Don’t shoot the messenger, but V-Day is coming. Luckily, there’s plenty of fun to be had whether you’re betrothed, between boyfriends, or just plain bitter.
Avoid Amateur Night
Trade the white tablecloth and inevitable proposal scene for secret supper clubbing at the Goat Farm’s PushStart Kitchen. Chef Zach Meloy and his wife, Cristina, host a Stupid Cupid dinner with five courses, including roasted sweet garlic soup and beef heart confit. February 13 and 14, 7 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention DailyCandy. Space is limited. Suggested donation per person is $75.
Share dating nightmares over the It’s Not Me, It’s You (cachaca, simple syrup, lime juice, and Hum botanical spirit) and Bitter End (Jameson, honey syrup, bitters, ginger ale, and flamed orange peel) at Publik’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Take a pic of your ex for the shredder and snag a free Cupid’s Revenge shot. Saturday, 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Split Your Sides
Whole World Theatre’s main stage improv show over a bottle of champagne has you and your funny valentine in stitches. Friday, 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 and 10:30 p.m.; $65 per couple. Or make it a threesome and head to The Dad’s Garage a Trois, a hilarious V-Day themed show where the group’s third wheel gets in for $3. February 14, 8 p.m.; $27 and up per person.
Make It Hot
Belly up to The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead’s Haute Chocolate Bar. Select your base (spicy dark, milk chocolate caramel, or red berry dark), then gussy it up with spices, marshmallows, whipped creams, chocolate shavings, and cinnamon sticks. Saturdays and Sundays through February 26, 2:30-4 p.m.; $10 per person.
Turn Up the Heat
Corral the gals for A Good Girl’s Guide to a Bad Girl’s Striptease at Fab’rik, then enjoy 20 percent off your purchase (a slinky dress, perhaps?). Midtown (email@example.com) and Norcross (firstname.lastname@example.org), tonight, 7 p.m.; Citywalk (email@example.com), Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Buckhead (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wednesday, 7 p.m. R.S.V.P by email; $15 per person.
You better work.
Read on for more Valentine’s Day ideas that make us weak in the knees.
Photos: Courtesy of Pushstart Kitchen; Courtesy of Publik; Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton