Local venues offer Valentine's events
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Sunday, February 03, 2013
2/03/13 at 5:08 AM
It's time to start thinking about your Valentine's Day plans.
Whether you celebrate early, celebrate late, or are the type of couple devoted to celebrating on the 14th no matter where in the week it falls, there are several options to choose from.
Below is a selection of events in town that you and your sweetheart are sure to enjoy.
Wild Hearts Ball
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. Fourth St.
7-11 p.m. Feb. 9
Live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes and a cash bar will be a part of the 14th annual event. Bring a date or meet someone new.
Admission is free but donations are accepted.
Valentine's Day Cabaret
Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St.
6:30 p.m. Feb. 10
LOOK Musical Theatre's annual event will this year feature singing by Andrea Leap and Eric Gibson on the piano.
Enjoy the music, dinner catered by Palace Café and dessert and champagne after the performance.
Tickets are $75. Seating is limited, so call 918-583-4267 to make reservations early.
'Taste of Chocolate & Comedy'
Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Laughing Matter Improv will present "Taste of Chocolate & Comedy," an event that will feature "the good, the bad and the ugly side of love," according to a press release from the Henthorne PAC.
Laughing Matter is a live comedy show that uses suggestions from the audience for its performances. All attendees will also get a taste of chocolate with the show. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for the Henthorne PAC's Summer Theatre Camps program.
Tickets are $10, available at 918-746-5065.
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Christian vocalist David Phelps will perform a Valentine's concert at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.
Phelps gained acclaim during his years with the Gaither Vocal Band.
"Noted as a lyric tenor for his ability to sing in a high tessitura for sustained periods, Phelps has consistently garnered rave reviews for his three octave range," according to the BA PAC website.
Tickets are $20-$30, available at tulsaworld.com/bapac or 918-259-5778.
Valentine's Day Dance
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St.
7 p.m. Feb. 14
All-star vocalist, trumpeter and bandleader Jeff Shadley and his Big Band Orchestra will present "This Valentine's Day Swing and Dance." Dance to the music and enjoy complimentary champagne and dessert.
Tickets are $10-$20, and table seating is available. Call Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609.
Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Tulsa Camerata will perform a Valentine's Day show at Philbrook Museum.
The concert will feature three musical works inspired by love: LeoÅ¡ JanáÄek's Second String Quartet, Carter Pann's Nicky's Trio and Arnold Schoenberg's Transfigured Night.
Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for seniors and $20 for all others. Visit tulsaworld.com/camerata or call 918-406-5440.
Fleet Feet Sports, 418 E. Second St.
7:45 a.m. Feb. 16
For something a little different, enjoy the company of your sweetheart while running. This event includes a fun run, 5k and 10k.
Registration is $16-$83, depending on which runs you will participate in.
Race participants will receive a custom reversible Fleet Feet beanie. A photo booth at the event will be free to race participants.
Call 918-492-3338 or register online at tulsaworld.com/sweetheartrun2013
'Love & Lust'
Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.
8 p.m. Feb. 16. Doors at 7 p.m.
Tulsa poets, singers and dancers will perform in this annual "erotic" Living Arts event, showcasing "their inner sensuality."
Tickets are $7 for Living Arts members and $10 for the general public. Call 918-585-1234.
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Tulsa Camerata will perform a Valentine's Day show at the Philbrook Museum at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World file