The Flathead Valley abounds with Valentine’s Day celebrations, song and dance. Here’s a roundup of events to treat yourself and your valentine to this weekend.
Angel Theater celebrates love in poetry and song
Angel Theater presents “Three Nights of Love,” an evening of song, poetry, music, dance and love letters, today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday.
The show is directed by Jesse DeVine and features pianist Kelly Garber and cellist Lee Zimmerman. Published and unpublished original poems, love letters and music will be showcased, along with songs from musicals such as “The Greatest Showman,” “Songs for A New World” and “Fun Home.”
Each performance begins a reception of light fare at 6:30 p.m. Performances begin at 7 p.m. with a dessert intermission.
Tickets are $40, available online at www.angeltheater.com/get-tickets
Alpine Theatre Project goes burlesque
The Alpine Theatre Project Garage presents OperaLesque, a tantalizing mix of opera, classical burlesque, and aerial circus acts, presented today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday at the ATP Garage, 6464 U.S. 93 in Whitefish.
OperaLesque features renowned opera singers from the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera mixed with burlesque
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, with a special exotic late-night show for adults only at 9 p.m. Saturday. Only 60 seats are available per performance. Patrons will be seated around a solo piano with while the action taking place around, and above them. Beverages and chocolate fondue will be available to those who purchase a table for two or four. Tickets are $45 per person; or $130 for a table for two, which includes fondue and table service and can purchased online at atpwhitefish.org or by calling 862-7469.
Zino and the Bel Aires play classic love songs
Zino and the Bel Aires will perform at the Eagle’s Ballroom from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. In honor of Valentine’s Day the group will feature classic love songs from the 1950s such as “Love Me Tender,” “Only You,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “You Are My Special Angel.”
Zino and the Bel Aires is a seven-piece show band that specializes in American dance music from the years 1950 to 1964, and features Dave Barr on drums, Chuck Cummings on keyboard, Kurt Weber on bass, Tom Esch on vocals and bass, Matt Avanzio as lead vocal, Fred Jones on tenor sax, and Steve Eckels on guitar.
For more information call 752-7265.
Neighbors in Need plans Valentine’s fundraiser
Enjoy a homemade spaghetti luncheon while supporting Neighbors in Need today, Valentine’s Day.
The menu includes a choice of spaghetti with meat, meatless or gluten-free pasta, salad, French bread and homemade apple, pumpkin or fruit pie. The cost is $12 per person. Join members of the community for a sit-down lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive in Kalispell.
For more information, call the United Way at 752-7266.
Whitefish Moose Lodge offers Valentine’s dinner
The Whitefish Moose Lodge hosts a Valentine’s Day dinner today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Enjoy a special dinner of Thai cuisine prepared by Moose member and professional Chef CJ Lowen. Music will also be provided.
The cost is $25 for singles and $45 for couples.
The lodge is located at 230 W. 10th St.
For further information, call 862-2669 or 406-253-3161.
FVCC Theatre presents comdey ‘Noises Off’
Cozy up and enjoy a good laugh with Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off.”
It’s after midnight and the touring company for a new play, “Nothing On,” struggles through a final dress rehearsal, unprepared for an opening night that is only hours away. Actors forget lines, where to put their props, stage managers battle disasters, and the director is driven to hair-pulling exasperation.
“Noises Off” runs today (Thursday) through Saturday, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21, 22 and 23, with performances at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre of the Arts and Technology Building. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $5 for students and can be purchased online at www.fvcc.edu/theatre, in the FVCC Bookstore or at the box office any night of the show.
This play is recommended for mature audiences only due to strong language and sexual innuendo.
Eagles charity holds special fundraising dinner
Kalispell Eagles Presidents’ charity is having a fundraising dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The menu features mock turtle soup, shrimp and andouille jambalaya, coleslaw, cornbread and king cake. The cost is $12 per person. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds support Hope Family Resource Center and 406 Family Aid Foundation.
The Eagle is located at 37 First St. E.
Parks and Rec puts on Valentine’s Day dance
Kalispell Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Valentine’s Day dance Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Linderman Education Center gym. Enjoy food, drinks, music with deejay Mike Hammer, games, prizes, sweets, a photo wall and more.
Guests will also have a chance to win one of four free adult lift passes to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entrance is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four.
This year’s theme is “Giving Love to Others.” Consider bringing some new or used youth clothing to donate to the HEART Locker, which supports students in need.
Jerry Clemens in Bigfork
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Bigfork Inn. Jerry Clemens will sing, play guitar, keyboard and harmonica starting at 6 p.m.
Symphony offers romantic concert
Continue your Valentine’s Day experience with the Glacier Symphony’s “Romancing the Soul” concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Flathead High School Performance Hall in Kalispell.
To purchase tickets visit, www.glaciersymphony.org or call 406-407-7000.
Free youth tickets are available through the symphony’s Youth Music Experience program. Call ahead for reservations.
The symphony, under the direction of conductor John Zoltek, will offer “Scheherazade,” the dynamic and colorful orchestral suite by Russian composer and master of orchestration Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Considered to be one of the most popular showpieces of classical music, the gorgeous melodies, exotic orchestral colors and vibrant rhythms transport you to the imaginary world of “One Thousand and One Nights” upon which the musical work was inspired.
“Sheherazade” serves as a first step toward the appreciation and love of romantic classical music and is beloved by both new and seasoned listeners, Zoltek said.
Concertmaster Sally Jerde will be in the spotlight playing a number of rhapsodic solo violin passages.
Guest pianist Andrew Staupe will open the concert with his masterful interpretation of Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”