For those in love, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express love, spend quality time, go on a date and exchange gifts. However, if you are single, then probably you have a different way to celebrate the day. But just because you are single that doesn’t make the day less special. So ditch the couch and celebrate singlehood, step out explore the city, laugh your heart out, eat without worrying about those calories or go on a speed dating. If you are in Mumbai, here’s your guide to the list of events across the city for you to mingle.
Date the Undateables – For laughs if not love
If you are among the souls who are not used to talking with the help of smileys? The world we live in is ironically more connected yet lonely. Four comedians – Punit, Sriram, Pavitra and Anand – share their dating woes for you to get laughs if not love. Attending the light-hearted comedy ‘The Undateable’ by ‘Chalta Hai Comedy’ is the best way you could spend the Valentine’s Day. That’s not all. While you laugh your heart out, gorge on a wide range of delicacies to choose from their food menu, cocktails and mocktails.
When: February 14 at 8:30 pm
Where: Hotel Aureole, Bima Nagar Society, Sir Mathuradas Vasanji Road, Telli Gali, Andheri East
Ticket: Rs 245
The Break-Up Special – For funny talks on relationship
Heartbreak leaves you feeling turned inside out. It is one of the most difficult phases in life and most of us have dealt with it at least once. On a lighter note, six comedians – Trupti Khamkar, Neha Bobde, Priyanka Gohil, Unnati Marfatia, Mukesh Manjunath and Rohan Parekh – talk about their past relationships and share their experiences with you. A fun way to spend your Valentine’s evening without the grief of being lonely.
When: February 14 at 8:30 pm
Where: Studio Mojo, 102 Kane Plaza, Above IndusInd Bank, Chincholi Bunder Road, Near Evershine Mall, Off Link Road, Malad West
Ticket: Rs 250
Celebrate Singlehood The Irish Way
If love is too mainstream for you and freedom is all that makes you happy, then it is time to celebrate singlehood. The Irish House has put up a ‘Freedom Wall’ where you can write about being single and stand chance to win free beer. You can even try ‘ex-boxing’ where you get a chance to take out your vexation on the punching bag so that you can punch them and move on. They also have a ‘high tea fest’ which includes special house creations of LIIT’s with interesting variations like sparkling wine, bitters, tonics, fruits, and even some wheat beer.
When: Until February 14
Where: The Irish House, Phoenix Mall, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Anti-Valentine’s Week – For finding a mate
Havana Cafe and Bar is hosting an ‘Anti-Valentine’s Week’ which gives you an opportunity to find your mate by playing games. Three winning couples will get free drinks.
When: February 14
Where: Havana Cafe and Bar, The Gordon House Hotel, 5 Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Behind Regal, Cinemas, Colaba
Spend a day on the beach/museums – For exploring the city
You don’t need to be in Goa to enjoy beaches. Mumbai is home to several beaches where you enjoy the gushing waves and revel in the exotic beauty amidst the peaceful surrounding. Enjoy the sunset, watch the waves and gorge on some delicious chaat. You can also go on a heritage walks or visit museums.