Celebrate Valentine's with Wine Tastings, Plays, Art, Pets, Cooking

Take a look at different ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in and around Marietta.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, has a show that explores the theme of society.

Stop by 2 Rules Fine Art through Feb. 24, and see pieces from 15 artists whose works explore the concept of romance through fine art and design.

Anticipation: A Nude and Figural Show

presents Anticipation: A Nude and Figural Show at 25 West Park Sq. Call 770-427-5377 for more information.

Lovers Leap

Come out to the on Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a wine tasting event. The month of February not only includes Valentine's Day, but in 2012 it will also include a Leap Year. To celebrate both the Marietta Wine Market will be tasting some Rose's Sparkling Moscatos and a special tasting from Stag Leap Wine Cellars, not only one of Napa Valley's most iconic wineries but also the winner of the red wine category in the 1976 Paris Tasting.Cost: Charity Donation to .

Looking for some romantic entertainment for Valentine's month? has just the ticket. The romantic comedy Coming Apart by Fred Carmichael, directed by Barbara Rudy, will be on the Stellar Cellar Stage through Feb. 18.

"It's the story of a couple, both successful writers, who simultaneously declare they want a divorce," according to a news release. "Hilarity ensues as they try to live together in divided space and the wife writes a book that parallels reality. In the end, of course, love reigns!"

Performances: Friday/Saturday Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.. Tickets: $12.50, $20 (Sat. dinner shows Feb. 4 and 11), $10 (Industry night, Thursday, Feb. 16). 770-218-9669.

The BeLoved Valentine's Art Market on Saturday, Feb. 11, invites you to Shop an artisan market, Taste a variety of dishes by Christophe's Kitchen and Support the charity Path to Shine with a $10 donation at the door.

In 2011, the BeLoved Art Show donated $1,200 to the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. This year they hope to increase their giving by adding an hourly raffle drawing. For $1 a raffle ticket, you have a chance to win an item from one of the artists of the show. 4465 Paper Mill Rd., Marietta, 30067.

Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple

America’s comic mastermind has updated his classic comedy, , to the present day. Those who love the original version will laugh all over again at the classic characters in an all-new setting.

Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 12, 19 at 2 p.m. at The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd. Marietta. Tickets start at $12 and can be reserved by visiting www.centerstagenorth.org or calling 770-331-0079.

Join the on Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Martinis and Music. Come celebrate exhibitions, volunteers, sponsors and community involvement with music by singers, musicians or bands. Hors d'oeuvres provided and cash bar. Cost: $8 (members free). Call 770-528-1444 for more information.

Champagne and Chocolate

Join the for "Champagne & Chocolate" on Feb. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, the Marietta Wine Market will pop the corks on some of its favorite Champagnes and Sparkling wines along with a selection of chocolates and light appetizers. Get an early jump on Valentine's Day and stop by for a fun time. And remember, if you can't be with the wine you love, love the wine you're with. Call your friends and come early—the Wine Market has a special valentine gift for the first 20 ladies. $10 per person.

Ladies Night Fundraiser for

Join the for a wine tasting beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 then off to the 8 p.m. show of The Ladies Man at Theatre in the Square. An amorous doctor's innocent lie leads to chaotic compounded mistakes involving a suspicious wife, a grumpy mother-in-law, an assertive female patient and her  jealous Prussian husband. Box office: 770-422-8369 

Afternoon of Elegance

Got Valentine's Day on your mind? Need unique and yummy gift ideas? Save the date for an in-store event! Saturday, Feb. 11 from noon to 4 p.m., join Harry's Farmers Market for an Afternoon of Elegance with demos, samples, entertainment and a chance to win a $100 Harry's gift card. Now, that's something to love! Location: 70 Powers Ferry Rd., Marietta.

Disney Valentine's Cards

On Feb. 11, participating The Disney Store locations will host a free Valentine’s Day Card event. The Valentine’s Day Card event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at participating locations, while supplies last. Space is limited, depending on store capacity.

Valentine's Day Cookie Workshop

Join Young Chefs Academy for a Valentine's Day Cookie Workshop! Kids will be able to take home their creations! Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $40/child and $30/each additional sibling. Location: 2769 Chastain Meadows Pkwy Ste 95, Marietta. Call 770-427-2665 for more information.

Taste the Southwest

This Cooking With class at the Marietta Country Club on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. includes House Wine. Cost: $25. Call 770-426-1808 for reservations.

Valentine's Day Goes to the Dogs

Come out for a Valentine event for you and your dogs. The , and Dollies Party Book present an event with:

  • Wine tasting and light appetizer fare
  • Dog toys
  • Dog treats
  • Dog water
  • Photographer Alex Neely will set up for professional shots of your pet or your pet and you.

Saturday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Marietta Wine Market. 770-919-1574. $10 Donation to .

Rotta Winery

Join the on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a wine tasting event. Marco Caporale from Rotta Winery will be back in the Atlanta area to present his wines for tasting and to personally sign any bottles that are purchased. Rotta is the oldest continuously run family winery is Paso Robles. Cost: Charity Donation to Homeless Pets Foundation.


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