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Events to celebrate (or completely ignore) Valentine’s Day this weekend

Still haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Still need to find a Valentine? That sounds like a “you” problem. But leaving the house couldn’t hurt, so start with these weekend events.

1. Thursday, Feb. 13 - Rose Art Museum
The Rose Museum at Brandeis opens its spring exhibitions. Yeah, it’s all the way in Waltham. But it’s easy to get there on the commuter rail, and next time your date is talking about the same old MFA/ICA/Gardner museums, you can be like, “Hey, have you been to to the Rose Museum?” Whoa. Game changer. Now you’re someone who knows about cool art. (5 p.m., FREE, all ages)
2. Thursday, Feb. 13 - Vintage lingerie show
The Liberty Hotel’s fashion show highlights the art of seduction from the ‘20s throughs the ‘90s. Check out an edited collection of vintage lingerie available for sale at the pre-show pop-up shop. (8 p.m., FREE, 21+)
3. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13-14 - Mortified: Doomed Valentines
Mortified’s cringe-worthy comic excavation of teen angst compiles its best, worst, most awkward, and weirdest love-related pieces. Bring a date, then exchange your own tales of romantic disaster, because having a healthy sense of humor about your past makes you seem like a mature, emotionally secure potential partner, even if you’re actually none of those things. (8 p.m., $15, 21+)
4. Friday, Feb. 14 - ValenTINDER
Try your best to get “belay-d” at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville’s climbing-infused singles mixer with live music, Area Four pizza, and Narragansett beer. Get $5 off entry if you download the dating app TINDER and change your profile pic to yourself rock climbing, which works out great because looking cool and athletic on dating sites is the reason you took up rock climbing in the first place. (8 p.m., $17-22, all ages)
5. Friday, Feb. 14 - Love Shack Opening Reception
Nave Gallery’s Love Shack exhibition showcases artists exploring themes related to love and Valentine’s Day. Friday’s opening reception features live music, and it’s free, which is like $100 cheaper than going out to a nice dinner but still seems like you put some thought into Valentine’s Day. (6 p.m., FREE, all ages)
6. Friday, Feb. 14 - Eli “Paperboy” Reed
The Sinclair’s V-Day show that works for singles and couples alike. Eli “Paperboy” Reed sounds like Al Green reincarnated as a Jewish kid from Brookline, except Al Green’s not dead. Hurry up and die so we can reincarnate you, Al Green. Sultry songstress Ruby Rose Fox opens. (8 p.m., $15, 18+)
7. Saturday, Feb. 15 - Bugs Bunny Film Festival
The Brattle’s weeklong celebration of Bugs and the rest of the "Looney Tunes" gang. I was always more of a Daffy Duck man, probably because even as a child I had already developed a healthy expectation that life would just shit on you at every turn no matter what you tried. (Noon, $7-10, all ages)
8. Saturday, Feb. 15 - Timberfakes/LoVeSeXy
The premier Justin Timberlake tribute band brings sexy back to Boston, with help from Prince tribute LoVeSeXy. Probably the coolest thing that’s happened at the Hard Rock Cafe since you went there on a field trip in eighth grade. (8 p.m., $15, 21+)
9. Saturday, Feb. 15 - Blue Heron Choir
Bringing sexy back? How about bringing sonnets back? Back from the 14th century, baby. Blue Heron Choir presents a musical valentine: Petrarch’s famous love poems, set to madrigals by Arcadelt, Willaert, Rore, Wert, Marenzio and others. (8 p.m., $10-50, all ages)
10. Sunday, Feb. 16 - Build a Nerf Gun 101
One that’s totally unrelated to Valentine’s Day, love, relationships, and all that stuff: Learn to build a sweet Nerf gun at Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville. Then bring it home and pummel your sweetie with darts until she tackles you and it turns into one big snuggle-fest. (Sorry.) (2 p.m., $24, all ages)

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