Valentines Daythe commercialized holiday generated solely to boost the economy by pressuring people to buy their loved ones heart-shaped candies and useless musical bearsis fast approaching. And with its incessant barrage of handholding and kisses comes the reminder that youre single, cynical, jaded and bitter. So, if youre sick of having our national concept of love manipulated by Hallmark, rather than firebombing your local store, try celebrating single-dom with others like you at an Anti-Valentines Day party. This year, two such shindigs are taking place on the very unromantic date of Friday the 13thone aboard a 140-foot sea-bound yacht (presented by yours truly), the other on dry land (at the swanky Radisson Hotel)featuring DJs, dancing and drinks. Who knows, you might even meet someone special to scowl at happy people with.
Fri., Feb. 13, 7 p.m., 2009