What’s on in February
Cupid’s arrow is flying this month. Here are four events where you and a loved one can enjoy a heart-filled day.
Cars Around 300 Volkswagen Beetles old and new will gather at Brussels’ Autoworld museum for the 10th staging of the city’s Love Bugs Parade. The 2018 event continues the Flower Power theme of recent years (expect bandanas and hippy daisies) but will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Herbie the Love Bug movie.
February 11 / Brussels, Belgium
Cocktails & wine Love comes in liquid form over two nights at the restaurant Via Umbria. A Share the Love cocktail class will conjure up a Cupid’s Cup, Love Potion, and Valentino while a sparkling wine tasting evening samples and shares the stories behind four northern Italy varietals.
February 13–14 / Washington DC, US
Star cross’d lovers
Astronomy Couples can enjoy two hours of smoochy stargazing at the Sydney Observatory, taking in the Moon, constellations, the Jewel Box (an open cluster of stars 6,400 light years away), and the Southern Cross. Drink and canapés included.
February 14 / Sydney, Australia
Zoology Dublin Zoo will open from 8 am so 100 couples can enjoy a love-filled date. After a romantic breakfast picnic, lovers will experience the zoo’s early-morning sights and sounds before its animal care team hosts themed keeper talks on breeding, courtship, and the mating rituals of some of the animals.
February 17–18 / Dublin, Ireland
Compiled by Simon Fry