Most of us feverishly love or dull-heartedly dread Valentine’s Day. It’s time to level the scales and offer an array of Valentine’s Day offerings that accommodate all of us– you know, singles, couples, & err’body in between! That’s why we rounded up 10 fantastic events going on this Valentine’s weekend, each equipped with a handy couples to singles ratio, just so you know what you’ll be getting yourself into.
Woah, everything you could possible need for a bangin’ V-day bonanza: food by Bunna Cafe and Little Skips‘ Deviant Chef Moe, music by Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem/The Crystal Ark/DFA Records, local art, raffle, and mock marriages! And wtf it’s free! Buy raffles tickets and silently bid for a good cause- raising $ for 108 Lives and the Mt. Summit Orphanage in Nepal.
Couples to Singles Ratio: 40/60
It’s the night before the most romantic day of the entire year. You’ve got a smokin’ hot new beau and a romantic evening planned. But then, the horror, when you realize that you only own grannie panties and Target bras? Go to Collections, make yourself grown up sexy.
Couples to Singles Ratio: 75/25
Everyone has ’em, and everyone loves to talk about ’em: spill your dating horror stories and lament singledom at Post No Bills on Friday night. Winner gets a free bottle of wine!
Couples to Singles Ratio: 5/95
Whether you want to celebrate your love or drink away your hatred for hallmark holidays, Alaska is the place to be. There will be red velvet cake milkshakes, soulful background music or one of several cleverly named broken heart cocktails. What could be better?
Couples to Singles Ratio: 10/90
Drop the big bucks on your slinky date and show ’em how to cut the rug at 1 Knickerbocker. For $60, you’ll be served a five course tasting menu, but more importantly, you’ll be dining at one of the swankiest, jazziest wedge-shaped restaurants in Bushwick.
Ratio of Couples to Singles: 99/1
If dinner out on Vday seemed too traditional (or too expensive), transfer your special date to a brunch screening at Nitehawk. Special for Valentine’s they’re screening Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent comedy Seven Chance, a romantic classic, with live score from Reel Orchestrette. Bunch on top notch brunch and drink throughout the film!
Couples to Singles Ratio: 80/20
Gluten free, vegan, still freakin’ delicious. Pick up mint chocolate hearts, lemon tahini cookies, chocolate cashew cheesecake, peanut butter caramel rice krispy treats, and oh so much more at this Gone Pie pop up at Pine Box Friday night. Order ahead of time to reserve a special treat!
Ratio of Couples to Singles: 65/35
You have to physically go into Cafe Ghia and reserve a table, but if I were you, I’d leap into action and give it a shot. Here’s a sampling of the delicious foods they’ll be offering you: “grilled flank steak marinated in chili and lime with shrimp,” “passion bisque,” “cheese.”
Couples to singles Ratio: 100/0
It’s always a joy to hear about a Rubulad gathering, and this one is going without a hitch, thanks its legal housing within one of our fave spots, The Paper Box. Highlights include Viva DeConcini’s Rock & Roll Burlesque, A Cabaret Room, Aerial Amazements by House of Yes, Go Go Dancing, DJs, and more. Romantic!
Ratio of Couples to Singles: 60/40
You can read every little detail about how great this party will be here, but just mind the highlights listed above: 12-piece brass/soul/funk band The Love Supreme, Burlesque/Circus Performance, Sex Toy Giveaways, Film Festival, and DJ.
Couples to Singles Ratio: 40/60