Lovin’ the Square Valentine’s Specials in Harvard Square

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 all-day
Lovin’ the Square
Valentine’s Specials in Harvard Square
Saturday, February 10th -  Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Bring those you love to Harvard Square for Valentine’s weekend!  Join us for romantic dinners, intoxicating cocktails, decadent desserts, intimate concerts, one of kind gifts and so much more!  No sitter?  No problem!  There are lots of fun activities for the kids, too!
Beat Brasserie                                                                                                                                                
This year, let the heart beat for more than one day. Beat Brasserie will indulge lovers with “My Heart Beats for Four Days” - a multi-day love fest featuring a decadent Valentine’s Day menu, libations of love by official sponsor Domaine Chandon and live music. 
On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, guests can enjoy a special prix fixe dinner menu and live music for $59 per person, but don’t limit the celebration to just one day! Beat’s Valentine’s Day menu featuring à la carte specials will be served in addition to the regular menu from Thursday, February 15th through Saturday, February 17th, 2018. First course options include My Heart Beats Salad with multigrain farro pilaf, kale, radish, orange, feta, pepitas and citrus vinaigrette, Tuna Tartare with chickpeas, yogurt and preserved lemon, and second for main course selections can choose from dishes like Lovers Paella for Two with shrimp, calamari, mussels, chicken and chorizo, New York Strip Roast with creamed Brussels sprouts, whipped sweet potatoes and garlic jus, as well as dessert options that include
Banana Bread Pudding and Strawberry Cheesecake. Menu subject to change.  
But wait, Beat has something just for the gals! Ladies and singles in support can stop by Beat for a special Valentine’s Day weekend brunch Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th, 2018, to celebrate the love for the ladies in life from 10:00AM – 3:00PM.
All week-long guests can spice things up with Valentine’s Day drink specials made with Domaine Chandon, as well as an impressive selection of Domaine Chandon by the bottle, and a selection of 36 small-crafted, high-quality American artisanal wines on tap that The Beat is known for.
Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling the Beat at 617-499-0001 or visiting www.beatbrasserie.com.   Please note, on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, only the special prix fixe menu is available to order.
Menu specials à la carte. The prix fixe dinner menu on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 is $58 per person and will be offered exclusively.  
Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle Street, beatbrasserie.com, (617) 499-0001 
Cabot’s Candy
Try our newest product, Fudge Sticks by Moonshine Chocolate! 14 fun flavors to choose from! Mix and match a 10 piece box for only $25, normally a $30 value.                                           
Cabot’s Candy, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, cabotscandy.com, (617) 497-7500
Cambridge Center for Adult Education                                                                                   
Valentine's Day Couples' Wine and Appetizer Class
Friday, February 9 | 6 – 9 pm
$85/person | Register 
Italian Wine for Romantics
Friday, February 9 | 7 – 9 pm
$85/person | Register 
French Crêpes: Savory, Sweet & Always Classy
Saturday, February 10 | 11 am – 2 pm
$85/person | Register
Italian Cooking for Romantics
Sunday, February 11 | 11 – 2 pm
$85/person | Register
Gonson Lecture
Loving a Sport That Doesn’t Love You Back: Baseball’s Tumultuous Relationship with Women Fans
Wednesday, February 14 | 11:00 am
$5 suggested donation. Register
Valentine's Day: Enhancing Flavor with Herbs and Spices
Wednesday, February 14 | 6 – 9 pm
$85/person | Register
Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE), 42 Brattle Street, ccae.org, (617)547-6789
Cambridge Forum
Romance in the Information Age
Friendships and love affairs were once the glorious domain of pen and paper, where lovers poured out their souls.  Now they have become mere electronic transactions executed and terminated in a few texted taps.  
Yet we are still hitting poets.org over and over again, in search of the right words. So what have we lost and gained with digital intimacy? Come join Cambridge Forum in the discussion with Christine Rosen, journalist; Johnny Lee Davenport, actor; and Curt DeCamillo, art historian on Thursday February 15 at 7 pm First Parish Church, 1446 Mass Avenue, Cambridge.  All are welcome!
Cambridge Forum, 3 Church Street, cambridgeforum.org, (617) 495-2727
Capital One 360 Café
Happening in the Café on February 14th:
8am – 11am: Breakfast bar consisting of “Build Your Own Fruit Salad” station
12pm – 2pm: Lunch bar consisting of “Build Your Own Pasta Salad” Station.
3pm – 5pm: Hot Chocolate Bar
5pm – 8pm Peets Coffee Happy Hour
We will have a Decorate a Mug Station and a Make a Card Station inside the community room from 9am until supplies last. Limit one mug/card per customer (These are for our customers to make for their loved ones).
