The Daily Shortlist for Valentine’s Day

Skip the chocolates This Year and Get Creative!

That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day and while most enjoy sticking to the routine of buying chocolate and a card, having dinner, and maybe getting a drink before sexy time, your options are really not all that limited. So, here’s a list of 5 great shows to go to after work and before getting it on. If you don’t have a special someone, then these are really cool shows where you can possibly meet your next boy or girlfriend.

Location: Chelsea, NYC
Event: Jennifer Charles’s Valentine Duets
Venue: Hiro Ballroom

Lead singer of the band Elysian Fields, Jennifer Charles takes her sexy, breathy voice and pairs up with other performers like Mark Ribot, The Honorary Title, members of TV on the Radio, and even The Cardigans own Nina Persson.

Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Event: Bury Me in Brooklyn Valentine’s Party with Golden Triangle + Knyfe Hyts + Robot Death Cult
Venue: Death By Audio

With kissing booths and a date auction on top of performances by Golden Triangle, Knyfe Hyts, and Robot Death Cult, this sounds like a night of debauchery all in one location. If I was with you and dressed as the devil I’d be on your shoulder going “Do it. Do it,” every time someone looked your way.

Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Bands: The Duke Spirit + The Jaguar Club
Venue: Union Hall

The Duke Spirit, hailing from England are as much fun as they are talented, bringing driving rock songs led by frontwoman Leila Moss. Awesome live, they are an underrated band who are about to make a big splash. Catch them at Union Hall in this small cozy space and then head upstairs to play bocce ball or sit by the fireplace.

Location: Lower East side, NYC
Event: John Zorn’s Valentine’s Day Improv Night
Venue: The Stone

John Zorn is not your typical jazz musician and he has a deep catalogue to prove it having worked with Mike Patton and a long list of some of the best improvisers all over the world as well as in his home base of NYC. Tonight he’ll bring his noise fest playing with the likes of Zeena Parkins on harp and surprise guests. All proceeds going towards The Stone, you’ll be showing love and helping keep this underground jazz scene thriving.

Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Event: Roaring 20th Valentine’s Day Party
Venue: Galapagos Art Space

With a roaring 20s theme, burlesque, and silent films with a real band scoring them live, a 1920s hot jazz orchestra, and DJs playing music spanning the entire century, er . . . the most recent one, this may be one of the best themed parties going on in NYC. Dress up in your niftiest duds and celebrate Valentine’s Day with some pizzaz!

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