Whether you are looking for something special for that special someone in your life or you just want to get out there and celebrate love, there are plenty of opportunities and gift ideas all over campus this week.
CELEBRATE ALL WEEK
Blind Date with a Book or Movie: The Harold B. Lee Library wants to set you up with a good book this Valentine's Day. Simply sift through the ?dating profiles? for hundreds of books wrapped in brown paper (you can?t even judge this date by it's looks) and check one out that you think you might hit off with. Not ready to commit to a book date? Check out the Blind Date with a Movie: same concept, just with movies.
The Blind Date Cart stocked with a selection of books and movies will be on the main floor (Level 3) of the HBLL Library just across from the Circulation desk, starting on Tuesday, February 10.
Win $100 BYU Store Gift Card for Your Best Couple Photo: Over on the BYU Alumni Facebook page, there is a contest this week to find the best photo of couples at BYU. Submit a photo of you and your sweetheart during your time at BYU. The photo with the most "Likes" wins a $100 gift card to the BYU Store. Even if you don?t submit a photo, you should vote. (As far as we can tell, you don?t have to spend the $100 gift card on gifts for your sweetheart.)
Mini Golf in the Library: Clearly nothing says love for books and collections like a 9-hole golf course. On Friday, February 13, from noon to 8 p.m., in the atrium on Level 1 of the Harold B. Lee Library, putt your way through the Library's departments at this literary and research-themed course.
Love is in the Air: BYU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voices
Thursday, Feb. 12; 7:30 p.m.
de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center
Two of the BYU School of Music's esteemed jazz groups join forces for a fun night of jazz tunes celebrating the season of love.
Film Showing: The Garden of Allah
Friday, February 13; 7 p.m.; Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium
Staring Marlene Dietrich, The Garden of Allah tells of a star-crossed desert romance between a cloistered woman and a renegade monk. Plus, it's in Technicolor.
BYUSA: Service Squad Goes Heartattacking
Wednesday, Feb. 11; 7-8:30 p.m.; 3400 Wilkinson Student Center
Show your love for those living in Helaman Halls ? go heartattacking with BYUSA.
Declare Your Love? For the Library: On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., (except for the Devotional hour), be part of the tradition to write of your love for the Harold B. Lee Library on hearts that will be posted throughout the building.
Tickets to BYU Productions: The next few weeks bring great music and theater to the stage at BYU. Plus, giving tickets for Valentine's Day is like being able to celebrate your love twice: when you give the tickets and when you see the show. Here are some suggestions:
Music Dance Theatre: Broadway Revue
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 20-21; 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. Saturday matinee
Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center
This annual showcase includes performances of beloved Broadway show tunes and dance numbers and, for the first time, features the talents of numerous music dance theatre alumni from around the country including Broadway veterans returning to Provo for the first-ever program reunion.
The King's Singers
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28; 7:30 p.m.
de Jong, Harris Fine Arts Center
A class act with a delightfully British wit, these six distinguished singers?each a consummate entertainer?are recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable blend, flawless articulation and incisive timing.
BYU Young Ambassadors: Heartsongs: Melodies of Love
Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7; 7:30 p.m.
de Jong, Harris Fine Arts Center
Featuring Young Ambassadors alumni from 45 years of world tours in a fast-paced revue about those moments in life when love touches us in expected ways. Highlights include show tunes from award-winning Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cinderella, Singin? in the Rain and Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as international hits by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Adele and Michael Jackson. Or you can pick up the DVD or CD of this performance.
Get Better at Your Relationship: Strengthening Marriage Course
Thursdays, March 5 ? April 9, 6 p.m.
This Valentine's Day get a fresh perspective from a marriage expert and helpful tips to enhance your marriage. Sign up for the six-week BYU Strengthening Your Marriage course to learn how to take what's great in your relationship and make it even better. You?ll learn what you need to know to enhance your marital experience?and you might even fall in love all over again.
During this course, which is presented just once a year, Department of Family Life in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences Professor Richard Miller teaches couples how to become even better partners.
The course costs $250 per person (but costs are covered for BYU faculty and staff with tuition benefits), and is available for credit or can be audited.
Music for your Love at the BYUMusicStore.com: Looking for a gift idea this Valentine's Day? Consider a CD of songs from favorite musicals. Seasons of Love features popular selections from Phantom of the Opera to Irving Berlin performed by BYU School of Music voice instructors Barry and Debra Bounous (only $4.99 this month).
Barbershop Singing Valentine: The Barbershop Harmony Club will be offering singing valentines around campus all day Friday and Saturday. The $30 fee will cover a song and a box of chocolates for your sweetheart.
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BYU Arts Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Nelke Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center
A troupe of handmade puppets bring the Bard's popular comedy about the struggles of love to life.
Men's Basketball vs. Pacific
7 p.m.; Marriott Center
Films at International Cinema
11 a.m., 1, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 p.m., 250 Kimball Tower
Featuring: Romantics Anonymous, 42 and 3-Iron
The Wall: Rejection Night (Live Music and Stand Up)
8 p.m.; The Wall, lower level of Wilkinson Student Center
Tickets: $2, at the door
This is a Valentine's night for all of those who have ever experienced the painful world of dating. You're not alone. Come and listen to solo artist Jimmy Davidson perform his original songs about dating and love, then stick around for popular comedian Aaron Woodall's stand-up comedy show. The person with the best story will win an amazing prize (and a lot of pity).