Five Event and Dinner Pairings for Romantic Procrastinators

Five fun Valentine’s Day events in Fairfax and Loudoun for the romantic without a plan.

By Shelby Robinson

In case you forgot to plan something spectacular for that special someone, we’ve got you covered. Here are five classy, adults-only goings-on for this Friday or Saturday.


My Funny Valentine: Comedy Night with NBC Series Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Jason Weems

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Consider a night of laughs at Notaviva Vineyards if you have not yet made Valentine’s Day plans for this weekend. For $49 per person, you get a meal catered by Roaming Rotisserie, open dessert bar, non-alcoholic drinks (you have to pay for wine separately), and a comedy show. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. (Saturday, Feb. 15, is sold out). Notaviva Vineyards. 13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville, 20132. Questions – (540) 668-6756. Reservations Strongly Encouraged.


Casablanca Valentine’s Day Feast

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The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn is having a special screening of Casablanca for Valentine’s Day, complete with a four course Moroccan feast. Come see your favorite classic romantic film on the big screen. The Valentine’s Feast begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. $65 buys your ticket and four-course meal, including drink pairings (alcoholic and non). If you miss this showing or want to see the film without the food, there is a second showing, Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. for $11.50. Reservations required.


2013 Nana’s Rosé Release:”Rosé & Roses” Valentine’s Wine Dinner at Paradise Springs Winery

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Enjoy a four-course meal paired with Paradise Springs’ wines and discounts on wine purchases on Saturday, Feb. 15. For $119 per person ($109 Wine Club members, $149 VIP private seating in Barrel Room), you get four courses including an appetizer, first course, entrée and dessert, with gratuity included. Reservations are required; please call (703) 830-9463 to reserve seats. Details are available on the Paradise Springs website.


Valentine’s Day Latin Style

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La Sandia in Tyson’s Corner Center is offering a unique three-course Mexican dinner with a signature beverage or cocktail for $29 per person. Multiple dinner seatings, Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. More details available on their website.


Love Notes: A Valentine’s Cabaret

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If a theatrical production about love and life is what you would like to share with your valentine this year, look no further than the StageCoach Theatre Company. Located at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg, “Love Notes: A Valentine’s Cabaret” is a musical celebrating life and love. Your $68 ticket includes catered appetizers, salad, and buffet meal from Culinary Delights by Feist, an award-winning Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, and the show. On Friday, Feb. 14, or Saturday, Feb. 16, Doors will open and appetizers will be served at 6:30 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. with a break at 7:45 p.m. for dinner, then resume after dinner. Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, 20175. Questions – (571) 477 – 9444 or StageCoach Website.