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Save the date: Six activities to get you through Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air!

Everywhere you look around, you see the signs that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. And if you’re being wise, you will have a plan for Feb. 14, whether you are happily paired up, on the prowl, or forever alone and determined to avoid sappy couples. We have found a half-dozen events for every flavor of Brooklynite:

Stupid Cupid!

Valentine’s Day is just a conspiracy cooked up by chocolate companies and Big Flower! Well, you’re not buying what Hallmark is selling! Valentine’s Day is just an opportunity to embrace the bleak, existential nature of existence — with other people. Join other woke lonely-hearts at Littlefield for the concert venue’s annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, where everyone wears bohemian black, sings sad love songs, and partakes in the universal balm for broken hearts — booze!

Don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). Feb. 8 at 10:30 pm. $10 ($7 in advance).

Get the hook up!

Sketched out by dating apps, but still want some help finding love? Jo Firestone and her band of comedian matchmakers have you covered! At the show “Friends of Single People,” the wisecracking love gurus will interview singles in the audience, and then act on their behalf in a classic dating game.

Get a date at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). Feb. 10 at 8 pm. $10.

Heart and Soul

Soul Swipe, a Tinder-like dating app that markets itself as “black dating, done right,” wants to hook you up with a date for Valentines Day! Its event, happening Downtown on Feb. 12, will kick off with a two-hour speed-dating round, followed by a mixer. Show up early for some liquid courage — drinks and appetizers are just $5 before 7 pm.

Find love at the Amarachi Lounge (189 Bridge St. between Nassau and Concord streets in Downtown Brooklyn, www.amarachi325.com). Feb. 12 at 7 pm. Free. Register online at eventbrite.com.

Wine and dine

Brooklyn Winery will transform its classy Williamsburg booze depot into a guaranteed three-pointer for dudes looking to win Valentine’s Day, and ensure at least a day or two of domestic bliss. The evening features a three-course candlelit dinner for $65, beneath the clear glass sky of the urban winery’s atrium, with the option to spend a little more — or a lot — on meal upgrades and custom wine pairings. Why overthink Valentine’s Day, when you can reach into your pocket and guarantee victory?

Dominate Valentine’s Day at Brooklyn Winery [213 N. Eighth St. between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street in Williamsburg, (347) 763–1507, www.bkwinery.com]. Feb. 14. Reserve a seat by emailing reservations@bkwinery.com.

What a ’tease!

Maybe you have a Valentine, maybe you don’t — but when Shelly “the Singing Siren” Watson is crooning love songs while wearing a corset tighter than a hipster’s jeans — who cares? Join Watson and other vixens, including Miss Coney Island 2019 Pearls Daily, at Brooklyn Bowl for the “Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine’s Spectacular,” which fuses the art of striptease with big-tent circus routines that will make you forget your lonely heart — or your Valentine!

Do Valentine’s Day dirty at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe St. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369, www.brooklynbowl.com]. Feb. 14 at 7:30 pm. $22 ($50 VIP).

Laugh at singles!

Comedian Lane Moore will swipe right and roast the desperate singles of Tinder before a live audience at Littlefield (which is really going all-in on Valentine’s Day events this year), where she will project her touch-screen antics on the big screen as she deconstructs the shallow, sex-fueled universe of online dating. Funny people Jo Firestone, Jean Grae, and Sam Grittner will join Moore for the improvised “Valentine’s Day Spectacular” edition of her monthly comedy show.

“Tinder Live” at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). Feb. 16 at 8:30 pm. $15.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Posted 12:00 am, February 1, 2019
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