Bars & Nightlife Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich February 12, 2014

Downtown Phoenix I love you
Valentine’s Day is here yet again, causing anxiety amongst the lovebirds, and generating eye rolls from proud singles.
But from Hard Rock Cafe’s Anti-Valentine’s Day “Kiss-Off” to candlelit dinners hosted by several favorite restaurants, Downtown Phoenix has something for everyone—both romantics and skeptics alike. Here is the list of Downtown events, deals and dinners this Friday, February 14.


Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails – Feast of Valentine’s Day
The head chef at Blue Hound has crafted a tasty five-course menu just for the occasion, which includes a glass of Mumm. $85 per person. Napa cocktail or wine pairing available at $35 per person.
Compass Arizona Grill – Valentine’s Day Dinner
Spoil the one you love with a romantic four-course dinner featuring your choice of Sea Bass, Grilled Filet Mignon Herb Butter Poached Shrimp, Spiced Butter Stuffed Chicken or Vegetable Lasagna. Adults $79. Children ages 5-12 $40.
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar – Valentine’s Day Dinner
Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner along with a romantic overnight stay at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The Valentine’s Day dinner menu is available for $55 per person.
Kincaid’s – Valen-Wine Dinner
Who doesn’t love wine? Kincaid’s has created a Valentine-themed four-course dinner perfect for the wine-lover in us all. The Valen-Wine dinner features a wine pairing at every course. $50 per person.
Province – Valentine’s Day Dinner
Cheers to the two of you – this Valentine’s Day celebrate your love at Province! Enjoy the romance of Valentine’s Day with a delicious four-course meal. Menu includes a complimentary glass of bubbly. $54 per person.


CityScape Valentine Package
Make it a weekend-long occasion with deluxe accommodations at Hotel Palomar. The special Valentine package includes a five-course dinner for two at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails, morning coffee and tea service in the living room, a hosted wine reception in the living room and complimentary access to Gold’s Gym Elite. Rates start at $389/night.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel – Valentine’s Day Package
Love is in the air at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. The Valentine’s Day package includes a one-night stay, a Valentine’s Day dinner for two, a bottle of rose and chocolates delivered to your guestroom, and a heart-shaped rose petal turndown with rates starting from $310. Mention rate plan LYPKG when booking your reservation.
Westin Phoenix Downtown – Valentine’s Day Package
Celebrate your love with Latin-inspired culinary adventure at Province restaurant. Complete the evening with a romantic downtown stay in our upscale, oversized guest rooms. The package includes a four-course Valentine’s Dinner for two at Province and chocolate fondue featuring three sauces, fruit and cake in your room. Rates start at $365, mention rate plan LVPKG1 when booking your reservation.
Renaissance Phoenix Hotel – You Had Me at Hello
The Renaissance Phoenix has two options to make Valentine’s a mini-staycation. The “You Had me at Hello” features roses, champagne and breakfast in bed with mimosas while the “Cupid’s A Game” ups the ante with Wei Chocolates and champagne, a candlelit dinner for two on the terrace and breakfast in bed. Rates start at $199, mention rate code 5RP when booking.


Hard Rock Café Phoenix – Anti-Valentine’s Day “Kiss-Off”
This Valentine’s Day, Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a special KISS takeover event as part of their partnership with the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for the brand’s acclaimed Signature Series Lineup. The “Kiss-Off” features a live performance by KISS ALIVE–the ultimate KISS tribute band. The event starts at 9 p.m. and is $10 at the door.
Tenth Annual Almost Famous Film Festival Kickoff Party
The A3F understands what it takes to make a film in just 48 hours, so to make up for your upcoming sleepless nights, coffee-induced comas, blurry vision and staggering 48-hour headache–they are throwing you a huge pre-challenge party! Join them for the revealing of the 2014 Guidelines at Majerleʼs 9 Lounge. Great food, drinks (cash bar), social mixer, chance to size up your fellow filmmakers and an atmosphere that will jump-start your 48 hours! Open to all ages.
Art Laboe’s Valentine’s Super Love Jam at US Airways Center
In what will be one of the biggest concerts of the year, Rhythm and Blues Oldies fans will come together to see their favorite artists perform the biggest Love Jam hits. Rates from $27.50 – $38.50.
Crescent Ballroom
Local favorites Black Carl want you to join them on Valentine’s Day for a romantic night of music  with The Prowling Kind, The Autonomics and The Cold Desert.
Sky Lounge
Sky Lounge is hosting a special concert with Fito Blanko. RSVP only by texting 602-330-3362. Doors open at 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets and general admission at 9 p.m.
Stand Up Live!
Ditch the prix fixe dinners for a night out at one of the best comedy spots around. Comedian Whitney Cummings will be on stage at Stand Up Live this Friday. She appears regularly on Chelsea Lately and has appeared on Comedy Centrals Roasts. Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year. $28.
Valley Youth Theatre
Spend your Friday night seeing the non-profit theatre group’s adaptation of The Jungle Book. They even have a special Valentine’s Day deal. Regular tickets are $18, but this Friday they’ll have $10 tickets available on select seats while supplies last. Redeem by calling 602-253-8188 x2 with code: V-Day. Offer good on new ticket orders only, not available online and cannot be combined with other offers. Limit four (4) discount tickets per household.