriate tequila or margarita. If this isn’t class, we don’t know what is. Regular admission tickets are going for as low as $9, but if you pay a little bit extra for the better tickets, you’ll have an amazing experience.

Set It Off @ Hobby Center

Saturday, February 15 | 8PM

Saturday night, once you’re all taco’d out, take your partner to Hobby Center to see the play adaptation of the cult classic Set It Off. This play follows the story of four young childhood friends who spend their entire lives trying to get off the mean streets of their neighborhood. They’re willing to risk it all to get back what the system stole from them. This captivating story is not one you should miss. Grab tickets on SeatGeek starting from $85.

Mardi Gras! Galveston @ The Strand

Friday, February 14 | 1PM

Galveston may be about an hour away from Houston, but it’s worth the trip for an exhilarating day jam packed with fun activities. This Friday, head on over to The Strand to attend the huge annual Mardi Gras event happening! There will be parades, performances, family friendly activities, and even the iconic beads we love to show off at these events. There is even a 5k run happening if you’re into that kind of stuff. Don’t feel pressured to do that though. There are plenty of other exciting activities to do.

Burlesque! The Sweet Spot Houston: Valentine Edition @ Warehouse Live

Wednesday, February 12 | 7PM

Performing in 30 cities, The Sweet Spot is the high-energy, fun, sexy, heart-pumping, laugh-out-loud burlesque stage production we all need this week. This Wednesday night, get ready for a performance that loves to show off the sexier side of life at Warehouse Live. Blending top 40 hits into a classic burlesque act, you will see poets, sultry dancers, and incredible live performances that will make for one heck of a night. Tickets are starting at $20.

Chris Lane with Blanco Brown @ House of Blues Houston

Saturday, February 15 | 7PM

If your partner is a fan of country music, take them to see Chris Lane perform Saturday night at the House of Blues Houston. His deep, downright captivating voice will have your partner mesmerized by his sweet, sweet melodies you just can’t resist. Come to think of it, this might not be the best date idea. Also performing this night will be Blanco Brown, which is a nice change from Chris Lane’s style of country. This will be a pretty great concert and you can grab tickets on SeatGeek from $52.

Valentine’s Day @ Hermann Park

Friday, February 14 | 5:30PM

Bring your partner to Hermann park Valentine’s Day night for a romantic dinner for two at Pinewood Cafe. You be eating dinner at their patio overlooking McGovern Lake. After dinner you get a half-hour cruise for two in a pedal boat. There will be dinner at 5:30pm and 7:00pm for those night owls. This is the perfect date for those couples who prefer a more low-key romantic night for the two of you and it just sounds like a dreamy night. Tickets are $65 per couple.

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