Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a romantic and unique date night? This year, ditch the cliché dinner reservations and chocolate boxes and opt for something more special – local artsy date nights. From live performances to interactive events, Northern Virginia has plenty to offer for a Valentine’s Day full of love, laughter, and culture.
Singing Valentines Delivered In Person
For those looking for a classic yet memorable date night, the Fairfax Jubil-Aires have just the thing. From February 10-14, their elegant a cappella Quartet will be delivering singing valentines in person or virtually to a location of your choice in Northern Virginia or DC. Surprise your special someone with a serenade, whether it’s at home, a restaurant, or the office. It’s the perfect way to add some music and romance to your Valentine’s Day.
“Nunsense A-Men” at NextStop Theatre
Looking for some laughter this Valentine’s Day? NextStop Theatre’s production of “Nunsense A-Men” is the perfect fit. This lovingly irreverent musical comedy follows five nuns who put on an outrageous variety show to fund the burial of their deceased loved ones after a cooking catastrophe at their convent. With zany personalities, eye-catching costumes, and extreme hilarity, this performance is sure to have you and your date in stitches. And did we mention that all five nuns are in drag? Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind show, running on February 10 at NextStop Theatre.
“Animaniacs” In Concert!
For a night of nostalgia and laughter, head over to The Alden at the McLean Community Center for “Animaniacs” In Concert! Join the original Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, along with voice talents Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche, for a zany evening filled with world-famous songs from the beloved cartoon TV series. Backed by video projections from equally famous animations, this show celebrates the creative inspiration behind the songs with lots of audience interaction and never-before-told behind-the-scenes stories. Don’t miss out on this fabulously funny and joyful look back at what made “Animaniacs” such a special and successful top-rated show.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beatles 60th Anniversary Tribute
Step back in time to one of the most iconic moments in music history with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s “Beatles 60th Anniversary Tribute.” On February 10, at Capital One Hall, experience the original 1964 concert setlist brought to life by the “Fab Four” of the Classical Mystery Tour in a mesmerizing tribute that captures their unforgettable music. From early Beatles hits like “Please Please Me” and “She Loves You,” to later experimental sounds like “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and the timeless beauty of “Let It Be,” this full show presents some two dozen Beatles hits performed exactly as they were written. Don’t miss your chance to hear classics like “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section, or the rock/classical blend on “I Am the Walrus.”
Robin Spielberg at The Centerstage
If you’re looking for a date night filled with beautiful music and heartwarming tales, you won’t want to miss pianist Robin Spielberg’s performance at The Centerstage at RCC Hunters Woods. With 24 albums under her belt, including “Healing of the Hand,” “With a Song in My Heart,” and “Love Story,” Robin is known for her neo-classical piano stylings and ability to connect with audiences. Whether playing American classics from film and Broadway, or her original works inspired by love, nature, and history, Robin’s performance is sure to be a romantic and unforgettable evening.
“Dancing Beethoven” by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
For a date night full of grace and beauty, don’t miss Les Grands Ballets Canadiens’ performance of “Dancing Beethoven” at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. As Québec’s first professional ballet company, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens has been one of Canada’s best contemporary ballet companies for over six decades. Their performance on February 10 features two inventive pieces set to the music of Beethoven. From the iconic opening of Symphony No. 5 in “Dancing Beethoven,” to the stirring Symphony No. 7 in “I Am the Walrus,” performed with precision, energy, and artistry by both the ensemble and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, this show is a must-see for any ballet lover.
“Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World!” at Stacy C. Sherwood Center
Introduce your little ones to the world of opera with this unique performance by Opera NOVA. On February 11, at Stacy C. Sherwood Center, enjoy a heartwarming tale and beautiful music inspired by legendary artist Frida Kahlo. This is a great opportunity to bond with your family and appreciate the power of words and music.
AYCO & AYSO in Concert at Hylton Performing Arts Center
For those in Prince William County, don’t miss this performance by the American Youth Concert Orchestra and American Youth Symphonic Orchestra at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on February 11. These talented young musicians will be showcasing their skills in a beautiful concert that is sure to leave you and your date impressed.
Music Together Sing and Groove at Old Town Hall
For a fun and interactive date, join us at Old Town Hall on February 12 for Funday Monday. This event features the Music Together program where families can sing and groove together. It’s the perfect way to introduce music to your little ones and have a fun time in the heart of Fairfax City.
End your Valentine’s Day celebrations on a high note with one of these exciting local artsy date nights. As ArtsFairfax, we are committed to supporting and promoting the arts in our community. We hope you’ll consider attending one of these events or exploring other options in our area. Visit our website to learn more about the arts in our community and discover even more events. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!