Here’s some ideas of things to do with that special someone:
- The second annual Valentine’s Brunch @ The Woman’s Club of Albany. Celebrate with a brunch of soup, salad, waffles and/or dessert and help support the ongoing restoration of the Woman’s Club of Albany. Music by Ruth Pelham and Ramblin Jug Stompers. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Haitian earthquake relief effort. 11am-3pm. $20, reservations required.
- Starving Artist Brunch & Valentine’s Day Serenade featuring Ryder Cooley @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy. Expect accordion, singing saw, banjo, candle light, ambiance, artwork, pajamas, morning suits and evening gowns. Proceeds help support the Center. 10:30am-noon. $5.74
- The Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library host their annual winter concert featuring the marvelous music of the Albany Classical String Trio (Susan St. Amour, Matthew Johnson and Monica Wilson-Roach) at 2pm. Admission to the concert is free, and so is the reception with the musicians following the performance.
- Can you ever have too much marimba music? Makoto Nakura performs a program of music inspired by artist Larry Poons (whose work is on display) at the Massry Center at The College of Saint Rose, Albany. Here’s the program (PDF). 3pm. Free admission.
- The Guthrie Family gathers to present “A Concert For Loved Ones In Haiti” at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. Also on the bill: Martin Sexton, Tift Merritt, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Bobby Sweet, Meg Hutchinson, Vetiver, Kris Delmhorst, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, The Mammals and more. 7pm. $15-$25
- Romantic jazz vocalist Jane Monheit returns to The Egg in Albany for another sutry Valentine’s Day concert. 7:30pm. $28.
- Friday through Sunday, it’s the Dance Flurry in Saratoga Springs. You can dance with your sweetie, learn some new moves, or just watch the experts. Here’s the schedule (PDF).