14 FEB, 6PM-9PM

Whether you are looking for a Lady Love or Lady Luck you’ll find her in Midtown. Partner up at Mahjong or art speed dating. At Real Groovy maybe come as a single and ‘maybe’ leave as an album. Visit the photo love booth. Pose under the neons in Darby Street for instant or insta love and prosperity!


Love is in the Air | Elliott Stables, 39-41 Elliott Street 6.00pm-8.30pm
Bring your Valentine's date along for an intimate dinner date at the Elliot Stables, romance will be in the air with songs from Avya, an acclaimed singer-songwriter and wedding entertainer. A live performance that is nothing short of captivating. Influenced by the likes of Norah Jones and Brooke Fraser - her voice has been described as soulful, angelic and distinctive. 

Photo Love Booth | Atrium on Elliott, 21-25 Elliott Street | 6pm-9pm
Snap a picture in this fun photo booth located outside Bed Bath & Beyond.

Midtown Street Party
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Midtown street party

Find your fortune - Lucky Cat neon lights | 8 Feb - 25 Mar | Darby Street city centre 
Enjoy double happiness during Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, with the Darby Street installation on lampposts of huge red neon Lucky Cats! Pose under these adorable feline friends and flick your finger hearts for love and good fortune. Artist: @goodbadenglish 

Lunar Lanterns | Elliott, Queen, Fort, Lorne, and Albert Streets | 7-25 Feb
Over 160 larger than life lanterns will adorn city centre streets for Lunar New Year. The rich red decorations are an auspicious Chinese symbol of wealth and prosperity. With thanks to Heart of the City. 

Mahjong Play & Learn Party | Atrium on Elliott, 21-25 Elliott Street | 14 Feb, 6pm-9pm
Whether you're a grand Mahjong master or have never touched a tile, bring your mates or dates this Valentines Day to try your hand at our social Mahjong meet-up! No experience required, all ages and backgrounds welcome. Hosted by the 1-Missing-3 Lonely Wobbly Table Mahjong Club 一缺三雀館. 

Real Groovy Singles Night | 14 Feb, 6-9pm 
Real Groovy are pulling out some of their greatest love singles for all you singles out there. There will be a DJ, giveaways, and free treats. 

Real Groovy
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Fort Street Lanterns

Art Speed Dating | Good News for You, Strand Arcade, shop 17 | 14 Feb, 6pm-9pm 
Meet the artist of your dreams. Speed date with inspirational artists, curators and gallerists to learn how to develop and grow your practice. A fun, creative new way to go on ‘mini dates’ and hopefully make a connection that will influence you for a lifetime!! 

Less Mao, More Elvis Art Exhibition | Shop 18 | 14 Feb, 6pm-9pm
Oscar Low presents an installation of work created in response to his father’s experience growing up Chinese, in Malaysia, before taking an educational rite of passage to Aotearoa New Zealand as a teen. 
Love & Other Things of Consequence Art Exhibition | Strand Arcade, shop 21 | 14 Feb, 6pm-9pm
Stand amongst this presentation of paintings by artist Margarita Vovna and allow yourself to absorb the feels and reflect on the relationships present within the artwork and within yourself.

Lunar Look Up | Strand Arcade | 14 Feb - 25 Mar
Look up to see the multi-storey display suspended from the cross bridges. Lunar New Year and Valentines are celebrated with a waterfall of lights and symbols to bring you luck in love and good fortune. By artists Oscar Low and Anna Hanson.

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Last updated: 12 September 2023