Valentine’s Speed Dating:

Stoke Newington International, in collaboration with the Arcola Theatre, is organizing a live art speed dating for Valentine’s Day.

The night starts at £8 Adv / £10 Door

Nearest station; Dalston Kingsland

or tube to Highbury and Islington then bus 30

or Tube to Liverpool Street then bus 149

For more information, contact  Greg McLaren, 07595397782

A East Side Story:

A new version of the world famous musical runs until February 27 at the Albany, in Deptford, performed by Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts group.

The show starts at 7.30pm

Douglas Way; Deptford, London SE8

Box Office: 020 8692 4446

£10/6.5 concessions

Jonny Woo Valentine:

Cabaret star Jonny Woo, an important figure of the Drag scene, will sing and entertain you with readings from Kurt Weill and Bernard Shaw at The Bistrotheque.

Start at 8.30pm

The Bistrotheque, 23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR

Closest Tube station: Bethnal Green

Inquiries: 020 8983 7900

Ticket: £10 dinners/ £12 advance

The Orphanage Valentine’s Eve Dance:

The Last Tuesday Society’s promise a night of dancing at the Stonehorse Paper Cow. Line-up includes Russel Taylor, Francois Dirty South , and Mariachi Jalisco all the way from Mexico. Dress smart.

StoneHorse Paper Cow, 128-140 Bishopgate, London EC2M

Closest tube: Liverpool Street

Tickets: £20

Enchanted Garden Valentine’s Ball:

Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) promises you ‘hedonic rituals and wild games’ with an ivy forest full of woodland creatures, and added highlight – the cupid photo booth.

Beach Blanket Babylon, 19-23 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E16LA

Tickets: £10

Closest tube station: Liverpool Street

0207 749 3540

Big Red Ball:

The Big Whigs, Dotty and Kevina, are celebrating LGBT month this Valentine’s night at the TWO8SIX bar in Lewisham. Those in fancy dress will be granted free entrance.

TWO8SIX bar, 286 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham SE13 6JZ

Free before 10pm/ £5 after

020 8690 7648

Croydon Leisure Centres Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend:

Gyms and sports facilities across Croydon will be opening up their doors with free taster sessions, and romantic themed competitions.

Thornton Heath Leisure Centre

Purley Leisure Centre

South Norwood Leisure Centre

Details can be found on:

Royal Philharmonic plays at Fairfield Halls:

Andrew Litton will conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform such favourites as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Symphony No 5 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Tickets £10 – £29

Start time: 7.30pm

Fairfield Halls, Park La, Croydon CR9 1DG,

020 8688 9291

Urban Nerds Valentine’s Special Snowbombing Warm Up Party:

Underground music promoters Urban Nerds are holding a Valentine’s party in Hackney as a warm-up for the Snowbombing festival in Austria.

Time: 9pm-5.30am

Cost: Limited £6 Early Bird / £10 tickets / MOTD / First 50 girls FREE

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