Valentine’s Day Events

February 14, 2009

DINING OPTIONS

Cue at the Guthrie

Cue Restaurant, located above the Mississippi River and adjoining the lobby level of the Guthrie Theater, will feature a three-course dinner menu with choice of starter, entrée, and dessert. Complimentary house-made truffles and a selection of sparkling wines will also be offered. VIP package includes limousine service to and from the theater, and dinner for two plus two tickets to the Guthrie presentation of The Two Gentlemen from Verona. 818 S. Second Ave., Minneapolis; tickets and more information at www.cueatguthrie.com or 612-225-6499
 

Fuji-Ya

Celebrate Fuji-Ya’s 50th birthday this Valentine’s Day at both the Minneapolis and St. Paul locations. Enjoy a plum delight dessert for two for only $5. 600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-4055; 465 Wabasha St., St. Paul, 651-310-0111; www.fujiyasushi.com
 

Majorie McNeely Conservatory

With candle-lit tables for two lining the North Garden, Palm Dome, and Sunken Garden of the conservatory, “An Enchanted Evening” allows couples to dine amongst the blooms. Seating is available at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for $165 per couple. 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, 651-487-8250, www.comozooconservatory.org

Santorini Taverna

Create your own three-course meal—including an appetizer, salad, and entrée course—at Santorini this Valentine’s weekend, February 12, 13, or 14, starting at 5 p.m. Dinner is $35 per person. A Sunday brunch will also be offered. 13000 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-546-6722

Seven Steakhouse

Get a seven-course dinner for $70 per person on February 12, 13, or 14. 700 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-238-7777, www.7steakhouse.com

OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

The Depot

Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Skate by USA Today and MSNBC, the Depot Rink makes Valentine’s Day even sweeter with open skating all day, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 225 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-758-7873, www.thedepotminneapolis.com/icerink

DINNER THEATER

Chanhassen Dinner Theater

See the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in the main dinner theater, or listen to your favorite pop, easy listening, and country tunes from the 1940s to 1970s, as performed by the High Performance Quartet, in the playhouse. 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, 952-934-1525, www.chanhassentheatres.com

MUSIC

318 Café

Award-winning poets Todd Boss and Terri Ford, along with local songwriters Mother Banjo and Brent Floren, present the Love-In at 318 Café. This Valentine’s Day event features a three-course prix-fixe menu, as well as two performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The cover is $18, which includes the cost of the meal. 318 Water St., Excelsior, 952-401-7902

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Hear the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra perform Beethoven’s 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos at 8 p.m. 345 Washington St., St. Paul, 651-224-4222, www.ordway.org/buy

The St. Paul Hotel
The Lobby Bar

JoAnn Funk sings and plays piano with tunes from Blossom Dearie, Nat King Cole, James Taylor, Nora Jones, and many more. Enjoy wine and desserts from pastry chef Lance Kapps on Friday or Saturday of Valentine’s Day weekend. 350 Market St., St. Paul, 651-292-9292, www.saintpaulhotel.com
 

THEATERS/SHOWS

Brave New Workshop Theatre

The comedic production, How to Make Love Like a Minnesotan: Sleepless in Shakopee, is a head-to-toe look at love and relationships through the ups and downs of coupledom. Starring husband and wife team Caleb and Katy McEwen, this production opens on February 13 and also has shows on Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. 2605 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-332-6620, http://tickets.bravenewworkshop.com
 

Children’s Theatre Company

Featuring the production of Romeo and Juliet, the Children’s Theatre Company will have two performances on Valentine’s Day at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., as well as nightly performances throughout the week. 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-0400, www.childrenstheatre.org

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