Things to Do

Valentine’s Day Events for Singles in Washington

From a bar crawl with 1,500 other singles to French films about infidelity, we have V-Day covered.

No date? No problem. Treat yourself with a chocolate, cheese, and Champagne tasting class at Union Market. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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

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