V-Day 411: Single & Ready to Mingle

Not feeling the love this year?

CUPID'S UNDIE RUN: "Are you single? Meet a fellow runner, and this could be your last first date! Are you taken? Bring your S.O. for a romantic romp around the Capitol! Is it complicated? What better way to further complicate things than a sexy strut in your Valentine’s Day best?” The people behind Cupid’s Undie Run could not have said it better! The charity run will benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and the only requirement is to wear your bedroom best! They encourage Valentine’s Day flair, of course, while making your 1.75-mile lap around the Capitol building. The race will start and end at Pourhouse (319 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.), where your registration fee will provide you with drink specials all day, as well as post-race food. Saturday, Feb. 13; 12 p.m.; $30.

D.C. RECORD FAIR: The people at D.C. Soul, Som Records and The Vinyl District have teamed up to create a Valentine's Day Edition of the beloved D.C. Record Fair. With DJs spinning all day -- including Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation -- and crates and crates (and crates) of records from vendors from all along the East Coast, this event will sound like heaven to your music-loving ears. P.S. It's happening at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. N.W.), which is also having their annual Rock and Roll Dance Party that evening. Sunday, Feb. 14; noon-6 p.m.; $2 admission.

CATAPALOOZA: Single and ready to become a Cat Lady (or Guy)? The Catapalooza kitty adoption fair at the Washington Animal Rescue League (71 Oglethorpe St. N.W.) says your true love awaits. Enjoy free mimosas and cake while you find your new significant other. Sunday, Feb. 14; 2-5 p.m.; no adoption fees.  

ANTI V-DAY DINNER: Not feeling the love this year? Bring along all your single friends to an Anti-Valentine’s Day dinner at Againn (1099 New York Ave. N.W.). They'll  put together a British Isles inspired three-course meal that they gurantee will give you "a warm and fuzzy feeling!" Saturday, Feb. 14; $39.

RIDE THE PARTY BUS: Being in love can be a wild ride, but being single can be even wilder if you hop on board the Single Awareness Night party bus! Starting off in Dupont Circle, this bus will take you and your new single pals bar-hopping all night long around the District, stopping in Georgetown, Chinatown, Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan and more. Riding the bus ensures you VIP status into all the bars -- a.k.a., no cover! Friday, Feb. 13; 9 p.m.; Boomerang Tours, 212-209-3370; $35.

Yep, it's $2.50 Miller Lites, $3 Shooters and a big paper shedder to shred all the old memories of you and your ex. Sounds like a great night to us! The Bottom Line (1716 I St. N.W.) hosts their annual "Shred Your Ex and Find Your Next" party, encouraging all the singles in town to join them for the fun. Bring along old photos, cards and notes from your ex that you just want to get rid of. Friday, Feb. 13; free.

THE DATING GAME: Find your next date at a Dating Game singles mixer at PassionFish (11960 Democracy Drive, Reston, Va.). The restaurant is hosting a singles mixer in their private dining room and promises "endless possibilities." At least within the realm of what's possible in Northern Virginia. Saturday, Feb. 13; $70; 7-10 p.m.

ART OF LOVE PAINTFEST: This is a Valentine’s Day that will make will definitely warm your heart. D.C. Active Singles is hosting a singles event at Scene Gallery (178 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, Md.) to benefit the HSC Pediatric Center. They are encouraging local singles to come together and paint beautiful canvasses to brighten the walls of the chronically ill kids at HSC. Free cupcakes, tea and coffee will be served -- and who knows? Maybe you’ll meet someone with a heart of gold. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; 10 advance; $20 door.

SADIE HAWKINS ALERT: The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St. N.W.) hosts a Sadie Hawkins D.J. Dance Party. What a perfect excuse to take the lead and just ask... or not. Expect complimentary champagne until midnight, plus tours, shopping and a treasure hunt, too. Saturday, Feb. 13; 10 p.m.; $50.

CARNEVALE COSTUME DANCE: Interested in meeting a hot European to entertain you this Valentine’s Day weekend? The Italian Cultural Society is throwing a Valentine’s Day Carnevale. Wear a costume or mask to join dancing, games and maybe meeting cute Italians at the Friendship Heights Village Center (4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.). Saturday, Feb. 14; 3-6 p.m.; $5.

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