When: Fri., Feb. 14, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m. 2020
If you're tired of the dinner-and-a-movie route for Valentine's Day, maybe it's time to step up to dinner and a ballet. The Saint Louis Ballet joins forces with the Arianna String Quartet to present a romantic evening titled "Could This Be Love?" The centerpiece is the ballet The American, which was choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon for the Broadway musical An American in Paris. The piece is set to Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, which is set to the climactic ballet performance at the end of the musical. It should set an appropriately romantic mood. Also on the program are new ballets by company artistic director Gen Horiuchi and Emery LeCrone. "Could This Be Love?" is performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday (February 14 to 16) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; www.stlouisballet.org). Tickets are $34 to $59.