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Valentine’s Day 2011: Top 5 Cheap Date Ideas

Forget dinner and a movie… How about provocative puppetry, porn raffles, peep shows and pillow fights?
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It’s coming up to the weekend and you’ve got NOTHING planned for Valentine’s Day and worse yet you’ve got no money?

Here’s our choices for our five favorite free & affordable Valentine’s Day (or Valentine’s themed) events for 2011 (OK, it’s seven events). We here at FuncheapSF wish you the best of luck getting into whomever’s pants you dream about and hope you are able to keep your wallet in your pocket for most of the night.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
– Johnny Funcheap

FUNCHEAPSF’S TOP 5 BEST VALENTINE’S DAY CHEAP DATE IDEAS for 2011

Valen-tiny Idea Night
Saturday, February 12, 2011 – 8:30p / Yerba Buena Center for the Arts / SoMa
A pre-Valentine’s Day evening of artistic debauchery with local author Michelle Tea. Live synth-pop music, post-modern peep shows in the elevators, provocative puppetry and free aphrodisiac bites. / FREE but RSVP required

How to Train Your Lover
Monday, February 14, 2011 – 7:30p / The Booksmith / Upper Haight
A rather hilarious Valentine’s evening with a one-hour “lecture” demonstration and performance workshop for singles and couples based on Dr. Rhonda’s forthcoming book “How to Train Your Lover in Five Easy Steps.” / FREE

Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Champagne Party
Monday, February 14, 2011 – 5:30p / Beacon Clubhouse / SoMa
Dazzles, a new website that sends out weekly emails of interesting date ideas in San Francisco so that you can look super creative to your prospective lovers is hosting an invite-only happy hour event at a lounge in SoMa with free champagne and chocolates to nibble on. Event is fine for couples or for singles / FREE but RSVP required

Good Vibrations’ Pop-Up Dildo Shop & Ice Cream Social
Sunday, February 13, 2011 – 3pm / Fifty24SF Art Gallery / Lower Haight
A wholesome Sunday afternoon party with dirty comedy, saucy live music, free beer, a mini pillow fight, a workshop from Dr. Carol Queen on how to find the right sex toy, naughty giveaways & prizes, and, of course, a tasting party for Three Twins Organic Ice Cream. First 25 people to arrive with their pillow get a free mini vibrator courtesy of Good Vibrations / FREE – RSVP here

Valentine’s Day Rumpus & Porn Raffle
Monday, February 14, 2011 – 7:30pm / Make-Out Room / Mission District
The Rumpus is the brainchild of author Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries) who each month gathers a motley crew of authors, musicians, comedians and perverts for an evening of unbridled aural pleasures along with the monthly porn raffle. February’s theme is “Do You Love Me?.” / $10 for losers – or pay $5 with discount code FUNCHEAP

Bonus Event – “Worth The Splurge”
Love Bites: ’80s Power Ballad Sing-Along
Monday, February 14, 2011 – 9:15p / Roxie Theater / Mission District
A one-night only event on Valentine’s Day of classic ’80s heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll power ballads on the big screen for you to sing along to. Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns & Roses, REO Speedwagon and more. Bring your lighters and your animal print tights | $11

Bonus Event – South Bay
Pillow Fight 2011 “Feathers of Fury”

Sunday, February 13, 2011 – Noon / Downtown San Jose
Sadly, San Francisco’s annual pillow fight in Justin Herman Plaza has packed up shop and gone underground. So San Jose is picking up the slack with their own massive pillow fight planned for an undisclosed “plaza” at noon on Sunday. Bring a feather pillow, something to cover your mouth and lots of energy. / FREE, follow @PillowFightSJ on Twitter for exact location

Other Events Valentine’s Weekend 2011

  • Thursday, February 10:
    Free sangria & tapas, Mad for Fashion at Bloomingdales, $10 Vagina Monologues performance and more…
  • Friday, February 11:
    SF Beer Week begins, Anti-Valentine’s $1 Movie Night, Edible Valentine Workshop, Etsy Valentine Craft Show and more…
  • Saturday, February 12:
    Valentine Card Making Workshop, Llama Walking Tour, Love Stories of the Presidio, Rocky Horror Lingerie Night and more…
  • Sunday, February 13:
    Sweetheart Trunk Show, Shipwreck Hunt Hike, Good Vibes Chocolate & Wine and more…
  • Monday, February 14:
    Win a $50 Macy’s Gift Card for V-Day, $5 Marga Gomez Comedy Night, Free Bagel Mondays and more….

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