Where you will be when V-Day arrives?: Events and venues to keep you company this Valentine’s Day

Are you feeling the pressure yet? If not, snap out of it because she is expecting you to sweep her off her feet this Valentine’s Day. Don’t let her down with a generic night beginning with dinner at Chili’s, proceeding to the television set, then proceeding to a breakup. Instead, let her know she is worth a night out on the town. If you haven’t yet planned the evening, here are some options that she might absolutely love. Hopefully you know her better than anyone, so give these a look-through and decide which she would most enjoy.

Feb. 12: Sweethearts Dinner: Canyon Park building L, 6:30 p.m., $80 per couple admission.

This four-course dinner and reception is a fundraiser event for the UVU Culinary Arts Institute, Kids on the Move and The Food and Care Coalition. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Cody at 801-863-7054.

Feb. 12: BYU Winterfest: Synthesis: LDS Conference Center Theater, 7:30 p.m., $8 admission. Come listen as BYU’s award-winning jazz ensemble combines swing, jazz, blues, rock, fusion, gospel and Latin music for an evening sure to make you get up and dance. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.BYUArts.com.

Feb. 12: Bill Cosby: Kingsbury Hall, 6 p.m., $42.50 – $52.50 admission.

A night with comedy legend Bill Cosby as he performs his classic bits of traditional humor. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.newspaceentertainment.com/saltlakecity/bill-cosby-salt-lake-city/?utm_source=Utahcom_SLCC.

Feb. 12 – Feb. 13: Dinner and a Drama: Covey Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m., $20 admission. A romantic dinner followed by a hilarious performance by the Thrillionaires theatre improv troupe. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.CoveyCenter.org.

Feb. 12 – 13: Monster Jam: Energy Solutions Arena, 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Adults $27- $42 Kids $9- $40. Picture gigantic metal machines crushing each other through a set of obstacle courses. If you want to show her just how sensitive and romantic you can be, don’t miss this event. For more information or to purchase tickets call 801-355-1982.

Feb. 13: Second Annual Vegan Valentine’s Dinner: Ching Farm Rescue Sanctuary, 7 p.m., $35 admission. Come experience a gourmet vegan seven-course meal, a passionate tango performance, live music and a romantic setting to benefit the Ching Farm Rescue Sanctuary.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.chingsanctuary.org.

Feb. 13: Pacifika: Peery’s Egyptian Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15 admission.

Fusing new wave, classical, pop, jazz, hip-hop and metal, this performance is sure to have sounds everyone will enjoy. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.PeerysEgyptianTheater.com.

Feb. 2 – Feb. 13: A Thousand Cranes: Nelke Theatre, 7 p.m., $12 admission.

When Sadako is diagnosed with leukemia 10 years after an atomic bomb demolishes Hiroshima, Japan, she attempts to fulfill the Japanese legend which says that, upon folding a thousand cranes a wish will be granted. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.BYUArts.com.

Feb. 4 – Feb. 13: The Belle of Amherst: Covey Center for the Arts, 7 p.m., $10 admission.

A one-woman play following the life of one of America’s most beloved authors, Emily Dickinson. It takes you through her agony, seclusion and moments of true happiness. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.CoveyCenter.org.

Feb. 12 – Feb. 13: Dvorak’s New World Symphony: Abravanel Hall, 8 p.m., $16- $51 admission.

Guest conductor Gilbert Varga will lead the Utah Symphony through the highly regarded Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony. Also featuring pianist Jean-Philippe Collard performing Mozart’s Concerto for Piano No. 23. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.UtahSymphony.org.

Feb. 13: Salt Lake Symphony’s annual Vienna Ball: University of Utah’s Union Ballroom, 8 p.m. $50 general admission. A fundraising event with Viennese-style dining, dancing, performances, a silent auction and live music. For more information or to purchase tickets call 1-800-838-3006.

Feb. 13: Attack of the Space Pirates Activity Afternoon: Clark Planetarium, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. $6 admission. An afternoon of hunting for treasure and interesting science demonstrations. The perfect way to say “I love you.” For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ClarkPlanetarium.org.

Feb. 13: “Love Letters”: Grand Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $25 admission. Unable to meet in person, two lovers continue a written correspondence which reveals their childhood through their middle age. What will happen when they meet? Will they spend the rest of their lives together? For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.The-Grand.org.

Feb. 14: Shiva Ratri, Night of Shiva: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 5 p.m., free admission but $6 per meal. Come experience with classical Indian dance performances, drama, a bathing ceremony of Lord Shiva, chanting, music and a vegetarian feast. For more information visit www.UtahKrishnas.org.

Feb. 12 – Feb. 20: Swan Lake: Ballet West, 50 W. 200 S. Salt Lake City.

Come experience this treasured ballet as it tells the story of an enchanted princess, a noble prince and an evil magician. This heart-rending love story will leave you spellbound.

Feb. 3- Feb. 28: Too Much Memory: Salt Lake Acting Company, times vary, $18-$33 admission. A contemporary adaptation of Antigone, this rendition mirrors our current political landscape  by questioning the rights of civilians in times of crisis. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.SaltLakeActingCompany.org.

Feb. 12 – Feb. 27: Twelve Angry Men: Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, $22-$40 admission. A man on trial for murder is at the mercy of twelve anonymous jurors. The production examines prejudices and personal biases that stifle the American legal system and often mute the truth.

Feb. 13- March 13: The Prince, The Wolf and the Firebird: The Academy of Performing Arts, adults $14; children, students and seniors $12. Set in ancient times, this Russian fairytale incorporates mythical creatures, kings, love, tragedy and betrayal. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.AcademyofPA.org.

Feb. 16- April 3: Fiddler on the Roof: SLC Hale Center Theater.

A Jewish-Russian couple guide their five daughters through life as they go through education, romance and eventually marriage during an era of oppression. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.HaleCenterTheatre.org.

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