Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is one of those holidays people hate or love. Regardless, it’s a great excuse to treat your self! Here are our three last minute plans that will brighten anyone’s mood courtesy of DallasNews.com!
1. A VALENTINE’S DAY DOUBLE FEATURE: Begin your romantic evening being serenaded by crooner Ricki Derek, who will perform jazz standards, including songs from the Great American Songbook, followed by a screening of the 1942 movie classic Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This throwback to the fabulous ’40s takes place at the Lakewood Theater, a restored 1938 landmark. Feb. 14 at 8:30 p.m. at 1825 Abrams Parkway, Dallas. $20-$30. 214-821-7469. lakewoodtheater.com.
2. FREE VALENTINE’S DAY IN THE PARK: Dance the evening away with the Mad Men Swing Band at Klyde Warren Park. There’ll be a dessert station from Savor, as well as beer, wine, sparkling wine and grub from food trucks available for purchase. Free admission. Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. 214-716-4500. klydewarrenpark.org.
3. Wine and More: Guests will be “teased” with a caramelized foie gras medallion to start the evening. The three-course menu proposes options like goat cheese beignet salad, oysters Rockefeller, New Zealand lamb chops and fondue for two. $55 per person. 5:30 p.m. to midnight Feb. 14 and 15. Three locations: 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas (214-526-9463); 7201 Bishop Road, Plano (972-312-9463); and 842 Market St., Allen (972-908-2532). cruawinebar.com.