|A Few Hearts for You?|
Need a guide to desi Valentine's events? Check out the text below or see the article online at India Currents. Looking for a little mohabbat this Valentine’s Day? Some fun for the entire family, or a chance to meet other singles? Or maybe an opportunity to ignore Valentine’s Day entirely and party in a place where red clothing is banned? Whatever your Valentine’s Day desire, the Bay Area has an event guaranteed to make your commemoration of Saint Valentine memorable.
|Some More Hearts|
|And Just a Couple More...|
Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Chandni Restaurant, 5746 Mowry School Road, Newark. $35 general, $20 children 4-12.
Valentine Party Nite Bollywood Istyle promises Bollywood-style entertainment with belly dance, games, a live DJ, an open bar, and childcare.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Chandni Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Road, Newark. $40 general, $75 couples, $20 children 2-11.
Valentine’s Day Party for Desi Singles will have planned seating arrangements, icebreakers, and plenty of rotation ensure that every attendee will have the opportunity to meet every other attendee over the course of the event. Attendees will be notified of mutual matches with other singles after the event. Young professionals are encouraged to attended, and ladies’ tickets are half-price.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. Chandni Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Road, Newark. Men $50, women $25.
East West Daily Deals and Radio Zindagi are jointly hosting Mohabbatein Valentine’s Day Celebration. Live performances, top DJs from Radio Zindagi, a candlelight dinner with champagne, chocolates, and roses, biryani from Biryani Bowl, a dessert buffet, and a fashion show by Kanyadaan ensure a romantic evening.
Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. San Jose Airport Garden Hotel, 1740 N. First St., San Jose. $49.
The only Bay Area event scheduled for Valentine’s Day itself is hosted by the Bay Area Kids Charity, Valentine Candlelight Dinner. It includes a candlelight dinner, DJ, and dancing.
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Mayuri Indian Cuisine, 2230 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. $25 general, $10 children.
And if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the red roses, chocolates, and champagne? Not so sure about cheesy Hallmark cards? Sign up for the tongue-in-cheek Bay Area V-Day event, I Hate Luv Stories Party. Red clothing is banned and the organizers have sworn that no love songs will be played at the event. DJ Salim and DJ Gemini promise plenty of Bollywood beats (though not the romantic kind!). All that’s required of you? Upscale or club attire—easy on the red—and the desire to hang out at the Bay Area’s only anti-Valentine’s Day party.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Kaama Lounge 385 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. $10 advance.
Valentine’s Day commemorates the actions of Saint Valentine. When Emperor Claudius II ordered that all young men within the Roman Empire must remain single, Saint Valentine married young men in secret. Whether you choose to remember Saint Valentine’s actions by attending an event that supports nonprofit work in the arts, have a smashing good time at a DJ party, meet other singles, or thumb your nose at the entire holiday, everyone will find an appropriate venue this Valentine’s Day.