Some lovely ideas for Valentine’s Day

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:49pm
By: The Citizen

Need some ideas for where to take your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to stay close to home or venture into Atlanta, here are some good ideas that could help make this weekend memorable.

• Valentine's Day diners will be treated to the romantic sounds of a classical violinist at Magellan's Bistro and Bar in Peachtree City.

Sam Lee has a Bachelor of Music degree in violin from Columbus State University, and Master of Music degree from Georgia State University. He has played professionally in numerous orchestras and string quartets, as well as performing solo. Lee will be performing at Magellan's from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Magellan's décor and ambience make it the perfect place for a romantic Valentine's dinner, enhanced by Lee's performance.

Magellan's will also be featuring a special 4-course dinner that evening. Make your reservations early to be sure you get a table.

• Newnan Community Theatre Company presents “Romantic Fools” this weekend. The show consists of 12 two-character comedies examining love, lust, dating and romance. From dating a caveman to the frustrations of having a perfect mate, you will love this funny show as you celebrate Valentine's Day. The cast includes two married couples - Caroline Carr and Tom Grandpre and Spencer and Sarah Jordan. There will be only two performances - Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14. The evening will include drinks and desserts. The fun begins at 8 p.m. each evening in the black box theater at Newnan Community Theatre. This is a special event and not part of their regular 2009 season. Season ticket holders receive 10% off the price of the tickets if they would like to attend Romantic Fools. Produced by Laurel Alford, this show is Rated R due to the theme. Romantic Fools was written by Rich Orloff. The cost is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased from the theatre's website. Phone 770-683-NCTC or visit

• The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone continues its run of the musical “Smoke on the Mountain” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The show focuses on a Saturday night gospel sign at a North Carolina church in the 1930s. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors (60 and up) and students and $15 for children 12 and under. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

• If you’re looking something with more thrills and laughs, check out the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at Philips Arena this weekend and next. Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. this Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 12:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $14-$130. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at, or by calling Ticketmaster at 404-249-6400.

• The Atlanta Ballet will present “Dracula,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. The show is well known for its drama and passion. Tickets start at $15. Phone 404-817-8700 or visit

• The Alliance Theatre continues their performances of “Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25-$75. Phone 404-733-5000 or visit for more information.

• The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta will present a bilingual version of “Don Quixote” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $24. Phone 404-873-3391 or visit

• Righteous Brother Bill Medley will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20-$49. Visit for more information.

• Georgia Aquarium will host its first “Motions of the Oceans Valentine’s Day Dinner and Lecture” event on Feb. 14, 2009, from 6-9 p.m. Guests will be treated to an entertaining discussion with Dr. Al Dove and Sr. Biologist Patricia Dove (yes, they’re married) as they take you on a unique voyage to discover the secret mating rituals of animals -- from marine mammals to invertebrates.

 The evening will begin with a reception filled with seductive bites and drinks, followed by an enticing dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering and culminating with a provocative look at animals’ mating behaviors.

 Following the dinner and lecture, guests are invited to stay for an adult Sleepover, where they will spend the night in the Ocean Voyager gallery, built by The Home Depot, under the eye of whale sharks. Guests staying the night will be treated to behind-the-scenes and gallery tours and breakfast the following morning.

 Ticket prices for the lecture and dinner are $85 for non-members and $75 for members. Ticket prices for the lecture, dinner and Sleepover are $160 for non-members and $135 for members. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit or call 404.581.4000.

 Due to the nature of the lecture, all attendees must be 21 years old or older.

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