Act now to have an amazing Valentine’s Day 2017

Posted by Amber Uhren on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 12:24pm.

Sure, Valentine’s Day is just a week away but why not do something different this year and not wait until the last minute to make plans (and reservations!)? We’ve come up with a couple of ideas for you so all you have to do is pick up the phone or go online and secure your spot.

Russian National Ballet Theatre

Is there a more romantic story for little girls than Sleeping Beauty? How can any man compete with THAT kind of romance? How about taking your sleeping beauty to watch the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s presentation of the classic tale?

From her birth to the kiss from her prince, backed by Tchaikovsky’s score, she’ll be delighted by the fabulous stage effects and “courtly splendor.”  Buy your tickets online, now. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at Alberta Bair Theater.

Release your inner ballroom dancer

February and the tango are a match made in. . .Billings. Did you know, by the way, that dancing the tango brings with it some very real health benefits? Practitioners report feeling more relaxed, less depressed, sexier and men experience an increase in testosterone levels, according to Psychology Today and Lane Anderson.

What better way to connect with your special someone than gliding across the ballroom floor, wrapped in each other’s arms? Learn why it takes two to tango at the CDS The Edge Performing Arts Center (1645 Montana Ave. in Billings) on Valentine’s Day evening. Lessons begin at 7 p.m. and wrap up at 8 p.m. Get details online at cdstheedge.com.

Dinner and a movie

Valentine’s Day dinner is a reliable go-to when you’ve run out of time to plan anything else. But you’ll be smart to make reservations now to avoid getting locked out of some of Billings’ favorite romantic restaurants.

If you’re new in town, try Jakes Bar and Grill (West End), Bistecca at The Granary (make reservations by calling 406-259-3488) or The Windmill (406-252-8100).

Back up that dinner with a movie and you’ve hit the exacta! There are several motion pictures set for a February release and it’s too early for reviews, but “The Space Between Us” sounds promising – at least for Valentine’s Day. The story is described as a “Romeo & Juliet” story that centers on the first human born on Mars.

Do lunch

Raven’s Café d’Art, located in the Yellowstone Art Museum, is serving up a special menu this Valentine’s Day for their Sweetheart Lunch, and they strongly urge that you make reservations. Check out the menu here and get the details online at artmuseum.org.

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