For those of us WITHOUT Valentine’s, it’s a bitter time of the year, but for all you lovebirds it’s the ultimate holiday of the year and a beloved marketing opportunity for national retailers...let’s pull ourselves our of The Great Recession by spending TONS of money this Valentine’s Day Weekend! You can start, by going to one of these sure to be fantastic events:
We’ve already talked about the Bearatone’s “My Fuzzy Valentine” show at the Erickson Theater this Friday/Saturday in a fabulous interview with co-founder and bear throb Tony Gilkinson. Tickets still available for this furrtastic musical salute to V-Day.
The lovely ladies of The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan are hosting a special show at R Place on Saturday, February 12 they’re calling “Cupid’s Heart: A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser”. Help support the good work of the good sisters as they raise money for Rise n Shine, the Seattle based organization providing support for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS since 1988. Co-hosted by Lady Chablis and featuring entertainment, a V-Day costume contest and chocolate covered strawberries…They had me with the chocolate.
Shameless Productions is presenting the “8th Annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless” at the Fred Wildlife Refuge, a new venue at 128 Belmont Ave East. This year, they are raising money for Lifelong AIDS Alliance and to entice you to come and spend some money, they’ve lined up a lot of talent:
Santiago and Bushido (Potty Mouth/Cajual Records) – Chicago
Mozaic (Glimmer of Dope) – San Francisco
Kid Hops (Kexp90.3fm/TRUST)
Recess & Levi Clark (Shameless)
Joe Bellingham (Shameless)
214 (Touchin Bass/Car Crash Set)
Jen Woolfe (Shameless) – San Francisco
Kadeejah Streets (Innerflight) w/ MC Anton Bomb
Moist Towelette & Riff Raff (Anti-Gravity Music)
Blondzie (Happy Days)
All My Friends Are Dead – Las Vegas
Live visuals by Loopid
Proceeds to benefit Lifelong Aids Alliance
Performance art assistance provided by Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and The 4 Horsemen!
Free photobooth provided by ProBooth!
Beautification/gorification station provided by Miss Alisha Mahone & Sugarcomb Salon!
Heart shaped pinata smashing at midnight!
KV2 Sound System!
Dress to express!
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If you’re more into pop standards than being a hip scenester, then the 5th Avenue Theater’s “My Funny Valentine” concert happening Saturday the 12th at 8pm and Sunday, the 13th at 3pm might be more your speed. Join local/national performers like Mimi Hines, Shelly Burch, Sarah Rudinoff, Brandon O’Neill, Nick Garrison, Kim Huber and a 30-piece onstage orchestra, conducted by the 5th Avenue’s own Ian Eisendrath for a night of beloved show tunes, classic standards and a love song or two. It will be “some enchanted evening…” Or, afternoon if you go Sunday.
For folks looking for a bit more formality, you have the option of the Rosehedge/Multifaith Works Dinner and Dance “Love Without Boundaries” at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel happening Sunday, February 13. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist David Horsey, and featuring music by singer Dina Blade, the event is the major fundraiser for Rosehedge, which recently merged with Multifaith Works to provide housing, care and counseling for vulnerable people with HIV/AIDS. For tickets and more information, go to the website.
Lobby Bar is kindly extending a hand to those of us without lov-uhs by throwing “Single “Ladies” Pre-Valentine’s Day Party on Sunday night starting at 6pm and encouraging single folks to turn out and find themselves a partner for life…or, the evening. The Justice League Volleyball Team will be on hand…I’m not sure what they’re DOING at the event, but since they are undoubtedly athletic, at least they will be eye-candy.
On the day itself, Monday the 14th, The Seattle Eagle is having a “Heart Attack Valentine’s Day” w/Dj Lonnie Devine & Mikey at the Bar. No cover and they promise “lots of Valentine Kisses” to go around as they spin many of your favorite songs from super Seattle group, Heart. Maybe the Wilson Sisters will show up and sing a few bars…
Dat’s all I got for now…I’m guessing more bars have some events planned. We’ll try and trackem down for you and we’ll update as needed.
If all else fails, there’s always Craigslist…