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Valentine's Day Events

Hearts for the Arts One of the county's grandest arts events, Hearts for the Arts take a close look at the broad scope of the area's visual arts, presenting works (including the piece above by Liz Lyons Friedman) by some 300 painters, sculptors, printmakers, and other artisans in the single biggest art show of the year. Friday's preview reception features the Full Nelson Jazz Quartet and fine dining from an eclectic collection of Santa Cruz County chefs. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz; preview reception, Friday at 6pm; $25; silent auction, Saturday at 5pm, live auction at 8pm; $10 adv/$12.50 dr; 688.5399. (Rob Pratt)

Bobby Caldwell and His 18-Piece Orchestra Smooth jazz crooner does a wicked Frank Sinatra impersonation on new arrangements of jazz standards. Fri, 7pm. $35-$75. Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, 831.649.1223.

Cupid Strikes ScripTease bites back at Valentine's Day with "Cupid Strikes," a show of improv comedy. Sat, 8pm. $8. Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1136.

DJ Zeph, Groovetime Funky, eclectic DJ spins tunes for singles to get down. Mon, 7:30pm. $3. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.426.1336.

Finding Fortune in Flowers Valentine's Day-themed reception for exhibit of Stacy Monowitz's intaglio monoprints, chine colle and gouache paintings features songstress Ariel, songwriter Micheal Kraus, chocolate truffles from So Say We and complementary champagne. Sun, 12:30-2pm. Eden Gallery, 500 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.429.5307.

The Heart of Healing Support for bereaved broken-hearted at Valentine's Day. Thu, 6:30-9pm. $15. Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.688.7684.

Greg Kihn, Jon Mahaffey No doubt '70s rocker and current KFOG morning DJ will include "The Relationship Song" on the setlist for this Catalyst Valentine's celebration. Sat, 9:30pm. $13/$15.The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1336.

Bobbe Norris with Larry Dunlap and Quintet Jazz singer joins a hot Bay Area quintet featuring pianist Dunlap and drummer Eddie Marshall in a beachside Valentine's Day concert. Sun, 4:30pm. $20 donation requested. Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay, 650.726.4143.

A Tribute to Romance Singer Karin Phoenix and her band Midnite Fire host an eclectic lineup of guests, including singer Sean Seman, pianist Allen Douglas, dancer Cynthia Beck, guitarist Brandon Davis and artist Rick Stroup, for a look at romantic songs past and present. Sat, 7:30pm. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 831.462.3131.

The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler's off-Broadway sensation returns to UCSC for a Valentine's Day celebration and a campaign to end sexual violence against women. Folk singer Anita Coats opens the show. Sat-Mon, 7pm. Donation accepted. Kresge Town Hall, UCSC, Santa Cruz.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Valentine's Day-themed fundraiser for the Coalition on Banning Landmines features Storrs wines and gifts and gift certificates from area businesses. Sun, 1pm. $10. Darling House, 314 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, 831.425.7618.

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From the February 9-16, 2000 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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