Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m.
A perfect date for music lovers, check out the internationally acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique,” featuring conductor Gilbert Varga, as well as violinist Jonathan Carney, will play Feb. 14-16. The show begins with Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” then Saint Saens’s “Violin Concerto No. 3” before Tchaikovsky’s final work, “Symphony No. 6 Pathetique.” Though tickets range from $36 to $99, every seat in the Meyerhoff guarantees a worthwhile experience.
Jennifer Blades in “My Funny Valentine”
300 S. High St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
A fiery red head with comedic flair, Jennifer Blades comes to Little Italy to perform the cabaret show “My Funny Valentine,” in addition to releasing her debut album on Valentine’s Day. Originally performed in New York and New Orleans, the show highlights all of the ups and downs of love and relationships with songs by Arlen, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Sondheim and others. Meanwhile, you can enjoy small plates of fresh Italian dishes. Germano’s features miniature pizzas, Kobe beef meatballs, a variety of seafood, cured meats, fruit and cheese dishes, a full list of wines and, of course, coffee, tea and desserts. This is a perfect way to treat your Valentine to a unique date night.
“The Sound of Music”
Way Off Broadway
5 Willowdale Drive
Frederick, Md. 21702
Date: Jan. 17 – March 15, 2014
Forget dinner and a movie. This Valentine’s Day, take that special someone to dinner and a show. See the beloved Broadway play, made popular by the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and most recently a live television production with Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. This is the story of Maria, who leaves a convent to become a governess to the seven von Trapp children in Austria, where a growing Nazi presence demands allegiance. What was too spirited of a personality for the convent encourages a widowed naval captain to love again. Sing along to catchy tunes, such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and listen to unforgettable melodies from “Climb Every Mountain” to “Edelwiess.” Way Off Broadway features a different buffet menu for each show, and even a children’s theater for younger audiences.
Magooby’s Joke House
9603 Deereco Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
The couple that laughs together, stays together, and Magooby’s Joke House will have you leaving in stitches with Ralphie May. He’s big, he’s funny and he’s coming to Baltimore County on Feb.13-15. This Tennessee-born comic is known for his hilarious shows, such as “Girth of a Nation,” “Austin-Tatious” and “Too Big to Ignore.” VIP tickets will guarantee you front seating and a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Ralphie himself. The Joke House boasts free, plentiful parking, a menu of munchies and there is never a bad seat in the house. The new Wit’s End Saloon, adjoining Magooby’s, is open until 2 a.m.
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Sex at the Zoo
The Maryland Zoo
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21217
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Love is literally in the air this holiday, but especially at the zoo. Take your loved one for a walk on the wild side to discover more about what happens during animal courtship and mating. Along with live music by Jazz Caravan, there will be special appearances and you can even take photos with some of the zoo’s animals. This fun, annual event is for those 21 and older as there will be an open bar with beer, wine and soft drinks, in addition to hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Sex at the Zoo runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 14 and costs $130 per couple, or $80 for a single ticket, with free parking at the mansion and a complimentary coat check.
Pam Smith graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English and a passion for writing. Her adaptive nature led her to work in the scientific, energy supply and business industries while writing on a multitude of topics for various online media. Smith currently resides in Baltimore County. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.