Capital One Café, 24 JFK Street, capitalone360.com, (617) 299-2669
Club Passim
February 14. Sarah Kilborne
The Lavender Blues is a showcase of queer music before World War II. Some of our most famous musical artists of the early 20th century were not only “in the life” – meaning gay, bisexual or transgender – but they sang about this life too. With songs and stories from Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, the Harlem Renaissance, the Weimar Republic and more, performance artist Sarah Kilborne introduces audiences to a little-known, yet revolutionary moment in music history when pioneering artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity – something daring even for today, and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever.                                                                    
Doors open at 7 pm and show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20                       
Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, passim.org, (617)492-7679
Flour Bakery & Café
Flour Bakery and Café, 114 Mount Auburn Street, flourbakery.com, (617) 714-3205
Follow The Honey                                                                                                                                   
Follow The Honey will be offering 15% off all curated gift boxes at any price point when you let us know at check out that St. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers! Our uniquely wrapped offerings from the hive deliver love to your sweet ones! Trust us, honey! With bee sweetened chocolates, beeswax candles, skin care & exotic or local honey, we take the sting out of shopping. Give honey, flowers in a jar, which like love, last forever!                                            
Follow the Honey, 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, followthehoney.com, (617)945-7356
Freepoint Kitchen and Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet
Grab your sweetheart or a best friend and join us for Valentine's Day in Freepoint Kitchen and Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet, located in Cambridge's new Freepoint Hotel.  Famed Boston-area chef, Matthew Gaudet's menu features a playful interpretation of global flavors and casual fare, including an assortment of savory appetizers including our much-talked-about charcuterie platter and cheesy artichoke and crab dip, and inspired entrees like herb roasted chicken with maple bacon vinaigrette and roasted Atlantic monk fish.  For Valentine's Day, with each entree, receive one complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a complimentary heart shape cookie for dessert.  Reservations not required.  After dinner, stick around to play a round of pool in our Lounge or design your own martini and sit and sip by the fire pit in our outdoor Secret Garden. Visit https://www.freepointhotel.com/dining to view our dinner menu. 
Freepoint Kitchen and Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, freepointhotel.com/dining/, (617) 491-4932
Harvard Museum of Natural History
I ♥ Science, Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 4 pm, explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual daylong festival featuring dozens of activities. Observe tiny, tough tardigrades (microscopic “water bears”) and make your own model. Design a LEGO® brick home for an insect or invent a flying creation for our wind tunnel. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, insect flight, and more! Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.  https://hmnh.harvard.edu/                                                                                                                                                                          
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, hmnh.harvard.edu, (617) 495-3045
Experience our carefully curated three course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu. Your choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for only $75. Want to fall harder in love? Try it with additional wine pairings for $30. Call us at 617-868-2255 to make a reservation.
Valentine's Menu
Harvest, 44 Brattle Street, harvestcambridge.com, (617) 868-2255   
Mix-it Sushi Noodle Grill
On February 10 & 14, enjoy live music and Valentine ‘s special menu
Members will get 15% off
Please make reservation at 617-547-0212 or visit mixitrestaurant.com  to see special menu
Mix-it Sushi Noodle Grill, 1678 Massachusetts Avenue,  mixitrestaurant.com, (617) 547-0212
Moleskine will be offering a 30% off promotion from 2/5 - 2/14 on select Red and Pink notebooks, the offer can't be combined with any other promotions.                                
Moleskine, 35a Brattle Street, us.moleskine.com, (617)714-4334
Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences
This Valentine’s Day, take your special someone on a guided Harvard Square Chocolate Tour! You will sample chocolatey treats from around the Square and hear fascinating stories about chocolate and local history. Sign up via www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com. Tours are running on the weekends and also a very special Wednesday, February 14th tour at 7pm. Enjoy!                        
Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences, www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com
Pyara Spa and Salon
Enroll in a massage membership and receive a complimentary 30 minute Tulasara facial treatment.                                                                                                                                                            
Pyara Spa and Salon, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, pyaraaveda.com, (781) 362-4615
Valentine's Day Celebration with Joelle Lurie 
Joelle is a NPR Featured Artist, Jazz Vocalist, Singer/Songwriter, Voiceover Artist and Educator. She has been called "A chameleon," by NPR, with her ability to seamlessly shift her voice from one musical genre to another with ease.
Joelle has released 2 albums & 1 EP: In her first, 'Take Me There' (2014), she brings her distinctive "jazzed-up pop & popped-up jazz" modern style to a collection of standards, originals, and reimagined pop covers. Featured on NPR's Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, Joelle's record features tight arrangements and production by her longtime bassist/bandmate, Ben Gallina, and her genre-crossing quartet.
The band also has an alter ego kids band, 'JoJo & The Pinecones', which was developed through a residency at Lincoln Center. Their first family focused release, 'Night & Day' (2017) is now on iTunes & Spotify. They made their Lincoln Center debut in winter of 2017, played at the famous Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago in summer, 2017, and made their BAM debut in fall, 2017.  7:30pm, $25 | Tickets                                                                        
Regattabar, 1 Bennett Street, regattabarjazz.com, (617)395-7757
Salt & Olive                                                                                                                                                             
Chocolate lovers, look who’s popping up at the Salt & Olive for Valentine's week! Food & Wine's #1, Somerville's own EH Chocolatier, will bring their magic to us for the sweetest of holidays. It kicks off with an evening of chocolate and wine pairings on Feb. 9th from 5 - 7 pm at our store: 1160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Taste the love!
Salt & Olive, 1160 Massachusetts Avenue, saltandolive.com, (857) 242-4118
Temple Bar
Join us this Valentine’s Day for a meal to remember. With a whole roasted duck for two and mouth-watering desserts to choose from, we’ve got plenty of love to go around.
Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Avenue, templebarcambridge.com (617)-547-5055
the red house
On February 14th, the red house restaurant will feature 3 course prix fixe menu for $50.            
Valentine's menu                                                           
the red house, 98 Winthrop Street, theredhouse.com, (617) 576-0605
Up to 75% off select merchandise.
Zinnia, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, zinniastores.com, (617) 354-1800



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