Everything is awash in pink and red. Your friends in relationships start grouping together, bonding over whether they should get their significant other something slutty or meaningful. And you have a heightened craving for chocolate and The Notebook. If you spent this day last year eating multiple Krispy Creme donuts alone in Penn Station (Ed. note: didn't not happen), don't fret: here are some things to do this year on Valentine's Day that will put your friends' romantic dates to shame.
1. If there's not an elevated surface you haven't danced on:
What: Galantis Concert
Where: Soundgarden Hall, 520 North Christopher Columbus Blvd
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $88.00 on stubhub.com. Pricey, but worth it to get your Peanut Butter Jelly on.
Who to bring: All the single ladiez.
2. If you want to relive your childhood birthday parties:
What: Expressive Hand, a BYO pottery place that puts a boozy spin on arts and crafts (translation: more epic than Fling).
Where: 622 South 9th Street
When: 12:00–6:00p.m. on V–day
Price: Pottery ranges in price from $8.00 to $60.00 per piece. If you do this right, you'll get so wasted that you have to pay for an additional two pieces you accidentally dropped.
Who to bring: your wifed–up friend so you can get her too drunk to make it to her actual Valentine's Day plans that night.
3. If you've Uber'd to class:
What: Stay close to home and stop by the Penn Museum, where you can write love notes (for yourself) using Egyptian hieroglyphics and see the SEX: A History in 30 Objects exhibit.
When: The card-making workshop is from 1:00–4:00p.m., but the museum is open from 10:00a.m.–5:00p.m. on Sundays.
Price: FREE. Finally, PennCards are useful for something.
4. If you log more hours in bed than anywhere else:
What: Grab your fuzzy sweats and favorite blanket and head over to the James Turrell Skyspace, where you can cozy up to complete strangers and engage in some superb stargazing.
Where: Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 20 E. Mermaid Lane
Price: Free, but spots are limited. Register here.
Who to bring: Your friend that's okay with being big spoon.
5. If you're still not over your ex:
What: Go to the sixth–annual First Person Arts Ex–Files Story Slam, which is exactly what it sounds like: people ranting about their messy breakups and oversharing about how their former partner could never get it up. Plus, ten storytellers are selected from the audience to get onstage. You never know—you just might become famous from trashing your ex-girlfriend.
Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
When: Early show is at 7:00p.m., late show starts at 9:00p.m. Doors open a half hour before each performance.
Price: Tickets cost $18.00, and the event is 21+
Who to bring: Your friend who just got dumped.