All Heart, All of the Time

Marilyn Megenity’s Mercury Café always rolls out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception: Because the holiday of passion falls on a weekend, she’s allowing the love to lazily spill over on both Saturday and Sunday, with a Valentine Visions art show and the annual Mercury Motley Players Valentine’s Follies giving continuity to the goings-on. The players will perform Goldman Sex, billed as “a sick romantic comedy for the politically astute and pissed off,” at 7 p.m. tomorrow; admission is $10 at the door. But you and your honey can prep yourselves today: The Merc hosts Dance Moves for Couples from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Vagina Monologues at 2 p.m., a singles event from 4 to 8 p.m., bawdy Irish ballads with Colcannon at 7:30 p.m., gypsy swing and belly dancing later and, throughout the evening, a special romantic menu in the restaurant.

And on Valentine’s Day proper, the Merc starts it off early with a romantic brunch menu until 3 p.m., a love-inspired community sing-along at 2 p.m., swing dancing to the Queen City Jazz Band at night, along with continued love-noshing in the dining room.

Reservations are recommended for dinner, especially on Sunday; for information about admission fees for various events visit www.mercurycafe.com or call 303-294-9281.
Sat., Feb. 13; Sun., Feb. 14, 2010

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