While February 14 tends to bring out the warm fuzzies in those with a better half, it can also form a nasty little black cloud over those who have yet to find true love. And, just between us: It's totally okay to feel a twinge of envy when your coworkers receive flowers and chocolates while you get…lunch. This year, instead of feeling sorry for yourself over a pint of Häagen-Dazs, get out of the house and have a little fun at one of these anti-Valentine's Day to-dos — no date required.
We’ve gone ahead and done the ground work for you by rounding up eight awesome happenings around Chicago. You can learn how to make your own bling at String A Strand in Lincoln Square or celebrate the best rom-coms ever at a John Hughes V-Day tribute. You'll have plenty of options when it comes to painting the town red — even if you're feeling a little blue. So, go on — put down that spoon and turn off the television. You’ve got a hot date with the city.