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Where to go and what to do this Valentine’s Day weekend
Published: February 10, 2011
For the singles
What could be worse than Valentine’s Day when you’re alone and moping? We’ll tell you what: When Valentine’s Day lands on or adjacent to the weekend and it looks like love has vomited its heart-shaped splendor all over your favorite haunts, all weekend long.
That’ll be the case this weekend, but you can take solace in the fact that you’re not alone in your alone-ness. In fact, there are a number of events geared toward you. Read on and find out where the other members of your tribe will be gathered.
For the single pessimists: Feb. 11, DJ Chino will hold a Break-up Party at the Dragon Room (10 p.m. Dragon Room, 25 W. Church St., 407-843-8600) where the first 50 singles will get in the door for free. Everyone will get half of a heart when they arrive, and if you find the lonely bastard with the other half of your heart, you can take it to the bar, get a couple of free cocktails and drown your sorrows together.
You can encourage your inner bitter harpy on Feb. 12 at Howl at the Moon Saloon (8815 International Drive, 407-354-5999), which hosts its annual Luv Sux Anti-Valentine’s Day Party and encourages attendees to bring in mutilated photos of exes past in exchange for half-off at the door ($10 to get in without a photo, $5 with).
For the single optimists: Join Tatto’d Bill for a live version of the Dating Game at Graffiti Junktion (900 E. Washington St., 407-426-9503, free), in which contestants compete to win dinner and drinks.
Like to drink? Live near Sanford? Let alcohol guide you to your meet-cute during the Cupid’s Singles Pub Crawl, which will hit all the hot spots in this one-horse town: Gator Gary’s, the Alley, the Wet Spot, Little Fish Huge Pond (Feb. 12, 1 p.m.-midnight, starting at Riverhouse Pottery, 118 Palmetto Ave., Sanford, 407-323-9272, $25)
On Feb. 14 – that’s Valentine’s Day evening, in case you’re not paying attention – you can enjoy mean songs and snarky speed dating with Mean Mary at Natura Coffee and Tea (12078 Collegiate Way, 407-482-5000, free).
For the voyeurs: Lots of naughty bits will be on display all weekend long at Nude Night, Orlando’s annual celebration of art in the nude. Some people think this event is hot, some people think it’s heinous. Either way, it’s certainly popular and if you don’t have a date, it’ll probably be the most action you’ll get this weekend anyway. Just remember: Look but don’t touch. (503 W. Grant St., www.nudenite.com, $20)
For the dog lovers: We haven’t seen any events geared toward crazy cat ladies, but we’re sure there are plenty of lonely dog ladies (and guys) out there, and this one’s for you: Wine Styles in Baldwin Park will host a Dog-E-Harmony event at which A New Beginning “dog matching organization” hosts a speed-dating event for potential pet owners looking to meet adoptable dogs. (Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m., 4841 New Broad St., 407-616-8215, free).