He loves me; he loves me not.
Louella Press Valentines
What: Locally made cards say you care sans predictable Hallmark prose.
Why: You’re a last-minute shopper.
When: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Pressed 55, The Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 N. Hancock St. (267-455-0483); online at etsy.com.
Love Stinks Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash
What: Singles and hard-hearted folks can sing along to weepy tunes, enjoy drink specials, and win prizes for the best breakup story.
Why: Show Cupid where he can stick that arrow.
When: Sun., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar, 2006 Chestnut St. (267-687-1161).
What: New Wave Cafe, South Philly Bar & Grill, Smiths, Kite & Key, and Swift Half Pub duke it out to see which can sell the most $3 Molsons to benefit the Fraternal Order of Police Survivor’s Fund.
Why: Canadian-inspired grub like “curling” fries. (Har har.)
When: Thru Feb. 28.
Where: For more info, go to smiths-restaurant.com.
What: Our New York Fashion Week coverage includes indie shows, trivia contests, giveaways, and the scoop on what it’s like to really be there — in the eighth row.
Why: Win awesome stuff all day long. For reals.
When: Thru Thurs.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/dossier.
Valentine’s Day Cocktails
What: Boozy concoctions made with muddled cherries and milk chocolate get you in the mood (or drown your sorrows).
Why: It’s the flavor of love.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Max Brenner, 1500 Walnut St. (215-344-8150).
Photo: Brandi Fitzgerald / Courtesy of Louella Press