I'm pretty sure that if any couples out there don't know how you're spending Valentine's Day, you can figure out what to do with yourselves. This one I dedicate to the Lonely Hearts Club. The following no-date-required events and activities are just a few geared toward those Cupid hasn't yet shanked, but you can find more events listed in our online calendar at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
You don't need a date to appreciate The Bard. Justin Rielly's "Love in the Style of Will," a showcase of romantic scenes and sonnets from the Shakespearean catalog, will be performed at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) on Friday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. In addition to recitations of some of Shakespeare's poems, the show will feature scenes from "The Tempest," "Richard III," "Henry V," "As You Like It," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Taming of the Shrew," and, of course, "Romeo and Juliet." This is a "pay what you will" performance, with a $6 suggested donation. More info at muccc.org.
On Friday, February 14, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., Kiss 106.7 will host a Stop Light Party at Love Nightclub & After-Hours (45 Euclid St.). Send clear(ish) signals: wear red if you're taken, yellow if it's complicated, and green if you're single. DJs Trancesend and Victor Gig will provide the tunes. A Stuck on You sticker contest will award a $300 prize to the person with the most stickers. Admission to the party is $5 for ages 21+ and $15 for 18+. For more info, call 222-5683 or visit facebook.com/lovenightclubrochesterny.
Instead of pining away this Valentine's Day, show some love for the local youth who have put their hearts, and green thumbs, into growing plants in an urban greenhouse. On Friday, February 14, 4-6 p.m. the Seedfolk Store (540 W. Main Str.) will host "Valen-teen: Seeds of Change," an open house and fundraising event for the Grow SouthWest Youth Employment Program. The event offers festive Valentine's Day activities for all ages, crafts, raffles, food & drink for sale, and a Valentine's plant sale. For more information, call 279-9943 or visit theseedfolkstore.wordpress.com.
MuCCC is really holding us down this week. Yet another V-Day-oriented performance will take place at the space on Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m. Polite Ink Sketch & Improv will present "What's Love Got To Do With It?" for all of those cynics out there. The company's improv element is based on audience suggestions, so come with comedic fodder. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and $8 for seniors. For more info or to reserve your seat, visit muccc.org.