Naked poetry? Haunted house? Chicago area full of Valentine’s Day uniqueness

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CHICAGO -- Valentine’s Day is Saturday and you can do the dinner and a movie route -  or you can do something a little different. From naked poetry to a Valentine’s Day themed haunted house, to more family friendly and educational, the Chicago area is robust with Valentine’s Day uniqueness.

Amy Rutledge has a roundup.

Parent Child Valentine’s Dance
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Friday Feb. 13th 6p-8p
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Park-No-534/events/Parent-and-Child-Valentines-Dance-at-Maggie-Daley/
Tickets - $10
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Park-No-534/events/range/?F_r=02-11-2015;02-14-2015

Dances from the Heart
Sat. Feb. 14th 8pm
Athenaeum Chicago
2936 N. Southport Ave.
http://athenaeumtheatre.org/
$17 and up
http://foundation.luriechildrens.org/site/PageNavigator/Handfuls_of_Love_2015_Landing_Page.html

All you need is love - Mardi Gras Bash
Feb. 14th 8pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Tickets $50
http://www.mystickkreweoflaff.org/#!2015-bash-info

Wine & Wildlife
Lincoln Park Zoo
Thur. Feb. 12th 6-8pm
2200 N. Cannon Dr.
http://www.lpzoo.org/education/programs/wine-wildlife
Tickets - $17

Orchid Show
Feb. 14 – March 15
10a – 4p Daily
Tickets $10
Chicago Botanic Garden
https://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid

Naked Girls Reading
Celebrates Break-ups, Crimes of passion, BDSM, Dismal Romantic Failures
$20
Feb. 13th – 7pm
Everleigh Social Club
939 W. Randolph St.
http://nakedgirlsreading.com/chicago/
Reservations Recommended

Valentine’s Day Films
Feb. 13-14
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave
Musicboxtheatre.com
Tickets $12

A Candlelit Night of Horror - Valentine X
Friday 13th & Valentine’s Day
1940 George Street
Melrose Park
Tickets start at $25
www.13thfloorchicago.com/ValentineX/

Love On Paper
Through April 4th
Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
http://www.newberry.org/01152015-love-paper
Free Admission

Laugh Factory Chicago
Feb. 12th 10pm
3175 Broadway
http://www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago
Tickets - $17

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