If you're anything like me, Valentine's Day won't be spent on a bearskin rug in front of a crackling fireplace. It won't even involve drinking a combination of red wine and salted lonely tears. It's going to be spent on a dance floor, giving zero shits about the possibility of dying alone. Here are a few places where you can do that this week:

Quality Social (789 Sixth Ave., Downtown) will celebrate the love people have for their passion projects at Alt Social: A Showcase of Alternative Style on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Boys Don't Disco and Will Hernandez will spin sexy disco grooves as you check out art by Jack Stricker, Andrea Welton and Yarns & Noble. Enjoy complimentary sips and appetizers from 8 to 9 p.m. and treat yourself to handmade jewelry from local designers. You deserve it.

If sex, not romance, is what you're looking for this V-Day, head to Whistle Stop Bar (2236 Fern St. in South Park) for F*ckin in the Bushes on Friday, Feb. 15. While actual f*ckin in bushes is not encouraged, feel free to dance up on girls who are boys who like boys to be girls as the best of Britpop hits the speakers. Nine times out of 10, you can find someone you really love, or at least tolerate, for a one-night stand.

The San Diego Mixtape Society is challenging everyone to create a mix filled with songs named after a woman. Make your mix and share it with fellow music nerds at Local Habit (3827 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest) from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Finally! Another chance to hear Toto's "Rosanna."


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  • Known as the ‘Official Scripps National Spelling Bee Watch Party for Adults,’ guests can cheer on kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN before competing in a spelling bee themselves
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • A mass action against the closing of the UCSD University Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the Silent Tree (located near the Library Walk) and march together toward the Gallery
  • Local science illustrator Melissa Walter presents new abstract works that are literal interpretations of astronomical theories
  • So Say We All invites listeners to hear stories about real life, the internet, the ways those places intersect or the way they don't intersect at all, told by seven locals
  • The author, comic book writer, and son of Stephen King will sign his new apocalyptic thriller, The Fireman
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