It used to be there wasnt much to do in The Glen, but thats fast becoming ancient history. Along with an Antique Row that rivals any in the state, Glendale is the home of the NHLs Phoenix Coyotes and, of course, the NFLs Arizona Cardinals, who nearly pulled a very sweet upset, indeed, down in Tampa last weekend. Well, gentlemen, if you've got a non-football-fan romantic partner who's been indulging your Cards obsession, why not return the favor? Weve got just the event for you: the Glendale Chocolate Affaire, where you can experience a romantic renaissance at the lavish annual soiree. Whimsical horse-drawn carriages will tour Glendales quaint historic district, authors of paperback bodice-rippers will sign their books and offer free writing workshops, and youll be able to explore the coolest confectionery around Cerreta Candy Company at no charge. And lets not forget the aphrodisiacal qualities of live entertainment, gourmet dining, fancy beverages, and have we mentioned chocolate yet? Hey, even defensive linemen like to relax with a pound or two of the sweet stuff.
Fri., Feb. 6, 5-10 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 8, 12-5 p.m., 2009