If finding a date for Valentine’s Day isn’t challenging enough, there is the little matter of finding a place to take your date. Fortunately, Charm City is a city always active with charming places and events to attend which are sure to leave you feeling romantic. Dinner and a movie can be a bit over done, so consider attending one of these live performances in order to impress your date and make you fall in love all over again.

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 783-8000
www.bsomusic.org

Next Sunday, February 14th, at 3 p.m., violinist virtuoso Joshua Bell takes the stage at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in order to mesmerize the crowd with his rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. For the Meyerhoff, this is a major performance, as the young Joshua Bell has rapidly become one of the most celebrated young musical prodigies of this generation. Bell will also be performing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they play Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and R. Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra.” You and your date may delight in an afternoon of the timeless classics, performed by today’s most passionate and dedicated performers. And what could be more romantic than that?

Mainstage Theatre
7700 Osler Dr.
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 332-0033
www.centerstage.org

Center Stage is one of Baltimore’s more well-respected play groups, and this Valentine’s Day at 2 p.m., they will be performing Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “As You Like It,” at Towson University’s Mainstage Theatre. The Bard is a playwright who has managed to transcend the centuries, but Center Stage throws an unusual twist into this already twisted comedy. Unlike The Globe, which originally produced Shakespeare’s plays with an all-male cast, Center Stage has chosen to cast its rendition with an all-female group, bringing an air of modern-day cheekiness to this tale of deceit, cross-dressing and mistaken identity. If you want to take your date to something fun and romantic, consider this altogether different take on a classic romantic tale.

The Windup Space
12 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 244-8855
www.thewindupspace.com

If you and your date are interested in taking in something a bit more urban, head over to The Windup Space, a Baltimore bar and performance center. The Windup Space is one of those hidden gems that, once you have discovered it, might just draw you back for the unique niche performances it hosts for a variety of tastes. At 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, it will be hosting a concert featuring local talent Andrew Bernstein, Carl Kavorkian, Auxiliary Mammals, 83 Cutlass and Tendrills. You and your date can grab a few cool drinks, listen to some chill urban beats and stay late into the night (the event runs past midnight). Best of all, you are supporting local businesses and listening to local artists!

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Jim Rouse Theatre And Performing Arts Center
5460 Trumpeter Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 997-1317
www.rousetheatre.org

There is little in life that is more relaxing and romantic than smooth, classic jazz chords. That is exactly what the Columbia Festival of the Arts is presenting at the Jim Rouse Theatre on February 14th at 6 p.m. Join the celebrated group of performers, hand-selected by the Monterey Jazz Festival for this tour. The group includes the Grammy nominated Ravi Coltrane on the saxophone, Grammy nominated Gerald Clayton on piano and the Grammy-winning virtuoso trumpeter, Nicholas Payton. Add to these a group of seasoned and talented jazz musicians on guitar, bass and drums, and you have a magical evening of inspiring music that you and your date are not likely to soon forget.

The Murder Mystery Company
4901 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 643-2583
murdermysterydinnerbaltimore.com

Who doesn’t love a good whodunit? And what could be more intriguing than to be placed in the middle of the mystery to determine the clues and discover the perpetrator of the crime? The Murder Mystery Company of Baltimore takes the concept of dinner and a show to a whole new, interactive level by including the audience in the show. Bring your date on February 14th at 5 p.m., and be treated to a three course meal as you determine which of the two of you will be able to spot the dastardly villain first. For something fun and different, what could be better than this?

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Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.