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As February 14 looms, NOW surveys sexy and romantic events
indicates child-friendly event
bedtime story Exhibition of erotic photographs from Chris Ablett. Opening today 7-10 pm and running to Feb 28. Free. Come As You Are, 701 Queen W. 416-504-7934.
envy group show Art exhibition. To Feb 7. Beverly Owens Project, 1140 Queen W. 647-402-3570.
family matters: love, marriage and maiolica in the italian renaissance Ceramics exhibition. To Jul 4. Free w/ admission. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.
gotta dance: the exotic language of the body Exhibition of work by photographer Beverley Abramson. To Feb 7. Free. Elaine Fleck Gallery, 888 Queen W. 416-469-8005.
jersey boys Valentine’s performance includes Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. 12:15 & 1:15 pm. Free. First Canadian Place Waterfall Stage, King and Bay. jerseyboystoronto.com.
the one i love most Group exhibition of art and items on the theme of love. To Feb 14. Free. Propellor, 984 Queen W. 416-504-7142
queer swing dance party Drop-in beginner lesson and dancing. 7 pm. $5. 519 Church Community Centre. swinginout.ca.
rejection valentines – amor rejeitado Exhibition of art by Holly Machado. To Feb 28. Free. Naco Gallery & Cafe, 1665 Dundas W. nacogallery.com.
restricted Exhibition of art by Roy Arden, Alison Yip and Chris Curreri. To Feb 14. Free. Clark & Faria, 55 Mill, monteclarkgallery.com.
the sex show Exhibition of bold and provocative art that addresses gender, sexuality and their nebulous definitions. Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen W. g1313.org.
Spicing It Up: Hot, Sexy And Sustainable Relationships All-genders workshop. 7-8 pm. Free. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
carmen A gypsy seduces an American soldier in Spain in the Canadian Opera Co production. To Feb 27. $68-$321. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666.
guilty pleasures Sinful fahion from accessory and apparel designers plus a silent auction. 9 am-4 pm. Free. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. twitter.com/torontofashion.
Saturday Night Love Poetry and talk. 7:30-10:30 pm. $15, adv $10. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire. 416-737-0843.
the love & rummage trunk show 2 Crafts and vintage wares with a Valentine’s focus. Noon-5 pm. Free admission. The Workroom, 1340 Queen W. cityofcraft.ca.
Victorian Valentine Delights Workshop on preparing period sweets for ages eight and up. 1-4 pm. $20, child $15. Todmorden Mills Museum, Pottery E of Bayview. Pre-register 416-396-2819.
want to woo your valentine? Learn to prepare a Valentine’s Day dinner with chef Doug McNish 6-8 pm. $40. Pulp Kitchen, 1129 Queen E. Pre-register 416-461-4612.
intimate apparel Canadian Stage presents a love story set in New York in 1905 to the ragtime music of Scott Joplin. Previews to Feb 10, runs Feb 11 to Mar 6. $20-$64. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-368-3110.
Intimate Letters And Longing Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform. 7:30 pm, $10-$18. Trinity St Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-485-2717.
Keep Her Coming Men-only workshop on the art of pleasuring women. 7-9:30 pm. $35. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
art bar love lounge Poetry by Lara Bozabalian, David Silverberg and Amanda Hiebert. 8 pm. Free. Clinton’s, 693 Bloor W. artbar.org.
canada raves on love songs Sophie Milman and DK Ibomeka and others perform. 8 pm. Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front W. glenngouldstudio.cbc.ca.
NO SWEETHEART REQUIRED Cabaret with RJ Downes, Yael Sirlin and others. Opens today and runs to Feb 14. $10-$20. Whistler’s Grille, 995 Broadview. 416-653-5870.
pre-valentine’s speed date Evening of speed dating for singles 27 to 38. Milestone’s, 1680 Richmond W. singleinthecity.ca.
What Is Love? Presentation with historian Corey Keeble and others. 7-8 pm. $20. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-5797.
Yichud (Seclusion) Preview performance of the wedding play and a silent auction. 6:30-11 pm. $125. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529.
all is full of love Music by Isla Craig, speed dating, a make-out room and more. 8 pm. $5. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. ladyfesttoronto.com.
Deepening Intimacy For Couples Workshop for couples of all descriptions. 7-9:30 pm. $60. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
Valentines partyAlexander Zonjic and Jessy J perform. 8 pm, $29. Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill. 416-207-2020.
DRACULA – A LOVE STORY Follow the actors through the castle’s historic halls in this adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. Opens today and runs to Feb 20. $31. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. casaloma.org.
Jump, Jive, Jitterbug Lesson and dancing with Toronto Swing Dance. 7:45 pm. $7-$10. Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor W. dancing.org/tsds.
