➤ V-Day ReVamp
Today, countless lovers are overthinking pink vs. red roses while countless more singles are snubbing the Hallmark holiday. But whether you’re for or against it, Valentine’s Day is upon us, and it’s time to reimagine the sugary-sweet day. Why not opt for something more scandalous?
For the Singles:
➤ Protest the lovers’ holiday with the big man of love himself. Cupid’s gone rogue in Diversion Productions’ Bad Cupid, An Anti-Valentine’s Day Cabaret. Rich Lee plays the diapered cherub, and characters Lust, Infatuation, Chaos, Vanity and Aphrodite partake in a jazzy and seductive retelling of Cupid’s big day. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8 p.m., $15, L2, 2201 South St., diversionproductions.moonfruit.com.
For the Uninspired:
➤ Sick of a string of significant others disappointing you with flowers? Try thinking outside of the ol’ relationship box. Join sexuality educator Timaree as she explores the often-misunderstood non-monogomous relationship. In “Non-Monogomy: History & Practice,” Timaree will guide participants through the endless sea of relationships types, including polyamory, open relationships and swinging. Sat., Feb.16, 5 p.m., $20, Sexploratorium @ Passional, 620 S. Fifth St., third floor, passion101classes.com.
For the In-Love (or Lust):
➤ Kick those candy-heart messages to the curb and give your love a different message. Take your pick of Peek-A-Boo Revue’s sparkle-fetish burlesque or B. Someday’s tongue-in-cheek striptease — either should get you hot and bothered enough to skip that dinner reservation and hop right into the business. Peek-A-Boo Revue’s Valentine Special, Fri., Feb.15, 8:30 p.m., $19, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., philly.worldcafelive.com, peekaboorevue.com; Skindiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Harlot, Thu.-Sun., Feb. 14-17, various times, $18, Walking Fish Theater, 2509 Frankford Ave., 215-427-9255, bsomeday.org.