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Is your lover bored by store bought flowers? Treat him or her to an evening of splendor at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Cakes, cocktails and atmosphere are all available at the Valentines in the Garden event. Attendees will be gifted with one glass of pink champagne, and a cash bar holds the provision of alcohol for the rest of the evening. At only $30 per person, the beauty and the availability of cheesecake, cotton candy and champagne this enchanted evening is surely still favorably compared to those hackneyed roses. If you want more information on how to make Feb. 13 memorable this year, visit .

Jazz savvy Techies should know it is once again time for Emory University’s Jazz Festival. The weekend is packed with demonstrations and two public concerts. A free to attend big band performance on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. may be the finale, but the true treat of the festival would be Friday’s concert. Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday’s concert will be hosting Grammy awarded bassist John Clayton in a jazz trio with percussionist Herlin Riley and Emory’s own Gary Motley. Friday’s concert is only $15 and all other events are free.

The sounds of traditional Celtic songs mixed with punk rock music will flock with the floating hearts on Valentine’s Day weekend. Saturday, Feb. 13, The Tabernacle hosts Flogging Molly. It has almost been two years since the release of Float, but under the evidence of their live recording from The Greek Theater, the band is going strong. Flogging Molly will be performing the Celtic/punk fusion that has given them so much recognition, and with tickets running from $28 now to $30 that night it is almost too easy to attend. For lovers looking for something interesting to do this weekend, The Tabernacle is looking pretty hot. For more information, visit .

Roberto Abbado has been a worldwide conductor for many years and now leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During two performances, Thursday and Saturday (Feb. 11 and 13) at 8 p.m., Abbado will lend his talents to conduct the ASO and singers of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus. The program flows from by Mozart to the grand finish —Beethoven’s . The tickets vary in price from $20 – $75 and may be purchased at .