AP Style tip: capitalize Valentine’s Day, short for Saint Valentine’s Day. Lowercase: I’m sending a valentine to my valentine.
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) February 14, 2013
This is what I call true romance. Speaking of romance, raise your hand if your plans with your significant other include a comedy club. Now let me beg you to reconsider. I mean, I can think of worse things. But this is a day for general positivity and happiness, and when that fails, well, there’s always bitterness and recrimination. Let’s get to your alternatives, shall we?
The touring production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes has landed temporarily at the Winspear Opera House, and it is a wonderful show—a classic love story that just silly enough without being soppy, and great music by Cole Porter. Orchestra seats for tonight are scarce (singles only, which doesn’t bother me—I see plays alone all the time, and often prefer it), but there are so many tickets left in the nosebleeds. However, your best Arts District bet, Tei-An, is booked. You’ll probably have a little trouble sliding in to just about any reservations-required restaurant tonight, honestly, but a little BYOB action at Mai‘s could be sweet. Also, Klyde Warren Park is apparently “one of the most romantic spots in Dallas.” We’ll just agree to disagree on that count, but there’s all sorts of Valentine’s Day shenanigans going on there starting around 6 p.m., including Champagne and cake balls, for those who just can’t commit to something so enormous as a cupcake.
Crazily enough, Mesa has space tonight. You can get a table for 6:15—a little early, but stay with me, and then head across the street to the Texas Theatre for arguably one of the greatest love stories of all time, excluding Han and Leia from Star Wars and the two kids who die really dramatically at the end: The Princess Bride. Otherwise, Mesa has reservations for 8:30, 8:45…this is nuts. Go there.
For more to do tonight, including a classical concert at the Meyerson and three Chekhon one-act plays out in Fort Worth, go here.