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Valentine's Date Ideas

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Looking for something to do with your Valentine in Tampa Bay? Here are some ideas for ways to show your Valentine you care.

*Unless otherwise stated, these events are all occuring on Thursday, February, 14, 2013.

1. Little Sweethearts Dance 2/9/13

"Show your little sweethearts you love them by taking them to their first Valentine’s Day dance.

Level 3 of the museum will be transformed into a place to dance the night away during the third annual Little Sweethearts Dance! A light buffet and drinks will be served, and guests can enjoy a spectacular view of downtown Tampa from the top floor of the museum.

Students from the University of Tampa Dance Department will be there to walk you through a family-friendly dance class that is appropriate for all ages and skill levels."Source

Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members of the museum.

2. Valentine's Day with Gary Valentine

On Valentine's Day you can purchase the "Lover's Package" for $40 and get admission for two, a bottle of champagne and some flowers. All Shows are 18 to Laugh, 21 to Drink. There is a two-item minimum off the cocktail or food menu per person during the show.

3. Shephard’s Beach Resort Valentine’s Day Buffet

Shephard’s Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach is hosting a special Valentine’s Day Buffet featuring dishes like lobster enchiladas and a bananas foster station in addition to their signature slow cooked prime rib and all you can eat crab legs. The buffet will be served from 4pm-10pm at $26.95 per person. Reservations are highly suggested.

4. Aries Spears at Improv

Aries Spears will perform at Improv for a special Valentine's show including dinner and the comedy show for $49 per person. Reservations are highly suggested. The bar opens at 5:30pm and seating beings at 5:45 p.m. for first come first serve seating. All Dinner reservations must be seated no later at 6:45 p.m. Call the theater for more information and to reserve your seats.

5. Wild at Heart

"Calling all lovebirds: take your valentine to Africa or Australia, no passport required! This Valentine’s weekend, adults (ages 21 and up) are invited to the Zoo for Wild At Heart, a unique date night in the setting of the Zoo after dark. This entertaining experience features a new format for 2013 with a romantic dinner, cocktails under the stars, up-close animal encounters and fire-side tales of love in the animal kingdom. Tickets are $65 per person; Annual Zoo Pass holders receive a discount ($5 off or $60 per ticket). Reservations are required and space is limited."Source

6. Valentine's Day Concert at The Venue

Jared Blake and Saving Abel will perform a Valentine's Day concert at The Venue Tampa Bay. General admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A Prix Fixe dinner will be available starting at $25 per person. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

7. Sheryl Crow at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sheryl Crow will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $49 to $95 per person. A pre-show buffet is also available for $30 per person at 6 p.m.

8. Dinner Cruise on Yacht StarShip

Two Valentine's day cruises will be available on the Yacht StarShip. The lunch cruise boards at 11:30 am, departs at 12 p.m. and returns at 2 p.m. Prices for lunch are $34.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. The dinner cruise boards at 6:30 p.m., departs at 7 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. Prices for dinner are $99.95 for adults and $59.95 for children. Admission does not include tax, port fee or gratuity.

9. Second Lonely Heart's Valentines Gathering

"Steve Miller hosts friends, peers, and neighborhood ne'r-do-wells as they extol upon or lament the various facets of love, magic, romance and relationships."Source

The free comedy/poetry act will begin at 8 p.m. at New World Brewery located at 1313 E. Eighth Ave. in Tampa.

10. Chillounge Night Presents "Return to Romance"

Tickets for this special concert range from $140 to $160 and each ticket includes:
"- A variety of excellent food selections and drinks/beverages including prosecco bar.
- A beautiful red rose for each lady.
- The chic and exotic Chillounge Night experience before and after the concert in front of the Powel Crosley estate.
- Additional music by Lotus Fire.
- GA ticket for the next Treasure Island or Tampa Chillounge Night (April 2013)
- Red Carpet Picture from the photo wall.
- Valet Parking
- And of course.....concert seating on the bay for Jon Secada and his band"
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