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The Weekend Guide

gnocchi cooking class!

Get in the mood.

MAKE
Gnocchi Cooking Class

What: Learn the seductive art of dumpling making, then sit down for an expertly prepared pasta feast with two paired wines.
Why: You’ll end up gnocching boots.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Tavolo, 1918 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester (617-822-1918). Reservations required.

SHOP
Because Life Is Better with a Sexy Twist

What: Treat your naughty bits to a pleasure product from Jimmyjane while imbibing honey-infused vodka.
Why: Flirting expert Robyn Vogel will be doling out advice.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: J.E.M., 470 Shawmut Ave., South End (617-391-0490). R.S.V.P. to jane@jemhome.com.

PRIMP
Bon Couer Pour Haiti
What: Pregame for V-Day with a $50 haircut and $15 manicure (suggested donations).
Why: All proceeds go to Boston-based Partners in Health and its work in Haiti.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Id Salon, 245 Washington St., Wellesley (781-237-1233).

ENTER
Ultimate Wedding Contest
What:
DailyCandy and Crate & Barrel are giving away a dream wedding worth $100,000 to one lucky couple.
Why: We look great together.
When: Thru Mar. 31.
Where: Online at crateandbarrel.com/ultimatewedding.

EAT
Love It or F*&k It Valentine’s Dinner

What: Go classy (filet mignon, churros with spicy chocolate, champagne) or trashy (chicken wings, fried Twinkies, Miller High Life) based on your romantic frame of mind.
Why: Who said bipartisanship was dead?
When: Sun., 5-11 p.m.
Where: The Savant Project, 1625 Tremont St., Mission Hill (617-566-5958).

SAFEGUARD
Boston’s Designated Driver

What: The new service lets you turn your keys over to a sober personal driver at the end of a raucous eve (his buddy follows behind).
Why: Baby, they can drive your car.
When: On call, Mon.-Sat., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; available 24/7 (with 24-hour notice).
Where: Reserve at 617-652-0233.

Photo: clada74 / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Id Salon
245 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481
781-237-1233
470 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-391-0490
Tavolo
1918 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124
617-822-1918
1625 Tremont St
Mission Hill
Boston, MA 02120
617-566-5958
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