Best Date Night Shows Around Valentine’s Day In Sacramento

January 27, 2014 5:00 AM

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Valentine’s Day is not just about expensive jewelry, red roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Maybe that special person in your life loves traditional romance, or maybe he or she loves things that are a bit more eclectic. In either case, being with each other is the most important thing. Make both of you happy by getting tickets to something special that takes place on or shortly after Valentine’s Day.

Clint Black
Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 608-6888

Date: Feb. 27- March 1, 2014

If your Valentine enjoys country music, surprise them with tickets to a special acoustic performance by the legendary Clint Black. The multi-talented Black is truly entertaining, especially when bringing his fun, soulful sound to such an intimate setting. Black’s triple-platinum debut album from 1989 is listed as one of the 100 greatest country albums by CMT, and he has not stopped since, with more than 20 million of his albums sold worldwide. Just a few of Black’s hit songs are “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Put Yourself in My Shoes” and “Burn One Down.”

The King’s Singers
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-2787

Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Not every King in Sacramento wears a purple jersey; The King’s Singers will likely be wearing tasteful suits and ties when they perform at Mondavi on Valentine’s Day. The six-member a cappella group comes from England but is renowned worldwide. The singers will perform in 17 countries during their 2013-2014 season, including South Korea, Belgium, New Zealand and Russia. Mondavi is an exceptional venue for this Valentine’s Day concert, where The King’s Singers will present favorites from the Great American Songbook. The Grammy-winning vocalists put on a truly entertaining show, and get extra points for occasional displays of Brit wit.

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Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration
Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 608-6888

Date: Feb. 24-25, 2014

Fascinating, sultry, exotic and vivacious, these are all words that describe the iconic Chita Rivera. The nine-time Emmy-nominated singer, dancer and actress, now 81, is performing for two nights in Folsom. She will sing selections from a few of her film and Broadway shows, including “Chicago,” “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “West Side Story.” Your Valentine will love tickets for the concert, especially since Rivera is a truly inspirational example of perseverance and determination. A car accident in 1986 broke her leg in 12 places, a devastating injury to a dancer and performer. She ultimately returned to performing in musicals and theater productions, earning a Kennedy Center Honors award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Wild, Sweet Love with Wunderland
Sacramento Ballet
Community Center Theater
1301 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-5800

Date: Feb 13-16, 2014

Love is the central theme running through each performance in this special event, so it is just right for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your date. Created by Trey McIntyre, “Wild, Sweet Love” is an exuberant modern dance about devotion, longing and passion. A very popular production, it includes an improbable selection of music by Lou Reed, the Partridge Family, The Zombies, Queen, Robert Flack and Mendelssohn. The evening also includes a performance of the stunning “Wunderland,” created by celebrated choreographer and dancer Edwaard Liang, and an original work from Chinese choreographer Ma Cong.

Sacramento Roller Derby
George Sim Community Center
6207 Logan St.
Sacramento, CA 95824

Date: Feb 15, 2014

Does your special Valentine love sports, making noise and watching wild, live action? If so, tickets to this season opener will get their heart pumping. The Sacred City Derby Girls are part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and are welcoming lovebirds to this first event at their new location on Logan Street. There will be special foods and games in honor of the holiday, and the group encourages attendees to have “a cold beer or a hard shot” before the action starts.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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