For those not feeling the implications of Valentine's Day, there's a love-themed party at the Fine Line that is probably better suited for you. Now in its fourth year, the Best Love Is Free is an annual showcase of music, well-dressed audience members, and community connection that's grown bigger each time. The associated compilation CD, which comes free with entry, received over 700 entries for consideration this year, and part of the fun is seeing who made the final cut. Hosted by Botzy of Culture Cry Wolf, the show itself is unique, boasting rare solo sets from Doomtree's Cecil Otter (pictured) and the Chalice's Sophia Eris (both with their bands in tow), as well as sets from indie-pop locals I, Colossus and South Dakota's live mash-up crew Later Babes. 18+.
Sat., Feb. 9, 9 p.m., 2013