For the last two years, I have either been away for International Quirkyalone Day in Brazil or just returned from Argentina. And I was not in a place to throw a party when I had just come back from a year of travel . . .
So this year I revive the tradition of a live, in-person International Quirkyalone Day party in the Bay Area with this NINTH annual celebration of Quirkyalone Day.
Come find your quirkyalone (and quirkytogether and quirkyslut) brethren at:
Tuesday, February 14
8 – 11 pm
1621 Telegraph Ave
International Quirkyalone Day is a do-it-yourself celebration of romance, friendship, and independent spirit. It’s a celebration of all kinds of love: romantic, platonic, familial, and yes, self-love.
International Quirkyalone Day is not anti-Valentine’s Day. It just happens to fall on the same day.
Join us for cocktails, inspiration, and assorted fun and games.
What to expect? The best people, of course. Quirkyalones are always quirky. . . in a good way.
Fine cocktails. Van Kleef’s is famous for its Greyhound, a fresh grapefruit juice cocktail.
Greetings and reading by local luminary and qurkyalone movement founder Sasha Cagen.
This is not a typical singles’ gathering. Quirkytogether couples often come to IQD for an alternative to the saccharine marketing onslaught of Valentine’s.
For more information on International Quirkyalone Day
Take the quiz to determine your quirkyalone status
Van Kleef’s is within walking distance to the 19th Street BART, so if you are coming from San Francisco, hop on and demystify Oakland.
Earlier in the evening, between 6 and 7, I will join Rubberband Girl for her FOURTH annual Quirkyalone Day show on KALX. Excited. She invites you thus: “Finding yourself flying solo this Valentine’s Day? Have no fear, my uncoupled friends – come celebrate your independence with Rubberband Girl (and Citizen Zain!) as we host the FOURTH annual Quirkyalone radio special on KALX 90.7 FM!!” KALX streams online, so you can listen anywhere.