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Performers from Tango Buenos Aires dance the tango.

Performers from Tango Buenos Aires dance the tango. 2009. Credit: Columbia Artists Management, Inc. Photo Credit: Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (photo detail)

Rev up your romance meter this month with tango dancing and live music.

The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington kicks things off Saturday night  with "Tango From the Heart" - a celebration of Valentine's Day that includes live music, a tango performance and demonstration, as well as wine and desserts provided by local vineyards and bakeries.

If you want to catch Argentinian tango duo Diego Blanco and Ana Padron, who fuse together traditional and nuevo tango styles, you must RSVP by this Wednesday. (Details below).

Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts also presents a vibrant evening with "Fire and Passion of the Tango" on Feb. 18. 

The performance by Tango Buenos Aires - an Argentinian tango dance company that has toured the world since the 1980s -  features a mixture of solo, couple and full ensemble dances among its members 10 dancers and five musicians.

Tickets to both events are sure to be just as hot as the performances. Get 'em while you can.

DETAILS

 "Tango From the Heart" - An evening of art, live music, tango performance and demonstration by Diego Blanco and Ana Padron, as well as wine and desserts

WHEN/WHERE 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday at The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington

COST $25 ($20 members) or $45 for couples ($35 members)

INFO RSVP by Wednesday at 631-351-3250

"Fire and Passion of the Tango" - A live performance by Argentinian Tango Buenos Aires.

WHEN/WHERE 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook

COST $38 ($19 ages 12 and younger)

INFO 631-632-2787

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