Love is all around with these North Texas events.
Let us be your Valentine’s Day matchmaker. Whether you’re into swaying along to classic romantic songs or laughing at the travails of modern love, there’s an event to make your heart skip a beat.
Dine around Trinity Groves, the entertainment district at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, when 10 tenants will offer pairings of wine with small bites. Buy a $5 ticket online, then check in between 6 and 8 p.m. in the breezeway between Chino Chinatown and Beto andSon to receive a wristband, map and menu card. From 6 to 10 p.m., visit the participating spots to purchase special pairings such as the Hall Bar and Grill’s prime rib sandwich slices with pinotage and Amberjax Fish Market Grille’s beignets with sparkling rosé.
Sweetheart Wine Trail
Visit six wineries around Main Street in downtown Grapevine during a weekend winery tour. Admission includes three tastings at each winery, a wine glass to keep and food samples at each stop. This year’s participants are Cross Timbers Winery, Grape Vine Springs Winery, Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, Sloan and Williams Winery, Umbra Winery and Wine Fusion Winery.
Chocolate and Wine Walk
Over 20 stores in historic downtown McKinney will have candy from California’s Marich Pancrafted Chocolates for shoppers to try while browsing antiques, home goods, jewelry, clothes and more. For $20, add 10 wine pairings from McKinney’s Lone Star Wine Cellars. Check in at 103 E. Virginia St. to receive a souvenir wine glass and wine passport to redeem at up to 10 participating retailers for one of Lone Star’s tastings.
Feb. 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. in historic downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St. $20 for 10 chocolate-and-wine pairings, free for chocolate only. facebook.com/downtownmckinney.
The Singapore Slingers’ Sweethearts Revue
Don’t be a wet blanket. Rouge your knees, grab someone who is the cat’s meow and maybe get zozzled at this night of retro romance. The Singapore Slingers is an orchestra that re-creates the popular sounds of 1895-1935 with loving accuracy. For Valentine’s Day, fill your dance card with love songs from the 1920s and ’30s. Shake a leg and get your mitts on some tickets. This concert isn’t for lovers only; it’s friends- and family-friendly.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Russian Romantic-era composer’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic but tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. Ruth Reinhardt will lead the symphony, which will also perform Martinu’s Symphony No. 4, Smetana’s Overture from “The Bartered Bride” and the premiere of “Ghost of the White Deer” by Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate. Sweeten your night out with a pre-concert reception featuring wine, Champagne and a dessert bar.
Feb. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $57-$155. $35 for pre-concert reception. mydso.com.
Dallas Comedy House Valentine’s Day Shows
The Deep Ellum club will have four shows for lovestruck folks and one for the loveless. See Valentine’s Day improv and stand-up comedy starting at 7:30 p.m. Or take in the Singles Awareness Day improv show at 10:30 p.m. Seating begins 30 minutes before each show, and Dallas Comedy House’s new location has a full bar and kitchen to provide at-seat serving.
Feb. 14, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Comedy House, 3036 Elm St., Dallas. $10-$15 in advance, $15-$20 at the door, $25-$35 for two tickets and a dessert to share (in advance online only). The 7:30, 8 and 9 p.m. shows are for ages 18 and up; the 10 and 10:30 p.m. shows are for 21 and older. dallascomedyhouse.com.
Love on the Rooftop
Enjoy a glass of Champagne and a selection of chocolates while relaxing on Saint Rocco’s rooftop, which has a great view of the Dallas skyline. See the lights of Reunion Tower and Bank of America Plaza glow while sipping sparkling wine on the enclosed third-story patio. The New York Italian restaurant’s dining room is already booked for Valentine’s Day dinner, but Trinity Groves has about a dozen other options, including Souk Kebab House and AvoEatery, a new place serving 29 dishes featuring avocados.
Feb. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Saint Rocco’s, 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas. $40 per couple. For ages 21 and up. loveontherooftop.eventbrite.com.
Romancing the Stone
Learn the science behind love and attraction during the Perot Museum’s adults-only Valentine’s Day party. Other scintillating STEM activities include cracking into geodes, creating a love potion, panning for sapphires, hearing the history of engagement rings and touring an exhibit of gems and jewels. Have an Italian dinner and dessert at food stations around the museum, and purchase drinks at cash bars. There’ll also be a 360-degree photo booth and a DJ playing music for dancing.
Feb. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas. $75 for admission, $10 for garage parking. For ages 21 and up. perotmuseum.org/romance.
Valentine’s Day Comedy Celebration
Be prepared to chuckle about courtship and canoodling in the 21st century with Dean Lewis from NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Linda Stogner, past winner of the Funniest Comic in Texas competition, who will headline this holiday show. Tickets include a glass of sparkling wine, a box of chocolates and a ticket to a future show.
Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk
Sip and stroll with your sweetie pie during this self-guided tour through one of Dallas’ most eclectic neighborhoods. Arrive as early as 11:30 a.m. to receive a prepaid wine glass, wristband and a map of a dozen-plus participants, including Dallas PinUp, Flea Style, Deep Vellum Books and Rocket Fizz. The check-in table will be at the entrance of the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, which will have about 50 vendors selling wares from noon to 6 p.m.
Feb. 15 from noon to 3 p.m., starting at 2805 Main St., Dallas. $25 in advance. For 21 and up. facebook.com/onsiteeventsdeepellum.