Friday, February 3, 2012

Alternative Valentine's Guide for ABQ

Why have a boring Valentine's Day?  Come to think of it, why have a boring month?  There are lots of creative Valentine's Date ideas in our guide, and plenty of fun events for singles to live it up.  Not feeling creative?  Now you have no excuse!  Do something fun.  Start today.

Self Serve's
Alternative Valentine's Guide for ABQ

All Month
Rt 66 Pin Ups ~ With every purchase in February:
  • a gift card for a free boudoir session with Kevin's Photography
  • 20% off cut, color, or style by Jessica at Dollface Salon
  • 10% off your next purchase from 66 Pin-Ups
Betty's Bath & Day Spa Specials
Give yourself the gift of indulgence or book a private hot tub

Post your personal ad already
Just about everyone's doing it.  Not sure where to go?  Locally, try the Alibi, checkout Fetlife for something different, or post to the biggies and start shopping. 

Enter the first-annual Bookworks Anti-Valentine's Day Contest and share your misery with the world! Submit your best worst date story to (under 250 words, please) by Feb. 10. Three (un)lucky submitters - the saddest, most horrifying, or most heinous stories, as decided by Bookworks staff - will win some great prizes.


Self Serve Wine and Chocolate Tasting
6-8 pm, rsvp required, 21+

Local IQ Singles Mixer 6-8 pm
swanky, interactive single's party at Q Bar

The Octopus and the Fox 1 Year Anniversary Party
6-10 pm, Celebrate 1 year with art and cupcakes!


Self Serve Intro to Couples' Toys
Learn about ways to increase intimacy, create newness and provide more pleasure for both parties. 7:30 pm, Free, at Self Serve, 3904b Central SE, Upper Nob Hill


6th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase
Friday & Saturday, 8 pm
at the KiMo Theatre, 18+
Tickets $14-$20, available now online or at the Kimo Box Office.
Buy early, these shows WILL SELL OUT


Burlesque, Puppetry & Performance Classes 
at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase
8 different classes throughout the day!  Details online

Adults Only Zoo Tours
Indulge your animal instincts with special tours about the exotic, erotic and often curious romantic rituals of animals. 2 pm, $10 at the gate

Stand Up Comedy at the Guild
10:30 pm Local comedians Matt Peterson, Rusty Rutherford, James Morrow, Joe Quesada and Roger Peterson will be tag teaming the mic for our humor sensory good times!


Local Love Bazaar 1-4 pm

Buy local for V Day!
at 5321 Acoma Rd. SE (off San Mateo between Central & Zuni)

Still no Valentine's gift? Head to Papers and get supplies to craft your own personal Valentine.  Some of the best gifts are hand made!  And they have hella yummy caramels, too.


GetEqual NM Valentine's Day Rally for Equal Rights

Fight for same-sex marriage equality in New Mexico!
Marriage Applications @ 10:30am in ABQ 

Albuquerque Rally is @ 11:30am, Civic Plaza
Santa Fe Rally is @ 2:00pm
, the Roundhouse

Free Anonymous HIV Testing at Self Serve!
First Nations Community Health Source is providing FREE on-site mobile HIV testing at our shop.  Get tested and know your status. They also have a massage therapy special available right now - details online!

Self Serve Chocolate and Body Treat Tasting

We'll provide free chocolate samples, a chocolate fountain and body treats to sample during your Valentine's Day shopping.  This Valentine's Day, explore sensual ideas, learn new bedroom techniques or pick up a new game or toy.  Free, 5-9 pm, 3904b Central Ave SE in Upper Nob Hill  

Lip Service: a Dirty Zine Reading w/Annah Anti Palindrome & On a Clear Day
ABQ Zine Fest presents another dirty, DIRTY zine reading!
Don't let Valentine's Day get you down! Spend it with us and a sh*t-load of dirty words turned into filthy stories! Bring your lover(s) too . . . $5-$15 sliding scale, 7-9:30 pm at Winning Coffee, 111 Harvard SE

Larry's Hats in Nob Hill
Offering wine, a vintage jewelry sale and a free yacht cap with every purchase!


Massage Techniques for Couples
This class at Self Serve is an introduction to massage techniques you can use at home to impress (and relax) the one(s) you love.  Bring a partner for this hands-on, clothed class. 8:30 pm, $28/pair


Yoga and Tantra: An Experiential Journey into Self Love
Join Avery Kalapa and Dr. Rasa Lila for a delicious afternoon workshop, geared for anyone interested in deepening their felt experience of love and appreciation.  We will explore yoga asana, Tantra techniques, and sacred sound to create a safe, yet profound transformational sensual journey. 1 pm - 5:30 pm $45/50 |  High Desert Yoga, 4600 Copper Avenue NE

Animal Humane's Tail Date Mixer
1 pm at the Barley Room
a club for dog lovers to meet and socialize


Vagina Monologues at UNM

Saturday, Feb. 18th at 7:00PM
Sunday, Feb. 19th at 2:00PM
Theatre X, in the basement of Popejoy Hall


Lesbian Sex Secrets for Guys 
Have you ever wondered what lesbians do in bed? Join Matie, one of Self Serve’s owners for an in-depth, no holds barred discussion on female pleasure. We’ll discuss the 12 secrets they never taught you in sex ed to rock her world.  $15 at Self Serve, 3904 Central Ave SE in Upper Nob Hill

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