Valentine’s night out


Up your romance game this V-Day by treating your sweetie to a memorable shared experience without leaving Baton Rouge. First, Opéra Louisiane brings a world-class show to music lovers in an intimate dinner setting during its Valentine’s concert set for Feb. 13 at Boudreaux’s. Following a cocktail hour with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, soprano Chelsea Basler and baritone Alexander Elliot will perform love duets and arias from famous operas.



Anyone who grew up in the 1980s might remember the decade as a time of first love, first heartbreak, and a slew of John Hughes movies that seemed to understand it all. So just in time for Valentine’s Day this Feb. 14 and 17, Cinemark Perkins Rowe will screen Pretty in Pink to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release. Starring Molly Ringwald as the love-struck Andie and Jon Cryer as the unrequited Duckie, this high school drama serves up humor and romance.



Maybe you’re a seasoned massage-goer who wants to let your partner get in on the relaxation, or perhaps you’ve never experienced a massage before and don’t want to go it alone. Either way, the Couples Massage at Massage Emporium is a low-key option to make Valentine’s Day one of the least stressful holidays of the year. The experience comes with special Valentine extras including Champagne, hot towels and aromatherapy before each
30-, 60- or 90-minute session.



Valentine’s Day should be an indulgent reprieve from the everyday, so L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge’s 18 Steak restaurant is offering two decadent meal choices to savor. From Feb. 12 to 14, the Valentine’s Weekend Prix Fixe Dinner lets diners create their own custom three-course meal with wine pairings. On the big day itself, a Champagne brunch will feature a Domaine Chandon champagne station along with Chef Jared Tees’ seasonal favorite dishes.