Three shows for Saturday

• Local comedian Tom Chalmers presents the second night of a two-night run for Baby Love: A Valentine Day’s Weekend Improv Comedy Show. “Love is for Laughers. Put some spontaneity back into your relationship with local theater,” he says in a press release. “Come see Asheville’s most beloved improv comedy group, Reasonably Priced Babies, or Cupid will hunt you down like a wounded wildebeest.” 7:30 p.m., $8 p.m. at The Magnetic Field.

• Asheville Symphony presents “an evening of Romantic-era delights featuring Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (nicknamed the “Pastoral” because it was inspired by his many walks through the forests and meadows around Vienna). “We have invited the Art Museum to supply images of our own natural surroundings to accompany the music,” says a newsletter. “Then we invite a young virtuoso from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Jeanette Aufiero, to make her debut in Liszt’s passionate and romantic Piano Concerto No. 1.” The concert concludes with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde. 8 p.m., $20-$55 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

• Brooklyn-based indie power trio Les Racquet stops by the Emerald Lounge on a tour that has them SXSW-bound. The share the stage with Leaving Venus (funk/rock/prog) and Matter of Fact (rock/blues/alt-rock). 10 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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