No Date for Valentine’s Day? No Problem!

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show your sweetheart just what they mean to you with a romantic dinner, chocolates and flowers, or even a home-cooked meal in your 1500 Locust apartment. But what if you’re going stag this year? You don’t have to wallow with ice cream and Netflix—you can enjoy the spirit of the holiday by showing your closest friends some love with a night out on the town in Philly.

One of Philly’s newest hot spots is also a hub for group outings: The Met recently reopened as a wide-ranging entertainment complex, welcoming musicians, comedians, bands, movie premieres and much more to the renovated century-old building. Built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1908, the venue was formerly known as the Metropolitan Opera House and was home to the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as hosted renowned performers from around the world—before being transformed into a movie theater, church, school and concert hall over the years. Last year, the building, located 1.5 miles from your 1500 Locust apartment, was reborn with its original focus on the arts and has since hosted some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment.

On Valentine’s Day, the venue will welcome back original Philly guys Boyz II Men, who will perform new music alongside some of their most iconic hits. So if your group has been tight since the days of “Motown Philly,” spend the holiday revisiting your roots with these local faves. Or push the celebration off a week and catch the Feb. 22 “Ladies Night Out” (guys are welcomed, too!), a night of comedy featuring Nene Leakes, Loni Love, Adele Givens, Sherri Shepher, Kym Whitley and B Simone.

With all there is for your group of friends to see and do right near your 1500 Locust apartment, there’s plenty to love about Valentine’s Day this year!

The Met

858 N. Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130