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Valentine’s Weekend

Romantic events happening in the Fairfax County area.

Spend your Saturday listening to romantic tunes by Pianist Peter Nero at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.

Spend your Saturday listening to romantic tunes by Pianist Peter Nero at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Photo by Donna Billingsley

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day by heading off to one of these events this weekend.

Thursday/Feb. 13 – Friday/Feb. 14

Great Falls Nails & Spa Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fountain. Great Falls Nails & Spa, 731 Walker Road, #H1, Great Falls. Come by for Valentine’s Day and enjoy refreshments and chocolate fountain with fresh fruit. 703-759-7808.

Les Miserables. 8 p.m. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Les Misérables is the perfect Valentine’s Day musical. "Loves of all types are represented," Alana Dodds Sharp said. "Love of a child, love of comrades, romantic love, unrequited love, Les Misérables has it all." Purchase tickets: www.restonplayers.org.

Thursday/Feb. 13- Sunday/Feb. 16

Wildfire’s Special Valentine’s Menu. $85 per couple. Wildfire Restaurant, Tysons Corner, 2001 International Drive, McLean. Guests can indulge in all of their Wildfire favorites, including Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Spinach & Artichoke Fondue, Wildfire Chopped Salad, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef or Parmesan Crusted New York Strip. Call 703-442-9110 for reservations.

Friday/Feb. 14

Wine, Dine & Be Mine this Valentine's Day. 5-10 p.m. Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. This Valentine's Day, Executive Chef John-Michael Hamlet will offer a five-course dinner, featuring dishes like smoked oyster fricassee, his signature "foiejitas," veal chateaubriand, and deconstructed black forest cake. $95 per person. 703-234-3550 or visit www.viniferabistro.com

Valentine's Day Chocolate Buffet. 6-10 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge will offer an impressive chocolate buffet with seven different dessert options crafted by their pastry kitchen. Satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth with their dessert creations. $25 per person, seating on first come, first serve basis

Valentine’s Day Latin Style. La Sandia Mexican Kitchen, 7852L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Show some Latin Love this Valentine's Day with a 3-Course dinner and signature beverage or cocktail for $29 per person. A taste of what's on the menu: Shrimp and Crab Empenadas, Chile Relleno, Pasilla Lava Cake, and more. Call for reservations 703-893-2222.

Chaise Lounge. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Love and Kisses, Swings and Misses A Valentine's Day Celebration Smooth ’60s-inspired big-band jazz featuring a sultry female vocalist and a sophisticated "sound that is musically tight and always swinging" (Fanfare Magazine). Tickets: $25. http://www.wolftrap.org

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Reston Town Center, Market Street, Reston. Spend Valentine’s Day the old-fashioned way this year by taking a stroll in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Reston Town Center. Pick up location by Talbots on Market Street. All proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax. Tickets: $5/person. Children under 5 ride free.

Parents' Night Out. 7-9:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Ages 5 to 12. Parents, this Valentine’s Day enjoy the evening out while your children have a fun-filled night at the nature center. Kids, play nature games and weather permitting, go on a night hike. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m. Reservations required by Feb. 11. Fee: $15 RA members, $20 Non-members. naturecenter@reston.org, or call 703-476-9689 and press 5.

Saturday/Feb. 15

Les Miserables. 2 & 8 p.m. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Les Misérables is the perfect Valentine’s Day musical. "Loves of all types are represented," Alana Dodds Sharp said. "Love of a child, love of comrades, romantic love, unrequited love, Les Misérables has it all." Purchase tickets: www.restonplayers.org.

Valentine’s Wine Dinner. 8 p.m. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton. Enjoy a 4-course meal paired with your favorite Paradise Springs wines. $119/person; $109 for wine club members; $149 VIP seating in Barrel Room. 703-830-9463.

"Music of the Heart." 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Take part in an evening of romantic music that blends popular and classical styles with pianist Peter Nero. Tickets are $30-$60. Tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

Partner Yoga. 2-3 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Partner poses are a great way to learn more about how to communicate more effectively with your partner and have fun while improving your body health. $20 per couple, no experience is necessary—both beginners and master yogis are invited to join. Register online: http://www.workhousearts.org/

A Valentine’s Sweetheart. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The Workhouse is offering a Seasonal Camp for kids, ages 6-10. A Valentine’s Sweetheart will give kids the opportunity to learn how to bake sweet treats, draw and paint portraits, and participate in other Valentine’s Day activities. Tuition is $65 per child and includes the materials fee. Register online: http://www.workhousearts.org/

Date Night: Chef’s Table. 7-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A casual cooking class with a professional chef, where participants will be working in pairs to create menu items. At the end of the class, the participants will be served a tasting portion. Tuition is $85 per person, which also includes a glass of wine and all materials fees. Please register online at least 2 days prior to event date. http://www.workhousearts.org/

Ballroom Social Dance. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Get on the dance floor with your Valentine at the monthly Ballroom Social Dance. Each month features a short mini-lesson covering a specific style of dance at 7:30 p.m. (February will be Swing) and then the dance floor is open from 8-10:30 p.m. $5 for the mini less, $10 admission to the dance.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Buffet. 7-10 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge will offer an impressive chocolate buffet with seven different dessert options crafted by their pastry kitchen. Satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth with their dessert creations. $25 per person, seating on first come, first serve basis.

Valentine’s Ballroom Dance. 8-9 p.m. Tango lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dance. Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. DJ music from Craig Bukowski playing favorite dance tunes from the 1930s to today. Attire is ballroom casual, no partner or experience is needed. $15 for the evening. 703-759-2685 or www.colvinrun.org.