You don’t have to wait until February to show the love. Get in touch with your Cupid—and your honey—with our suggestions for a date night to remember.
Old World elegance goes into overload at The Betsy in Miami Beach. And nothing says romance like some good cocktails and a set from jazz pianist Samantha Natalie, whose original compositions are what snuggling up with a loved one is all about. 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.531.6100, thebetsyhotel.com
For once, being sketchy is a good thing. The appropriately named Sktchy, an iPhone app recently released and created by a Miami collective, is celebrating its launch with a party on Thursday, Sept. 26 where Miami artists will be, what else, sketching those in attendance. Sips and dancing will also be part of the evening, but RSVP at nsktchy.eventbrite.com is a must. 400 NW 26th St., Miami, thelabmiami.com
You’ve heard what they say about oysters and libido, don’t you? Now that shell season is in full swing, Oak Tavern in the Design District is offering a daily happy hour (4:30-7pm) with East Coast and West Coast selections at half the price. Slurp away! 35 NE 40th Street, Miami, 786.391.1818, oaktavernmiami.com
Movie night is the most classic date of all. Give it an edge at O Cinema, the theater known for its edgy fare. This weekend, there will be a screening of Good Ol’Freda, a documentary on the life Freda Kelly, who served as The Beatles’ secretary for more than a decade. General admission tickets are $10.50. 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, 786.565.3456, o-cinema.org
Burlesque dancers, hula hooping, walking on glass and comedy sketches. Hey, your significant other won’t be able to fault you for originality if you take him or her to the Front Yard Follies at Grand Central. This vaudeville evening of nightlife is naughty entertainment at its most fun. 9pm-5am. Thursday, Sept. 27. Tickets are $10 at the door. 697 N Miami Ave., Miami, 305.377.2277, grandcentralmiami.com