Valentine's Day Edition: Best Stuff to Do This Week in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
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Thursday, February 14
Xtreme Valentine Xperience: Feel the Love!
3 to 10 p.m. Xtreme Indoor Karting, 5300 Powerline Road in Fort Lauderdale. ;$49 per couple. Call 954-491-6265, or visit xtremeindoorkarting.com.
This year, do not succumb to the Hallmark doldrums; vroom, vroom, vroom your way into your Valentine's heart at "Xtreme Valentine Xperience: Feel the Love!" Couples will receive two eight-minute sessions across Xtreme's half-mile-long asphalt track, two cocktails (served at the finish line, of course), two loaded arcade game cards, and two rounds of minigolf at Xtreme's 18-hole minigolf course. - Alex Rendon
Cat Shell Performs at Love In The Park
5:30 p.m. and the dinner runs as late 10 p.m. Tickets for two are $80 for general seating and $125 for the VIP section. Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Reservations are required. Call 954-468-1541, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit goriverwalk.com.
Sit by the New River and let Cat Shell serenade you, while you whisper sweet nothings in your loved one's ear. You are officially the most romantic Valentine ever.
This is only the second annual Love in the Park event hosted by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, an org a portion of the proceeds will benefit, in scenic Huizenga Plaza. Catered by Publix Aprons Event Planning Catering, the dinner includes a bottle of wine.
All The Single Ladies
9 p.m. Swamp Bar, 5721 Seminole Way in the Seminole Paradise. Call 954-587-3123, or visit theswampbar.com.
Valentine's Day kind of sucks for single people. Everyone is all blah, blah, romance this and my sweetheart that. The Swamp Bar at the Seminole Hard Rock Plaza is looking to help ease the pain with its All the Single Ladies Bash. With two full liquor bars and outside seating areas, the Swamp is offering the bash with no cover charge for single ladies. There will be a DJ spinning Top 40 hits and free drinks for the gals. Better yet, if you're looking to pregame, the bar is offering two-for-one drinks for everyone -- including men -- 4 to 9 p.m. - Sara Ventiera
Party for One
8 p.m. Sky Lounge, Bongos Cuban Café, 5733 Seminole Way at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Call 954-791-3040, or visit bongoscubancafe.com.
If you're looking to avoid the parties of two this Valentine's Day, Bongo's Cuban Café in Hollywood is celebrating the single life with its "Singles in the Sky" party. The party will feature music by DJ Jarod Farina. Multiple specials are on offer, such as $5 Finlandia vodkas, $2 Cuban tapas, and a free glass of champagne for the ladies. If you're looking to fill up before partying up, the restaurant is also featuring prix fixe dinner packages starting at $35 per person. - Sara Ventiera
"Hated for Loving" Smiths/Morrissey Tribute Night Anti-Valentine's Day Party
9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami. $5. 18 & over. churchillspub.com.
For every singles mixer and romantic spot, there's an anti-romance party somewhere for the single and loving it, the single and bitter, and even the paired up but un-romantic. This one is a bit of a drive, but Churchill's Pub in Miami is the kind of venue that's worth the trip. See the Morrissey and Smiths cover band Ordinary Boys perform their tribute "Hated for Loving," with Girlfriend in a Coma, and DJ Dracula's Daughter.
No one makes misery more appealing than the Moz.
Friday, February 15
7 to 9 p.m. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. $35 Advance, $40 at the door. palmbeachzoo.org.
If you are looking for love this Valentine's day and you like your romance a little on the wild side, check out the Singles Safari at Palm Beach Zoo. It probably comes as a surprise, but the Palm Beach Zoo offers nightlife events like these semi-regularly. It's a small zoo, with plenty of tree covered seating areas around fountains that provide shade during the day and a romantic retreat at night -- rawr.
Saturday, February 16
My Furry Valentine with Hurly Burly All Male Burlesque Revue
10:30 p.m. Five Points Lounge, 2608 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. $5. Call 305-803-9014, or visit 5pointslounge.com.
Forget alabaster skin and voluptuous curves; the Hurly Burly's eye candy arrives by way of pure testosterone. The troupe will show off its tatted-up chests and fanciful facial hair during Friday's "My Furry Valentine" performance. With tongue firmly in cheek, the dancers -- who come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and body-hair cultivation -- use their senses of humor and masculine charms to entertain an audience that's encouraged to come stocked with single dollar bills and few inhibitions. Aggressive psychedelic rock band Black Seal will provide the tunes for the evening's entertainment. - Tricia Woolfenden
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