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Best Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Charlotte

January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

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Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date often requires a great deal of stress and energy. Finding just the right combination of romance, excitement and pleasure isn’t always easy. Luckily, Charlotte has a wide range of options available to make you the hero in your relationship. Take your cue from our list and you’ll be enjoying the benefits later.
Innovative Works
N.C. Dance Theatre
701 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-0101
www.ncdance.org/InnovativeWorks.asp

Date: Through Feb. 15, 2014

Dance fans will love this performance that brings new, often experimental choreography in a wide range of styles. “Innovative Works” series is a cutting-edge performance that challenges audiences to explore new ideas and dance. You can never be fully sure what the evening’s innovations will be, but it always delivers. The venue brings the dance action close and creates a wonderful date night experience.

Pat Metheny Unity Group
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-1000
www.blumenthalarts.org/pat-metheny-unity-group

Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Pat Metheny’s latest group, The Unity Band, has the ability to perform the full, wide range of Metheny’s music – from “Song X” to “Secret Story” and even his Orchestrion concept. Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez, Chris Potter and Giulio Carmassi join Metheny for an amazing, jaw-dropping musical experience. This is a perfect night out for your favorite jazz lover.

Dark Star Orchestra
The Fillmore Charlotte
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28206
(800) 745-3000
www.darkstarorchestra.net

Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Fans of the Grateful Dead have an opportunity to hear a new take on their favorite band’s oeuvre. The Dark Star Orchestra takes the music of the Grateful Dead and explores and interprets the music with its own sound. Each Dark Star Orchestra show revolves around a Grateful Dead set list and puts its own, unique spin on the original. This is an amazing experience for any Deadhead couple or for a pair who appreciates a winding, jam-based, spontaneous musical outburst.

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Darden Smith
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 376-3737
www.eveningmuse.com/darden-smith

Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith will be sharing his songs at The Evening Muse. Smith brings a distinct blend of country, pop, rock, folk and Americana to his music and to Charlotte. Smith’s latest album is “Love Calling,” which was recorded in Nashville. He’s a musical activist who spreads his songwriting mission to a variety of unusual avenues including both soldiers and the homeless. This venue provides an intimate viewing experience.

Some Enchanted Evening
Halton Theater – Central Piedmont Community College
1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 333-6868
www.haltontheater.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Spend Valentine’s Day night celebrating the musical theater geniuses that are Rodgers & Hammerstein. This wonderful revue visits the full range of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s work including “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “The King & I,” “Cinderella” and “The Sound of Music.” It’s a warm, funny, melodic evening perfect for romance. Valentine’s night is opening night for this show, so it’s bound to be something special.

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Lauren J. Walter is a freelance writer covering all things Charlotte. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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