What: Wines Around the World Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

When: Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.

Where: 10477 Lombardy Lane

More info: Join the sommeliers at Pappas Bros. as they tour the wine regions of the world. Starting at $70.


What: Crow Museum’s Chinese New Year Festival at NorthPark Center

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: NorthPark Center

More info: Celebrate the year of the Earth Pig at the Crow Museum’s 20th Chinese New Year Festival. Expect lion and dragon dances, art-making for all ages, wellness activities, specialty booths and more. The Wishing Tree, a collaboration between the Crow Museum, Make Art with Purpose and artist Jin-Ya Huang, will be back for a third year. NorthPark retailers will offer Chinese New Year specials and giveaways. Visitors can enjoy Chinese New Year-inspired landscaping at the SouthCourt and NorthCourt areas. Free.


What: Champagne, Chocolates and Comedy Valentine’s Day Celebration

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.; repeats until Feb. 14

Where: Backdoor Comedy Club, 8250 N. Central Expressway

More info:The Backdoorpresents one show on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. and two shows on Feb. 14 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Aaron Aryanpur, winner of the 2012 Funniest Comic in Texas Competition, will headline all shows. Tickets to the Feb. 9 show are $30 per person and tickets to the Feb. 14 shows are $35 per person. All shows include a glass of champagne, a box of chocolates and a ticket to a future show.


What: Carnivale De Sensuale: Twisted Valentine

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

Where:Gas Monkey Live  

More info: Burlesque star Red Rum headlines a live Valentine-themed show featuring elements of burlesque, aerial arts, magic and sideshow. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes. Ticketsstart at $15.


What: Mass Transmission at Royal Lane Baptist Church  

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

Where: 6707 Royal Lane

More info: Verdigris Ensemble will present Betty’s Notebook, the supposed lost transcripts of Amelia Earhart as she was taken off her flight path, heard over the radio and recorded by a young Betty Klenck in 1937. The performance will feature synthesizer, pre-recorded audio, video projection, choir and organ. Admission is $10 for students and teachers, $20 for seniors and $25 for the public.

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