Area offers plenty of Valentine's Day events

Valentine’s Day this year falls on a perfect day of the week — Friday. Here are some events where you can treat the ones you love.

Friday, Feb. 14

Daddy Daughter Dance

A dance event for fathers and daughters will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. The event is ages 4 and and older, and costs $11 per person. For more information and to register, call 678-277-0920.

Alternative to Valentine’s Day Show

Eddie Owen Presents the Alternative to Valentine’s Day Show, featuring musicians Jan Smith, Peter Vogl, Michael Doke, Lesa MacGregor and special guest Carmen Ford. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 at the Red Clay Theatre, located at 3116 Main St. in Duluth. Ticket prices range from $15 to $20 per person. For more information, visit www.eddieowenpresents.com or call 678-892-6373.

Valentine Dinner Dance

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is hosting a night of dinner and dancing for St. Valentine’s. Appetizers will be served and there will be a buffet dinner followed by dancing, with a local Cuban band providing the rhythm. Appetizers will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the event will run until 10p.m. The courthouse is at 185 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $45 for individuals and $80 for couples. For more information, call 770-822-5450.

Valentine’s Wine and Dine

Enjoy Valentine’s Day in historic downtown Norcross. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a variety of special events to celebrate the holiday. The town judge will be in front of the coffee shop renewing vows and performing marriage ceremonies. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, share a candlelit dinner or shop for the perfect gift. Reservations are recommended at restaurants. For more information, call 678-448-2122 or visit www.norcrossga.net.

Weddings at the Historic Courthouse

If you want to get married on Valentines Day, the Gwinnett Magistrate Court and Probate Court have teamed up and donated their time to perform free weddings at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse at 185 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Doors open at 10 a.m. There will be two rooms decorated for the event with seating for guests. Marriages will be performed in the order individuals arrive. Couples must already have a marriage certificate and bring it with them. For more information, call 770-822-8100.

Heart Throbs

Heart Throbs is a collection of short pieces about the struggle to find romantic love, presented this Valentine’s Day weekend at Lionheart Theatre, located at 10 Britt Ave. in Norcross. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday show is at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Admission prices include a dessert and beverage. For more information, call 678-938-8518 or visit www.lionhearttheatre.org.

Be Mine, Valentine Open Mic

Performers of all ages and backgrounds will be sharing their Valentine’s themed songs, poems, skits and stories at 106 West Open Mic, located at 106 W. Athens St. in Winder. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 per person. This is an all-ages event. For more information, call 77-868-1977 or visit www.106west.com.

Saturday, Feb. 15

My Jazzy Valentine

The Aurora Theatre presents Aurora Swing Nights: My Jazzy Valentine, part of their regular concert series featuring the Metro Jazz Club. Located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville, the event starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $22.50 per person. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Ongoing this weekend

Valentine’s Day at Medieval Times

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is offering a special Valentine’s Day couple’s package from Friday through Sunday. For $99, couples are treated to a four-course feast while witnessing intense battle scenes and a live jousting tournament. Additionally, couples will receive additional items, including a photo, Valentine scroll, champagne (or non-alcoholic beverage) in keepsake glasses, two cheering flags, a cheering wand and two admissions to the dungeon. Medieval Times is at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Book tickets online at www.medievaltimes.com or by calling 888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) (use code VDGR for the couple’s package.