Seven Anti-Valentine's Day Parties in Metro Phoenix
|Courtesy of Cupcake!|
|Self.Destrukt (left) and Defense.Mekanizm of Cupcake!|
Need to bleed off some excess frustration over your latest failed relationship? Consider joining the rivetheads and pleather-clad freakazoids that will stomp around at the Rogue for the "Cupcake! Broken Hearts Ball" on Friday, February 15. Hosted by the goth groupies behind the monthly Cupcake! fetish-themed dance fiestas, the evening will include dark spins of an elektro, industrial, and dubstep flavor from Self.Destrukt and Defense.Mekanizm, as well as their guests Dark Mark from Horn & Halos and Martyr. As per usual, giveaways and raffles will take place and a rogue's gallery of go-go dancers, hula hooper, and cigarette and candy girls will be in the house. The ball starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $6.
It probably isn't listed on that cute kitten calendar adorning your wall, but the folks behind this swank Scottsdale establishment have deemed Friday, February 15, "Single Awareness Day" in honor of the jilted or unattached masses. In honor of the holiday, they're also throwing a primo party featuring a number of unique handcrafted adult beverages that poke fun at the possibility you might be single for the rest of your life, including such sorrowful-sounding alcoholic concoctions as Cat Lady, Permanent Bachelor, SAD Cakes, and Effen Cupid. A special menu will also be served. Drink your sorrows away starting at 5 p.m.
The blood-strewn corpse of an arrow-slain cupid is featured on the Facebook event page for the off-the-radar Heartbeatz rave and desert party, which helps underscore its anti-Valentine's bent. And while attendees won't be able to riddle any cherubs using their archery skills at the event, they can dance the hours away to a slew of EDM genres - including dubstep, drum 'n' bass, and happy hardcore - being blasted by more than a dozen different DJs. The event starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. See the event page for more details and clues to its location.
4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