Love yo’self, even if you’re unattached this Valentine’s Day

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Published on: Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Love takes many forms, and from time to time, we all need to practice a little self-love. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day, when pictures of happy couples flood our newsfeeds, and we all feel the urge to buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, turn on some reality TV and indulge the night away. While that doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, there are also many cool ways to spend your Singles Awareness Day amongst other human beings in Denton.

Here is just a small sampling of the events happening on and around the 14th.

Beginning Calligraphy Workshop (Saturday, February 10th)

Wildflower Art Studio, 715 N Locust St.

This is my personal favorite: An opportunity to take your mind off the world while learning a new craft. Wildflower Art Studio’s new brick-and-mortar storefront offers cool workshops all year round, so channel your inner artiste (if I have one, you definitely have one) and join your fellow Dentonites for an evening of calligraphy.

Thin Line Comedy Speed Dating (Sunday, February 11th)

Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial St.

There may be no better way to spend Singles Awareness Day (and Week) by laughing alongside some of Denton’s funniest comics while finding the next Mr. or Mrs. Right – or just getting a good story to tell your friends the next day. For just $5 (or $8 at the door) you’ll get to enjoy stand-up from the like of Brad McKenzie, Taylor Higginbotham and more. Plus, you’ll get to keep Thin Line free in 2018: a late Christmas gift for all of Denton and beyond.

OUTReach Denton Valentine’s Day Bash (Saturday, February 10th)

Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 E Oak St.

When you buy a beer at OUTReach’s V-Day bash, a portion of the sale goes to OUTReach Denton, in support of LGBQTIA Dentonites. Plus, you get to walk away with a pint glass and some food truck treats—a true win-win-win.

Valentine’s Day Paint Party (Wednesday, February 14th)

A Creative Art STUDIO, 227 W Oak St

If you enjoyed mastering the art of calligraphy, try your hand at painting (pun definitely intended) with a paint bash at A Creative Art Studio. Spots are limited, but sign-ups for the two-hour fiesta are only $25.

“Nobody Knows” with Joey Johnson (Wednesday, February 14th)

Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W Hickory St.

Can’t get enough comedy? Cap off your self-love celebrations with even more laughs as Joey Johnson takes the mic at the Welcome Center. Is there anything more fun than laughing the night away with your squad on the Square? Nobody knows.

Coupled up this Valentine’s Day? Check out our recommendations to have a Very Denton Valentine’s with your special someone.