14 Things to Help You Tolerate Valentine’s Day

4.) David Crowe at the Acme Comedy Club

David Crowe

David Crowe

Laugh your ass off with David Crowe at the Acme Comedy Club this Valentine’s Day. Crowe is the only comedian in history  to win both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He’s opened for President Bill Clinton in 1996 then decided to traveled to 42 countries all over the world. Despite his traveling, Crowe has always came back to his true love of stand-up. The show begins at 8pm, or you can get dinner and a show at 5:30. Purchase your tickets here


5.) The Ericksons with Rachel Reis at the Icehouse

If you couldn’t get enough of the Ericksons at the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival, head over to the Icehouse at 11pm to catch the sister folk duo play with Chicago beauty Rachel Ries. Based out of Minneapolis, sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick have put out three indie-folk albums since 2006. Catch them at the Icehouse playing their new single ANIMAL and other harmonizing melodies. Tickets $8

The Ericksons at the Icehouse Feb 14, 2014

Art by Sarah Thorson

6.) Anti-Valentine’s Day Dinner


In Sweden, “fika” means a daily break typically involving coffee and snacks. However, fika has adopted a different meaning, one that signifies a break where friends gather to talk about life, current events, and their loser ex’s!  So go to FIKA, the trendy cafe at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, for their first annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Dinner on Thursday February 13th. (The day before Valentine’s) FIKA’s Executive Chef Dustin Thompson and Matt Pollock from Indeed Brewing have developed four paired courses to mend your heart. Not over your ex yet? Bring their old mix tapes and love letters to the Community Burn Bin and enjoy the friendly camaraderie at FIKA. Tickets: $85 Individual. Call ASI at (612) 871-4907


    • Smoked Tuna – (sherry, white bean, maitake mushroom, preserved lemon, sesame) with Indeed Day Tripper.
    • Langoustine (lardo, duck gizzard, sage, fermented vegetable, crouton) with Indeed Stir Crazy.
    • Lamb Shank Terrine (beef’s heart, sunchoke, rye, chicory) with Indeed Midnight
    • Goat’s Milk Curd – (chocolate, blood orange, hazelnut, blue cheese, honey, saba, butter) with lingonberry-infused Indeed Stir Crazy, specially brewed for the evening.

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