Hearts, Danko and the great outdoors
For couples with a hankering to be outside — or with kids who want to be outside — Sokolniki Park's traditional Valentine's Day celebration might be just the ticket. There will be heart balloons by the thousands, lots of sweets, plenty of contests and a special "photozone" to keep the memories forever. In the evening relax with a ballet show and performance by the singer Danko. If you get tired of heart-warming activities, just head off to ski, skate or partake of the park's other everyday activities.
1 Ulitsa Sokolnichesky Val, Bldg. 1. Metro Sokolniki
Sun. Feb. 14
My funny Valentine
Let's say your romance isn't going the way you want it to. Or maybe that little dalliance on the side has gotten a bit obsessive. Or perhaps you're just in a really, really bad mood. Take your significant other to a brilliant, strange, riveting choreographed version of "Anna Karenina" at the Vakhtangov Theater. Choreography by Angelica Cholina, music by Alfred Schnittke. Because nothing says "I love you" like a train speeding into the station.
26 Arbat. Metro Smolenskaya, Arbatskaya
Sun. Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
Meet with the Huskies
If you're an outdoorsy, dog-loving kind of couple, here's the perfect date for you. Kuzminki park has its very own Husky Club. Visit the huskies in their kennels, take them for a walk or — if you're adventurous types — try a spot of dog sledding. You can even pay for a husky photo shoot and use the snaps on your next dating profile if things turn sour. Huskies are, after all, a total babe-magnet.
Zarechye Ulitsa. Metro Lyublino, Volzhskaya, Kuzminki
Romantic dinner for two
On Valentine's Day, Italian restaurant Bar Cervetti is hosting a romance-laden evening with a specially themed menu for all the lovers out there. If you dine as a couple you'll be treated to free glasses of Prosecco, a three-course meal from the set menu and a decadent fruit desert, all for 3900 rubles. Romantic decorations and a love-song soundtrack add to the ambience. Booking essential.
+7 (495) 649 2311
8a Nikitsky Bulvar, Bldg 1. Metro Arbatskaya
Fairytale of New York
Written by Nick Hornby and directed by John Crowley, "Brooklyn" is a sweeping historical romance about a young Irish immigrant who finds love in New York. Allow yourself to be wooed by the beautiful cinematography and pulse-quickening tale of displacement and identity in the mid-20th century. In English with Russian subtitles.
21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metro Kutuzovskaya.
Feb.14 at 8:40 p.m and 1:10 a.m.