RAMBLING ROSE: Happy Valentine’s Day to all Baltimore couples


Hello everyone, I hope all is well and the snow around your home is all melted so you can go out and enjoy life. I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds who read my column. Unfortunately I can’t list all my couples with photos, but know that I love you too. Each year, I try to pick a few for the space I’m allowed. I want you to know that no matter how long you’ve been together, this weekend should be hearts and flowers all the way. Each year I try to inform men of what their duties are to make it a special day.

Juanita and husband Grofton Brown. Juanita is the former co-owner of the Sportsmen’s Lounge.

Juanita and husband Grofton Brown. Juanita is the former co-owner of the Sportsmen’s Lounge.

I believe Valentine’s Day is a special day to express your love, and to celebrate the spirit of love with greeting cards, flowers, dinner, rings and most of all commitment. To me, Valentine’s Day means romancing with dim lights, soft music and a cocktail.

I can get you started with a few suggestions where you and yours can go this weekend. I am short on space, so I am unable to give too many details, just enough for you to have a choice. First we have:


*The Jazz Club Series Experience “Unforgettable” event hosted by Randy Dennis & Jazzy on Friday, February 12 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. A tribute to the Legends: Natalie Cole, The Whispers, David Bowie, and Gladys Knight & the Pips performed by Slagz Band & Ms. Shay. Call 410-963-9238.

*Caton Castle Lounge on Hilton and Caton Avenue, The Mark Meadows Trio performing on Saturday, February 13, 6-10 p.m.

*Alpha Phi Omega Cocktail Sip, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 263 presents a Pre-Valentine’s Day Red & White Cocktail Sip on Saturday, February 13 from 9 p.m. -2 a.m. at the American Legion Post 263, 151 Winters Lane, Catonsville, Md. For more information, call 410-570-7209

*Next Phaze (Eubie Black Jazz Lounge 4th Fl.) presents a Pre-Valentine’s Day Dinner Concert on Friday, February 12, 7-13 featuring Rodney Kelley Jazz Experience. For tickets call 443-900-9699.

*Woman Power, Inc. is giving a Cabaret at the Kappa House, 1207 Eutaw Place on Saturday, February 13 from 6-10 p.m. BYOB and BYOF. For tickets call 410-521-1052.

*Valentine’s Day Gospel Concert on Sunday, Feb 14 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Manifest Wonders Christian Center, 3600 Edmondson Avenue. Featuring The Hope of Glory Gospel Singers; Kenny Davis & The Melodyaires; Bells of Joy; Sister Penny Moses & her Singers; Juda United Gospel Singers and much more. For tickets call 410-358-9661.

*Lexington Market Black History celebration continues in the month of February with a Great Blacks in Wax Exhibit, a Buffalo Soldiers Exhibits and a Rosa Pryor book signing on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 11-13.

*Eubie Blake Cultural Center presents a Valentine’s Weekend Special Event with “An Evening of Song” on Saturday, February 13, 7 p.m. with live music, dance and spoken word. Cash bar and dinner menu is available. For more information, go to: eubieblakecenter@gmail.com.

Now that we have set the mood to be romantic, spiritual and fun, let’s have another cocktail.

Well, my dear friends, I know I am out of space, so if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Do not FaceBook me if you want me to talk about your event. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.