Be Mein Valentine features Skin Tight Outta Sight! February 13. Photo by Olena Sullivan.
Friday, February 8
90S PARTY: COUPLE EDITION DJs Fawn Big Canoe and Caff spin for this dance and costume party. 10 pm. $10. Annex Wreckroom, 794 Bathurst. facebook.com/events/310523032391214.
PUCK HER UP Dance with DJs Phil V, Cozmic Cat and Kevin Ritchie. Doors 10:30 pm. $5. La Perla Upstairs, 783 Queen W. 416-366-2855.
UN GIORNO IN PIU L'Altra Italia presents a screening of the romantic movie. Italian w/ s-t. 9 pm. $15 (tickets at Maison Mercer, 15 Mercer 6:30-8:45 pm). TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. laltraitalia.org.
Snap up some sexy crafts, like these pasties by Sex on a Stitch, at the Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair February 9.
Saturday, February 9
ART FOR THE ARTS (Inzola Group for the Arts) Valentine gala with art and musical performances. 6 pm. $30-$50. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane (Brampton). 905-874-2800.
REVOLUTINIZE YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY (Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts) Interactive workshop celebrating radical love and social justice. 2-5 pm. $30. PSAC Boardroom, 90 Eglinton E. mayworks.ca.
SONGS OF THE HEARTLESS (Singing OUT) Valentine's cabaret, featuring a performance by the LGBTQ community chorus. 3 & 7:30 pm. $20. 918 Bathurst Centre. singingout.com.
ANTI-VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY Singles party featuring interactive entertainment, icebreaker games, a DJ, prizes and more. 7-10 pm. $20-$30. Maison Mercer, 15 Mercer. meetmarketadventures.com.
EROTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Come as You Are's seventh arts and crafts fair, with artists and vendors exhibiting sexy crafts, an after-party and more. Noon-8 pm. Free. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. eroticartsandcrafts.com.
JAZZ VALENTINE Concert with Micah Barnes and Jackie Richardson. 8:30 pm. $32, adv $28. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.
THE LOVE BALL DJs Leomeo and Kevin Bailey. Doors 10 pm. $10-$20. Fly, 8 Gloucester. 416-415426.
LOVE SONGS FROM THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK Musicians Sarah Jerrom, Carissa Neufeld, and Rob McBride perform. 2 pm. $20, child free. Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh. 416-461-7200.
SERENADE OUR LADIES IN STYLE WITH LOVE Black-tie Valentine's party with music by Jay Harmony Davis, Raymond Love and others, plus dancing and a buffet. 6:30 pm. $90. Jamaican Canadian Centre, 995 Arrow. 416-219-3793.
SWEET VALENTINE BAZAAR Valentine decor, baked goodies, candles, jewellery and more. 9 am-1 pm. Free. Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn. 416-241-0035.
VALENTINE'S CUPCAKES AND TEDDY BEARS Bring your teddy for a reading of Little Red Riding Hood and mini-cupcake decorating. 10 am. $21, child $17.50. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. Pre-register 647-725-1826.
VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION AT PAWSWAY Celebrate with your furry friend at a Valentine-themed photo booth, screening of Lady And The Tramp, arts and crafts, and more. 12:30-5 pm. Free. PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay W. pawsway.ca.
THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE Celebrate Chinese New Year by bringing a Valentine for your favourite snake. Today and tomorrow 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Free w/ admission. Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale N of 401. 416-392-5929.
Sunday, February 10
SPEED DATING FOR MIGRANT WORKERS' RIGHTS (Justicia for Migrant Workers) Meet 12 to 14 single men and women ages 27 to 40 while raising money for migrant workers. 7:15 pm. $25. Four One Seven Restaurant, 417 Danforth. firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOING DOWN: THE ART OF ORAL SEX ON WOMEN Men-only workshop. 7-9:30 pm. $33. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
THE LOVE BAZAAR Handcrafted jewellery, accessories, baked goods, body care, tarot readings and more. 2-8 pm. Free. Sazerac Gastro Pub, 782 King W. facebook.com/designstudio.
