Whether you’re celebrating February 14th with a special someone or solo, Oakland Local’s got you covered with some local flavor to help you survive Valentine’s Day.


  • This month, the Feelmore-sponsored women’s comedy show Ladies Love the Layover is “love and sex” themed. This is a Tuesday (today!) event, but super fun and worth checking out. 8pm, 1517 Franklin St., no cover — get on down!
  • Friday Nights @ OMCA is Valentine’s themed this month. Enjoy half-priced admission at the Oakland Museum of California along with V-Day cocktails, live music, Love Pub trivia, gourmet food trucks, and more! 5-9pm, 1000 Oak Street.
  • Set those gears in motion and get ready to work up a sweat. Valentine’s Day coincides with the East Bay Bike Party this year, and cyclists will be celebrating in style. If you’ve never bike-partied before, trust that these events are super fun and adorable to take a date on. The party starts at 7:30pm at Richmond BART, but make sure you check out the Bike Party website for other important details.
  • Studio Grand Oakland is hosting San Francisco’s Musical Art Quintet. The members of this quintet are dexterous, classically-trained virtuosos who effortlessly flit between a multitude of genres, crafting lively and memorable performances. 10-11:55pm, 3224 Grand Ave.


Vice Chocolates

Vice Chocolates

Nothing says “I want to spoil you” like a box of delicious and decadent truffles from Vice. These epic delights can be found at Star Grocery, the Pasta Shop, and Chocolate Covered.

Sugar Knife Artisan Sweets

Sugar Knife

Booze + sugar = Sugar Knife. Sweet and a little naughty, Sugar Knife’s boozy gourmet marshmallows, lollipops, and whiskey brittle are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Oakland retail locations include: Oaklandish, Entrez Open House, and Authentic Bagel Company.

Mariposa Baking Company


Mariposa Baking Company has a beautiful array of Valentine’s-themed cookies, pies, donuts, cupcakes, and brownies. A great opportunity to demonstrate your sweet and (gluten) sensitive side.

Whole Foods Market Oakland 

Whole Foods Market roses

Don’t forget the Whole Trade® roses at Whole Foods Market Oakland. Beautiful and long-lasting, these roses also support sustainable and ethical business practices. (sponsored)

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