Anti-Valentine’s Cookies from Alliance Bakery
Valentine’s Day is always accompanied by a barrage of holiday-related sweets, invariably of a sugary red heart-shaped variety. Wicker Park’s Alliance Bakery takes the contrarian approach with their cookie creations adorned with messages such as “I love me,” “It’s not me, it’s you,” and “Stop calling me.” Pick up a dozen of these brilliant goodies for your party, or for a certain ex-special someone.
1736 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party: Twisted Tales of Dating in the Windy City
Hearing true stories of others’ love lives can have the comforting effect of making your own tales of woe seem harmless in comparison. Lincoln Hall is hosting an event featuring performances of stories of love and dating in Chicago by 2nd Story, with live music by My Gold Mask on Monday, February 14. The evening’s signature cocktail Punch Drunk Love will be on special from 9:00-11:00 p.m.
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Half Fast’s Burning Love Party
If ‘50s retro, tattoos and motorcycles are your thing, join your fellow rock & roll singles at The Abbey for the 4th Annual “Burning Love” party on Saturday, February 12. The anti-Valentine’s Day celebration of the Chicago-based Half Fast motorcycle social club will benefit the Helping Hannah’s Heart charity and feature a live set by Deal’s Gone Bad.
3420 W. Grace St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Luv Sux at Howl at the Moon
River North’s Howl at the Moon puts a wicked pin on its dueling pianos show at their annual Luv Sux party on Saturday, February 12. Sip on the X-Boyfriend cocktail or and 86-ounce Hex Your Ex Bucket of Booze and take part in a variety of games, contests and special offers. Bring along a mutilated picture of your Ex for half off cover.
Howl at the Moon
26 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Letters/X is billed as “Chicago’s original anti-Valentine’s Day cabaret.” The show is based entirely on letters, texts, emails, phone messages, etc. submitted by the public, detailing break-ups, make-ups and various hilarious disasters of couplehood. The Apollo Theatre Studio will host performances Thursday-Saturday (with a special Valentine’s Day performance on Monday, February 14) from February 10 through March 12.
2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Screw Cupid Pub Crawl
Bar 1 Events will conduct its 12th annual “Screw Cupid Pub Crawl” on Saturday, February 12. Drop a tear in your beer or celebrate your freedom with a roving gang of lovelorn Anti-Valentines. Trolleys will run to McGee’s, Wrightwood Tap, Durkin’s, Duffy’s, Redmond’s and Maeve. The $25 meal package includes buffets, domestic drafts and “Love Punch” at each participating bar from 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Bar 1 Events