Things to do in Phoenix: Valentine’s Day Edition

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 25, 2012

Trying to plan a great date for your special someone on Valentine’s Day? Here are seven things to do with your honey-bunch if you’re in Phoenix: 

1.       Broadway Palm Theatre – Run for Your Wife

A cab driver, John Smith, literally has two lives, complete with two different wives, Mary and Barbara. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, he gets caught up in a mugging, and he wakes up in a hospital. He ends up with Mary instead of with Barbara, with whom he should be at the moment, and he now has to deal with explaining this problem to both of his wives and the police all at once. For tickets, call the box office at: 480-325-6700 or visit www.broadwaypalmwest.com.

2.       Catch a Concert

While Phoenix doesn’t have any big names in town the day of Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of fun shows throughout that week. Take a look at TicketMaster.com to see what bands are rolling in.

3.       Dinner and a Movie

You’ve had dinner and movie plenty of times before, but how about both at once? Several dinner movie theatres have popped up over the last year in Phoenix. Try one out for a luxury dinner served right to your seat. Here are a few to choose from:  iPic Theatres, Studio Movie Grill, and AMC Dine-In Theatres.

4.       A Garden Stroll

Want an evening just wandering and talking? The Desert Botanical Garden is perfect for a romantic stroll. Take a look at their website for hours and pricing. www.dbg.org

5.       Arizona Broadway theatre – Singin’ in the Rain

Based on one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time starring the inimitable Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain is set in 1920’s Hollywood during the waning days of the silent film era. This zany, light hearted romantic comedy focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, and Lockwood’s leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-appealing vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures. You’ll want to kick your feet up as you’re transported to yesteryear in this dazzling production. For tickets, visit AZBroadwayTheatre.com.

6.       Horse Drawn Carriage

What’s more romantic than a horse drawn carriage ride snuggled close to your special someone? KC’s Classic Carriage Company will be offering carriage rides in Old Town Scottsdale on Valentine’s Day. Carriages are available at the entrance to the Scottsdale Mall located at Brown and Main Street. Although carriages are generally available on a walk-up basis, advance reservations ensure availability. Pick-ups are also available at other locations as well as nearby hotels and restaurants. Call (480) 855-3810 for reservations. www.horsencarriage.com

7.       My Fair Lady – Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

MY FAIR LADY is triumphant. With Wouldn’t It Be Lovely?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face, it’s no wonder everyone – not just Henry Higgins – falls in love with Eliza Doolittle. For tickets, visit QCpac.com.

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