By Mike Sembos
3:55 PM EST, February 12, 2013
Celebration of Love - Part V: Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main St. S., Woodbury. (203) 266-0110. Large selection of unique artwork created to beautify the life of a loved one, including jewelry, pottery, hand-dyed silk scarves, original greeting cards and miniature works of art. Through Feb. 17. finelineartgallery-connecticut.com
Circus Of Love Valentine's Day Cabaret And Burlesque: Lipgloss Crisis's 3rd annual Birthday & Valentines Day Show, featuring Dot Mitzvah as ring leader. $10. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. lipglosscrisis.com.
Ermyntrude and Esmeralda: A Naughty Puppet Play: Ermyntrude and Esmeralda are devoted pen pals who tell each other everything - especially their titillating discoveries about bow-wows and pussy-cats. Come celebrate Valentine's Day in style with this very adult evening of shadow puppetry and Edwardian sexuality, as seen through the eyes of two very curious teenage girls. Thu., 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 11 p.m. $10-$15. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven, (203) 432-1566, Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. yalecabaret.org.
Free Marriage and Vow Renewal Ceremonies: The Water's Edge at Giovanni's, 2748 Boston Post Road, Darien. (203) 325-9979 . A Justice of the Peace, flowers, photographers, dinner and such will be available for anyone wanting to renew their marriage vows, or even get married for the first time. Same-sex couples are welcome. Ceremony is free, the rest has costs. Call for more info. Thu., Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
HeartThrobs Valentine's Concert: Joe Iconis: Sharon Playhouse, 49 Amenia Rd., Sharon. Songs of love, romance and whiskey. Sat., Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
Intimate Valentines Evening with Patrizio Buanne: Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. (888) 226-7711. Neapolitan singer and his big band orchestra. Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Free. mohegansun.com
Valentine's Day show w/ Karen Johnstone Band: Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar, 383 Main St., East Haven. (203) 467-2500 . Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. bistromediterraneanandtapasbar.com.
Love in the Works of Shakespeare: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. (203) 291-4800. Shakespearean scholar Emily Bryan discusses some iconic moments of love in Shakespeare's body of work Thu., Feb. 14, 12 p.m. Free. westportlibrary.org
Love: The Artistic Vision Through the Ages: Ferguson Library-Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Rd., Stamford. An exploration of how various artists deal with the subject of love. Presented by Helane E. March Rheingold, docent at the Neuberger Museum of Art. Sat., Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. Free.
Michael Bolton, Valentine's Day Gala: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795. Buffet dinner, chocolate fountain, champagne and roses, raffle for diamond earrings, BMW for a weekend and a year of beauty at 6:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. ridgefieldplayhouse.org
The Sweet-Art Show: Laura's Fine Art, 20 Railroad Place, Westport. (203) 226-1240. A Valentine's Day themed, six-artist group show by David Dunlop,Sarah Aldouby,John Harris, Elise Black,Cheryl MckennaandMiles Shapiro. Through Mar. 23. Free.
Valentine Tea with the Victorian Lady: New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. (203) 966-1776. Valentine's tea with "The Victorian Lady" Kandie Carle who will discuss the fashion, lifestyle, manners and etiquette of the 1860s. Thu., Feb. 14, 1 p.m. $15. nchistory.org
Valentine's Day Big Bash: Elks Lodge #625, 283 W. Main St., Waterbury. (203) 755-1759. Three food presentations, open bar, and live music by the Bernadettes, Tim Maia and the Travelin Vin Show. Sat., Feb. 16. $50.
Victorian House Open Valentine's Day Ball: The Waverly Tavern, 286 Maple Ave., Cheshire. (203) 272-5998. With live music by the Bernadettes. Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. $225.
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