A little late at arranging your Valentine’s Day plans this year? Here are a couple things going on in and around the neighborhood for the annual day of roses, chocolate and romance.
With the Kids: If you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with the whole family, swing by Queen Anne Books at 2 p.m for story time with local author Nancy White Carlstrom and the second annual “Kids [Heart] Books” event. Carlstrom will be reading from some of her books, including the popular “Jesse Bear” series, “It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire” and “Mama, Will it Snow Tonight?” They’ll be treats and homemade Valentine’s crafting for the kids.
Romantic Evening In: Swing by Eat Local for their VDay special – prepared dinner for two and a bottle of Malbec for $19.98.
Romantic Evening Out: If you’re looking for a post-dinner activity, go check out guitarist, composer and Queen Anne resident Andre Feriante’s performance at Benaroya Hall tonight. For the past 12 years Feriante and the Troupe de Ville have been performing their famed neo-flamenco sound for Valentine’s Day concerts at Benaroya Hall.
This year Troupe de Ville joins Feriante for an extraordinary evening of soulful and seductive harmonies certain to ring in the romance of Valentine’s Day. Feriante will perform a musical mix of fiery flamenco, classical guitar standards and spoken poetry set to his original compositions in the style of Neruda and Rumi; followed by a series of romantic favorites performed in the classical and jazz styles and a special tribute to his legendary mentor, Andres Segovia. Troupe de Ville also joins Feriante on stage for an improvisational set sure to dazzle with the exquisite musicianship of all six members.
Tickets are still available, at $40 each. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Details and ticket information here.
Know of any other special Valentine’s Day events going on in the neighborhood? Comment below!