It may be windy. It may be hot. But this weekend, love is in the air, so what does it matter?
Take your significant other to one these events and fall in love all over again.
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
As Shakespeare says, “If music be the food of love, play on.” This Friday, the La Jolla Music Society hosts one of Europe’s foremost orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic. The group is known internationally for the intense energy of its performances.
The evening will feature Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the orchestra’s music director since 2008 and accomplished pianist Hélène Grimaud performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is performing at 8 p.m. Friday at the Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St. Tickets range from $27 to $97.
‘Don Giovanni’ at the San Diego Opera
While most Americans know him as Don Juan, the legendary Italian libertine and seducer of women, opera lovers know him “Don Giovanni.”
“Don Giovanni” is a tale of sex, power, seduction and revenge. The role is a signature one for Italian bass baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, who is making is San Diego Opera debut.
The show opens at 7 p.m. Saturday and runs through Feb. 22 on select dates. Tickets range from $45 to $295.
Nathan Pacheco: Be My Valentine
Love opera but don’t want to commit to an entire opera production? Then this is perfect for you. Pop-opera singer Nathan Pacheco, who was an audience favorite at the past two San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops season, will make his indoor debut at the Jacobs Music Center.
Pacheco will perform everything from Puccini to Time to Say Goodbye and is a perfect touch of romance for your Valentine’s Day.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $3o to $72.
Valentine’s Outdoor Movie Night – Bonnie & Clyde
Dinner and a movie. You can’t go wrong with the classics, specially when the movie is free.
The Headquarters shopping center is the former 1939 San Diego Police Headquarters, so true to 1939’s fashion, the center will be screening the love and crime classic, “Bonnie & Clyde.”
Come early to grab a bite from The Headquarters’ specialty food shops. Adirondack chairs will be available for the first 30 people who arrive otherwise bring your blankets.
The screening begins at 5 p.m. Friday.
Valentine’s Day at the San Diego Museum of Art
Romance and art have gone hand in hand since antiquity. This Valentine’s Day, you can spend an entire day, or parts there of, at the San Diego Museum of Art.
The museum will offer love-themed, docent-led gallery tours throughout Saturday (and throughout February), or you can partake in a card-making workshop for a personalized Valentine’s card for your significant others.
For something more romantic, you can participate in an all-inclusive picnic and tour after hours at the museum.
Prices vary depending which activities you choose.
Getting Married on Valentine’s Day
While this is not exactly a weekend guide item, but if wedding bells are something you want on Valentine’s Day, the downtown office of the county Assessor/Recorder/Clerk will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for couples who want to get married or obtain a marriage license.
This may be perfect for the spontaneous couple who don’t like the fuss of a wedding.