Valentine’s Day is coming. A day singles all over start to dread as couples all over buy each other gifts and plan exciting evenings out. But this year you don’t have to fret just because you don’t have a ‘special someone’ to share the day with. There are plenty of things you can do all on your own – or better yet, with your friends – that can be just as much fun (or more) than doing the ‘couple thing’.
Interested in a classy night out with other singles, mingling and flirting and enjoying the chance to perhaps find a new spark or two? Head to Nectar Tasting Room on Thursday (2/13/14) from 5:30-7:30pm for Single Mingle. With your $10 admission you get to taste some wine, sample some snacks, listen to music, and meet some (hopefully) interesting new people.
Need a little more ultra-violence in your Valentine’s Day? First, you might be taking the anti-Valentine’s stance a little too hard. And second, take yourself to the movie theater for a showing of the Robocop remake. It has all the action, explosions, shootouts, science fiction, fantasy, Michael Keaton-goodness (where has he been the last decade anyways?) you could ask for. It’s PG-13 (so not quite as hardcore as the original), 108 minutes long, and showing at AMC Riverpark Square, Regal Spokane Valley and Northtown Mall, and Village Centre Cinemas Airway Heights (check theaters for showtimes).
Got an urge to sing, dance, and wear frilly underthings in public? Grab your closest friends and your fishnet stockings for a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Garland Theater. Your $4.50 admission ticket on Friday (2/14/14) gets you a night out you will never forget; full of props, live performances, audience participation, toast, newspapers, mixed up lyrics and all kinds of 21yrs+ fun. Sure there is some romance mixed around in the film, but it pales next to all the zany transvestite from Transylvania antics. Just remember – while costumes are encouraged, everyone is expected to have all of their sensitive bits covered.
Hearts are made to be dissected (or is it broken?). At least that seems to be the stance Mobius Science Center is taking with their My Bloody Valentine event taking place Friday from 6-9pm. Catered by Dawn of the Donut, this adults-only party will include zombie cocktails, a showing of Night of the Living Dead, and exciting party games such as – you guessed it – dissecting actual hearts. Not exactly the most romantic idea (unless you are Morticia and Gomez Addams) but definitely something fun for those looking to have a night out without all the sappy Valentine’s Day stuff getting in the way. Tickets for the event are $15 at the door.
Want to really revel in the fact that you are single this year and don’t have to deal with compromising and agreeing on things as a couple? Head to the Spokane International Auto Show at the Fair & Expo Center on Friday (2/14/14) from 10am to 8pm. All of the newest cars, trucks, and SUVs will be there, as will dozens of very helpful sales people only too eager to talk you into buying something! Who needs a boyfriend or girlfriend when you can get a flashy new Ford Mustang instead? Admission to the show is $6-$7.
- Mia V.