Valentine's Day Events: 10 Places to Take Your Sweetie

1. Date Night at Museum of Contemporary Art

British artist Tracey Emin’s U.S. debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art is truly a place for lovers. The artist’s neon sculptures are visual koans that invite viewers to contemplate the nature of love and loss.  The exhibit, entitled “Tracey Emin: Angel without You” features 60 pieces which include phrases that evoke the bliss and uncertainty of love. The exhibit will be open until 10 p.m. Guests will also witness the debut of performance artist Ana Mendez’s latest piece which is entitled “Date Night.”
8 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; “Date Night” is free with museum admission ($5) and tickets are available online at or by calling 305 893 6211. Refreshments will be served.

2. Moonlight & Music

Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket and cuddle up to your honey at Deering Estate’s Valentine’s Day Concert, a romantic concert under the stars at the historic estate. The concert will feature Miami-based jazz songstress Nicole Henry singing standards and favorites. Refreshments and food will also be available for an additional fee. Chef David Schwadron Catering and Joanna’s Marketplace are the official picnic providers for the Deering Estate at Cutler and can be contacted directly for preordered meals.
8 p.m. (gate opens at 7 p.m.), Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami; $20. 

3. Drive-In

Hug up on your sweetheart in the cosiness of your car while watching vintage (i.e. old) movies at Miami’s mini drive-in, the Blue Starlite Drive-In. The Valentine’s Day line-up, taking place at the Virginia Key Beach,  includes “Grease” or “Casablanca,” each show kicks off with “A Charlie Brown Valentine.”
7 p.m. Grease, 9:45 p.m. Casablanca at Virginia Key Beach, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive , Miami; Car slots (up to three people) start at $35, $8 lawn seating.

4. Lewis Black
What better way to cement your undying love to your mate than to listen to the unfiltered rants of a cynical nihilist? Just kidding; Lewis Black is not a nihilist. But his hilarious indignation at all of life’s ills will make you both laugh and thank your lucky stars that you found someone to hold your hand in this crazy world as he goes through his long list of things that irk him in “Lewis Black: The Rant is Due.”
8 p.m. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach;; $39.50- $75.00

5. Andrea Bocelli
With a voice so heavenly, the Italian tenor is the perfect way to serenade your beloved for Valentine’s Day. Be it arias, Spanish-language standards, Italian favorites or American ballads, Bocelli can squeeze all the romance out of a song and create the right mood for lovers.
8 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise;; $82.25-$403.

6. Full Moon Valentines Paddle
Bathe in the light of the full moon as you take your mate on an paddleboard adventure with Sunrise Paddleboards. Take in the romantic scenery, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and champagne along the way as you paddle through the moonlight. 
6 p.m. 2520 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale;; $50

7. The Love Boat
Cruise out to sea for Valentine’s Day on the South Beach Lady, a luxury charter cruise that takes off from Bayfront Park at 8 p.m. for a three-hour tour. Getting shipwrecked is not on the itinerary, though. Instead, plan on enjoying dinner, dancing under the stars, toasting with champagne and sharing a long stemmed rose with your dear one.
7:15 p.m. boarding, 8 p.m. departure, Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;; $85 singles, $150 couples.

8. Gilberto Santa Rosa
“El Caballero de la Salsa” (that is, “The Gentleman of the Salsa”) will give you plenty of excuses to hold your date close at his Valentine’s Day concert. Just try not to dance to songs like “Un Monton de Estrellas” or “La Agarro Bajando.” Granted, his songs often navigate the pain of a failed love affair, but if it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it, it’s time to put on the dancing shoes.
8 p.m. 400 SE Second Ave., Miami;; $62.10-$178.50.   

9. Cabaret
Erika Moon presents the Valentine’s Day edition of her “Viva Paris” burlesque show with a team of talented vixens that will transport the audience to the celebrated Moulin Rouge with dazzling costumes, fresh choreography, a dash of vaudeville and a lot of sex appeal.
9 p.m. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach;; $35-$395.

10. LoveFest
Feel the love at LoveFest, a show that brings together hip-hop and R&B acts like Wale, K. Michelle, Meek Mill and Marcus Cooper for a night that blends sexy crooning and slow jamming with beats and rhymes.
7:30 BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $45-$171.