Your pals at Pub Notes say, "Get your love on in the name of ol' Saint Valentine!" Here are some suggestions to take your lover a step or two beyond the flowers and chocolate routine and benefit a few local causes, to boot.
Should you find, this Wednesday, Feb. 14, the feast of that damn pesky St. Valentine, that you have a disposable flow of cash to waste on a loved one, might we impose for a moment and suggest a few things that we might do, were we in your comfy slippers, and thereby at least experience some pathetic stitch of vicarious thrill through your dumb luck, if but for one day? Do you mind? Will you allow us? Humor us?
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Okay, first, it's important to set the scene. And sorry, flowers and chocolate just won't cut it -- at least not alone and not in the traditional sense. A blue iris, yellow freesia, strelitzia, they all die, and chocolate ... well, okay, chocolate is god. Yeah. Chocolate is good. Go with chocolate. But if you want to make more of a lasting impression than a few extra brown smudgies on the sheets and more than a few extra pounds on your already ample lover, then you must go beyond the wrapped and boxed fray and take a chance that your relationship is going to survive the month. Slip an extra treat in that box of goo and get sweetie pie and you a coupla tickets to A Chocolate Fantasy & Fine Art Auction to be held Saturday, March 3, 8:30pm-midnight (three and a half hours of cocoa indulgence -- we hope that they'll have at least a paramedic and one of those portable resuscitators on hand) at the regal Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion at 2312 San Gabriel. The affair will benefit Waterloo Counseling Center, and we'll have more details as the date creeps a tad closer. Call Book Woman, Sparks, El Taller Gallery, Spirit Echoes Gallery, or Waterloo Counseling for tix. 444-9922.
Those wild and wooly church ladies, the Austin Babtist Women, offer another opportunity to get your Valentine on a bit early, with their special Valentine's Show at Dick's Deja Disco, 113 San Jacinto, this coming Monday, Feb. 12. Peter the Adequate starts the night off with his magic show at 8:30pm. Admission is free; the buffet is free; what more could you want? How about knowing that any donation you do cough up will go to a good cause? All dough raised will benefit the everlovin' programs at Project Transitions. www.abw.homepage.com or 457-8010.