Roses are red. Violets are blue. We're using Valentine's Day as an excuse to eat candy, watch movies, and booze it up… and so should you. Join us the week of V-Day for a screening of a classic Hollywood tale, plus sultry dancing, spiked chocolate milk and sweets.
We know, we know: thanks to Hallmark and the ruthless fresh-cut flower lobby, Valentine's Day can be kind of… well, lame. All too often, your options for this hallowed tradition are pretty much limited to: a. begging for last-minute reservations for a pricey prix-fixe feast; b. throwing 'bows with these guys in the Hallmark aisle; or c. hanging out with your pals Ben, Jerry, & Jack Daniels just waiting for it all to be over. But even though Valentine's Day season may have lost that lovin' feeling, it doesn't have to be like that, you know. Whether you're paired up or flying solo during this time of love, sappy cards and candy hearts, there's hope. And that hope comes in the form of boozy chocolate milk.
On Tuesday, February 18, lovebirds and cynics alike will descend upon the Plaza Theatre for an evening of romance in all its cinematic glory, with a special screening of two timeless tales of love: the 1942 Bogart-Bergman masterpiece, "Casablanca," and 2001's freewheeling bohemian spectacular-spectacular, "Moulin Rouge!" To up the ante and set the mood, guests will be treated to a special thematic pre-film burlesque performance by the ever-sultry Dames Aflame, plus a sweet, spiked treat from the appropriately named Adult Beverage Company
, whose Nobel-worthy engineers have somehow discovered a way to create a Yoo-Hoo that gives you a buzz. Just to sweeten the pot, you'll also receive a special three-pack of old-fashioned handmade caramels from Shotwell Candy Co.
, courtesy of our own Shoppe by Scoutmob
. And perhaps the greatest thing (aside from learning to love and be loved in return)? The reassurance that comes with knowing you have to drop your rent check on a steak dinner, duke it out in the Wal-Mart greeting card aisle, or bust out the emergency Scotch. Cue the Boyz II Men.