Last-Minute Valentine's Ideas For Going Out!

If you’re lucky, you can see the eternal romantic Connie Evingson sing the music the Boomers fell in love to (or simply with) in the latest “Jazz at the Jungle” concert, this time featuring the music of the Beatles. Evingson, better known as a jazz thrush, is joined by the Levy brothers (Adam and Noah, of Honeydogs fame) among others. But the weekend shows are close to sold out, so check out Monday’s as well.

If you haven’t seen what’s become of the former Jitters cabaret club in northeast Minneapolis, it’s now called Honey and, indeed, you’re advised to bring yours on Sunday for a 7 p.m. show of music and storytelling with longtime jazz vocalist Arne Fogel and guest vocalists Connie Olson and Judi Gronseth, as well as pianist Tom Linker. Fogel is there every second Sunday if you miss him this time around.

For more, um, exotic Valentine’s Day experience you can catch (as if) the exceedingly curvy Foxy Tann in her burlesque best at the Ritz Theater this Saturday at 9 p.m. On Sunday, the folkloric sounds of Mexico are showcased at the Ritz in the person of Miguel Angel and his band.

Among the more literary, and laidback, Valentine’s experiences, award-winning local poets Todd Boss and Terri Ford will share the stage of the charming 318 Cafe in Excelsior with acoustic musicians Mother Banjo and Iowa’s Chad Elliott for a night of songs and poems. The cover of $24 includes dinner, and last year the shows sold out.

For a family-centric, or just plain cute Valentine’s, catch the Sock Puppet Serenade over at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. A love story of marionettes, plus, at 9 p.m. after the Saturday show, a cabaret of music and dancing.