Jevante Mcalister, a biological sciences student, vividly remembers the day he got his heart broken for the first time. The anticipation led up to that fateful Valentine’s Day. All the hard work and preparation he put into his gift for his crush was going to culminate into something beautiful. “I made my crush a Valentine’s…
Category: V-Day Issue 2014
Valentine’s Day is only three days away. Chocolate sales are rising, restaurants are booked and florists are working their fingers to the bone in preparation. But even this close to the big day, a romantic date night can be achieved without spending a fortune.
Bombay Deluxe, located at 555 W. Northern Lights Blvd., is offering a special at 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. The special costs a flat rate of $69 for two people and will include a four-course dinner menu, including champagne. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Ashley Lewis, a barista at the Union Station Café, said her ideal Valentine’s Day date “doesn’t have to be expensive or anything, just something fun that both people can enjoy.”
One cheap and easy date night idea that a significant other may enjoy is a Valentine-themed breakfast in bed. This idea can cost as little as $25, and with a little bit of creative thinking can start the day off right.
A fun Valentine’s Day breakfast feature is heart-shaped toast. To do this, get heart-shaped cookie cutter, which costs less than a dollar at Wal-Mart, and press it into the toast. Accompany the toast with a breakfast meat, scrambled eggs and a small bowl of fruit. Arrange the breakfast items on a plate, then put it on a breakfast tray along with a rose. Roses can be purchased at a Holiday gas station at a maximum of $4, depending on what kind of rose (real or feather). Then you’re done — the perfect simple date idea for under $25.
On Valentine’s Day, Alaska Wild Berry Products is showing the movie “Chocolat.” The film is about a mysterious stranger who moves to a tranquil French town with her daughter and opens a chocolate shop. The movie centers on the battle between the comfort of the past and moving in an exciting future.
Carolyn Tague, coordinator of the event and founder of the Lemong’o Project, said this event “has no fee, just donations. So if you choose to donate, great! But if not, that’s OK too.”
Proceeds will go to the Lemong’o Project, a non-profit organization that supports the education, nutrition, health and employment needs of the Maasai people in Lemong’o, Kenya. Single red roses will be available for purchase during the event.
The Anchorage Museum is also offering a free showing of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii” at 9 p.m. the night of Valentine’s Day. This event is completely free and participants can enjoy hot chocolate courtesy of Muse. Concessions include a special Valentine’s Day beer from Midnight Sun Brewing Co. and chocolate from Modern Dwellers.
Some folks just want friends — no sex, no romance — just pure, unadulterated, platonic fun. However, not everyone is a socialite. Craigslist Anchorage takes a break from the conventional personal ads and offers a “strictly platonic” section, where strangers age 18 and over can solicit friendships. Upon reading the posts, they run the gamut…
UAA’s Student Activities will present Singles Night from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Den. Sponsors include KRUA, Seawolf Catering, Concert Board and the Black Student Union. Single’s night is a free event.
“They (students) can expect something different than any of the other mingle or meet and greet events that they have been to on campus before. It is nothing like speed dating. We don’t have any of those … pressures, games or activities or events,” said Alexis Rasley, Student Activities programming team member and co-creator of the Singles Night event.
The event will feature music by KRUA and a “mock-tail” bar. It will also feature games, including a raffle where participants have the chance to win concert tickets to the Cults, tickets to Black Student Union’s Valentine’s dance or a surprise date night package that will be revealed at the event.
Programming manager Matthew Glenn said the idea clicked one day during a casual conversation with Rasley. He said they wanted to do this for people who are new and haven’t had the opportunity to make friends.
Rasely said although this event is specifically targeted to singles, couples are also welcome to join in on the fun. They would like to keep the atmosphere inviting and low-pressure. She said students do not necessarily have to make a love connection, but she hopes they at least make new friends.
“This event is mostly for people to meet other people, mingle, talk. Instead of like a speed dating atmosphere, it’s more like, ‘Hey, I’m new here. Let’s hang out sometime,’” Glenn said.