Everybody loves Valentine's Day, when talented Family Ties actor Scott Valentine comes into your house and kisses you in your sleep. Don't forget to leave milk and sushi out with today's Groupon: for $100, you get two general-admission tickets to the All Need Love Festival, from Brown Paper Bag Tickets, held at the Field Museum on February 14, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (a $200.70 value).
The All Need Love Festival is a celebration of love, art, and culture designed for singles and couples alike that features a litany of live performers, special guests and speakers, and DJs. Savor spectacles on one of five stages from acts such as local roots ensemble Funkadesi, improvisers from The Second City, supernatural entertainer Lior Suchard, or house-music virtuoso Flipper Dalton. Headline speaker Yehuda Berg, bestselling author and authority on Kabbalah, expounds upon love, mysticism, and the spiritual connectivity symbolized by his and hers hand towels. General-admission ticketholders can feast on salty snack mixes and chocolate covered pretzels, or just fill up on an air thick with romance. Try a specialty cocktail, such as the white ivory martini, made with vanilla vodka and Kahlúa, and served in the museum's dinosaur exhibit, where docents stand guard to prevent budding lotharios from using T-Rex skeletons as unwitting wingmen.
Guests are also welcome to attend the festival's Zodiac mixer, a singles meet-and-greet designed to use astrological signs as a launch pad for coupledom. Pre-register on the website and test the stars' abilities to find a Capricorn that enjoys long walks on the beach or a Virgo that doesn't wear sweatpants to the ballet. Those in the mood for prizes can enter to win a $5,000 gift card for Lester Lampert jewelry or a trip to the Greek Island of Santorini, world renowned for its stunning beauty and feta-scented air.
Thirteen Yelpers give Brown Paper Tickets an average of 4.5 stars:
- 10 out of 5 stars actually. 5 stars for having an entirely reasonable service charge (dirt cheap by Ticketmaster standards) 5 stars for full refund no questions asked. – Sam I., Yelp, 12/17/2010
- I just used Brown Paper Tickets to buy a seat at an upcoming show and am really tickled at how easy it was! – Amy B., Yelp, 8/20/2009
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