You may be planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner at a romantic restaurant in Toronto or purchasing a special Valentine’s Day gift for your lady. If you prefer something less clichéd, there are other options for Valentine’s Day in Toronto such as concerts, theatre, comedy nights and archery classes even though Cupid’s day falls on a Tuesday in 2012.
The Jim Cuddy Band has a Valentine’s Day date at Massey Hall on Tues., Feb. 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. The band will be highlighting songs from Cuddy’s newest CD, Skyscraper Soul. Special guest is Doug Paisley. Tickets are $32.50., $42.50 and $59.50.
Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
The Toronto Raptors play the New York Knicks at the Air Canada Centre on Tues., Feb. 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45, $49, $53, $64, $70, $74, $89, $113, $120, $138, $178, $234, $360 and up.
Die Antwood at Phoenix Concert Theatre
This South African hiphop group plays the Phoenix Concert Theatre at an all ages event at 410 Sherbourne St., 416-323-1251, on Tues., Feb. 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Tickets are also available at Rotate This, 801 Queen St. W., Soundscapes, 572 College St. W. and Play de Record, 357 Yonge St.
Second City on Valentine’s Day
Second City Toronto’s “Dreams Really Do Come True!” is performed at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 14, 2012. The comedy performance pokes fun at the everyday lies we tell each other. Tickets are $24 plus tax and a $2 service fee. Dinner/show packages are available in conjunction with Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant next door at 99 Blue Jays Way that include a three-course dinner, gourmet chocolates, a glass of wine or cocktail at the performance and a free DVD of Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Archery Class on Casa Loma
Take charge of Cupid’s arrow at a special Valentine’s Day archery class at Casa Loma on Tues., Feb. 14, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Class is $34 plus HST per person. Registration is required at 647-725-1822.
War Horse at Princess of Wales Theatre
War Horse, the story of the stallion, Joey, who is sold to the French army and ends up fighting on both sides is performed at the Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W., 416-872-1212. Performance time is 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission. Tickets are $45, $65, $85, $107 and $150.