It’s V-Day; Deal With It

If you’re sick to death of Valentine’s Day by now, that’s OK. Us too. But don’t hate on the day. Don’t rant, “It was invented by the greeting card companies.” Wow, did you come up with that all by yourself? Shut up. Look, you either actually don’t care or you’re just as bitter and lonely as everyone else, and either way, the atmosphere of ol’ Paris is what you need. At Tryst on Saturday, Green Room (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will combine Montmartre, the district that houses the Moulin Rouge and the sweet Amélie, and, of course, the red-light district. Wear red and you get a free drink before midnight. There will be a fashion show put on by Jewelz Couture, and seven artists will display their photography, paintings, and video installations. House DJs Mig and Andie Sweetswirl will play French Pop tunes, and there will be $2 PBRs all night. So, go: Play a few rounds of alcohol-fueled Truth or Dare to distract you from the empty void that is your life and from those happy couples and those arrogant, well-adjusted singles. And hey, cheer up already, would you? You’re bumming us out. It’s from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. No cover. Call 954-449-1025, or visit greenroomlive.com.
Sat., Feb. 11, 9 p.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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