STAFF SPECIAL

Valentine’s Day is only days away but many romantic-laced events are taking place beginning this weekend.

Here are five opportunities to have special night with someone you love.

‘LOVE UNDER THE STARS’

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College will present its annual “Love Under the Stars” program 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The evening includes music from a TJC jazz ensemble, a show and discussion about love, refreshments, a gift basket, a photo and star gazing.

“This is our sixth year to host ‘Love Under the Stars,’ and it just keeps growing in popularity,” Kimberly Lessner, TJC executive director of marketing, media and communications, said in a news release.

Tickets can be bought online at sciencecenter.tjc.edu or at the center, 1411 E. Lake St.

‘NEWLYWED GAME LIVE’

Couples will find out exactly how well they know each other during a live version of the long-running television show “The Newlywed Game Live” 8 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St.

Four couples from the audience will be selected from to play.

The winning couple will receive a Valentine’s dinner at Kiepersol, said information posted by Liberty Hall.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased through the venue’s website or at the box office before the show.

‘AN EVENING OF ROMANCE’

Jim Brickman, the award-winning songwriter and pianist will present music and stories in “Jim Brickman - An Evening of Romance” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center.

“Brickman’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart,” said information from the venue.

He will play the piano and be joined by vocalists on classics such as “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” “If You Believe” and “Love of My Life.”

Tickets range from $37 to $62 and can be purchased through the venue’s website.

‘THAT’S AMORE’

Marvin United Methodist Church will offer “That’s Amore” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in its Pirtle Hall, 300 W. Erwin St.

The evening will include singers presenting love songs from music theater and opera and a serving of “sumptuous sweets,” said information from the church.

Tickets cost $10 and can be bought at the church’s Welcome Center.

‘COWBOYS OF LOVE’

Riders in the Sky, the Grammy-winning cowboy quartet known for its harmonies and fun spirit, will present its “Cowboys of Love” show 8 p.m. Friday at Love and War In Texas,” 114 E. North St., Lindale.

Also set to perform is Christy Hayes. Tickets cost $25.

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