Valentine's Day, blah blah blah blah. If you're coupled up, then you know what the deal is. If not, then there are plenty of other events designed to remind you of that fact -- "lonely hearts" parties, speed dating, whatever. What if you want to just grab a drink without giving a crap either way? Luckily, there are a few safe havens out in the South Florida nightlife wilds. Here are five things to check out tonight where the paper heart cutout count is likely to be low.
How about an open mic (or two)?
Check out Turn Town Tuesday at the Speak Easy Lounge in Lake Worth. This is technically a booked open mic, for some quality control -- four featured acoustic music performers are scheduled for the evening, but sign-ups are open starting at 8 p.m. for performance slots before and after. Pool is free, and ladies even get two free drinks from 9 to 10 p.m. Click here.
Elsewhere in Palm Beach County, Dada also offers a Tuesday-night open mic. Click here. Admission to both open mics is is free.
In West Palm, catch more unplugged music, this time of the reggae-ish variety. Brett Staska, frontman of local act Roots Shakedown, plays an acoustic set of roots reggae-inspired tunes at the Blind Monk. Admission is free. Click here.
Lake Worth Soul
At the South Shores Tavern, you can catch Lake Worth-birthed band Heidi and the El Cats, a sweet act specializing in acoustic soul and bluesy roots music. There's no cover. Click here.
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Big Easy Blues
Local performer Sista Marybeth offers a powerfully piped take on singer-songwriter, blues, and Americana-type fare at the Big Easy in Hollywood. Yes, things are bound to get a little sultry, but the focus here will be on music, not on V-day gimmicks. Admission is free. Click here.