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    To get you through your weekend…

    Wednesday

    Pima Community College Center for the Arts unveils its newest exhibit today: Neon Sculptures by James White. Housed in the Louis Carol Bernal Gallery, the eclectic display of twisted neon lights runs through April 29.

    You know that thing in your pocket? That love song you wrote your valentine? Well, it’s time to whip it out and put it to good use because every Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Shot in the Dark Café gives brooding musicians the chance to bare their souls during its Open Mic Night. The gushier the better.

    Thursday

    Get your berets out of the closet and grab a coffee on your way over to the Poetry Center. Author Fred Moten and poet Rusty Morisson will be reading a selection of their works at 8 p.m. Maybe you’ll get inspired to write some poems for that special someone.

    They call it the language of love, right? Or maybe that’s Italian … Either way, the French language is way more romantic than English. To get you in the mood, check out “”La Graine et le Mulet,”” the second feature in the French Film Festival: “”Tournées Festival.”” The film starts at 7 p.m., in room 120 of the  Integrated Learning Center (ILC), and is open to the public. And by the way, it does include English subtitles, but who knows, maybe you will learn a phrase or two.

    Friday

    The Academy Awards are at the end of this month. Here is your chance to catch up on a nominee. “”The Illusionist,”” a 2011 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature, is playing at The Loft Cinema.

    The dawg is out and in the Dirty T. That’s right, Snoop Dogg is performing at the Historic Rialto Theatre. For tickets and information visit rialtotheatre.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Oh, and don’t forget to “”Drop It Like It’s Hot.””

    Saturday

    Need a knight in shining armor? There just may be a few strolling around at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Located just off U.S. Highway 60, the festival runs every Saturday and Sunday, starting today, until April 3.

    Want to impress your date and bring a little sophistication to your relationship? World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell is taking the Centennial Hall stage at 8 p.m. to dazzle audiences with the elegant beauty of classical music. A nice change from the go-to dinner and a movie. Visit uapresents.org for ticketing information.

    Sunday

    Nothing says love like a date to the ballet. Luckily for you, the UA Dance Ensemble is performing “”Carmina Burana,”” a ballet set to the music of the illustrious opera, from the 10th to the 27th of February. Contact the Fine Arts Box Office for tickets 621-1162. And fellas, I think you can handle it for one night.

    UApresents continues its exhilarating season with its presentation of Kodo. These dynamic drummers are celebrating their 30th Anniversary with the “”One Earth Tour.”” The show begins at 6 p.m. Visit uapresents.org for ticketing information.

    Monday

    At a loss for romantic date ideas? Astro Amore is your answer. Drive to the summit of Mount Lemon and enjoy a scenic sunset, dinner, and an evening of star-gazing with your Valentine. While it may be a bit on the pricey side,it will be a date your true love is unlikely to forget. Visit skycenter.tix.com.

    A pair of star cross’d lovers … and some pretty sweet musical numbers. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Jets and the Sharks at The Loft Cinema’s special West Side Story Sing-A-Long Celebration at 7 p.m.! Tickets are only $6 for Loft members and $8 for non-members.

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