There’s plenty to love about this upcoming week in Dallas — even as you scramble either to pull together a romantic outing with your Valentine or totally avoid the inevitable crush of lovebirds invading all your usual haunts. From advocating for an art deco treasure near and dear to our hearts to giving local artists some much-deserved love, this week’s calendar options are setting our hearts a-flutter.
Fair Park City Council Briefing
5 p.m. Monday
The Hall of State, Fair Park
Passionate about Fair Park? Here’s your chance to express how you really feel: Mayor Mike Rawlings has called a special meeting of the Dallas City Council to solicit feedback from Dallas residents about the future of these landmark grounds. If you’ve ever found yourself wanting more from the architecturally significant fair grounds, now’s your chance. Register to speak by calling 214-670-3738, or just grab a seat and observe.
Singapore Slingers Sweetheart Special
7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Matt Tolentino’s swingin’ Singapore Slingers perform a rousing tribute to Valentine’s Day that’ll give you and your sweetheart all the feels. The retro jazz orchestra rolls through romantic standards and surprises during this date night no-brainer. Food and beverage service is available if you want to go all out, and reservations are available by calling the Pocket Sandwich Box Office at 214-821-1860.
Open Classical Artist Series: Steuart Pincombe
8 p.m. Wednesday
Perfect for lovers of both baroque music and chicken fried steak, the “Music in Familiar Spaces” tour featuring cellist Steurt Pincombe is an engaging experience that brings rich tones and soaring compositions to diners, coffeeshops and pubs that are near and dear to our hearts. The AllGood Café will be transformed from beloved home cooking spot to ... beloved home cooking spot and classical music venue. Find out more at openclassical.org/events/Steuart-Pincombe-baroque-cello.
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“For the Love of Artists”
7 p.m. Thursday
Kettle Art Gallery
This is a true love letter to local artists, courtesy of Kettle Art Gallery. In an effort to thank the local arts community for their support of the gallery, this show aims to pay back the artists who’ve donated their time and art over the years. 100 percent of the proceeds from any pieces sold during the exhibition goes directly back to the artists themselves. Admire the submissions and maybe procure one for yourself Thursdays and Fridays from 7 until 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m. through February 20.
The Hateful Eight 35mm Roadshow
7 p.m. Friday
This is, perhaps, the anti-Valentine date night — unless you’re both true film lovers. Quentin Tarantino’s ultra-violent, unchecked and nihilistic roadhouse flick is a three-hour marathon of cinematic allegory and profanity — but still, there’s something cozy and romantic about the 35mm presentation, complete with Ennio Morricone’s moody overture and intermission. Snuggle up, dive into the popcorn, and enjoy Robert Richardson’s Oscar-nominated cinematography. Tickets available at thetexastheatre.com/movies-events/the-hateful-eight-35mm-roadshow-edition.