It is a love-ly week!
Valentine’s Day will arrive on Feb. 14, regardless of whether you are deeply in love, bitterly single, or opposed to all incarnations of the hearts-and-candy holiday. So we have found a bevy of Brooklyn ways for you to enjoy Valentine’s Day week, whether or not you have a partner.
For the bitter at heart
Are you post-breakup? Or just single and not ready to mingle? Then start your weekend by dressing in black and heading to the “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party,” where you can dance to songs of heartache and tainted love from the 1980s through today, snap a selfie in a photo booth designed to make your ex jealous, and down some drink specials to ease your aching heart. The most creative all-black ensemble will win a prize.
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littl
An early dinner
For a classic romantic night of dinner and a movie, treat your sweetheart to a four course Italian meal while watching “Call Me By Your Name,” the critically acclaimed romance about two young men who fall in love during a steamy Italian summer. Alamo Drafthouse chef Ronnie New will provide dishes inspired by the film, including a peach crostada with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Each course comes with a drink pairing, including wine and two variations on the Negroni cocktail.
“Call Me By Your Name” Dinner at the Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square West between Willoughby and Fulton streets Downtown, www.draft
At the special Valentine’s edition of “Tinder Live!,” single swipers can learn to up their Tinder game, and those who are done with dating apps can appreciate what they have left behind, says the show’s creator.
“There really is something for everyone there — if people are single, you understand how frustrating dating apps can be,” said Lane Moore. “The show really shows there is a community feel — like, ‘I’m not the only one who gets messages like this.’ ”
At her improvised monthly show, the writer and actor chats with guys in real-time, projecting the app onto a screen while she portrays a “kind of nuts and drunk” character that tends to appeal to Tinder dudes. Moore never knows how it will go, she said, which adds some tension to each show.
“I walk out on stage never knowing what will happen because it’s completely different every time,” she said. “It’s really this crazy thrill ride of ‘What’s going to happen? What’s this guy going to say? What’s Lane going to say?’ It’s on screen the whole time and we’re just wading through, it’s super good-natured.”
Tinder Live! Valentine’s Day Special at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littl
Dead and loving it
Thrill-seeking couples will delight in the Madame Morbid dark trolley tour “Till Death Do Us Part: A Valentine’s Day to Die For.” Cuddle up to your cutie as you cruise past the borough’s spookiest graveyards, hearing creepy stories of past crimes, while riding in a funeral parlor–inspired trolley outfitted with cushioned leather seats, sparkling chandeliers, and sumptuous velvet curtains. The tour guides will distribute black roses and offer tarot card readings, so that you and your lover can learn what comes before your inevitable death.
“Till Death Do Us Part” at Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours (at N. 9th Street and Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, www.madam
Jazz it up
Score lifetime brownie points by bringing your sweetie to a lighthouse with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea, for a night full of sultry jazz tunes. “For the Love of Jazz,” part of the “Jazz at the Lighthouse” series, will feature crooners Thana Alexa and Michael Mayo — accompanied by the Israeli MusicTalks Jazz Quartet — covering classic romantic ballads and duets from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and more. Each ticket includes two glasses of wine and a cheese plate.
“For the Love of Jazz” at Kingsborough Community College Lighthouse (2001 Oriental Blvd. between Perry and Decatur avenues in Manhattan Beach, www.onsta