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Eat, dance and laugh your heart out with these Valentine’s Day events

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 11
  • Published February 7

Heart Strings & Soul Kings — Join them for a night of ’70s music and dance to benefit the Heart Gallery of Alaska, an organization that matches foster kids with families. Enjoy food, costume contests, prizes and more. $30-$50. 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Heart of the City, 411 W. Fourth Ave. (Search “Heart Strings & Soul Kings 70′s Music & Dance Benefit” on Facebook)

The Moth Mainstage — True stories, told live and without notes. The Anchorage Concert Association is teaming up with Arctic Entries to feature voices from the community alongside national favorites to create this part-documentary, part-theater production. Experience the power of live storytelling right before Valentine’s Day. $32.50-$66. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Valentine’s Weekend — Visit The Whale’s Tale bistro for three days of Valentine’s festivities. A full dinner menu and entree specials will be available, along with live music by DJ 3rd George. Dawn McGlain and KillBill Sax will encourage dancing and one long-stem rose and chocolate-covered strawberries will be complimentary with a table reservation. 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16, The Whale’s Tale, 939 W. Fifth Ave. (Search “Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend at the Whale’s Tail” on Facebook)

‘When Harry Met Sally’ — The classic film from 1989 is coming to Bear Tooth in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Harry Burns and Sally Albright attempt to stay friends without letting intimacy come between them. $4-$22. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (

Meet Your Next Ex — Meet the love of your life or your next ex with this speed-dating event. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 907 Alehouse & Grill, 8001 Old Seward Highway. (Search “Meet Your Next Ex” on Facebook)

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change — This performance is a celebration of “the mating game,” focusing on the contemporary relationship. The show is split into two acts. Act I speaks on the journey into love and marriage while Act II highlights in-laws and newborns. This version has been updated since its debut in 1996, featuring two new songs, revised lyrics and dialogue throughout the show to reflect dating in modern times. $23-$25. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14-March 10, Cyrano’s Theatre Company, 3800 DeBarr Road. (

I Like Robots band members Robb Rood and Greger Wright, in back, and Lisa Ballard, J. J. Tranquilla and Christian “Rick James” Woods, in front, pose for photographs at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Spenard Prom — Whether you skipped your high school prom or want to re-live it, the Spenard Prom is back at the Bear Tooth for the second year in a row and open to all. ‘80s group I Like Robots will kick the party off, KillBill Sax will perform and DJ Spencer Lee and Alex the Lion will mix music throughout the night. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress in order to win prizes and possibly be crowned prom royalty. $15. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Thursday, Feb. 14, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (

Valentine’s for the Animals — Share the love with your favorite animals. Visitors to the Alaska Zoo can make Valentine’s cards for the animals at the card craft station and hand deliver the notes to each animal habitat at this annual event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road. (

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