Apologies for the delay in this week’s column. We’ll start right off with the first choices from for events happening this week, as they’re going on right now. The is continuing until 7 p.m., and TDP Art Studio is hosting a “Pamper & Paint Girls Night Out” event. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $25 gets you a painting class and free facial and makeover.
Valentine’s Day adds a romantic flavor to the things going on in the city this coming week. On Thursday, holds their annual wine and chocolate tasting with live music from Graham Thompson and ArleneWow; the cost is $15 per person, $25 for two, and the event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The skating rink at Parade Plaza has a two-for-one “Sweetheart Skate” deal from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The holds a reception to close out the effort from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday at . Princess Fiona from will be on hand, cake will be served, and a group photo will take place at 12:30 p.m. Finally, the has a for children ages four to eight; call ahead to reserve for this reading and snack time, which costs $15 for parent and child.
When it comes to music, continues their from 7 p.m. to about 9 p.m. on Friday. For $5, you can work on a project, enjoy a snack, meet new people, and listen to live music. Five bucks also gets you into the at 9:30 p.m. to check out The Suicide Dolls, along with Field Recordings and Instant Family. The Oasis also plays host to Hygienic XXXIII’s “Rock Lobster Band-o-Matic,” a debut event showcasing the results of several bands whose members have been randomly paired; the show starts at 10 p.m. on Saturday. At the , the regular Jazz Trio performance takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Monday.
The is also particularly busy this week. The plays at the Oasis Room at 7:30 p.m. on Friday; the $35 ticket price includes a catered 6:30 p.m. pre-show “Lite Bites” event. The has an performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and tickets range from $30 to $54. Finally, the aforementioned Shrek: The Musical has and performances on Sunday; tickets are $40 to $70.
Finally, there’s a pair of events for all the poetry aficionados out there. Bean and Leaf’s regular “El Soul” open mic starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Hygienic XXXIII continues on Saturday with Hygienic Poets, a poetry slam starting at 7 p.m. at . Cash prizes will be awarded the top poems.