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Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to celebrate your love for your partner, especially for a parent that worries about work and kids on a daily basis. Escape from the day-to-day grind with your partner and reserve a night for romantic alone time. Here are a few ideal date locations in Orange County for parents to get together and rediscover the spark and love that brought them together in the first place.
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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(714) 545-3460
www.ottmarliebert.com
Date: Feb. 13-14, 2015

Ottmar Liebert on the guitar, Jon Gagan on the bass and Chris Steele on the percussion is a great combination for a unique and romantic Valentine’s Day date. Liebert’s global success brought him much recognition and his talent has brought him to open for Miles Davis. He has grown his success to becoming one of the best and most well-known instrumental artists. It was in 1989 that he founded the band Luna Negra, Nouveau Flamenco began and was presented in the album “Marita: Shadows and Storms.” Ottmar Liebert is best known for his albums “Euphoria,” “Viva!,” “Opium,” “Leaning into the Night,” “Little Wing” and much more.

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Newport Beach Jazz Party
27 Carmel Bay Drive
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 759-5003
www.newportbeachjazzparty.com
Date: Feb. 12-15, 2015

The Jazz Cruise presents a weekend of jazz for Valentine’s Weekend from February 12-15 that includes an all-star list of performances, acts, instrumentalists and events that will help kick off the romantic weekend on the right foot. For the Valentine’s jazz dinner, the artists featured include Ken Peplowski, Don Shelton, Tom Ranier, Nicki Parrott, Butch Miles, Rebecca Kilgore, Scott Hamilton, Dan Barrett, Larry Fuller, Tom Wakeling, Dave Tull and Geoff Gallante. The unique experience of this event is that it is an all day event with Valentine’s brunch and a full day of jazz ensembles. This can be a great event to take part in for the couple that appreciates jazz tunes.

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Paws Fur Pink
Irvine Regional Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
www.pawsfurpinkoc.com
Date: Feb. 14, 2015

For the parents that would love to give back to the community and take part in an activity with their partner, Paws Fur Pink is a great opportunity to fulfill that need. Paws Fur Pink is a regional dog-friendly run-walk that benefits breast cancer research. The Mammogram Fundraising Challenge urges its participants to raise at least $125, which is the cost of a Komen-funded mammogram. The runs that you can participate in with your dog include the Hearty Hound 5K Run/Walk an the Dawdling Doodle 1 mile walk.

Related: Best Dinner Spots For Valentine’s Day In OC

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Orny Adams
The Brea Improv
120 South Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 482-0700
www.brea.improv.com
Date: Feb. 12-15, 2015

A night of laughter is a great night to spend with your partner on Valentine’s Day at the Brea Improv showing Orny Adams. The American comic rose to fame from his appearance in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” You can catch Adams as Coach Finstock on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” show and he has made appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” To see Adams live, you will catch him at his best deconstructing the chaos of the modern world with his quick, powerful and sophisticated routine.

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Brio Tuscan Grill
618 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 341-0380
www.brioitalian.com

Sometimes a simple dinner is a great setting for a romantic date night with your significant other. The newest addition to the Irvine Spectrum is a restaurant with great food, impeccable customer service and a friendly ambiance. The meals from start to finish are amazing and include dishes like primi (appetizers), bruschetta and flatbreads, insalata and zuppa (salads and soups), pasta, griglia (grilled specialties), specialita (house specials) and bistecca (steaks and filets).

Related: OC’s Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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