Check out these cheap and free last-minute Valentine’s Day events

Love is wild, via flickr user Advantage Lendl
Love is wild, via flickr user Advantage Lendl

Doomsday Valentine’s Day is upon us at last, and while you could stay at home and eat your feelings, try to get laid or drop half your rent money on a significant other, there are a whole bunch of Brokester-friendly parties and events going down over the next few days. Here are our favorites:

1) Videology in Williamsburg is offering a free screening of the 1971 film Harold and Maude, because what says romance like tragic offbeat love with a slight age difference? Movie starts at 8pm, BYOpopcorn. (Thursday)

2) Get a little blasphemous in Bushwick at the House of Screwball‘s “Salome’s Valentine’s Day Psychic Dance Party.” For a $7 donation, expect tarot-card readings, avant-garde jazz and poetry performances and a dance party helmed by DJ Sex Libris. There will also be $2 drink specials and a John the Baptist kissing booth (with or without the head). (Thursday)

3) Check out black-ink scars left over from bygone relationships at the Tragic Tattoo Tales lecture and reading at Observatory in Gowanus. Tattoo scholars Anna Felicity Friedman and Matt Lodder will tell sad stories about dark tattoos gone bad, and give a little history on intricate body art. It’s $5 to attend, and they’ll be serving chocolate and wine to “make things festive.” (Thursday)

4) Relive the loveless ’60s, ’80s and ’90s on Friday with a free Valentine’s Day Masquerade and Comedy Show at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. Local bands will be standing in for  REM, Jimi Hendrix, Blondie and Hole, since everyone wants to spend their Valentine’s Day aftermath with Courtney Love. (Friday)

5) For the ultimate post-Valentine’s Day hangover, head to Bushwick Coffee House for the “Over It: Valentine’s Day Apocalypse Party“, brought to you by Bushwick Daily. For a $5 donation, dancing, artwork, booze and chocolate will hopefully rid you of any bad V-Day juju you might have leftover, plus there’ll be a ’90s MTV-style dating game. Martha Quinn not included. (Friday)

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