Valentine’s Day 2014 – Fun Things to Do!

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I was just checking the local newspaper.. and it seems that Long Beach, California has a bunch of fun events for this weekend.  Which one do you want to do?

Theater ….

Let’s Misbehave – The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter: International City Theatre presents a musical with more than 30 classic songs by Porter including “Anything Goes,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love).” . Final performances 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16. Center Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $42-$47. 562-436-4610, www.ictlongbeach.org

The Music Man: Musical Theatre West presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical. Harold Hill poses as an organizer of boys’ bands and fools everyone except Marian Paroo. 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 , 2 p.m. Feb. 16 through March 2. Also 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. Musical Theatre West, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. $17-$92. 562-985-7000,www.carpenterarts.org; 562-856-1999, Ext. 4, www.musical.org

Deathtrap: Mystery about a successful writer struggling to overcome a dry spell by offering to collaborate with a student who has a potential Broadway hit. Final performances 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim St. $24, $21 seniors, $14 students. 562-494-1014, www.lbplayhouse.org

God of Carnage: Tony Award-winning play in which two sets of Brooklyn parents meet after their boys get into an altercation. Final performances 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. $20-$70; senior and student discounts. 562-944-9801. www.lamiradatheatre.com

Film …

Long Beach Cinematheque: Screening of 1971 comedy, “Harold and Maude.” 8 p.m. Feb. 14 (gates open 6:30 p.m.). Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 E. Willow St. $10. lbcinema.org/event/harold-and-maude-2014

Shakespeare Screening: From Feb. 13-16, there will be a screening of the Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet” featuring Orlando Bloom at AMC Marina Pacifica, the Cinemark in the Pike and the Edwards Theaters in the Town Center. www.fathomevents.com

Music …

Marcus Miller, Najee and Euge Groove: Jazz concert. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $45-$135. VIP tickets include a three course meal, a rose for each lady and preferred seating in the first five rows. 800-745-3000.www.ticketmaster.com; Rainbow Promotions, 562-424-0013.

Boz Scaggs: 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive. Sold out; contact box office to be put on wait list. 562-467-8818, www.cerritoscenter.com

Pacific Symphony with Matthew Morrison: The “Glee” actor performs a Valentine’s Day program of show tunes and jazz standards. 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. $35-$160. 714-556-2787, www.scfta.org; 714-755-5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

Peter Gallagher: The actor and singer performs show tunes and standards and relates anecdotes from his career. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. $79. 714-556-2787, www.scfta.org

Clint Black: 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive. $40-$80. 562-467-8818,www.cerritoscenter.com

Golden State Pops Orchestra: Great Composer tribute to Elmer Bernstein. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. $28.50-$60. 310-433-8774, www.gspo.com

Dance …

Russian Ballet Theatre: The company performs “Sleeping Beauty.” 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. $25-$45. 562-861-8211, www.downeytheatre.com

Comedy …

Brian Regan: 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $41.75. 562-436-3661; 800-745-3000,www.ticketmaster.com

Festival …    

Highland Games Festival at the Queen Mary

Highland Games Festival at the Queen Mary

Scots Festival and International Highland Games: Celebration of Scottish culture with competitions in athletic events and Highland dancing, clan information and marketplace, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Event also includes craft beer and whisky tasting (both days; $12 and $15, respectively; minimum age 21 ) and the Rock Yer Kilt concert, 5-11 p.m. Saturday ($15). Admission $18 online, $22; 8 online for ages 4-11; $12. Parking $15. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach.www.queenmary.com/scotsfestival

Talk …

The Art of Love: Gregorio Luke discusses Hollywood’s greatest kisses, love tales from Casanova and erotic pointers from the Kama Sutra. Also music and a three-course meal. 6 p.m. Feb. 14 Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave. $75 nonmembers, $65 members. 562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

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