Love Bugs Interactive bug exhibits, bug crafts and more. Today, tomorrow, Feb 14 and 15, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Free w/ admission (kids free w/ an animal Valentine card). Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale N of 401. 416-392-5929.
Songs Of Love And PassionBruno Cormier, Joanne Leatch, Julie Loveless and others perform. 7 pm, $15-$20. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St Clair W. 416-925-5977.
St Valentine’s Day MassacreThree Blue Teardrops, Christian D & the Hangovers and others play play.9 pm, $10. Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen W. 416-536-7717.
St Valentine’s Day MassacreAsh Lee Blade and Tiger Star rock out. 9 pm. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W. 416-532-1598.
All Things Sweet Baking workshop. 9 am-1 pm. $30. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. Pre-register 416-394-8113.
Be Mein Valentine! Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel BurlesqueBoylesque T.O. and the Alistair Christl Band accompany the troupe. Today and tomorrow 9 pm. $30, adv $25. Gladstone, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.
Big Band DanceGlenn Chipkar & the Swing Shift Big Band Orchestra, Theresa Yuan and others entertain. 8 pm, $50. Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore W. 416-533-3553.
chair/lap dance workshop Bring a costume and learn how to tease your lover. 1-3 pm. $39. Aradia Fitness, 721 Queen W. Pre-register 416-901-2848.
Couples Build (Habitat for Humanity benefit) Couples help build homes for local families. 8:30 am-4 pm. Min $300 in pledges. Pre-register torontohabitat.ca.
Erotic Arts & Crafts Fair Fair dedicated to romantic, sexual and erotic expression. Noon-8 pm. Free. Gladstone, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.
Erotic Massage For Couples Workshop for male-female couples. 10 am-6 pm. $250. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
family day at the gardiner Valentines-making and scavenger hunts. 11 am-4 pm. Free w/ admission. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.
Live Band Swing Dance Party Beginner lessons and dancing. 7 pm. $18-$20, stu $15-$17. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. swingtoronto.com.
Love Bowl (Toronto People with AIDS Fdn benefit) Bowl-a-thon with prizes for best and worst. 1-5 pm. Pledges. Thorncliffe Bowlerama, 45 Overlea. Pre-register lovebowl.org.
Love Story (Toronto Youth Theatre benefit) Song, dance, striptease and cirque with Les Coquettes and others. 7 and 9:30 pm. $25-$50. The Lot, 100A Ossington. lescoquetteslovestory.eventbrite.com.
Nature Walk Candlelit dinner and walk for nature-loving couples and families. 6 pm. $8, stu/srs $6. Kortright Centre, Pine Valley and Major Mackenie, Kleinburg. 905-832-2289.
Puzzles, Pinpricks And Knots Of Love Create paper cards popular in the early 19th century. 1-3 pm. $20 (ages 12 and up). Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide E. Pre-register 416-865-1833.
your loved ones Live music by Andrea Henry, chocolate strawberries and more. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas W. nacogallery.com.
Valentine Ball 2010 (Canadian Red Cross/Youth Day 2010 benefit) Haiti relief ball with dancing and a celebrity auction. 9:30 pm-2 am. $25. Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Sq. 416-813-0909.
a vintage valentine’s Roaring 20s-style party with live jazz, dinner and dancing. 6 or 8:30 pm. Roosevelt Room, 2 Drummond. Reserve 416-599-9000.
betty & the bobsConcert. 8:30 pm, $16-$18. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.
Celebrate Love 2010: An Evening Of The World’s Greatest Love SongsMolly Johnson and others sing. 8 pm, $40-$80. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina. 416-924-6211.
Chinese New Year & Valentine’s DayNew Music Concerts Ensemble performs with Chan Ka Nin and others. 8 pm. $30, stu/srs $20. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis. 416-961-9594.
do you love retro?Music with Uncle Funke, Jason Palma, mymanhenri and others. 10 pm. $10. Revival 783 College. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Day Kids make Chinese dragons and Valentines. 11 am-5 pm. Regular admission, under 12 free. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.
george clintonClinton and Parliament Funkadelic perform. Doors 8 pm. $42.50. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne. 416-870-8000.
valentine brunch Brunch and entertainment by the Kings of Magic. 11 am-2:30 pm. $55. Le Meridien King Edward, 37 King E. Reserve 416-863-4125.
Show The Love Valentine’s Concert For Haiti (Canadian Red Cross benefit) Paul Schillaci, Brenda Webb and others perform. Royal York Rd United Church, 851 Royal York. 2 pm, $20 donation. 416-231-9401.
Sophie Berkal-SarbitCD release and concert. 9 pm. Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst. 416-913-8197.
Valentine’s Day At the castle Archery session and castle tours. 1-4 pm. $31. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. Pre-register 416-923-1171.
winterlicious The city-wide culinary festival kicks off with special prix fixe Valentine’s menus at a variety of restaurants. toronto.ca/wintercity.