LOVEFOOL Can't Stand Sitting Productions presents a concert reading of its radical retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream with songs of the 90s. Feb 10 at 7 pm. $10-$15. The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament. 647-347-6567, brownpapertickets.com/event/325686.
PUZZLES, PINPRICKS AND KNOTS OF LOVE Workshop for ages 12 and up on the early history of the paper Valentine and Valentine-making. 1-3 pm. $20. Toronto's First Post Office, 260 Adelaide E. Pre-register 4-168-651-1833.
VALENTINE CANDY-MAKING Family workshop for ages six and up. 1-4 pm. $20, child $15. Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery. 416-396-2819.
VALENTINE SWEETS & CHOCOLATES TOUR Sample delicacies in Kensington Market and learn about the history of sweets. 11:30 am & 2 pm. $30. Ding Dong Pastries, 321 Spadina. tastytourstoronto.com.
Monday, February 11
QUEER FROM THE HEART: LETTERS I NEVER SENT SHOWCASE! Unapologetic burlesque showcase. 7-10 pm. $5-$15. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. gladstonehotel.com.
STRIPPING AND LAP DANCING WITH CONFIDENCE Women-only interactive workshop. 7-9 pm. $33. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
Tuesday, February 12
BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE AUCTION (Sick Kids Hospital) Fashion show, gifting lounge, live entertainment and party with eligible people. 7 pm. $100. Arcadian Court, 401 Bay. eligiblemagazine.eventbrite.ca.
G-SPOTS AND FEMALE EJACULATION FOR EVERYONE All-genders workshop. 7-9:30 pm. $33. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900.
LITERARY SPEED DATING Single adult book lovers of all ages join in an evening of speed dating. 6:30 pm. Free. Annette Library, 145 Annette. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Wednesday, February 13
BE MEIN VALENTINE! Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque perform a show in the tradition of Weimar Berlin, with Boylesque T.O. and others. 8:30 pm. $25-$40. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. bemeinvalentineburlesque2013.eventbrite.com.
LOVE LETTERS CABARET: SMOKE Contemporary dance is blended with jazz and Old World cabaret in this celebration of love and beauty. Today and tomorrow 7:30 pm, plus tomorrow 10:30 pm. $25. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. loveletters.pastelsupernova.com.
SINGLE IN THE CITY Speed dating event. 7:15 pm. Church Aperitivo Bar, 1090 Queen W. singleinthecity.ca.
VALENTINE'S: THE SINGER'S JAZZ SERIES Concert with Michele Mele, Neil Kristian Parent, Julie McGregor, Norm Amadio,Greg Kavanagh and Duncan Hopkins. 8:30 pm. $25, adv $20. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.
VALENTINE'S: THE SINGER'S JAZZ SERIES Michele Mele, Neil Kristian Parent, Julie McGregor, Norm Amadio, Greg Kavanagh and Duncan Hopkins perform. 8:30 pm. $25, adv $20. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.
Shawn Desman performs alongside Anjulie February 14.
Thursday, February 14
FOODLOVE EXPERIENCE (Downsview Svs for Seniors) Celebrate the love of food with five culturally distinct cooking seminars, and savour a four-course meal. 6-10 pm. $100. Miele Kitchen Gallery, 161 Four Valley. 416-398-0258 ext 278, foodloveevent.com.
HEARTBREAK KARAOKE (Worn Fashion Journal) Karaoke Ted hosts this party of sad songs, broken hearts and romantic follies. Wear your heart on your sleeve. 9 pm. $7, $5 if wearing red or pink; songs $1, Celine Dion songs $5. Jun Jun, 374 College. wornjournal.com/blog/sing-your-heart-out.
MAKE YOUR V-DAY VOW (Canadian Voices of Women for Peace) A Valentine's fundraiser supports a youth summer camp. 6-9 pm. $20, after 8 pm $10. Steelworker's Hall, 25 Cecil. 416-603-7915.
VALENTINE'S & ALL THAT JAZZ (Actors' Fund of Canada) Evening of soulful love songs with Claire Riley & the Jazz-Tonic Trio. 7 pm. $15. Epic Lounge, 1355 St Clair W. 647-989-8891.
