Places You Should Be On Valentine’s Day In RVA
Well look at that! Valentine’s Day 2013 is here–and I’m not referring to the classic star-studded film directed by that old guy, Garry Marshall! Why, Valentine’s Day the most romantic day of the year! Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day “is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common symbols of Valentine’s Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid.” -timeanddate.com
Now here’s something you may not know: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples (pause for dramatic effect…); everybody is allowed to have a Valentine (cheer and applaud)! Hear that, folks?!? Cancel your Thursday night plans to stay home and mope, because we’ve put together a comprehensive list of Valentine’s Day parties from all of your favorite bars around town. It’s for couples, singles, doubles, vegans, everyone!
P.S. Richmond Virginia… will you be my Valentine? <3
Valentine’s Day Cover Show/Singles Night!
WHERE: Strange Matter (929 W. Grace St.)
WHEN: Doors: 9:00 PM, Show: 10:00 PM
For those of you worried there is nothing to do on Valentine’s cuz you ain’t in love or some shit… come check out some of your favorite tracks from lovelorn times past and cry in your booze along with other singles. Couples allowed as well for a small surcharge! The lineup of holiday tribute bands includes THE WEEZE (Weezer jams from Fredricksburg), CHINESE ROCKS (Southside Stranglers dudes doing The Ramones!), and ROCK N ROLL NURSES (RVA’s only New York Dolls tribute!).
$5 for Singles // $12 for Couples // 18+
ANIMAL Presents Sugar Buzz: A Valentine’s Day Benefit/Dance Party for Hollaback RVA!
WHERE: Babes (3166 W. Cary St.)
WHEN: 9:00 PM
SUGAR BUZZ is part of a monthly series of fundraisers organized by ANIMAL. These events are an effort to spread awareness and offer support to various charities. This is a special Valentine’s Day dance party/benefit for Hollaback RVA. DJ CON (ANIMAL) & Guest DJ SEAN LOVELACE will be shooting cupid’s arrows from the decks and into the heart of the dance floor. Also provided is a photo/kissing booth for your Valentine’s night memories. No Cover but donations are welcome
Free // 21+
The Big Payback’s Annual Valentine’s Day Gitdown!
WHERE: The Camel (1621 W. Broad St.)
WHEN: 9:30 PM
Come out, get on up, and gitdown with a high energy Valentine’s day performance from The Big Payback, Richmond’s foremost tribute to James Brown, at their annual Valentine’s Day celebration of life, love, & soul. Also adding to this sweat glistened love fest is DJ Prolific, who will be spinning a variety of funk, soul, hip hop, afro beat, and the bringin’ the love movement in full force. “An Arrow Straight to the Booty!”
Cover: $7 // 18+???
SAP! Horribly Good Love Songs Valentine’s Party
WHERE: Don’t Look Back (2929 W. Cary St.)
WHEN: 10:00 PM
SAP! is a Valentine’s party brought to you by RVA Magazine where we will be counting down The Top 50 Horribly Good Love Songs Ever. It’s going to be a big ol’ sing-a-long party with all of your favorite sappy love songs from Whitney Houston to Haddaway and everything in between. You definitely don’t want to miss this one. Come out and drown your Valentine’s Day sorrows with us!
FREE // 21+
Black Girls Valentine’s Day Party
WHERE: Balliceaux (203 N. Lombardy St.)
WHEN: 11:00 PM
Come get classy and party with Richmond’s very own glam/surf/pop band, Black Girls. They’ll be taking over Balliceaux, and promise that if you show up without a date, they’ll help you find one. Who knows if they’ve really got the ability to follow through with that guarantee, but even if not, you’ll be able to enjoy an evening of Black Girls’ unique version of good time indie rock n’ roll.
$5 // 21+
WRIR’s Black Valentine’s Day
WHERE: Cous Cous (900 W. Franklin St.)
WHEN: 10:00 PM
WRIR FM 97.3 presents their 7th annual Black Valentine’s Day Party. If you are a lonelyheart, a misanthrope, or even a happy person who enjoys great music while in the company of the brokenhearted, then WRIR’s Black Valentine’s Day Party is right up your alley! They’re featuring cover songs of love gone wrong, performed by Snowy Owls, Hot Dolphin, and Jake Mayday. Come sing your heart our!
FREE // 21+
By Jakrit Patchimanon; top image from nowheresubmarine.tumblr.com
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