Live music provides a tuneful soundtrack to the evening, and frequent author readings will make you seem all cultured and whatnot.And with a small menu offering sandwiches, craft beer, coffee, pastries, and Emporium Pies, you can kick off a full evening here with a light meal before perusing the stacks with an espresso in hand.Bonus: on the occasions you’re not up for movie-watching, the in-house bar, Glass Half Full, hosts a steady stream of events like Fact: cooking together = sexy.Central Market provides the venue for culinary classes of all stripes, teaching everything from wine pairing and knife skills to Chinese cookery all month, every month.Recent courses include a charcuterie & cheese pairing, and a chocolate, champagne & cheese pairing.
Feeling globally adventurous but don’t want to buy airfare?
While you won’t be able to jump as a duo in your first go-round, you can oooh, ahhh, and point at each others’ skydives, as well as compare (likely hilarious) candid photos taken during your jump. Between seasonal programming like DJ fest Beats in the Park, arts performances, a slew of fitness courses (yoga pants!
), and a daily lineup of food trucks to feast from, the dates practically create themselves here -- when the weather cooperates (and, hey, if you’re bundled up enough, even when it doesn’t).
Hands-on classes seem to sell out more quickly than chef demos, so keep an eye on the calendar and pounce when you see a class you like.
You could be sous-viding with your sweetheart before you know it, even if you can't pronounce it.