Friday, Feb. 5
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: today to Feb. 21, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre. This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind the enigma known as “the relationship.” This show is the longest-running Off-Broadway show in history and plays to sold-out theaters wherever it is produced. Special show on Valentine’s Day. www.mesaarts.com or (480) 644-6500.
Saturday, Feb. 6
Valentine’s Day Passion Party: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Foxy Nails, Mountain Park Pavilion, 3646 E. Ray Road, Suite B-8. Hosted by Lingerie by Nosilya. Enjoy an intimate day at the spa with music, drinks, appetizers and lots of sexy lingerie. Ms. Ola, (480) 248-8991.
Valentine Boutique: 1 to 5 p.m., 11827 S. Montezuma Court in Ahwatukee Custom Estates. Features purses and bags, clothing, accessories, home decor, stationery and more. Refreshments will be served. $5 at the door. Proceeds will support Desert Vista High School’s Grad Night. Donations may also be made by check to DV Grad Night 2010 and sent to Tammie Connell, 15015 S. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85048. A receipt is returned for tax purposes, as Grad Night is a 501(c)(3) organization. Sarah, (602) 206-3434 or email@example.com.
Monday, Feb. 8
Pucker Up for a French Kiss at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant: RA Sushi Bar Restaurant at 4921 E. Ray Road has found the perfect match for singles, a Valentine’s cocktail. Available Feb. 8 through 14, the French Kiss is a creamy concoction with spiced chocolate and raspberry, served in a chocolate-drizzled martini glass. (480) 940-1111.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Valentine’s at the Melting Pot: today to Sunday, 3626 E. Ray Road.
Open at noon on Feb. 13 and 14. Specials for Valentine’s Day. Double Date offer available for Club Fondue members. Reservations: (480) 704-9206.
Warm your heart at Mimi’s Cafe: today to Sunday, Mimi’s Cafe, 4901 E. Ray Road. A three-course dinner menu is available for $25 per person. Reservations: (480) 705-4811.
Friday, Feb. 12
Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance - A Night in Paris: 6 to 8 p.m., Chandler Community Center, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave. For fathers and their daughters ages 4 to 10. If dad is unavailable, moms or guardians are welcome. Features music, dancing, contests, crafts, dinner and a keepsake photograph. $32 per couple, $13 for each additional daughter. Registration: (480) 782-2641.
Romance in the Garden: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Desert Botanical Garden, Dorrance Hall, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway. The special concert on Ullman Terrace features Nancy Gee and Phoenix legends Dennis Rowland and the Jazz Experience. For the concert only, tickets are $30 for Garden members and $35 for the general public. The optional dinner ticket is $35 and features an Italian-inspired menu. A cash bar will also be available along with wines by the bottle. Guests must be 21 or older. Children will not be admitted. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance by going online to www.dbg.org, calling (480) 481-8188 or visiting the Admissions Box Office.
Happy Valentine’s Veteran discount for Phoenix Opera’s Madama Butterfly: 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St. Veterans and active military may purchase two $80 Madama Butterfly tickets for the price of one ($40 per ticket). Tickets must be purchased in person at the Phoenix Convention Center box office, 100 N. Third St., Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office 90 minutes before each performance. Must show military identification card or other ID that shows veteran status. (602) 262-7272.
Valentine’s Day weekend dining at The Buttes, A Marriott Resort: 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe. Top of the Rock Restaurant will offer its special four-course price fixed menu 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13 for $79 per person. Reservations: (602) 225-9000, ext. 5165.
Get your sexy back with aphrodisiac menu: today to Sunday, Yard House, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road. Have a romantic meal of aphrodisiacs. www.yardhouse.com.
Valentine’s Day Celebration: today to Sunday, Sophie’s – A French Bistro, 2320 E. Osborn Road. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of the most romantic restaurants in the Valley. Regular menu today and tomorrow, prix fixe six-course menu ($69 per person) starting at 4 p.m. Sunday. Reservations: (602) 956-8897.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Valentine’s Day breakfast with the snakes: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for ages 18 and older only, 10 to 11 a.m. for all ages – children under 3 admitted free, Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park, northeast corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay roads. Enjoy a light Valentine’s breakfast with your sweetheart while sharing an experience with nature. Learn about Arizona’s snakes and watch live snakes enjoying a breakfast of their own. $18. Pre-registration required to (480) 782-2890.