VALENTINE'S CONCERT (Canadian Foundations for AIDS research) The Most Loyal, Olenka & the Autumn Lovers and Bryce Jardine perform. 9 pm. $tba. Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor W. leespalace.com.
ANTI-VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY Kitch Komedy's anti-Valentine's day show with music by DJ Feel Good Smalls. 9 pm. Free. Kitch, 229 Geary. kitchbar.com.
BLUSH This Valentine's-themed cabaret features dance, cirque, live music and elements of burlesque. 7 and 10 pm. $20-$35. Revival, 783 College. lescoquettes.com.
BROWNMAN LOVE QUARTET Jazz quartet playing only songs of love. Two- or three-course dinners offered. 8 pm. Dinner $35-$45, concert only $15 or two for $25. Zemra Lounge, 778 St Clair W. zemrabarlounge.com.
CLARA VENICE Performing love songs with visual accompaniment by Ken Ogawa. 9 pm. $15. TIFF Festival Tower Cinema, 80 John. claravenice.com.
DOUBLE A JAZZ Jazz evening. 7 pm. DeSotos, 1079 St Clair W. 416-651-2109.
DRACULA - A LOVE STORY Follow actors through the castle's historic halls in this adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel. 8 pm. $66. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 647-725-1826, casaloma.org.
F.U. VALENTINE'S! Sylvan Sessions, I.M. Brown and Bucky James perform. 8:30 pm. $5 or pwyc. Supermarket, 268 Augusta.2 facebook.com/events/155636887922473.
THE GOOD BROTHERS Concert. 8:30 pm. $30, adv $27.50. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.
HARLEM'S VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY DJ Cory Dawkins spins house and R&B. 7 pm. Harlem Underground, 745 Queen W. 416-366-4743.
LOVE NOTES Valentine's Day concert with violin virtuoso Christoph Seybold and the Toronto Concert Orchestra. 8 pm. $40, stu/srs $20. Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Broadcast Centre, 250 Front W. 416-872-4255, amazingconcert.com.
LOVERS ROCK DJs General Eclectic & Jah-One Sound play rocksteady and roots reggae. 10 pm. $10. Addis Ababa, 1184 Queen W. 416-538-0059.
LOVING SPOONFULS: LEARNING SELF-LOVE WITH NOURISHING FOOD Lecture. 7 pm. Free. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129.
RANDOM PLAY Heart Vs Barry Manilow power ballad night with DJ Dwayne Minard. 10 pm. Free. Wayla, 996 Queen E. 416-901-5570.
SAINTS AND SINNERS BURLESQUE Dinner from 8 pm, show at 10 pm with host Madam Poynter. $60/person. Habits Gastropub, 928 College. 416-533-7272.
SHAWN DESMAN Desman performs a live tour with Anjulie. 8 pm. $25-$50. Living Arts Centre Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts (Mississauga). 905-306-6000, livingartscentre.ca.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ROMANCE Presentation on the fine art of romance in the animal kingdom, food and more. Today and tomorrow 6:30-8:30 pm. $75. Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale N of 401. 416-392-5929.
ST VALENTINE'S DAY Concert with Betty & the Bobs. 8:30 pm. $22.50, adv $20. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.
360 SCREENINGS: VALENTINE'S EDITION Immersive film screening with a live theatre portion. 7 pm. $60, art workers/under 30 $40. Secret location revealed 24 hrs in advance. 360screenings.ticketleap.com/360-screenings-february2013.
T.O. RISING: V-DAY DANCE CELEBRATION Dance and party with One Billion Rising TO, a movement to end violence against women founded by Eve Ensler. 7 pm. $10 (ticketbreak.com). Opera House, 735 Queen E. facebook.com/events/352503024839456.
VALENTINE'S AND ALL THAT JAZZ Claire Riley & the Jazz-Tonic Trio (Boris Treivus, David Thiessen and Augusto Santana) perform. 7 pm. $15. Epic Lounge. 647-989-8891.
VALENTINE'S BLUES DANCE PARTY Mike Daley Blues Band play this party with a beginner class from 8 pm. Dance from 9 pm. Wearing red and/or black encouraged. $12, $15 with class. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. swingtoronto.com.
