At a loss as to what to and see in and around the Middletown-Red Bank area this Valentine’s Day Weekend? Allow me to first remind you that Comfort Inn Middletown and Outback Steakhouse both have great specials going on starting on Friday. Here are some other fun things to do and see while you’re here.
Count Basie Theatre has teamed up with Pazzo to offer a very cool dinner and a show package “The Pazzo Dinner Ticket and a Show“. There are several shows in the coming days to take advantage of this package starting with: Tomorrow evening, February 10, 2011 the Count Basie Theatre welcomes No Reservations: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain at 8:00pm. From Count Basie website:
Anthony Bourdain, the internationally acclaimed chef, author, and host of Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” has been dubbed “the bad boy of cuisine” for his rock star looks and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs, and cooking.
The following evening Michael Amante will be doing his annual Valentine’s Day Concert on the Count Basie Stage at 8:00pm on Friday, February 11th. From Count Basie Website:
Join the Italian-American tenor who can sing it all, from the heroic volleys of Puccini’s “Nessun dorma,” to the tender phrases of “O Sole Mio,” for his full orchestra tribute to love! Blessed with movie-star looks, charm, and a classic Italian tenor voice, The New York Times declared that this, “Swashbuckling Italian tenor exhibits both the voice and charisma of a crossover star”.
Looking for some family fun?
Pile on the winter gear and head out to Sandy Hook and join Linda Mack and the Monmouth County Audubon Society on a winter birding tour. Meet Saturday, February 12th at 10:00am in the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot. Don’t forget your binoculars. Not into being outside in the cold? There’s a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and Cookie Decorating at the Sandy Hook Child Care Center on Saturday, February 12, 10 :00am to 12 noon. Pre-register for cookie decoration by calling SHCCC Director Jessica Long at 732-291-2368.
Thomas and Friends LIVE are coming to the The MAC at Monmouth University for two shows at 3:00pm and 6:00pm. The show will be Thomas saves the Day. For more Information visit The Mac at Monmouth University Event Schedule for more information.
On Saturday evening February 12th Count Basie will have A Valentine’s Doo Wop featuring Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers, The Heartbeats, Cleveland Still & the Dubs, and Special Guest Star Johnny Tillotson.
No matter what you decide to do this weekend, I hope you enjoy.