Valentine’s Day is almost here! Show your partner just how much you care with tickets to an unforgettable live performance. Whether it’s a concert, Broadway play, or burlesque show, NYC is full of fun and romance. Check out these five shows to see in New York City with your Valentine’s Day date.
A Taste Of Magic’s Valentine’s Day Show!
733 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Fine food and great entertainment is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 14 from 8 to 10 p.m., Gossip Restaurant will be hosting “A Taste Of Magic’s Valentine’s Day Show!” Enjoy a three course meal, a complimentary bottle of prosecco or champagne to share, and a great show — all for the price of $200 for you and your date. A Taste Of Magic performs at world renowned restaurants in the city, and is known as NYC’s best rated magic show. Don’t miss out on this evening of delicious food and mystery. Order your tickets online at www.eventbrite.com.
SUPERMAMBO! A Valentine’s Day Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE
63 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
Spend Valentine’s Day at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District, and enjoy “SUPERMAMBO! A Valentine’s Day Tribute to TITO PUENTE.” Sit back and listen to Costa Rican percussionist and vibes player Felipe Fournier, who plays with the salsa band Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. Felipe has been nominated for several Grammy Awards. Once for a Latin Grammy with Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround, a Grammy in 2009, and another Latin Grammy for the production of “Nouveau Latino” with Nestor Torre. While you’re enjoying the music, make sure you order something from Subrosa’s menu, which includes diverse dishes such as homemade guacamole and plantains, seafood ceviche, and mini cheeseburgers with chipotle mayo and fries.
New Amsterdam Theatre
214 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Everyone knows the story of Aladdin — a young street-urchin who discovers and frees a genie from a lamp, is granted three wishes, and falls in love with a princess named Jasmine. Now you can watch this magical story come to life on stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Aladdin is played by Adam Jacobs, Jasmine by Courtney Reed, and the Genie by James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his role. There will be two shows on Feb. 14, a matinee at 1 p.m., and an evening show at 6:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets now, for an afternoon or evening filled with magic and, above all, love!
The 70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert
New York, NY 10023
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a night early, and groove to some smooth 70s sounds at The 70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert on Feb. 13. The concert will feature famous groups from the decade such as Dramatics, New Birth, Ray, Goodman, and Brown, among others. Dramatics hail from Detroit and produced top R&B songs such as “In The Rain,” and “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get.” New Birth are well-known for a number of hits like “I Can Understand It,” and “Wildflower.” Ray, Goodman, and Brown is a trio who made it to No. 5 on pop charts with “Special Lady.” Tickets range from $49.50 to $79.50, and can be purchased online.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
If you love jazz, then check out Cecile McLorin Salvant at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The 25-year-old artist will be singing a Valentine’s Day inspired performance on Feb. 14 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Cecile was the winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, and has risen to international acclaim within the last five years. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Following in the footsteps of Dianne Reeves and Ella Fitzgerald, Cecile is well on her way to becoming one of the top jazz vocalists.
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