Anthem Screen Printing Gallery – Of Hearty Stock Valentine’s Day Card Making Party
Hallmark cards are so passé: soulless, humorless, and drawn up by second rate artists. If you want to take your DIY card making skills up a notch, put down the glitter, and go to this event where you get to craft personal screen printed cards (you man the screen printing machines). The event costs $20 but the cards will be so good, it might just end up as a framed center piece on your valentine’s wall.
Freak Bike Cabaret
The lovely ladies of the Deraileurs will be wheeling towards the more freaky side of your date as they seduce with their big toys … bikes. Deep within their new downtown warehouse lair, they will hold wrestling matches, a scandalous date auction, a grotesque burlesque, a bike mosh pit, a kissing booth, and more. Prim and proper dates be warned, your valentine’s impulsive actions may ruffle your feathers.
CELLspace – Phil Berkowitz and His Dirty Cats / Fromagique / BadMen / et. Al
The guys running the SF IndieFest got this week’s music on lock! If the previous night’s punk music isn’t your cup of tea, give this night a try with smoldering melodies of swing, jazz, and rockabilly.
Thrillhouse Records – Brilliant Colors / Weird TV / Culture Kids
Free show at one of the city’s raddest punk record stores, featuring some of the city’s young stars. Brilliant Colors are a trio of femmes that have youthful vitality by rocking hard but have mature “twee pop” (think Smiths) sensitivities. Culture Kids… more like: Savage Local Brats.
Yerba Buena Center Of The Arts – Valen-tiny Idea Night
Free party, and knowing the YBCA, they can make your spilled martini glass come across as the biggest artistic statement of the year. Also knowing the YBCA, they will have some really fun stuff to do for your date (or the serendipitous chance of meeting someone), like: dance party with Portland’s synth-pop trio, Lovers – an interactive cell phone game, elevator peep shows, and provocative puppetry.
Castro Theatre – Silent Film Festival Winter
Sometimes the best moments of love are when we don’t speak at all, but silently look at each
other. These films will do all the walking: three classic Charlie Chaplin Shorts, L’Argent by
Marcel L’Herbier (1920’s Paris drama) and King Vidor’s La Boheme. The heart-fluttering live music accompaniment will do all the talking.
McLaren Hall – KUSF Rock-n-Swap
More than just an opportunity to get the last minute perfect valentine gift (and treating yourself at the same time), the proceeds will be going to our fabled “radio” station. While you are there, give the staff some love with a big hug! Free for students with ID, duh.
Free Gold Watch Gallery – 200 Yards Call To Photographers
A project started by 200yards.com asks for local photographers to take pictures of the surrounding area in a particular part of the city. The exhibit will display the best photos as an ever-shifting perspective of our immortally-beloved city.
Roxie Theatre – Love Bites: 80’s Power Ballad Sing Along
Flare out your hair and strap on those crazy tights you’ve been hiding, because now is the time to not care at all. Why? Because you got no date! Air-pump your fist to the radically amorous music videos of Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, and so much more. Don’t forget your lighter to sway for those epic slow jams, and maybe a tissue pack, too.