Campus, city offer Valentine’s deals, events


Feb. 14 has returned, and this year, there are plenty of opportunities for both single students and couples to make the most of their Valentine’s Day. Whether students attend a ball or hit the deals on Grand River Avenue, there is something for everyone.

A Night in Paris – Valentine’s Day Ball
The MSU International Students Association, or ISA, is hosting its ninth annual Valentine’s Ball. It is taking place from 6-11 p.m. Friday at the Marriott Hotel, 300 M.A.C. Ave. Formal attire and a valid MSU ID is required, and on-campus transportation will be provided from 5 p.m. to midnight. There also will be an after party at BAR 30, 2324 Showtime Drive, in Lansing, hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon and ISA. Doors open at 9 p.m., and entry is $15 for those 18 and older and $10 for anyone older than 21. There will be drink specials running as well.

Valentine’s Day Candy and Wristbands
The National Association of Black Accountants will be selling wristbands and Valentine’s Day candy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the CATA Transportation Center on

Specials at Harper’s
Harper’s Restaurant & Brewpub, 131 Albert Ave., will have a happy hour Thursday with free beer tasting at 6 p.m. There also will be free “X” and “O” cookies all night, two for $20 entrees and half-off bottles of red wine. On Saturday, the bar will host a Valentine’s Day party. The band The Ragbirds will be playing live.

Fourteen Shades of Dischords
On Friday, the Spartan Dischords will have its annual Valentine’s Day concert at the Pasant Theatre. The group will be singing music by a mixture of artists, such as Taylor Swift, The Script, Ed Sheeran, Backstreet Boys and Sugar Ray. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Dinner at Kellogg Center
Kellogg Center is offering a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. One four-course meal is priced at $42 and a la carte pricing will be available.

Shoot, Spa and Stay
Candlewood Suites, 3545 Forest Road, in Lansing, and University Club, 3435 Forest Road, in Lansing, have partnered with Demmer Shooting Sports, Education and Training Center, 4830 E. Jolly Road, in Lansing, to create a total Valentine’s Day package for $200. The packages includes an afternoon of instruction on bows and two hours of shooting. After the lesson, couples can pick a massage or a pedicure for two. This includes a day pass to the fitness center, sauna and steam room. A night at Candlewood Suites will end the day.

Local Businesses
Jeanologie XX/XY Boutique, 303 M.A.C. Ave., is selling anything pink or red for 15 percent off on Feb. 14. American Apparel, 115 E. Grand River Ave., has buy one, get one free lingerie, as well as 20-50 percent off watches, belts and jewelry on Valentine’s Day. Urban Outfitters, 119 E. Grand River Ave., has 10 percent off the entire purchase with a coupon. Spartan Corner, 103 E. Grand River Ave., is selling plush animals and some T-shirts for 14 percent off. Starbucks has buy one, get one free vanilla spice lattes, hot chocolate or caffè mochas with a coupon.

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