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Valentine's Day Roundup


Screw Cupid
With DJ Jefe. The official Metro singles event. Fri. 8pm-midnight. South First Billiards. 420 S. Frist St, San Jose. 408.294.7800.

98.1 KISS FM's Valentine's Day Cruise
On the SF Spirit. Sat. $75. Pier 9, San Francisco.

Amanda Perez
R&B comer. Fri. spy, 400 S. First St, San Jose, 408.535.0330.

Annual Ball
Brazilian feast by Taste Catering, dancing to the Ward Martsen Orchestra, as well as dancing and over-the-top Brazilian décor. Fri, 7pm. $500. SFMOMA, 151 Third St, San Francisco, 415.357.4000.

Presented by Fatsouls Productions. Sat, 9pm. $10/$15. Rawhide II, San Francisco.

Brian Peters
Folk music from England. Fri, 8pm. $13. Espresso Garden and Cafe, 814 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, 408.298.0808.

Cabana V-Day
Reserve your cabana now. Call for details. Fri. Cabana, Studio Theater, 396 S. First St, San Jose, 408.971.2226.

Craig Shoemaker
Valentine's performance. Fri, 8pm & 10pm. $18-$22. Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant, 62 S. Second St, San Jose, 408.280.7475.

Three rooms of music featuring house, Latin and more. Fri. Club Bas, 383 Bay St, San Francisco. 415.441.3885

Joe Sharino
The king of the covers. Fri. Call for room, dinner and dance packages. Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Hwy 9, Brookdale, 831.338.7633.

Featuring Herbert, Tom Thump, Philip Sherburne. Sat. $10. Club Six, 60 Sixth St, San Francisco, 415.863.1221.

DJs Vinnie Esparza and O-Dub. Fri. $5. 26 Mix, 3024 Mission St, San Francisco.

Amanda Perez.

The K.G.B.
Plus Karate High School, Inverness, Slept Thru High School and Wasting Time. Fri, 6pm. The Club, 955 Yosemite Dr, Pacifica.

Kitty Margolis
Jazz vocal champ. Fri-Sat. $5. Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, 415.291.8255.

LD and the Blues Crew
V-day blues. Fri. Quarter Note, 1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale, 408.732.2110.

Love Affair--Make Love Not War
Limited to 1,000 people. www.globalparty.com/whisper.html. Fri. Whisper, 535 Florida St, San Francisco.

Merl Saunders Birthday Bash
With the Merl Saunders Band, of course. Fri. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, 415.885.0750.

Robin Anderson Big Band
Dinner and dancing. Fri, doors 6pm; dinner 7pm; dancing after. $25 per person includes dinner; reservations mandatory. Historic Strand Theatre, 7588 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, 408.846.8455.

Sage Valentine's Day Party
Fri. #1 Broadway, 102 S. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, 408.354.4303.

With Lust Redux. Visit www.sinfusion.com/sin. Fri, 9pm-2:30am. $15 drab/$5 dressed before 10pm/$10 dressed after 10pm. Raw Hide Club, 280 Seventh St, San Francisco, 415.626.4561.

Sweethearts Show
With Sweethearts of the Rodeo, PBR Street Gang, the Cowlicks and the Bootcuts. Fri, 9:30pm. $6. Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510.841.2082.

Twice as Nice
With DJs Gavin Smith, Mauricio Aviles, Cool Chris and Tom Thump. Fashion show at 11pm with designers r2 and Water Myth. Fri, 9pm-2am. 111 Minna St Gallery, 111 Minna St, San Francisco, 415.974.1719.

Tropical Valentine's Fiesta
With the Franco Brothers and Orquestra Actualidad. Presented by Radio Romantica FM-100.3. With free giveaways, complimentary champagne and roses for the ladies. Visit www.nochespirates.net. Sat, 7pm. $10. Club Miami Supper Club, 177 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.279.3670.

A Valentine Chamber Concert
Pianist Fred Weldy and violist Barry Shiffman are joined by clarinetist Todd Palmer in works by Brahms, Mozart and Bruch. Fri, 8pm. $10/$5. Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford.

Valentine's Dance Party
With Garth S.F., E.B.E. and Alonso. Fri. Club Four, 514 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, 408.295.4455.

Valentine's Day Cabaret
Songs and entertainment by members of the Shotgun Players. Chocolate and bubbly on the house. Fri, 7pm. $20/$25. Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave, Berkeley.

Valentine's Day Dance
With Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Fri. Call for reservations. USS Hornet, Hangar Deck, Alameda, 510.521.8448.

Valentine's Voices
Bay City Opera's Lori Rivera with pianist Art Alm. A capella groups Speedzoo and Windham Voices. Fri. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2227.

Valentine's With Duke Jethro
With Chris Cain and Ron E Beck. Fri, 9pm. $12. JJ's Blues, 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, 408.243.6441.

Valentine's With Diva Genevieve
Hi-hop. Fri. couples free before midnight. Club Lexus, 236 B St, San Mateo, 650.591.9011.

