Valentine's Day: Celebrate on the cheap
Free music shows:
Valentine's Day Show
(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8100)
With Featherlegs, BlueClaw. 7 p.m.
Nikki's Birthday Shindig
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)
Featuring Rapedoor and Sheephead.
February Conspiracy Series: Good Diction
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
Elliott Blaufuss & the Sensitive Fellas
(Gluek's Restaurant & Bar: 16 N. 6th St., Minneapolis, 612-338-6621)
The Bootstrap Family Band, Up Jumped the Devil, El Drifte 'The King of Love'
(Lee's Liquor Lounge: 101 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-9491)
The Weekly Triple Double
(Triple Rock Social Club: 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399)
(Merlins Rest: 3601 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-216-2419)
Looking for Love?
Nerds at Heart's First Annual Love Fest
(508 Bar & Restaurant, 508 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-339-0036, www.bar508.com)
Come meet your nerd match at this barhopping event featuring games, video trivia, drinks, and more. Registration is required, so visit nerdsatheart.com. 7-10 p.m. $30.
Poetry SlamMN's 17th Annual Erotica Slam
(Kieran's Irish Pub, 601 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-4499, www.kierans.com)
Bring your sexiest thoughts to share, and be sure to come early, as this event gets crowded fast. 8 p.m. (sign-up at 6:30 p.m.). $7.
Fun events to bring a date to:
V-Day Vegan Gourmet Dinner
(Seward Community Cafe, 2129 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-1011, www.sewardcafempls.net)
Proceeds benefit Boneshaker Books. Seatings at 7 & 8:30 p.m., $20.
Victorian Poetry Slam
(James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St Paul, 651-297-2555, www.mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh)
Come listen to old-fashion love notes from writers of bygone eras. 7 p.m., $10.
An Ideal Husband
(Red Eye Theater, 15 W. 14th St., Minneapolis, 612-870-0309, www.redeyetheater.org)
Walking Shadow Theatre Company explores Oscar Wilde's tale of love. 7:30 p.m. Pay-what-you-can.
Two Chairs Telling: Big Hearts, No Flowers
(Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-3737, www.bryantlakebowl.com)
Featuring Nancy Donoval and Susan O'Halloran. 7 p.m., $8-$12 sliding scale.
This Valentines Day Soiree
(Bayview Event Center & Charter Cruises, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior, 952-470-VIEW, www.bayviewevent.com)
This party features comedian Kristin Andersen, drinks, appetizers, horse-drawn sleigh rides, boutique shopping, and a candle-lit dinner. 5:30 p.m., $35-$125.
(The Depot Skating Rink, 225 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-375-1700, www.minneapolisdepot.com)
Practice your moves on the ice with your sweetie. $6-$8; $6-$7 skate rental.
Love Lies Bleeding: A Valentine's Day Tribute to Elton John
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)
With Elton Hills Drive, Kevin Bowe, John Eller, JoAnna Jahn, the Laurels String Quartet, more., $8/$10. 7 p.m.
Music for Lovers by Lovers
(Artists' Quarter, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-292-1359)
7 p.m., $15; $25 per couple.
Ono Aloha (Delicious Love): Valentine's Rendezvous at Psycho Suzi's
(Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, 1900 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis; 612.788.9069)
What says romance more than a medium pizza, six pack of beer (or bottle of wine), and ukulele music? Call ahead for reservations. 5-11 p.m., $30.Anti-V-Day Events:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org)
An enduring train wreck, Emily Swallow and Peter Christian Hansen star in this production of Tennessee Williams's landmark play. 7:30 p.m. $29-$68.
(Myth, 3090 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, 651-779-6984)
Jam out with Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil. All ages. 6 p.m. $46.
Minnesota Wild vs. Ducks
(Xcel Energy Center, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-602-6000, wild.nhl.com)
Screw love. Spend the evening wallowing in sports. 6:30 p.m.
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