Flying solo this Valentine’s Day? There’s no reason you can’t have just as much fun as your coupled-up compadres. Whether you’re in the market for a sweetheart or just looking for a good time, we’ve got you covered with these inexpensive V-Day events for singles.
Hoping to find that special someone before Valentine’s Day rolls around this year? Head to Dupont Circle with 1,500-plus eligible bachelors and bachelorettes for Cupid’s Bar Crawl on February 9. The party runs from 3 to 11 PM at participating bars including Irish Whiskey, the Front Page, Ozio, Public Bar, Sign of the Whale, the Madhatter, and the Mighty Pint. Tickets are $15 if you register online or $20 the day of the event.
If you’re not so thrilled about being single on V-Day, Mortified DC’s Doomed Valentine’s Day Show at Town is bound to make you feel better about your current situation. During this unconventional comedy show, adults share their most humiliating love-inspired childhood diary entries, letters, poems, and more. The embarrassment starts at 8 PM on February 13; tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Feel like indulging? Righteous Cheese at Union Market is hosting three We Heart Cheese: Chocolate, Cheese & Baller Bubbly classes perfect for singles looking to spend the holiday in a classy fashion. Savor decadent cheeses, rich chocolates, and of course, specialty Champagnes and sparkling wines. Learn about pairing options and the story behind the cheeses. The first class is February 13 at 7 PM.
Then on February 14, kick off your Singles Awareness Day shenanigans by heading to Penn Social and joining our staff at Washingtonian’s first-ever Singles Soiree. There’ll be live music, games, a photo booth, goodie bags, and awesome people in one place from 7 to 9 PM. Your first two drinks are on us, and there will be complimentary appetizers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Single and broke this year? Put on your dancing shoes and check out bartender Chad America’s 14th annual Valentine’s Day Rock & Roll Dance Party at Black Cat. Free; doors open at 8 PM.
Grab a friend and enjoy an evening of Spanish dance music featuring Flamenco Vivo and Carlota Santana at the Music Center at Strathmore. The show begins at 8 PM on February 14. For more information on ticket sales, visit Strathmore’s website.
If you’re not in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out Alliance Française’s showing of Les infidèles. The comedy (in French with English subtitles) explores the nuances of male infidelity through seven vignettes with seven directors. To set the mood, all guests are greeted with a complimentary flute of Champagne. The evening begins at 7 PM on February 14; tickets are $6 for general admission and $4 for AFDC members.
Single and feeling empowered? Join the League of Unstoppable Women as they host a yoga dance party at Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan. The League is accepting a $15 donation for this happy-hour dance party, which supports the effort to stop violence against women. All drink and food proceeds will benefit the House of Ruth or Women4Women International. 5 PM on February 14.
Ever wish you knew whether a person were available before you build up the courage to talk to them? Lost Society is hosting BlacOut’s Singles Awareness Weekend Traffic Light Party on February 16. Wear a stoplight color to indicate your relationship status: green means single, yellow means it’s complicated, and red means taken. 4 PM to 8 PM, $15 cover.