Hand-holding, kisses and whispered sweet-nothings — if you’ve been caught up in being oh-so-very-much in love, and have forgotten to plan a special night for your sweetheart, there’s still time. Vegas offers plenty of entertainment to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
For those kindred hopeless romantics, the following shows offer experiences to suit the kind of couple you are, whether you gaze endlessly into each other’s eyes, want to tear off your lover’s clothes, or can’t get enough of the other’s sense of humor.
Bring sexy back
Zumanity — Cirque du Soleil’s naughty production delights audiences with sultry love scenes, sensual acrobatics and crass humor. Nudity is a given, tasteful and otherwise. Hedonism takes center stage and no sexual topic is off limits. Each performer is unique in their personalities and appearances, promoting the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Performances are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday – Tuesday at New York-New York. Tickets are priced from $76.
Absinthe — Another test to your sexual- er, sensibilities – is Spiegelworld’s “Absinthe,” a show that’s daring, racy and completely over-the-top. Performed in a tent, don’t expect plush seating, but do expect your jaw to drop from the eccentric cast’s antics. Acts include a roller skating duo, a sexy male-female aerialist team and a buxom brunette doing a burlesque strip tease. Performances are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday at Caesars Palace. Tickets start at $87.
Music for the soulmates
Shania Twain — Grammy award-winning country music artist Shania Twain wows audiences with her girl-next-door vibe and visual effects, not to mention her voice. Expect her to perform “You Win My Love,” “Whose Bed Has Your Boots Been Under,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Honey I’m Home” and “If You’re Not in It for Love (I’m Outta Here).” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on varying nights at Caesars Palace. Tickets start at $80.
Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — Country music sweethearts Tim McGraw and Faith Hill offer fans an intimate show in a 1,815-seat theater, performing such songs as “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Like We Never Loved At All,” “One of Those Nights,” “I Need You” and “Piece of My Heart.” Their devotion to one another is evident on stage and they even share some love when they interact with the audience. Performances are at 7 and 9:30 p.m on select nights at the Venetian. Tickets start at $107.
Celine Dion isn’t playing on Valentine’s Day, but returns Feb. 19, so if you’re a total procrastinator, here’s your excuse. Alone on stage, and performing alongside an orchestra and holograms, Grammy award-winning artist Celine Dion belts out such hits as “Where Does My Heart Beat Now,” “Because You Loved Me,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Ne me quitte pas” (“Don’t Leave Me”). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on varying nights at Caesars Palace. Tickets from $102.
Frankie Moreno Live — Frankie Moreno embodies the quintessential Vegas performer. A classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter, Moreno performs a wide range of music, including Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, classic hits and original music. Moreno’s performance brings to mind a young, sexy Elvis Presley, especially when he performs one of the King’s hits. The night I attended, he melted the crowd with “Suspicious Minds.” Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday at the Stratosphere. Tickets start at $44.
Human Nature — Motown music is sexy on its own, but add four Australian crooners who perform some of the genre’s greatest hits with a live band, and you and your sweetheart will be weak in the knees. Expect such classics as “Baby I Need Your Loving” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and the group performs á la the Four Tops. Performances are at 7 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Venetian. Tickets start at $66.
Splash o’ love
Le Rêve — Leave your reality behind and enter the fantasy of “Le Rêve – The Dream,” a colorful aquatic wonderland of beautiful and mystifying characters. “Le Rêve” offers champagne circle seating, which includes the sweet bubbly, chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles. The circular 1,608-seat theater surrounds a pool that is about 68 feet in diameter with the furthest seat only 42 feet from the water. Performances are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday – Tuesday at Wynn Las Vegas. Tickets from $116.
Live, love, laugh
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding — Why not attend a wedding this Valentine’s Day? At “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” audience members become a part of the wedding and reception. Enjoy the hilarity of two dysfunctional families coming together. Guests can take photos with the happy couple, catch a bouquet and even dance to “YMCA” and the beloved chicken dance. Performances ar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Bally’s. Tickets start at $60 and include a buffet-style dinner.
Marriage Can Be Murder — “Marriage Can Be Murder” is an award-winning interactive comedy and murder mystery dinner experience where the audience members become part of the show. If you liked the game or movie “Clue,” then this is a dinner show that you can sink your teeth into. Anyone can be a suspect as actors are not readily apparent among the seemingly innocent guests. You might be seated next to another patron or maybe even the murder suspect, but only time will tell as the night unravels and more clues are revealed. Performances are at 6:15 p.m. nightly at The D in downtown Las Vegas. Tickets from $65 and includes dinner. Those who book Valentine’s Day weekend will also receive a box of heart-shaped chocolates and a rose for each couple.