Venus Bleeding
With Wire Graffiti, Castles in Spain, Angry Amputees and Us Against the World. Fri, doors 8pm. $10. The Pound, Pier 96, San Francisco, 415.826.9202.

Volume VI, Valentine's Night
Couples receive special admittance offers; ladies get roses; prizes offered. Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 China Basin Way, San Francisco, 415.626.5335.

White Trash Valentine's Bash
With Long Gone Bon, Flexx Bronco and Ones and Zeros. Fri. The Edge Nightclub (formerly the Icon), 260 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, 650.289.0222.

Special Valentine's weekend with DJs and gourmet food. Sat, 7pm-3am. $75 dinner plus admission. W Hotel, 181 Third St, San Francisco. 415.777.5300

Stage and Art

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
Program include Dennis Naht's Summerscape, an affirmation of summer romance. Thu 7:30pm, Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 1:30 and 7:30pm. $22-$68. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose. 408.288.2800.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Children of all backgrounds are invited to learn about and celebrate Chinese culture. Mon, 10am-4pm. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, 415.487.4398.

Die Fledermaus
Strauss' operetta translated by Ruth Stein, M.D. Fri-Sat. $28-$38. Santa Clara Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, 650.579.5568.

Film Celebration
Showing of The Love Life of the Octopus and The Sea Horse, films by French scientist and filmmaker Jean Painleve. Sun, 2pm. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco. 415.EXPLORE

How We First Met
San Francisco's favorite Valentine's show. Thu-Sat, 8pm. Thru Feb 22. $23-$34. Actors Theatre, 533 Sutter St (upstairs), San Francisco, 415.296.9179.

The Love Show
An exhibition presented by the Adobe User Interface Design team, highlighting diverse interpretations of what love means and featuring painting, sculpture, video and more. Thu-Fri, 9am-5pm. Thru Feb 14. Adobe Gallery, Adobe West Tower, San Jose. 408.536.6000

Operatic Concert
Including works by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni and more. Presented by Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company. Sat, 8pm. $15-$25. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 831.462.3131.

A Taste for Dance
Chocolate buffet, jazz dancers, hip-hoppers, belly dancers and more. Sun, 6:30-9pm. $20/$12. Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 510.525.5054.

Touch My Heart
An auction and raffle of original art benefiting the museums of Los Gatos. Fri, 6pm-9pm. Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Ave, Los Gatos. 408.354.2646+

Valentine Ball
Music, dancing, refreshments and more. Fri, 7-9:30pm. Free. Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, 408.777.3150.

Valentine's Day Vaudeville
Melodrama and vaudeville for the whole family. Fri. $55. Gaslighter Theater, 400 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, 408.866.1408.

Wining and Dining

Caviar and Chocolate
Black and red caviar. Chocolates from Russia and France and more. Fri. Russian Cafe & Deli, 1712 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, 408.379.6680.

Candlelight and Truffles
Romantic candlelight dinner with special menu. Complimentary truffles for the ladies. Fri. Mariani's Restaurant and Inn, 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 408.243.1431.

Creekside Valentine's Dinner
Lovers' special. Fri. Creekside Inn, 544 W. Alma St, San Jose, 408.289.9781.

French Banquet
Five courses of French Country Bistro Fare with Amuse and Intermezzo. Fri. Southern Exposure Bistro, 9051 Soquel Dr, Aptos.

Menage a Deux
An evening created for glamorous paramours and sensuous amour. Food, entertainment, dancing and more. www.anonsalon.com. Fri, 7pm-2am. $100 per couple (includes dinner, wine, show and dancing). Regency Center Red Room Lodge, 1300 Van Ness, San Francisco, 415.864.1238.

Romantic Getaway
Includes bottle of champagne and breakfast for two at La Fontana. Fri. $125. Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara. 408.330.0001

Romance Package
Includes dinner for two, champagne, accommodations, music and dancing. Fri. $189. Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos, 408.354.3300.

San Valentino's Dinner
Three-course meal $45. Fri. Star Bene, 2-1245 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.479.4307

Valentine's Day Moroccan Style
Six courses; 50 percent off. Fri. Menara Moroccan, 41 E. Gish Rd, San Jose, 408.453.1983.

Valentine's Day Prime
$9.95 prime rib and $19.95 Live Maine Lobster. Fri. Ideal Bar & Grill, 106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 831.423.5271.

Valentine's Day Dinner at the Palms
Fri. Pacific Palms Grill and Bar, 1380 S. Main St, Milpitas, 408.934.4999.

Valentine's Day Steak and Lobster Dinner
Filet Mignon and Maine lobster for $21.95 or Whole live Maine lobster for $17.95. Fri. Hammerheads Fish House, 5291 Prospect Rd, Saratoga.408.861.1200

Valentine's Day Dinner
Fri. $100. Restaurant Viognier, San Mateo, 650.685.3727.

Valentine's Dinner
Featuring live jazz, artistic entrees and special treats. Fri. Hoffman's Bakery Cafe, 1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz.

Valentine's by the Beach
With a view of the Pacific. Fri. Casablanca Restaurant, 101 Main St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.9036.

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From the February 13-19, 2003 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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