Alcohol, Food, Music, Nightlife, Party, Performing Arts
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love of all kinds, not just romantic love. Whether you’re feeling grateful for your best friends this year or turning inwards to work on self love, we’ve found 10 unromantic Valentine's Day experiences around Boston to help you celebrate.
Mix Up a Self Love Potion
When: Sun, 2/13 at 12 p.m.
Info: Shower love on yourself this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a sake tasting at the Koji Club pop-up mini bar, shop the Self-Love Market, have your nails done with Bella Bella Nails and make and mail a Valentine at the DIY card station. These and many more activities make for a joyful V-Day.
Big Gay Valentine Market
When: Sat, 2/12 at 1 p.m.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Sip a drink while you stroll through a marketplace of more than 40 local LGBTQ+ artists, designers and makers. While you snack on locally made baked goods you can watch a vibrant drag performance and upgrade your style from a selection of vintage vendors.
Skip the Small Talk at Trident Books
When: Wed, 2/9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Making friends and meeting new people can be tricky as an adult, especially when most conversations are surface level. At this meet up at Trident Books, a rotating group of people delves into the big life questions, and hopefully forges some bonds along the way.
Galentine’s Day Flower Arranging
When: Wed, 2/9 6:30 p.m.
Where: East Boston
Info: Gather your closest pals and test your creative skills at this flower arranging class with Tina DelRaso, owner of Petal & Ink. Each ticket comes with a complimentary glass of wine and you can order or bring your own food to snack on during the workshop.
LOVE is a DRAG
When: Sat, 2/12 at 12 p.m.
Where: West End
Info: Head to Night Shift Brewing an anti-Valentines Day drag lunch hosted by Queen Binx and featuring guest performers Secret Queen, Kirbie, Severity Stone and Plane Jane. While you watch the show, enjoy specialty sangria and bites from a menu curated for the day.
Kiss & Tell Comedy Show
When: Fri, 2/11 at 8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Boston
Info: Holidays are best faced with good humor and at the Kiss & Tell comedy show featuring three hilarious NYC comics, you’re bound to utilize some. Focusing on the themes of love and contemporary dating, this trio will have you rolling on the floor laughing.
Cocktails With Your Friends on a Winter-ready Patio
Where: Throughout Greater Boston
Info: The love between friends is one of the most important to celebrate, and what better way than with a round of craft cocktails on a heated patio? We’ve rounded up the chicest (and most delicious) outdoor dining experiences for you to choose from.
Galentine's Day Virtual Speed Friending
When: Sun, 2/13 at 10 p.m.
Info: The Zero Date online speed dating platform is reimagining itself this Valentines Day. Instead of connecting people for potential dates, you can be connected with local ladies looking to widen their friend groups. Chat for a few minutes with each potential friend and exchange numbers if you click.
Pink Roses, Wild Hearts: Immersive Selfie Environment
When: Thu-Mon, 2/10-2/14 | Various times
Info: The trip slightly outside of Boston is worth it for this one-of-a-kind art installation and selfie environment. Style and snap beautiful photographs for Instagram or otherwise at this Valentines themed installation created by local artist Linda Mullen.