Cafe di Scala: Five-course prix fixe dinner for $60 Tuesday night. Dishes include antipasto options like tomato and zucchini ragu over baked polenta cakes with grana padano and basil; roasted Italian beef-stuffed peppers with marinara, romano and basil; smoked trout mousse crostini with radish and dill over mixed greens. 644 18th St.; 244-1353
Christopher’s: Three-course prix fixe menu Tuesday that includes choice of filet oscar (8-ounce filet topped with lump crab meat), lobster tail, or filet mignon and lobster. Glass of wine or cocktail included. 2816 Beaver Ave.; 274-3694
Fleming’s: Specials available Sunday through Tuesday. Each couple dining on those days will get a $25 gift certificate to use at Fleming’s at a later date. Entrees ($69.95) include filet mignon served over portobello mushrooms and bacon, paired with crab-stuffed prawns and a lemon garlic butter sauce; a New York strip steak topped with butter-poached king crab, asparagus and a champagne bearnaise sauce, served with a sweet potato quenelle; or a North Atlantic lobster tail with drawn butter, served with lobster mac and cheese. 150 S. Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines; 457-2916
Mezzodi’s: Special “pink peppercorn” dinner available Sunday through Tuesday for $59.99 per couple. Served family style: Surf-and-turf platter for two featuring pink peppercorn mahi mahi topped with tropical salsa and seared flank steak topped with a red wine-peppercorn sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, a bottle of house wine and chocolate falling down cake. 4519 Fleur Drive, 287-3333
Mojo’s: V-Day prix fixe menu available Tuesday for $40 per person. Entree choices include a pan-roasted stuffed quail with squash puree; lavender and pepper grilled tuna with jasmine rice; beef bourguignon with oven-roasted potatoes or potato and chive pierogis. (Add a butter-poached lobster tail for an additional $15.) 6163 N.W. 86th St., No. 103, Johnston; 334-3699
Sbrocco: Special V-Day features available Friday through Tuesday. Social plates include: white prawn bisque with thyme oil and bottarga; bone-in Berkshire acorn pork belly with smoked polenta, roasted root vegetables and a cider glaze. Entree options include: oven-roasted Canadian lobster tail with lobster risotto, champagne- sun dried tomato sauce and asparagus; roasted Colorado rack of lamb, potatoes au gratin, asparagus and a lamb-quince demiglaze. 208 Court Ave.; 282-3663
Splash: Saturday night brings Splashdance, a party that transforms the seafood spot into a nightclub. Individual tickets are $20 and include appetizers from Splash and Jethro’s BBQ, a free champagne table and a live DJ. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 303 Locust St.; 244-5686
Trostel’s Dish: Valentine’s dessert for two served Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. The special, a white chocolate mousse and a mixed berry mousse inside a chocolate cup, comes with two glasses of champagne, $20. 12851 University Ave., No. 400, Clive; 221-3477
Trostel’s Greenbriar: Chef-created specials available Monday and Tuesday. Entree specials include grilled Majinola Farms wagyu strip loin filet with a lobster wonton, oyster mushroom ragout, sauteed Swiss chard and fennel, and special V-Day martinis. 5810 Merle Hay Road, Johnston; 253-0124
The Valentine’s Spectacular Concert at the Val Air Ballroom features Jim Freeman of the group The Five Satins (known for the romantic song “In the Still of the Night”) headlining a night of music that includes Echos V, Sunday Special, 45 RPB and the IRRMA All Star Band. 7 p.m. Saturday, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines.
Valentine’s Ball at Sumerset Winery in Indianola features wine, dinner by Christiani’s, live jazz music from Ashanti, plus a chance to take romantic photos. 6-10 p.m. Saturday, $55.15101 Fairfax St., Indianola.
The Valentine’s Day Salsa Party at Hotel Fort Des Moines gives you a chance to dance with your schmoopie to music by the Salsa Vibe Orchestra. 8 p.m. Saturday, $15, 1000 Walnut St.
Enjoy a Tropical Valentine’s Dinner at the Des Moines Botanical Center, with a menu that includes mango chicken roulade, cilantro lime skewered shrimp and prime rib. $60 per person. 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (sold-out Tuesday), 909 Robert D. Ray Drive.
Romantic metal show? OK. The House of Brick’s Valentine’s Day Massacre features heavy sounds from Kornfield Karnies, Dark Mirror, This Sudden Darkness and Full Sequence. $5, $8 for couples. 5 p.m. Tuesday, 525 E. Grand Ave.