Car Hearts

Motor running? Check. Heading out on the highway? Ditto. This year, spend Valentine’s Day weekend in the most romantic way possible: with the Fonz, lots of cars and some monster trucks. Bartle Hall (13th Street and Central) houses the 50th-annual World of Wheels auto show, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, today through Sunday. Henry Winkler, also known as Arthur Fonzarelli from Happy Days, is set to attend for select hours, as are SpongeBob SquarePants, Disney actress Brenda Song, and Sean Sherk of the UFC. General admission is $16 for adults and $5 for children — today, kids get in free. Discounted tickets can be purchased at O’Reilly. For more information and opening times, see But if your sweetie sometimes makes you want to smash things, then we suggest that you avoid potential legal trouble and head to Monster Jam at the Sprint Center (1407 Grand, 816-949-7000), where 10,000-pound machines, such as “El Toro Loco” and “Grave Digger,” rip through obstacle courses and demolish the cars that dare to sit parked in their way. Tickets range from $15 to $40, with afternoon and evening shows available beginning tonight. For full information, see

Fri., Feb. 12, 2010