Love Is in the Air at These Valentine’s Day Events in North Texas
Swap those roses for one or more of these fun things to do on Valentine’s Day weekend. You can enjoy V-Day with a lover, friend or alone. Some events take place outdoors, so check for any weather changes before you go.
“LOVE AT LEGACY WEST” POP-UP INSTALLATION
Smile pretty for a photo at this flowery setup in Legacy West. The Valentine’s Day-themed backdrop is open for free selfies all month, or book a professional mini shoot on February 14 from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12-13, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.), a tasting of Maravilla Cacao’s Latin American-tinted sweets and confections (Feb. 12, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Check the website for more Valentine’s Day events and prizes.
Installation continues through February 28, daily during mall hours at Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Drive, Plano. Free for selfies. legacywest.com/events.
EXHIBITION ‘EL CORAZÓN’ AT THE HOUSE OF BATH
This marks the 27th year of “El Corazón”, an exhibition curated by Jose Vargas and featuring a variety of works by North Texas artists. All pieces are inspired by the human heart. An opening reception with music and more is scheduled for February 12.
Through March 12, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., with an opening reception on February 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas. To free. bathhouse.dallasculture.org.
VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE REUNION TOWER
Music and magic happen on the observation deck of the Tour de la Réunion. Saxophonist Alex Styer will set the romantic mood every night from February 11-14. Magician Grant Price will also be on deck on February 14. If you’re in the mood to pop the question from 470 feet above street level, book a Love Is in the Air package on February 13-14. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can always look up after dark to see the twinkling lights on the Reunion Tower balloon.
Feb. 11-14, 6-9:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. Feb. 13-14) at Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas. $9 to $35 for ages 4 and up, free for ages 3 and under; call 214-712-7040 for information on Love Is in the Air. reuniontower.com.
CHAMPAGNE, CHOCOLATES AND COMEDY
For a lighter look at love, laugh with Paul Varghese and Linda Stogner and a range of other Backdoor comic book favorites. Your ticket to one of three Valentine’s Day shows includes a glass of champagne, a box of chocolates, and a ticket to a future show at the Richardson Comedy Club. Call 214-328-4444 for reservations.
February 12 at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m., February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Backdoor Comedy, 940 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson. $30. backdoorcomedy.com.
LOVE ON THE RUN RACE/WALK AND AFTER-PARTY
Start the weekend off healthy with a 5k run, 10k run, or family walk that winds through Las Colinas and back to Texas Lottery Plaza for post-party beer and pancakes. The event benefits the Irving Schools Foundation.
February 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $15 to $69.99 for attendees, spectators, and after-party. irvingmarathon.com/love-on-the-run-5k.
CHOCOLATE AND WINE WALK
Stroll through downtown McKinney and enjoy a day of wine and chocolate tastings and shopping at participating merchants. Your timed general admission ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, 10 wine samples, and four chocolate samples. Plus, a bonus tea party will be waiting for you at Lone Star Cellars (103 E. Virginia St., McKinney).
February 12 from noon to 6 p.m. in downtown McKinney. $30 to $45. eventbrite.com.
JUST THE GIRLS GALENTINE’S DAY AT GRANDSCAPE
Take a group of girls for an afternoon of wine tasting, waffle bars, massages and DIY creations in the shops and restaurants of Grandscape. There will be shopping, pop-ups, live music and goodie bags.
February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony. $50 (without alcohol) – $65. eventbrite.com.
THE SHOWS OF RICKI DEREK VALENTINE
Crooner Ricki Derek will turn up the romance on two nights of classics from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Feb. 12 show at Legacy Hall, where a spin on the dance floor is strongly encouraged. Standing room reservations and reserved tables were still available at press time. On Valentine’s Day, Derek is back for an 8 p.m. show at the Granada Theater.
Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. Tickets start at $10. eventbrite.com.
February 14 at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $25 to $40. prekindle.com.
VALENTINE’S DAY LOVE JAM
Grammy-winning singer Stephanie Mills and R&B group The Whispers take the stage for a Valentine’s Day concert of their greatest hits.
February 14 at 7 p.m. at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., Dallas. $55 to $75. ticketmaster.com.