Tip Sheet Overflow: Valentine’s Edition


Forget the V-day roses and buy your S.O. a set of arrows instead. Photo: L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts

Forget the V-Day roses and buy your S.O. a set of arrows off Cupid’s bow instead. Photo: L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts

Feb. 12: (Williamsburg) If you still need a last minute valentine and don’t want to go the traditional route, L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts has arrows on sale. Pretend you’ve been caught in Cupid’s crosshairs by picking one up here.

Feb. 12-Feb. 14: (Boerum Hill) It was hard to see Layla stop keeping regular business hours after opening a stall at ABC Home, but the Hoyt Street boutique, which stocks the most exquisite range of home textiles jewelry and clothing from India, is opening in honor of Valentine’s Day from noon-7pm, starting today.

Feb. 12 & 14: (Williamsburg) Nothing says love like a handmade Crack Pie from Momofuku, and this year you can make your own, topped off with a powdered-sugar heart, at a special V-Day inspired edition of Milk Bar’s Bake the Book series. Sign up for either Wednesday’s or Friday’s class to walk away with a chocolate treat any S.O. would be happy to devour.

Feb. 14: (Fort Greene) BAM is hosting a special Valentine’s Day dinner and a movie tonight with a screening of The Lady Eve, the black-and-white classic full of Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda’s comedic banter, and a prix fixe dinner to boot. There are two showings, and ticket can be bought here.

Feb. 14: (Park Slope) Head to Grand Central Oyster Bar for an aphrodisiac-filled prix fixe dinner at this new Park Slope seafood spot. The $55 meal includes everything from caviar to lobster, and of course, oysters, so if you still need someplace to take your special someone, we suggest putting in a reservation today.

Feb. 14: (Downtown Brooklyn) There’s all kinds of love to celebrate this Valentine’s Day, including the unrequited type, which is what the New York Transit Museum is spotlighting at its annual Missed Connections Party, converting posts from the popular Craigslist portal into poetry and music.

Feb. 14: (Williamsburg) The ukulele-strumming indie-rock outfit Sweet Soubrette is playing a special Valentine’s Day set at Pete’s Candy Store for lovers and lonely hearts alike at 11pm.

Feb. 14: (Park Slope) Belt out your favorite power ballads (both pro- and anti-love anthems) from the ’80s and ’90s at a Love Bites sing-a-long at Union Hall. The night will also include themed drinks with names like the Eternal Flame, Kiss From a Rose, More Than Words and Love Bites, as well as an air-guitar competition and free Valentine’s heart candy.

Feb. 14 & 15: (Gowanus) The Bell House is planning a V-Day double feature this year with a set from The Sons & Heirs on Valentine’s Day. The Smiths and Morrissey cover band will be joined by Dave Hill of WFMU and Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone. TBH is following up its love fest on Friday night with the Syd Straw Heartwreck Show on Saturday. Catch Straw’s bluesy, folk-rock set along with The Orchestraw Plankton, The Winterpills and some special guests.

Feb. 15 & 16: (Williamsburg) Nitehawk Cinema is hosting a special, Valentine’s Day-edition of Spoons, Toons & Booze this weekend. It’s a public choice as to what love-themed cartoons from the 1930s-90s the audience would like to watch while downing free bowls of breakfast cereal or ordering cocktails like a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs or a shot of Kahlua in your cereal bowl. The boozy breakfast fun starts at noon, so you still have time to sleep in.

Feb. 15: (Greenpoint) To celebrate the grand opening of its holistic healing and creative arts center, Maha Rose, is offering free treatments all day, including, Reiki, acupuncture, sound healing, tarot, energy work and astrology. Details are here and the open house starts at noon.

Feb. 15: (Greenpoint) If you prefer to bypass Valentine’s Day all together and move straight ahead to spring, check out The Diamond’s Winter Beach Bazaar from 4–8pm, for some warm-weather shopping, fish tacos and a limbo contest–plus a $20 bar tab to the best Hawaiian shirt.

Feb. 16: (Bushwick) This month’s Presentation Party Night, the free lecture series and Q&A Bat Haus hosts on a different subject every month, is V-Day themed for February, so stop by, enjoy some eats from Brooklyn Salsa Company and learn a thing or two about love.

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