What to do in Lahore this Valentine’s Day

  • Couples’ Paint Night
Partner Painters are offering a couples painting class for Valentine’s Day. No art skills required – both of you will create complementary paintings and when combined they are to become beautiful masterpieces. 
Rs 5,000 for a couple. 4 – 7 pm, 15th February. Call: 03214039725
  • Take a Cooking Class at SCAFA

What’s more romantic than learning how to cook a meal together? Cooking school SCAFA is offering a special 35% (Rs 5,000) Valentine’s Day discount for couples who want to take any short from March to May. It’ll be a hands-on class as opposed to just writing down a recipe while the instructor gives a demo. (Note: Due to renovations there won’t be any classes offered on 14th February).

Rs 10,000 for the couple (discount is only valid if you register by Valentine’s Day. Cuisine classes are offered on Fridays, pastry classes are offered on Saturdays. Call: 0320-9491039

  • Valentine’s Day Special Photo Shoot

Tajwar Munir, the rising talent who’s already got fashion editorials and concept shoots under his belt, also does bridal and couples’ portraits. We’ve talked to him to get our readers a special Valentine’s Day deal – a 25-minute shoot with 12 edited pictures for Rs 10,000. This is a one-time only offer, for the 14th of February. (He usually charges Rs 25k for an hour-long shoot, so grab this offer while he’s still got openings!) And you can grab your friends as well, the deal applies up to a group of four.

Rs 10,000 for a couples’/friends shoot with Tajwar Munir (special Valentine’s Day deal). Book by 13th February, 9 pm. Only valid for 14th February. Instagram: @tajwarmunir / Call: 0302-8490720

  • Couples’ Massage

Book yourselves a relaxing session at Arammish or Nirvana. Arammish doesn’t currently have a special deal going on and couples are actually placed in separate rooms, but Nirvana has a 15% discount on their Swedish massages, and couples are in the same room. Choose your preference! Both spas offer have a foreign-trained masseuse.

Rs 8,000 for couples’ massage at Arammish. Call: 0321-4793003.

Rs 10,450 for Swedish couples’ massage at Nirvana (15% off). Call: 0423-2309256

  • Private Yoga Session with Mahgul

Nothing releases tension, relaxes and energises than a yoga session. Whether you’re advanced or a beginner, instructor Mahgul will tailor her class to what suits you.

Rs 5,000 for one session. Message her on Instagram @soulmatpk

  • Outdoor Movie Night at the British Council Library

The British Council library is taking advantage of our perfect weather and hosting a special outdoor screening of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, a romantic Oscar-winning musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as aspiring artists who fall in love and struggle to fight for their dreams (and their love, of course). Whether you go with friends or your partner, expect popcorn and hot chocolate on the house.

This event is FREE and open to anyone over the age of 18. Register here by 13th February, 12 pm (noon) sharp – no walk ins allowed. Movie timings: 5 to 7 pm, 14th February

  • Auratnaak Valentine’s Day Special at The Last Word

Auratnaak Islamabad is coming to Lahore for a Valentine’s day special comedy show celebrating ‘Pyaar day’ with stories of their ‘misadventures’. It’s going to be riot, that’s for sure. You can catch the show on the 14th or 15th of February, at The Last Word bookstore.

Rs 1,000 for one ticket, available at The Last Word, Z block, DHA. Timings: 7 to 9 pm

  • Visit the Biennale

If you and your hang out buddies of choice this weekend are into beautiful, historical sites done up with internationally-commissioned artwork then choose some sites out of the 13 that are up for viewing for the Lahore Biennale. We recommend the Summer Palace (Lahore Fort), and the Planetarium. Watch out for our detailed guide to the Biennale coming up tomorrow!

Free entry for all sites. Visit @lahorebiennalefoundation for timings

  • Plan a Domestic Trip

After reading Tahia Noon’s travel guide to Bahawalpur we can’t wait to go visit the city of mehals. Why not plan a quick, easy weekend getaway this Valentine’s Day? Multan and Peshawar are also on our list (or good old Islamabad if you’re not up for too much adventure).

I'm a writer, editor, and mom with an Economics background who hopes that you find something meaningful, inspiring, educational or provoking in this fantastic section.

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