Predictably enough, this weekend’s events skew heavily toward Valentine’s Day. But they’re all great shows to check out — from “Jazz in the Jungle” in Uptown to “The Love Show” in St. Paul.
Twin Cities-based Love Songs For Angry Men Trio – led by the gravely-voiced crooner Nick Hensley – are starting out Valentine’s Day weekend with a return to the Dakota Jazz.
Lakewood Cemetery accompanies the bill. It all starts at 11 p.m. for $5.
And then it all begins. Valentine’s Day. The first event of the day we’ll mention is The Love Show, and I’ll let the event description do some of the talking.
“Minnesota’s own Kevin Kling is the master of love. Along with his merry band of Cupid-teers, he celebrates Valentine’s Day with stories from antiquity to now and music from the parlors of your grandparents to the disco of your childhood. Tales that tickle and warm your heart, songs that get you on your feet and make you want to sing along — if you loved watching the star-studded variety shows on Saturday night TV, then The Love Show: Deluxe Edition is perfect for you and your Valentine. It will be a sweetheart of a show!”
Kling’s Cupid-teers include Dan Chouinard, Bradley Greenwald, Prudence Johnson, Simone Perrin, Claudia Schmidt, and Dane Stauffer.
The show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $22 to $28
Love will be in the air in the heart of Uptown at Jungle Theater! The event, fully entitled This Funny Thing Called Love: A Lighthearted Valentine will feature accomplished jazz vocalist Connie Evingson.
Accompanied by New York pianist Jon Weber, bassist Gordy Johnson and saxophonist Dave Karr, Evingson will perform humorous and romantic songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Dave Frishberg, the Beatles, Sting and others.
There are two performances – one at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at the Jungle Theater box office, calling 612-822-7063 or clicking here.
This Sunday, grab an amazing Valentine’s dinner for two that includes the following: one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert from a prix fixe menu), two concert tickets, and two reserved table seats.
Oh, and you get to hear the musical musings of local talent Erik Koskinen. It’s a pretty good deal.
So, get in the V-Day spirit and, as Erik says, “bring your date or your lover or your mother.”
General admission is $10 with reserved dinner seats costing $50.