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The Big V

Attention, readers with spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, better halves, friends with benefits, and amorous relationships of all sorts: Valentine's Day is approaching, and you had better be prepared. After all, if the world really does end in 2012, you would want to go out as a caring and thoughtful lover, right? Hell, even if the Mayans got it wrong, forgetting your Valentine on February 14 would surely bring about an apocalypse of your sex life.

If you need a little gift-getting, restaurant-reservations-making, sweet-nothings-inspiring kick in the romance pants, get yourself to the New World Center Saturday for Dance of Devotion, a collection of lovey-dovey classical tunes performed by musical masters. Operatic selections from The Midsummer Marriage celebrate two young lovers in their prime, while melodies from Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé tell the Greek version of a tale of star-crossed lovers. And all of it will be broadcast on the wall at SoundScape Park, free to the general public — leaving your budget wide open for a trip to Godiva or Victoria's Secret. Take a seat, take it in, and you'll be composing sonnets in no time.
Sat., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2012


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