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Love, orchids, dinner and orchids

If you can think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than strolling through 1,000 types of orchids adorning something called the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory while sipping bubbly and then being treated to a three-course meal of lobster ravioli, beef tenderloin with red wine and cocoa and pineapple sponge cake with toasted coconut ice cream … just get the hell out. For the rest of you, a new exhibition, Jewel Orchids: Treasures of the Rainforest, and a Valentine’s Day Dinner at Park House each takes place 6 p.m. Saturday at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Registration is required by Wednesday. Tickets for the exhibition opening are $15-$30. A dinner table for two is $89. Visit myriadgardens.org. Saturday

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Hospital Homicide

A Valentine’s tradition, The Sooner Theatre is celebrating love and all things mushy and red with its murder mystery show Hospital Homicide. To make things more appetizing, dinner and dessert are included. Audience members who correctly guess whodunit will be entered in a raffle for season tickets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for performances Thursday through Saturday at Sooner Theatre, 110 E. Main St., in Norman. Tickets are $75 each or $750 for a table of 12. Visit soonertheatre.com or call 321-9600. Thursday-Saturday

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Frigid Five

Edmond Running Club’s five-mile run is a fundraiser to support local organizations like Allied Arts. The race is 9 a.m. Saturday at Mitch Park, 1501 W. Covell Road, Edmond. Registration for the five-mile race is $30-$35. Children 11 years old and younger also can join in a free fun run at 8:30 a.m. Call 808-7371. Saturday

A Valentine’s Day Pep-Talk Comedy Show, take the pressure off Valentine’s and enjoy a comedy show of hilarious date stories by Cameron Buchholtz, Brad Chad Porter and others along with musical guests Caleb McGee and Nick Haywood, 9:30 p.m., Feb. 13. Othello’s Italian Restaurant, 434 Buchanan Ave., Norman, 701-4900, othellos.us. Friday

Health by Chocolate, learn how to use quality chocolate to enhance your food and your health, 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 12. Natural Grocers, 7001 N. May Ave., 840-0300, naturalgrocers.com. Thursday

The Grey Affair, try delicious wines from Waters Edge Winery along with aphrodisiacs prepared by Jonathon Stranger of Ludivine; live music by Maurice Johnson and art from The Crump Effect, 8-11 p.m., Feb. 12. Waters Edge Winery, 712 N. Broadway Ave., 616-5031, wewokc.net. Thursday

PLUS! Find more events in our Oklahoma Gazette events calendar: okgazette.com/calendar and in this week's print issue of Oklahoma Gazette, available free from over 800 racks across the metro.

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