VALENTINE'S DAY Canada's sweetheart of swing Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats perform. 7:30 pm. $10. Cherry Street Restaurant, 275 Cherry. 416-461-5111.
VALENTINE'S DAY DJ Bunitall spins R&B and hip-hop. Rivoli Pool Lounge, 332 Queen W. 416-596-1908.
VALENTINE'S DAY JAZZ PARTY Music by Sophia Perlman, Adrean Farrugia and Kevin Turcotte. 7:30 pm. Free. Old Mill Inn Home Smith Bar, 21 Old Mill. 416-236-2641.
VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY DJ Cory Dawkins. 7 pm. Harlem Underground, 745 Queen W. 416-366-4743.
VIOLINS AND VALENTINE'S DAY: A PERFECT MATCH Classical night out with the Hart House Orchestra. 8 pm. Free. Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle.
VIVE L'AMOUR Singers from the Canadian Opera Co young artists programs perform opera's most romantic arias and ensembles. Noon. Free. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
WINE, ROSES AND LAUGHTER Valentine's R&B dinner and dance with Case, Kim Davis, Dru and Ray Robinson. Doors 8 pm. $20-$85 (Tickets at ClubZone, Play De Record, TicketGateway, Ticketmaster). Sound Academy Solarium, 11 Polson. sound-academy.com.
DJ Miss Honey Dijon spins at the Luv This Winter event February 15.
Friday, February 15
BIG BAND VALENTINE'S DANCE Dance to the sounds of Glenn Chipkar & the 18-Piece Swing Shift Big Band Orchestra, Larisa Renee and others. Dinner 6:30 pm, dance 7:30 pm. $50-$100 (ticketweb.ca). Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore W. 416-533-3553.
JAZZ NIGHT The Elizabeth Shepherd Trio perform. Three-course meal and show $40, show only $15. Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas E. paintboxbistro.ca.
THE LOVES OF APOLLO & DAPHNE Musical performance by the Toronto Consort. Today and tomorrow 8 pm. $20-$59. Trinity St Paul's Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-964-6337, torontoconsort.org.
LUV THIS WINTER: LOVE HANGOVER-VALENTINE'S AFTERMATH DJs Miss Honey Digon, Jonathan Rosa and Ticky Ty. 10 pm. Footwork, 425 Adelaide W. 416-913-3488.
Saturday, February 16
DJ SKATE NIGHT - V-DAY DANCE Skate on Harbourfront's outdoor rink with DJ Lissa Monet. 8 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com/skateculture.
DIRTY BINGO Risqué version of the all-time classic game. 9 pm. Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas E. paintboxbistro.ca.
SODOM VAMPIRE LOVE BALL 4 The Queens of Sodom, Nikki Chin and Slimthick Monroe, entertain alongside vampire dance god Tyler Gledhill and a cast of seductive vampire dancers. DJs Sumation & Relentless spin dance, pop, house and requests. Doors 10 pm. $7-$10, stu $5. Club 120, 120 Church. sodom.ca.
TEAR YOU DOWN - THE ANTI-VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL Musical performances by the Brookes Brothers, Mr Brown, DJ Spinz and others. 10 pm. $20 adv. Annex Wreck Room, 794 Bathurst. 416-536-0346, spinzcycle.com/buytickets.
Sunday, February 17
SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE (Music Therapy Trust Fund) Performances by Devin Cuddy, Charles James, Molly Read and others. 8 pm. $10. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. 416-596-1908.
MY SUNDAY VALENTINE'S Jazz vespers concert with Claire Riley & the Jazz-Tonic Trio singing songs of love. 5 pm. Free, donations welcome. St Luke's United Church, 353 Sherbourne. 416-879-8126.
VALENTINE'S BRUNCH Enjoy lunch in the library and a self-guided tour of the castle. 10:30 & 11 am, 12:30 & 1 pm. $51.45, child $26.45, under 3 $13.45. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. Pre-register email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 19
LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER Pops concert by The Toronto Symphony Orchestra with soprano Betsy Wolfe and tenor Mike Eldred. Today 8 pm; tomorrow 2 and 8 pm. $29-$110. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255.