A unique and budget-friendly Valentine's Day in Columbus
February 9, 2009 by Scott
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought I’d share some budget-minded ideas for a unique, special way to celebrate this year. This list was shared with 10TV viewers on Saturday morning, so if you missed it, here’s a recap complete with costs.
Valentines by Candlelight at the Ohio Village $57 From 6:30-9 p.m., guests will be greeted by Victorian costumed interpreters. After an elegant meal, the Ohio Village Singers will present a concert of period love ballads and comic songs interspersed with romantic verse, poetry and readings. Each guest also receives a handmade valentine.
Shadowbox Presents: Bringin' Sexy Back $30 or $20 for seniors and students At 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., this show redefines sex appeal. It features outrageous original comedy sketches and raucous rock 'n' roll. The subjects range from the first date to the last - and everything in between!
Valentine’s Warmup at Vino 100 Polaris $12-$14 From 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Vino 100 Polaris, you can enjoy a specially selected red or white wines and enjoy a serenade by jazz and blues singer Lisa Imondi.
Entertainment IdeasBalletMet and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra present: Jazz Moves Take 2 $28-$45 At 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center. Directed by Byron Stripling, this performance creates a mesmerizing fusion of dance and music perfect for Valentine's Day. Jazz lovers and dance devotees alike will be jamming to the most American of all art forms.
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus Presents: Obsessed, A Vox Performance $2 At 8 p.m. at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Join Vox, a small ensemble of the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, for a fun and eerie performance. Audience members will enjoy a wide collection of fun and slightly creepy songs, such as Can't Get You Out of My Head, Every Breath You Take, From This Moment On, and All By Myself, among others.
Free Valentine Concert of Love Songs at Areopagitica Books FREE From 7-9 p.m., the evening features serious love songs and a humorous trivia quiz. Bill Cohen will strum and sing acoustic guitar favorites made famous by great American folk singers like John Denver, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and others. In addition to the classic love songs, Bill will challenge the audience with trivia questions about famous couples and love songs throughout the decades.
Warhol Farewell Reception FREE, $8 to enter the exhibit From 5-7 p.m. at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the reception will feature a live auction (around 6 p.m.) of two Andy Warhol/Wexner Center street pole banners and an Andy cutout to benefit Wexner Center education programs. Stick around for other events later in the evening, including a Hitchcock screening, a Japanese theater group performance and a live performance by Columbus-based Velvet Underground tribute band, Times New Viking.
Columbus Children's Theatre Presents: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $10 - $20 At 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Park Street Theatre. This sprightly version of Snow White has played to the delight of children of all ages from Toronto to New York to Los Angeles. The exceptional score and the caring relatedness of the young girl and the dwarfs distinguish this version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale.
Valentine's Day Sweetheart Skate at Skate Zone 71 99¢ From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., featuring Radio Disney Music. Wear something red or pink for 99¢ admission to this family friendly Valentine's Day party for kids. Skate, make Valentines, play fun games, and win great prizes.
For more ideas, you can visit the Columbus Events Calendar and search by date or enter keyword “Valentine.” Or please feel free to add your own in the comments.
No matter what you choose to do, I hope you share it with someone special. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Experience Columbus.