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No broken heart? Here’s how you can celebrate this weekend of romance

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However you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day, make it a memorable and fun day by attending one of the many events happening in the city.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be in a panic trying to decide how to spend the day with your special someone or your best friends. The good news is that there are plenty of things to do on this romantic day throughout the city. Whether you are spending the day with your soulmate or your pals, you are sure to find the perfect event to attend.  

Classic dinner and dance   

If you are the classic dinner-and-dance type of person, there are several of these events guaranteed to make your significant other swoon.  

’70s Valentine’s Party — The dinner and dance featuring ’70s disco Motown, soul and more is from 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama St. For  information, visit 

Valentine’s Day at the Crossing — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park will host a five-course Valentine’s Day meal with live music by music artist Baku from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 Ardovinos Dr. For information visit 

Valentine’s Day Dinner — Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery in Chamberino, New Mexico will host a fine dining experience with dinner, wine, live music by Julio Ortiz and dancing in a heated venue Friday, Feb. 14 at 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9). For information visit 

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance — Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1581 will host a fundraising dinner and dance with prize giveaways and music by Starliners Band and mariachis from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 14 at 801 Magoffin Ave. For information contact Barbie, the event’s organizer, at 915-240-5959.  

For something artistic  

If you and your significant other (or friend) are more artistic, there are many events for you around town. From art at the museum to live music at an art gallery, you are bound to have some fun! Here are a couple (no pun intended!)   

‘Love is in the Air’ — The Bert Saldana Gallery will present live music by artist “After Dark” 7 -9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main St. in San Elizario, Texas. The San Elizario Players present the skit “Cupid’s Arrow” at 8 p.m. For  information, call 915-479-2926.  

‘Amor’ art event — El Paso Museum of Art will host this event Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15 as part of its “Art Getaways” weekend series centered around blockbuster exhibitions at the museum. For information, visit  

For movie dates

If you want to have a more low-key and relaxed Valentine’s Day, going to the movies could be the perfect date for you and your significant other. Going to the movie theatre is also a great choice for you and your girlfriends to spend “Gal-entine’s Day” together. Here are a few movies premiering Feb. 14.

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island — Starring Maggie Q, Michael Peña and Lucy Hale. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. Watch the movie trailer here.

Ordinary Love — Starring Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville and Amit Shah. Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn. Watch the movie trailer here.

What About Love — Starring Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia and Iain Glen. Directed by Klaus Menzel. Watch the movie trailer here.

Sonic, the Hedgehog — Live Action & CG Animation. Starring Jim Carrey, Adam Pally and James Marsden. Directed by Jeff Fowler. Watch the movie trailer here.

For you and your single friends

If you think that Valentine’s Day is only for couples, you are incorrect. Gather some of your single friends and make the best of this love-filled festivity. There are many events you can attend with friends to achieve that

‘The Vagina Monologues’ — Star on the Mountain Production Company’s third annual  presentation of Eve Ensler’s production is 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at Mount Hope Lutheran, 9640 Montwood Drive. For information visit

Jo Koy — Comedian Jo Koy brings his “Just Kidding” World Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.  Friday, Feb. 14 at Abraham Chavez Theatre. For information visit

Dead Girls Art Fest— Art vendors and live music at Rockhouse Bar & Grill at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day weekend Saturday, Feb. 15, 9828 Montana Ave. For information call 915-591-7625.

Whichever way you decide to spend Valentine’s Day, make it a memorable and fun day by attending one of the many events happening in the city.

Paulina Astrid Spencer may be reached at [email protected]

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Paulina Astrid Spencer is a multimedia journalism student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She works as a reporter at the University’s newspaper, the Prospector, where she writes weekly stories.  This semester she started an internship at Channel 9, where she publishes bylines and stories daily for the web. She is a proud Chicana and has interests in Mexican- American activism and feminism. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and hopes to incorporate her love of news-reporting and her minor in Chicano Studies in the future. She enjoys spending time with her family, her three mischievous cats and two adorable dogs.
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