FEBRUARY 2 0 1 7 34 DATE IDEAS 8. FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO MOVE AND GROOVE Swing by Q.E.D. (www.qedastoria.com 27-16 23rd Ave.) on Mondays for a swing dance class taught by Swing Dance Astoria (www. swingdanceastoria.com). The next series of classes starts the day before Valentine’s Day, so show off your moves by dropping by for one session, or commit to five classes to continue the fun. Also check out other events hosted at Q.E.D. like comedy shows and knitting classes! Photo courtesy of Swing Dance Astoria 10. FOR GALENTINE’S DAY Grab your ladies and celebrate sisterhood by heading out for brunch on Feb. 13, the official Galentine’s Day, as dubbed by Leslie Knope of “Parks and Recreation.” Hit Mom’s Kitchen and Bar (www.momsastoria. com, 30-95 33rd St.) for all-day brunch including traditional eggbased meals and creative favorites like “mac ‘n’ cheese pancakes.” Photo via Instagram/@YeahFoodBeer Photo via Instagram/@alewifenyc Photo via Instagram/@vestavino 9. FOR THE BRAINIACS Want to show off those trivia skills you have hiding in your back pocket? The Alewife (www. alewife.beer, 5-14 51st Ave.) hosts a trivia night every Tuesday at 8 p.m. So Valentine’s evening, grab your partner-in-crime or get a group together, and face off in a war of knowledge over a cold beer. 11. FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTICS For a classic, romantic night out, check out Vesta Trattoria and Wine Bar (www.vestavino.com, 21-02 30th Ave.), an intimate venue with delicious Italian fare complete with wine on tap. This rom-com-worthy venue is the perfect spot to celebrate your love with a candlelight hue.
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