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All You Need is Love

It’s that time of the year when everyone goes on a mush overdrive. Here are activities in and around the city, from a wine weekend to stories on love and heartaches and a date under the starry sky.

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Travel for Wine

Head to Vinchur situated in Nashik — India’s very own Napa Valley for a three-day grape harvest festival. Organised by the All India Wine Producers Association (AIWPA), the India Grape Harvest & Wine Festival starts today and will showcase wines from over 40 wineries in the region. The festival will also host activities such as kite flying, a trip to the local bird sanctuary, grape stomping and a stay in Swiss tents. Stay in the tents starts at Rs 7,000 a person. Call: 09890934242 for bookings.

V Heart Beer

Lower Parel’s brewpub, The Barking Deer is brewing a special Valentine’s Day beer with chocolate and strawberries. The Chocolate Strawberry Stout will be available on tap for a day and can be paired with a four-course menu comprising Griller Sea Food Kokum Risotto and Sheperd’s Pie. The meal with unlimited Chocolate Strawberry Stout would cost Rs 1,500 a person. Call: 022 61417400 to book a table.

Cook it up

Spend Valentine’s Day at Studio Fifteen’s dessert-making class. Pooja Dhingra, owner of Le15 Patisserie and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu will whip up Baileys White Chocolate Truffle, Belgian Chocolate Mousse and Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownie for her students. Time: 4 pm. Call: 8454046544 to book a spot.

The Joke’s on You

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If you think candlelight dinners are too cheesy, take your Valentine for a stand-up comedy show by Homegrown Comedy. Five city comics — Sorabh Pant, Atul Khatri, Kunal Rao, Abhish Mathew and Aditi Mittal — will decode love and relationships with their show, “Men Are From Bars” at the National Centre for the Performing Arts at Nariman Point. Timing: 7 pm. Tickets are priced as Rs 300 and above. For tickets, call: 022 22824567.

The Stories we Tell

All love stories may not have a happy ending. If love stories are your thing, listen to the participants at Tall Tales, an initiative trying to make the art of storytelling popular, narrate stories of how they loved and lost at ‘Love Won, Love Lost’. Five people from the city will narrate first-person accounts of unconventional love and not-so-happy endings at the Ministry of New in Parel, 7 pm onwards. For tickets, priced at Rs 600 to Rs 1,200, call 9769330848.

Keep Love Afloat

If you missed out on Valentine’s Day celebrations (or simply forgot) it may not be too late. Take your partner on a weekend getaway for lake-side camping on a full moon night in Lonavala near Aamby Valley on February 15 and 16. The event by Nisarga Brahman will cost Rs 1,300 a person. To register call: 9167966042.