So you’ll be single on Valentine’s Day. Who cares? These events around the Boston area are sure to spark your interest—and maybe ignite a flame with a mysterious stranger.
‘Love Sux’ party at Howl at the Moon
Although this is a soiree for singles, this event isn’t meant to be a pity party. (And couples that don’t need to spend an evening making googly eyes at each other are also welcome). Rock along to anti-love ballads performed by dueling piano players, enjoy specialty cocktails, and play games for the chance to win $500 in cash and prizes.
Feb. 14. Doors open at 4 p.m. $10 (or free if you bring a mutilated photo of your ex). Howl at the Moon, 184 High St., Boston. www.howlatthemoon.com
‘Broken Hearts Bash’ at Abby Lane
Chef-owner Jason Santos will host a “Broken Hearts Bash’’ on the second floor of Abby Lane for those who don’t feel like being romantic this year. The party will feature a DJ, dancing, and a gluttonous menu that includes mini Big Macs ($5), fried Snickers with whipped cream ($5), chili/cheese fries ($5), and more.
Feb. 14. 9 p.m. Call for reservations. Abby Lane, 255 Tremont St., Boston. 617- 451-2229. www.abbylaneboston.com
‘Flirt Fest: The Sexiest Anti-Valentine’s Day’ party at the Estate
Head to the Estate this year for a night filled with dancing and pick up lines. Your ticket includes a cocktail reception from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., live music, and a best and worst pick up line contest.
Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m. $20. Estate Boston, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. www.wantickets.com
Eat your heart out at Pauli’s
Grab your friends and head to Pauli’s in the North End to indulge in their Soul Mate Burger, made especially for the singles out there. This double burger is topped with bacon, fried mozzarella, cheddar cheese, lettuce, roasted peppers, smothered with chipotle ranch sauce, and served with fries ($15.99).
Pauli’s, 65 Salem St., Boston. 857-284-7064. paulisnorthend.com
Cupid’s Undie Run at Who’s On First
No need to wallow because you’re single this Valentine’s Day. Join singles and couples alike at Cupid’s Undie Run, making its Boston debut on Feb. 15. Strip down to your finest undergarments and take to the grounds of Fenway Park, all in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Form your own team, join an existing team, or run solo and make new friends.
‘Tainted Love’ party at M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub
Join fellow non-Valentine’s Day celebrators at M.J .O’Connor’s for the second annual “Tainted Love’’ party, where you’ll enjoy Guinness samples, a $6 “Love Bites’’ late night menu, DJ entertainment (playing no love songs), a “Love Bites’’ photo booth, and the chance to win prizes.
Feb. 14. 10 p.m. Free. MJ O’Connors, Park Plaza Hotel, 27 Columbus Ave., Boston. www.eventbrite.com
‘The Big Valentine’s Day Singles’ party at Harborside Inn Cafe and Lounge
Celebrate the holiday for sweethearts with fellow singles this year. Participate in ice breaker games, munch on light snacks, sample martini shots, and get your dance on with that special stranger.
Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Starting at $20. Harborside Lounge, 185 State St., Boston. www.eventbrite.com
Break a sweat at Barry’s Bootcamp
Take out your aggression and work up a sweat this Valentine’s Day at Barry’s Bootcamp, offering a complimentary “Full Body Friday’’ Barry’s experience to new clients. All you need to do is set up a user profile online at barrysbootcamp.com, and then call to schedule your class.
Feb. 14, Classes are 6 a.m., 7:10 a.m., 8:20 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Free for new clients. Barry’s Bootcamp, 30 Chauncy St., Boston. www.barrysbootcamp.com/boston
‘Bring Sexy Back’ post V-Day party at the Hard Rock Cafe
The Timberfakes, Boston’s only Justin Timberlake tribute band, is back at the Hard Rock Cafe Boston for their annual Valentine’s Day celebration. Whether you’re single, in a relationship or in between, come shake what your mama gave you with The Timberfakes and their special guests LoVeSeXy, a tribute band to the music of Prince.
Feb. 15, 8 p.m. $15 (in advance); $20 (at door). Hard Rock Cafe Boston, 24 Clinton St., Boston. www.hardrock.com