Valentines Day: Loved by some. Hated by many.
It seems that on Valentines day a persons emotional well being for one day revolves around whether you have a significant other or not. Even the weeks before can be stressful! Trying to find a date, someone, anyone who will go out with you. Or you could have the pressures of trying to create the perfect date atmosphere: the rose petals, some cliche musical love track playing in the background, paying a double markup for flowers and a box of chocolates and then the icing on the top of your date is waiting for over 50 minutes to get a table at a restaurant where you will most likely receive your meal from a server who probably hates their job because they are working on valentines day.
Now I am not saying that I feel that Valentines day is a consumer holiday only created to make poor schmucks pay way too much money to buy love. I am also not saying that I resent February 14th due to my previously dateless teen life. I am saying, however, that I have chosen to abstain from the social norms that say I am supposed to wear red and demand flowers; instead I am choosing to make someones day a little brighter. Tonight I am hosting a singles day party! Why not extend the love to some of your favorite friends who are fortunate enough to be single on this horrible day?
If you, however, are one of the few who love holidays to just love holidays or are choosing to brave the crowds with your significant other there is a local Valentines Day concert tonight.
The UND Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with the Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society presents The Valentine Concert. With guest Pianist Marta Liedo. They will be performing works by J. Brahms, A. Dvorak, M. Ravel, A. Piazzolla, G. Matos Rodriguez, F. Chopin, A. Borodin and P.I Tchaikovsky.
Located at Josephine Campbell Hall at Hughes Fine Arts Center on UND’s campus, the concert begins at 8pm.
However you choose to spend your holiday, I hope it is a safe and enjoyable one.
For more information on this, and other, festive events, visit www.CULTUREPULSE.org- a complete listing of all of the arts and culture events in North Dakota.