Friday night is the big night. Hopefully, you have plans in place to make sure the one you love feels special.
But hey, why stop there? There are plenty of events happening around town to keep that loving, celebratory feeling going.
Here’s a list of the best events this week:
Friday, Feb. 14
Cabaret at The Center returns Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, to The Diamond Valley Arts Center, located at 123 N. Harvard Street in Hemet. After their sold-out show in July and a successful “Villians” show in October, DVAC’s own Harvard Street Theatre Company will celebrate the month of love in 2020 with “The Love Show.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for DVAC members and $20 for non-members. Student tickets are $5 for pre-sale and $10 at the door. Beverages will be available for purchase. Guests have access to the current gallery exhibition as well as the concert.
Hosted by Hammer & Stain Inland Empire, the Sweetheart Valentine Workshop is a couples’ night that starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $85 a couple, you get two full-sized projects from their selection. Champagne for the couple, a “This is Us” gift and your own private table. Hammer & Stain Inland Empire is at 24831 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 112, in Murrieta. Tickets are available at www.hammerandstain.org.
Lifetime Rocker will be at The Public House for Valentine’s Day from 9 p.m. to midnight. Public House is at 41971 Main Street in Temecula.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Table Manners Readings of new plays and screenplays are read by actors around a table and is a process in the development of new theatrical work. Dorland invites local playwrights, actors and the public to join in. The event takes place from 1-3 p.m. at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, 36701 State Route 79 in Temecula. For more information, visit www.dorlandartscolony.com.
Love in Bloom is an adult canvas class hosted by Painted Earth. Create this masterpiece with a date; create two canvases that come together to create one picture. For ages 15 and older in the Temecula studio and Menifee studio. For more information, visit www.paintedearthpottery.com.
Jeff Johnson will perform live at the Temecula Valley Cheese Company starting at 1 p.m. Temecula Valley Cheese Company is at 42072 Fifth Street, Suite 101, in Temecula.
George & Grace Acoustic Jam will take place from 1-5 p.m. at Fazeli Cellars at 37320 De Portola Road in Temecula.
Surefire performs live at the Temecula Wine and Beer Garden from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at 28464 Old Town Front Street in Temecula.
Pinot’s Palette will host a Paint & Sip Party at Pechanga Resort Casino and Pechanga RV Resort from 2-4 p.m. at Pechanga RV Resort, 45000 Pechanga Parkway in Temecula. Price is $35, visit www.pinotspalette.com.
Pammy & The Sweet Peas will perform live at the Old Town Blues Club at 4:30 p.m., playing an eclectic mix of rhytm and blues, soul and roots rock. Old Town Blues Club is at 28636 Old Town Front Street, Suite 101, in Temecula.
Bring an arm full of firewood when you visit the Trauma to Triumph Drum Circle from 5-8 p.m. at Lake Elsinore Seaport Boat Launch, 500 W. Lakeshore Drive, in Lake Elsinore.
Endeavor will perform live at Lorimar Winery from 6-9 p.m. The band will be playing classic rock tunes. This venue is ages 21 and up with no entrance fee and is located at 39990 Anza Road in Temecula.
Gino and the Lone Gunmen take the stage at 6 p.m. at Blackbird Tavern playing vintage rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and more on the outdoor stage in the Balckbird’s huge courtyard area, complete with fire pits, tables, games and more. Blackbird Tavern is at 41958 Fifth Street in Temecula.
Saturday Night Fever, featuring a DJ, Baja eats and disco drinks start at 6 p.m. at Peltzer Winery. Dress in your 1970s best and enter the costume contest. The event is for those age 21 and older only. Peltzer Winery is at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula.
GROOV Underground will perform at The Hive Wildomar from 8-11 p.m. at the restaurant located at 32475 Clinton Keith Road in Wildomar.
MÖTLEY 2 will perform at O’Hara’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Tavern in Lake Elsinore from 8-11:30 p.m.
The Cheez Whiz Band brings their hits from the 1980s to Duke’s Temecula from 8 p.m. to midnight. There’s no cover charge at Duke’s Temecula, 31940 Temecula Parkway, Suite C 1, in Temecula.
Country Live! at The Merc presented by Gwyn Sanborn is a live country music show featuring a house band backing up the valley’s up and coming artists. The show starts at 9 p.m. at The Merc, Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street in Temecula. Tickets at http://tickets.temeculatheater.org.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Son & Reynolds will perform live from 1-4 p.m. at Leoness Cellars Winery, 38311 De Portola Road, in Temecula.
Joe Baldino is a passionate guitarist, composer, musician and performer. His songs are all originals, and the sound is a melting pot of acoustic, easy listening jazz, saturated with a Latin feel. He will perform from 1-4 p.m. at Europa Village, 33475 La Serena Way, in Temecula.
The Sweetheart Jamboree at Vail Headquarters will feature antique cars, live music, swing dancers, crafts, vendors and more and is hosted for free by Synergy Social SoCal from 3-8 p.m. Vail Headquarters is at 32115 Temecula Parkway in Temecula.
Classics at The Merc is a bimonthly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents from 3-5 p.m. at The Merc, 42051 Main Street, in Temecula. Get tickets at http://tickets.temeculatheater.org.
Charlie Wilson is the former lead vocalist of the Gap Band and he will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Pechanga Resort Casino. Tickets start at $69 at www.ticketmaster.com. Pechanga Resort Casino is at 45000 Pechanga Parkway in Temecula.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
The ChemMysteries Lab hosted by Pennypickle’s Workshop is a Kids Only Club – drop off event from 3-5 p.m., and tickets are $28 for ages 5 to 11 years old. You’ll for sure want to wear a lab coat to this one because who knows what mischief they’ll be getting into. Pennypickle’s Workshop is at 42081 Main Street in Temecula.
Felix y Los Gatos will perform live at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Blues Club. Felix Y Los Gatos is one of the best party bands in New Mexico performing Americana, blues, cumbia, 1930s jazz, ranchera, swing, Tex-Mex and zydeco. Old Town Blues Club is at 28636 Old Town Front Street, Suite 101, in Temecula.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Join Pretty Paints at Refuge Brewery for a fun night out creating your own wood sign or cutting board at the Wood Burnishing Workshop. The workshop takes place from 6-8 p.m. and tickets are $30 per student and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism and The Arts Initiative. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with $5 pours on most beers, for ages 21 and older. Refuge Brewery is at 43040 Rancho Way, Suite 200, in Temecula.
Jazz at The Merc, hosted by Old Town Temecula Community Theater, features a different jazz group performing straight ahead jazz every Thursday evening. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at 42051 Main Street in Temecula. Get tickets at http://tickets.temeculatheater.org.
Join Peltzer Winery in the Crush House for The Killer Dueling Pianos from 6-10 p.m. for a high energy, interactive dueling pianos show. Tickets are $45 each and include a complimentary glass of our Signature Sangria and tickets are at www.peltzerfamilycellars.orderport.net. The event is for those 21 and older only. Peltzer Winery is at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula.
Jeff Pack can be reached by email at email@example.com.