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."