If you’re like most of us, you haven’t a clue what you’re going to do on Valentine’s Day. Well, you can either procrastinate — or you can turn to this week’s Preview section, which starts on page 16.

— If going out on a “school night” — Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year — doesn’t appeal to you, then check out the calendar listings for Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10.

— If you’re an art lover, you might take your date (or yourself) to an art opening: On Friday, February 9, you can pick from the “Winter ’07 Exhibit’ at Gallery 125 in Trenton, the “I Am a Tree” photography exhibit opening at Gallery 14 in Hopewell, or the “Passions” exhibit at the Artists Gallery in Lambertville (see story on page 34).

— If you’re politically-minded, you can attend the area premiere of “The Situation,” a combination thriller-romance-war movie about Iraq, on Thursday, February 15, at Montgomery Cinema. See the story on page 18.

— If you love musicals, you can take your date to Broadway without ever leaving town. Broadway stars and husband and wife Brad Little and Barbara McCulloh perform “A Broadway Valentine” on Friday, February 16. See the story on page 42.

— If you love classical music, you might like to indulge in wine, chocolate, and Baroque music at a special catered concert event at the historic Mercer Museum in Doylestown on Saturday, February 10. See photo on page 25.

— If you love galas, you can still get tickets to “The American Spirit: A Grand Celebration,” Saturday, February 10, to benefit Princeton University Art Museum. We went last year. It’s a great party, and you can wear your big girl clothes. And you might even get snapped by our U.S.1 Crashes a Party roving photographer.

To the Editor:

Opening to Art

Just wanted to thank you on behalf of Montgomery Center for the Arts and myself for the large spread you did on our “Opening to Art” workshop (“How Do You Look at a Painting?” January 24), in conjunction with our “Science as Muse” exhibit. To a relatively small arts organization, that kind of publicity is significant.

Now that we’ve had increased interest, “Opening to Art” is something I expect we’ll be doing on a regular basis. At the end of January, a group of special-needs teenage boys from Somerset Academy visited: with Pat Lay’s cyborg altar heads as the catalyst, we had the most amazing discussion about what it means to be human.

FYI, although Sally Davidson and myself are indeed artists, our involvement with “Science as Muse” is as curators, not

exhibitors. Also, our website is www.montgomerycenterforthearts.com, not “.org.” Thanks for your interest and support.

Alan Goldsmith

2 Lakeview Avenue, Princeton

Editor’s note: The MCA Members Juried Exhibition opens Friday, February 9, with a reception on Sunday, February 11, 1 to 4 p.m.

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