Yeah, yeah, Valentine's Day falls on a school night this year (the worst one, in fact - tepid, tiresome Tuesday), so you and that special someone were just gonna have a quiet night in over some leftovers and save the fireworks for another, more convenient night. Heck, you can even use your non-observance of the world's most notorious "Hallmark Holiday" to bolster your anti-corporate credentials (much harder since swinging by Zuccotti just ain't what it used to be). If you're already aching for that laid-back night in the romantic glow of Hulu, don't let ILFA stop you. But if you're really just waiting for something to drag you away from the couch, then look no further than Secondary Sound's Valentimes Soul Dance Party at the Breukelen Coffee House from 8pm - midnight. DJs will be spinning golden soul and R&B all night, and the cover is only $2 if you're dressed for the occasion (check out their FB page for more info).
Also, if you're doing some last-minute V-Day shopping, Crown Heights has got you covered. Get your above-average flowers from Park Delicatessen over on Classon, and then swing over to Franklin for goodies from The Candy Rush, desserts from Lily & Fig, high-quality chocolate from Bob & Betty's and Pine Tree, and gifts from Owl & Thistle, among others. Quick reader poll: if you're going out locally for V-Day, what's your ideal date look like?
Finally, congrats are in order for Peet Zaaz, which is on the short list for Time Out New York's Best New Pizza Award, and the Franklin Park Reading Series, which packed the house yet again tonight with another five-star reading.