Valentine’s Day is long known as the lover’s holiday; it’s a day of love, promises and perhaps even a day of proposals. This Valentine’s Day week, why spend a night under the stars enjoying a great dinner, movie or live show and perhaps a few laughs with your special person?  All that and more is possible if you’re lucky enough to live in the lovely city of Sacramento.

“The Artist”

Varsity Theatre
616 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-5284 

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Hours: Call for showtimes
Price $8 – 13.50

For those who have ever wondered what it was like for their grandparents to go to the movies dressed in their finest and delivered to the front door of the theater in a motorcar, this romantic trip back in time is just the ticket.  “The Artist” is a movie about a young girl who gets the life she dreamed of, however it is almost at the sake of losing the love of her life. Enjoying scenes of this glamorous age is best done at a theater from the past as well. Varsity Theater has been open since the early 1920s and is rich with history and silver screen memories.

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Pirates of Penzance

24th Street Theatre
2791 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 207-1226

February 10 to 19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Price: $15 – 20

Here is the last chance to swap lives with someone else in this fantasy of the past bravo of the privateers. Pirates were professional thieves and kidnappers on the water who lived fast lives during the time period prior to trains, autos and planes. People took their lives into their own hands to travel to distant places and to experience the romance of living with their loves in a distant place. This theater performance will allow some to experience the wonder of a bygone romantic era. Make sure to share this night with someone who will enjoy being captured into another time for the evening.


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Sacramento “Sweethearts” Valentine’s Dinner cruise
1000 Front St.
Old Sacramento, CA 95814
(415) 788-7020

February 14, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Price: $99 includes four course dinner, plus desert and live entertainment and band

This is a great way to spend the evening with your special someone. A night out on the river in an old show boat with the enjoyment of fine dining, live music and beautiful views is the perfect way to romance your Valentine this year. Wine and dessert is even included in the price of the dinner, so once you buy your ticket there’s no need to worry about added expenses. The live music will encourage a night to remember and should be worth the price of the event.


Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Comedy All-Stars

Punch Line Comedy Club
2100 Arden Way
Sacramento CA 95818

Monday, Feb 14, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $20.00 (18 and over only admitted.)

If you’re in a new relationship and want to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone but don’t want to lay it on too thick, a comedy show is the perfect solution. Enjoy a few laughs and cocktails and have a great time without going overboard on the lovey-dovey stuff.  Included in the lineup are Tony Camin, Conor Kellicutt, Ronn Vigh and Cailtin Gill.

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Camille Wheat is a native of California. She has an AA in Liberal Arts and a BA in Art History. She enjoys Classical music and Jazz, as well as Opera. Her work can be found at

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