Love is in the air at these Valentine’s Day events in North Texas


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The Reunion Tower lights up for Valentine's Day.

Love is in the air at these Valentine’s Day events in North Texas

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Swap out these roses for one or more fun things to do over the Valentine’s weekend. You can enjoy V-Day with a lover, friends, or all of your puffy selves. Some activities take place outdoors, so please check the weather for any changes before you go.

“LOVE AT LEGACY WEST” pop-up installation

Smile and take pictures at this floral installation at Legacy West. Valentine’s themed backdrops open for free selfies all month, or pre-order a pro mini shoot on February 14 from 6-8pm Legacy West’s other Valentine’s pop-ups include at Sand and Soil Flower Truck (February 12-13) , noon to 4 p.m.), Latin American-inspired sweets and desserts from Maravilla Cacao (February 12, noon to 4 p.m.) and Kids Club DIY Valentine’s Day Card Craft (February 12, noon) to 3 p.m. point). Check out the website for more Valentine’s Day events and pricing.

The installation will continue through February 28 and will take place daily at the Mall at Legacy West at 5908 Headquarters Boulevard in Plano during business hours. Free selfie. legacywest.com/events.

“EL CORAZĂ“N” exhibition in the bathroom

This marks the 27th year of “El CorazĂłn,” an exhibition curated by Jose Vargas featuring a variety of works by North Texas artists. All works are inspired by the human mind. An opening reception is planned for February 12, including music and more.

Opening reception at the Bathroom Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, through March 12, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm, and February 12 from 5 to 8 pm. free. bathroom.dallasculture.org.

The Reunion Tower lights up for Valentine's Day. The Reunion Tower lights up for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day at the Reunion Tower

Music and magic are performed on the observation deck of the Reunion Tower. Saxophonist Alex Styer will create a romantic atmosphere every night from February 11-14. Magician Grant Price will also be on deck on February 14. If you want to ask questions from 470 feet above the street, book the Love in the Air package on February 13-14. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can still look up after dark to see the twinkling lights on the Reunion Tower Ball.

February 11-14, 6-9:30 pm (Feb. 13-14, 8:30 pm) at Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Avenue, Dallas. $9-35 for ages 4 and up, free for ages 3 and under; call 214-712-7040 for information on Love in the Air. reuniontower.com.

Comedian Paul Varghese performs at the Backdoor Comedy Club.Comedian Paul Varghese performs at the Backdoor Comedy Club.

Champagne, Chocolate and Comedy

For an easier look at love, laugh with Paul Varghese and Linda Stogner and more of Backdoor’s favorite comics. Your tickets to three Valentine’s Day shows include a glass of champagne, a box of chocolates and a ticket to future shows at Richardsons Comedy Club. Call 214-328-4444 to make a reservation.

Feb. 12 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm, Feb. 14 at 7:30pm, Backdoor Comedy, 940 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson. $30. Backdoor Comedy Network.

Love after running races/walks and parties

Get a healthy start to the weekend with a 5K run, 10K run or family fun walk through Las Colinas before heading back to Texas Lottery Plaza for a beer and pancakes after the party. The event benefits the Irving School Foundation.

February 12 at 8:30am at the Toyota Music Factory at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving. Participants, spectators and after-party costs $15 to $69.99. irvingmarathon.com/love-on-the-run-5k.

Chocolate and Wine Tour

Stroll through downtown McKinney and enjoy a day of wine and chocolate tasting and shopping with participating merchants. Your timed general admission ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, 10 wine samples and four chocolate samples. Plus, extra treats await at Lone Star Cellars (103 E. Virginia St., McKinney).

February 12th noon to 6pm, downtown McKinney. $30-45. eventbrite.com.

Just Grandscape’s Girls Festival

Spend an afternoon with a group of girls for wine tastings, waffle bars, massages and DIY ideas at Grandscape’s shops and restaurants. There will be shopping, pop-ups, live music and swag bags.

February 12th from 1-5pm in Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony. $50 (non-alcoholic) – $65. eventbrite.com.

RICKI DEREK Valentine’s Day Fashion Show

Crooner Ricki Derek will deliver romance in two classic nights by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and more. The February 12th show at Legacy Hall opens at 7pm, and a spin on the dance floor is strongly encouraged. Standing room and reserved table reservations are still available at press time. On Valentine’s Day, Derek is back for a show at the Granada Theatre at 8pm.

Feb. 12 at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $10. eventbrite.com.

February 14 at 8pm at the Granada Theater at 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas. $25-40. prekindle.com.

Stephanie Mills gave a Valentine's Day concert at Fair Park's Music Hall.Stephanie Mills’ Valentine’s Day concert at Fair Park’s Music Hall. (Al Pereira/WireImage)

Valentine’s Day Love Jam

Grammy-winning singer Stephanie Mills and R&B band The Whispers took to the stage for a Valentine’s Day concert for their hits.

February 14 at 7 p.m. at the Music Hall in Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue, Dallas. $55-75. ticket site.

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