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The Weekend Guide

anti-valentine’s day!

To hell with it.

WALLOW
Anti-Valentine’s Day at
Area Four
What:
Haters gonna love two days of feisty dishes like jerk chicken, skewered lamb neck, and arrabbiata, a.k.a. angry, pizza (spicy peppers, broken-yolk farm eggs), plus mean candy hearts and voodoo doll cookies.
Why: Heartening down-with-love flicks like (500) Days of Summer, Blue Valentine, and The War of the Roses.
When: Fri. & Sat. Dinner, 5-10 p.m.; bar, 10 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 500 Technology Sq., Kendall Square (617-758-4444).

CLICK
The Download
What: Apps, series, books, and more to keep you company.
Why: Get lucky with Kevin Spacey, the Russian Police Choir, and a virtual flower girl.
When: You want to suck interface.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

BUILD
Valentine’s Day Campy Terrariums
What:
Embrace the cheese with a DIY class that encourages air plants to share container space with glitter, seashells, plastic figurines, and sparkly spiders ($75).
Why: Stay tacky with pink champagne.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Niche Urban Garden Supply, 619a Tremont St., South End (857-753-4294). Sign up at nicheboston.com.

STAYCAY
Hotel Week Boston
What:
Don’t clean the apartment — leave it for a swanky overnight in one of twenty city respites (Four Seasons Hotel, The Boxer, Ames Boston Hotel) at up to 30 percent off regular rates.
Why: Deal seekers are rewarded with perks like free breakfast, wine, and overnight valet parking.
When: Sun.-Feb. 23.
Where: Find participating hotels at hotelweekboston.com.

DRINK
Cocktail Wars
What:
Crystal Kelley (Brick & Mortar), Will Tomlinson (Tavern Road), Jason Cool (Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar), and Ray Tremblay (Newtowne Grille) put out four concoctions for popular vote before competing, Iron Chef style, around a mystery drink ingredient.
Why: Hangover, schmangover — it’s a long weekend.
When: Sun., 9 p.m.
Where: The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square (617-547-5200).

SEE
Kate Castelli at 12Stairs Gallery
What:
The local artist unveils a mesmerizing abstract collection of wood block circles printed on 19th-century book covers.
Why: You’ve always had a soft spot for erudite art.
When: Today, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Inside Twelve Chairs, 581 Tremont St., South End (617-982-6136).

Photo: Mary Evans / Fox Searchlight Pictures / Ronald Grant / Everett Collection

LOCATIONS
619a Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
857-753-4294
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-547-5200
500 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444
581 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
617-982-6136
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