Valentine’s Day events in Miami for sweeties, singles and families

The Love Burn
South Florida’s own Burning Man-inspired beachfront camping event will be filled with artists, performers, costume designers and rebels of every category coming together for a weekend of fun and inclusion with a Superheroes (and Villains) theme. Aside from the general hanging out and entertainment, participants will be divided into two groups (superhero or villain) and will undergo a series of challenges. The event is for 21 and older.
Through Feb. 15 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; theloveburn.com; $150 for campsite.

Run wild
For the couple that loves to stay fit, the RunWild 5k is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s Day. The course winds through ZooMiami, past the giraffes, elephants and tigers and culminates with family-friendly activities, food, drinks and music. Bonus: The event will benefit Chapman Partnership on its mission to help the homeless.
8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at ZooMiami, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami; www.runwild5kmiami.com; $15-$30.

Lovers of Antiquity
Wander historic Vizcaya marveling at the Mediterranean Revival architecture, the original furnishings, remodeled gardens and take in the panoramic views of Biscayne Bay before you stop for a nibble on some of the delights at the Cafe like the Prosciutto & Fig salad or the Tropical Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich.
9:30 a.m. -4: 30 p.m. Saturday; Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami; vizcaya.org; $10-$18.

Open your heart
Share the love by giving your Valentine a furry friend in need of a forever home with a visit to Miami-Dade County Animal Services, currently hosting its annual celebration of Valentine’s Day with 50 percent off adoption fees through Sunday. The shelter has plenty of loving pets who are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and ready to cuddle up in a happy home.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Miami-Dade County Animal Services Shelter, 7401 NW 74 St., Miami; animals.miamidade.gov.

Love those kids
Love is in the air at the Miami Children’s Museum, hosting a day filled with arts and crafts like Valentine card making, tissue-paper flower designing and cookie decorating plus all the regular kid-friendly exhibits and activities.
11 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $14-$18, kids under one free.

Get pretty
Have the ultimate girls day by shopping for unique handcrafted baubles by Roxhouse Jewelry and then get a wash and blow at Shop & Blo.
Noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Blo Midtown, 3301 NE First Ave., Miami; blomidtown@blowmedry.com

Tea and zen
Take your sweetie to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens and sit in on a traditional tea ceremony at the Seishin-an Tea House, take a look at the new exhibits, stroll through the gardens, create beautiful origami projects and stop by the Museum store to buy your beloved something special and receive a free gift with every purchase of more than $25.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, tea ceremonies at 1 p.m, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach; morikami.org; $9-$15, $5 additional for tea ceremony.

Stupid Cupid
Celebrate your love (of booze) at this pub crawl through Brickell that goes to venues like Batch, Redbar, Fado’s Irish Pub, Brother Jimmys and Blue Martini, where participants get a complimentary beer or shot at each venue and a souvenir item.
4:30-10 p.m. Saturday, check in at Batch, 30 SW 12 St., Miami; www.keepcrawling.com; $20 at dealsaver.com or $40 on Saturday.

Who needs love?
ArtWalk is catering to the singles set this Saturday by hosting a huge Valentine’s Day party in the heart of Wynwood with live music, live art displays, street artists, food trucks, several bars and live video DJ.
5 p.m.-late Saturday at 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; free.

Garden of Love
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has its annual Valentine’s Day concert, this year with jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval headlining the romantic affair.
5:30 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; www.fairchildgarden.org; $25-$75.

Big Fat Italian Wedding
Interactive show “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” lets you be a guest at a wacky and wild wedding, complete with drama, awkward encounters, spaghetti buffet and drunken relatives.
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 6 p.m. Sunday at the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $65.

Moonlight & Music
Deering Estate hosts its annual Valentine’s Day concert with a performance by vocalist Wendy Pedersen with special guests Jim Gasior on piano and singer Lenard Rutledge. Bring a picnic and chairs, or order one for pick up and celebrate your love under the stars.
7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 14 at Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami; www.deeringestate.com; 305-235-1668 ext. 233; $25.

Salsa Lovers
Celebrate your love at this concert with salsa star Willy Chirino and his beloved wife of more than 30 years, Lissette. Both will sing from their vast repertoire of Spanish-language hits like Chirino’s anthems “Soy Guajiro” and “Lo Que Está Pa’ Ti” while his wife will belt out power ballads like her infamous Spanish-language cover of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 14 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.fillmoremb.com; $58.50-$128.50.

Love me tenor
Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s greatest singers, brings his soaring operatic tenor back to South Florida for three shows over Valentine’s Day weekend, during which he’ll perform love songs, his own classics and a mix of romantic arias sure to put you and your honey in the mood.
8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $200-$550.

BleauLive
Former Doobie Brother and Grammy Award winning balladeer Michael McDonald headlines the Fontainebleau’s intimate concert to belt out hits like “I Keep Forgettin,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “ Minute by Minute.”
8 p.m. Saturday at Fontainebleau Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.fontainebleau.com; $150-$175.

Orchestral love
Led by conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra is joined by young violin virtuoso Ray Chen to celebrate Scandinavian composers Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius with a program of career highlights by the two legendary composers.
8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.arshtcenter.org; $50-$130.

Singles Mingle
St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers, is buried at the Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland, so an Irish pub is definitely an appropriate place to be if you are looking for love on Valentine’s Day. Coral Gables’ pub JohnMartin’s hosts a soiree for Miami singles with a DJ, raffles, prizes and a buffet. And if you don’t find love, at least you are guaranteed to find plenty of booze.
9 p.m. Feb. 14 at JohnMartin’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777; $25 admission, special menu available for $35.

Jungle Love
If you love Jungle Island, get ready to feel the love in return with their latest promotion: For the purchase of a one-day regular admission now through Mar. 15, Florida residents receive an automatic upgrade to a free 2015 Jungle Pass, which provides complimentary admission to Jungle Island through December 31, 2015. The 2015 Jungle Pass also provides visitors with exclusive perks, such as access to special events at Jungle Island including the upcoming egg hunt adventure and the popular Halloween Spooktacular and much more. 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami; www.jungleisland.com; $26.95-$35.95

 

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