Valentine's Day is this Sunday, and we've got ten unique ideas for celebrating the holiday in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Are you ready? Let's do this!

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Rock Out with the Black Jacket Symphony
We can't think of a more awesome way to start Valentine's weekend than seeing the Black Jacket Symphony at the Bama Theater Friday night! The Black Jacket Symphony will be performing the Eagles' legendary album Hotel California as well as a set of some of the Eagles' biggest hits. Tickets for the show are going fast, so click HERE to buy yours--and click HERE for your chance to win a pair of front-row seats!


Pick Up Something Sweet for Your Sweetheart
You don't have to settle for sad drugstore candy anymore! Tuscaloosa and Northport are home to some of the best bakeries in the state of Alabama. Check out Mary's Cakes and Pastries in Northport, Edelweiss Downtown, or the bakery of the Fresh Market in The Shoppes at Legacy Park. If you're looking for chocolate, try Peterbrooke Chocolatier off McFarland Boulevard; their selection is incredible.

Spend the Day Downtown
Take your date Downtown! You'll find restaurants, shops, boutiques, and so much more. Check out the Maker's Market off of 22nd Avenue; it's a venue for local artists and is West Alabama's largest craft mall. You'll find jewelry, clothing, paintings, and so much more. Have a romantic dinner at DePalma's or Side-By-Side. Chill out with a sweet treat from Steel City Pops, and end the day sampling local beer at 'Loosa Brews.

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Watch a Movie
Head over to Cobb's Hollywood 16 Cinemas in Tuscaloosa for a movie night. You and your date can cozy up in Cobb's comfy seats while you check out Hail, Caesar!, Deadpool, Race, and other new flicks. Want more movies? The 4th Annual Tuscaloosa African Film Festival will be held at the Bama Theater Saturday; they're showing four films from Africa beginning at 3:30 p.m. Buy your tickets for the film festival HERE.

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Get Moving
The 2016 West Alabama Heart Walk is Saturday! The Heart Walk is a fundraiser for American Heart Association who works year-round to educate the public about heart disease, heart health, and research. Participating in this year's walk helps the American Heart Association keep up the good work here in West Alabama. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Get more info on this year's Heart Walk HERE.

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Relax and Unwind with a Couple's Massage
Nancy Taylor Day Spa offers couple's massage sessions. You can book a 60 minute session, a Swedish Massage, or a Deep Tissue Massage. How's that for a stress-free Valentine's Day?

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Satisfy Your Cravings
Cravings is one of Tuscaloosa's coolest stores. They're a specialty grocery, and they also sell craft beer and wine. The selection is ridiculous! Bring your date to Cravings to pick up rare and hard-to-find treats and candies and then create your own six-pack of chilled craft beer or grab a bottle of wine. Cravings also sells the best desserts in town; try a slice of Red Velvet cake, cheesecake, or an order of crème brûlée. They even sell macarons--delivered straight from France!

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Unleash Your Inner Artist
Bring your date to Uptown Art for an evening of fun; you'll be able to paint your own masterpiece. Check out All Fired Up, too--you can make and paint your own pottery at their Tuscaloosa studio.


Watch a Play
Theatre Tuscaloosa will be performing the Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie February 12 through February 21, 2016 at the Bean-Brown Theatre on the campus of Shelton State Community College. Take your Valentine to see the play and then go out for dinner at one of Tuscaloosa's incredible restaurants.


Enjoy a Little Getaway
If you're looking to break out of your day-to-day routine, book a reservation at Bama Bed and Breakfast. Their campus location is beautiful and romantic. Try a night away at Tuscaloosa's new Embassy Suites Downtown--their rooms are amazing, and the amenities are top-notch.