Valentine’s haircut proceeds support Haiti relief efforts: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dylan’s Barber Shop and Salon, 3939 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 300. Haircuts for men and women start at $25, as a minimum donation. Proceeds will go to Doctors without Borders for Haiti Relief (http://doctorswithoutborders.org) and resident Kyle Mahoney, who needs to raise $1,200 to fund his volunteer work in Haiti, organized through the nonprofit Limón Aid (www.limonaidhonduras.org). He will need to purchase critical medical supplies and cover travel costs. (602) 522-2900 or http://dylansbarbershop.com.
Valentine’s at That Italian Place: 3941 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 107-B. Special fixed price offering for two on Saturday and Sunday in addition to regular dinner menu. $85 per couple. A take out dinner package is also available that includes a Valentine surprise to share. $75. To make a reservation or order, call (480) 759-4459.
Southwest Youth Ballet presents “Dance and Romance:” 6 p.m., Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. This romantic adult night out includes dining, dancing and a short performance featuring the talents of the Southwest Youth Ballet, under the artistic direction of Yen-Li Chen, and professional guest artists Sabrina Delafield, Hunter Stephens and Tara Kaleta. After the performance enjoy desserts, drinks (cash bar) and a lesson from world champion ballroom dancer, Hunter Stephens. Tickets, $75 per person plus ticketing fees, are available at tca.ticketforce.com. Space is limited. Patrons are urged to purchase tickets by Feb. 5 for food planning purposes. (480) 350-2822.
A Cuban Valentine’s at Babaloos: Today and Sunday at Babaloos Cuban Cafe, 1241 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 127, enjoy a three course meal for two with a special chocolate dessert and bottle of wine. Cost is $80 per couple. (480) 460.1528
Sunday, Feb. 14
Revive romance with a “Lover’s Fair & Breakfast:” 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd St. Re-imagine the perks of breakfast in bed with a cozy home-style meal at Morning Glory Cafe plus a Lover’s Fair and Breakfast on the lush lawn of Quiessence Restaurant complete with wildflowers from farmer Maya Dailey, on-site seated massages, aroma therapy, handmade keepsakes by Farm artists and more. Casual, reservations not necessary. Quiessence Restaurant is also offering a candlelit dinner and The Farm Kitchen is offering a ready-made picnic lunch. (602) 276-8804 or www.TheFarmAtSouthMountain.com/dining.php.
Love Brunch and Sweetheart Dinner: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (brunch), 5 to 9 p.m. (dinner), Fired Up Grill, 7131 W. Ray Road, Suite 45. Brunch includes shared appetizer, two entrees and shared dessert for $25 per couple. Dinner includes shared appetizer, two entrees, shared dessert and wine pairing for two for $40 per couple. Reservations: (480) 940-4040.
Valentine’s Day dining at The Buttes, A Marriott Resort: 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe. Top of the Rock Restaurant will host a Valentine’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for $45 per person. Flowers may be ordered for delivery during brunch. A three-course Valentine’s Day dinner is also offered at the contemporary Market Café for $44.95 per person. Reservations: (602) 225-9000, ext. 5165.
St. Valentine’s Day Benefit and Dance: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave. Features non-stop singing, dancing, piping, fundraising, laughing, drinking and eating all for a good cause. This mini-festival and fundraiser is headlined by internationally recognized Scottish singer Ed Miller and also features Irish diva Brid Dower, The Knockabouts, Brazen Heads, Biffos, Pat McCrossan, members of the McMorrows, Four Peaks Irish Arts and Mythic Crew (storyteller Liz Warren and John Good). De Mairt Ceol will play for the evening Ceili (social dance with instruction). Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Food and full bar available. $10 for adults, $20 for families. Pat or Mary, (602) 258-0109.
Michael Learned stars in Love Letters: From Beethoven To Bernstein: 3 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The second of three shows in the Rhythms of Life Series stars Michael Learned, best known for her portrayal of Olivia, television’s beloved mother in The Waltons. $26 to $34. www.ChandlerCenter.org.
Western Romance at Rawhide Steakhouse: 4 to 9:30 p.m., Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. Have a romantic dinner for two featuring an elegant four-course dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne while listening to romantic western songs. $55 per couple. Reservations are recommended and taken for any group size. (480) 502-5600, ext. 1204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Concert With Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX: 7:30 p.m., Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. Celebrity Club opens at 5:30 p.m. for VIP dinner, theater doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. $45 to $150. www.celebritytheatre.com or (602) 267-1600, ext. 1.