A little something to leave you wanting amour.
Sarah Joncas and Ciou
What: Evocative, high-pop paintings exploring a darker side of femininity inspired by anime heroines, nymphs, and punk.
Why: Musician Mark Pickerel’s kitsch and collectibles shop, Damaged Goods, opens Friday right next door.
When: Thru Mar. 6. Opening reception, Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Roq la Rue Gallery, 2312 Second Ave. (206-374-8977); Damaged Goods, 2316 Second Ave. (206-728-6624).
What: Major Seattle and Eastside dance companies (The Stone Dance Collective, Spectrum Dance Theater, Mark Haim, and others) combine for two days of contemporary performances and master classes.
Why: They’ve got dance in their pants.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St. Info at 206-799-6004. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
Treat Your Valentine Right
What: Bellefleur lingerie, Theo Chocolate, Pangea Organics giveaways, and flirting tips from Babeland help you woo your mate.
Why: Seduce is wild.
When: Fri., 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Theo Chocolate Factory, 3400 Phinney Ave. N. (206-632-5100).
Clementine’s Give Love, Get Love
What: Donate gently worn shoes or handbags to Jubilee Women’s Center and receive 25 percent off Vivienne Westwood, Pour la Victoire, Jeffery Campbell, jewelry, and more.
Why: Shoe some love.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 4447 California Ave. SW (206-935-9400).
Ultimate Wedding Contest
What: DailyCandy and Crate & Barrel are giving away a dream wedding worth $100,000 to one lucky couple.
Why: We look great together.
When: Thru Mar. 31.
Where: Online at crateandbarrel.com/ultimatewedding.
Lunar New Year Celebration
What: Lion and dragon dances, Japanese taiko drumming, calligraphy drawing, and more to ring in 2010.
Why: Go get ’em, tiger.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hing Hay Park, 411 Maynard Ave. S.
Photo: Sarah Joncas / Courtesy of Roq La Rue Gallery