The California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Valentine’s Day sleepover for adults on Friday night. (Courtesy photo)

The California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Valentine’s Day sleepover for adults on Friday night. (Courtesy photo)

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Time for drinking, dining, theater — or science

Haven’t yet made plans for the holiday? Here are a few options:


How To Be Irresistible In The Dating Game: Author Rich Gosse, chairperson of the Society of Single Professionals, speaks in his popular annual Valentine’s Day Commonwealth Club presentation, which is followed by a social hour. 6 p.m., $10-$23. 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.,

A Dating Game: Rob Ready hosts the “genre-defying” comedy matchmaking show in which Bay Area singles compete for dates. 8 p.m., $12-$15. PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.,

Celebrating Love and All its Quirks: A VDay Circus Cabaret: Dr. Schmidt and relationship expert Wendy Newman are joined by circus artists for a funny cabaret show. 7 p.m., $10-$15. PianoFight Second Stage, 144 Taylor St., S.F.,

Love Story: The hit movie with Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal in which “love means never having to say you’re sorry” returns to the big screen in a 50th anniversary celebration. 7 p.m., $13.50. Century at Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno,

Penguin Valentines: Celebrate Valentine’s Day Academy of Science-style by checking the African penguin feeding, which includes heart-shaped tokens of affection for the holiday. 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. today-Friday, $33. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.,


Sexplorations: The Exploratorium’s Valentine’s eve after-hour session includes experts’ talks sharing “surprising ways that sperm and eggs come together” as well as tastings of the classic aphrodisiac, oysters. 6 to 10 p.m., $20. Pier 15, The Embarcadero, S.F.,

Tell Tale Hearts-An Evening Of Hip Hop Theatre: Back by popular demand, the show features Carlos Aguirre and The Bay Area Theatre Cypher in various performances, including Aguirre’s beatbox adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, $30. Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley,

Galentine’s Day Happy Hour: Rambler, the bar and bistro located in Hotel Zeppelin, offers specialty cocktails (the “Ladyhattan”) and deals on sparkling rosé and prosecco in the event also featuring a curated “girl power” music playlist. 3 to 7 p.m., 545 Post St., S.F.,

French food emporium One65 has myriad Valentine’s Day offerings on varied levels. (Courtesy photo)

French food emporium One65 has myriad Valentine’s Day offerings on varied levels. (Courtesy photo)


One65 presents Six Floors of Valentine’s: Chef Claude Le Tohic’s unique dining destination includes a patisserie (first floor); bistro and grill (third floor), bar and lounge (fourth floor) and luxury gourmet offerings at O’, featuring a holiday six-course tasting menu (fifth, sixth floors). 7:30 a.m. to midnight, $250-$350 for upper-level dining. 165 O’Farrell St., S.F.,

For the Love of Science-A Valentine’s Sleepover for Adults: California Academy of Sciences hosts the overnight for ages 21 and older, which includes a buffet dinner, champagne toast, planetarium screenings, a silent disco, science demos, aquarium yoga session, time to explore the museum and slumber in front of the African penguin tank or next to the coral reef tank. 6 p.m. (to 8 a.m. Saturday). $195. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.,

Quiz Dates: Brainstormer Trivia hosts the trivia event for singles, where players compete for glory, prizes, friendship and possible romance. 7 p.m., $30. Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post St., S.F.,

Valentine’s Day Ball: Single professionals of all ages are invited to meet their valentines at the dance; dressy attire encouraged, particularly red for women. 8 p.m. to midnight, $20. Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., S.F.,

Cabaret: Love Songs: Peninsula Ballet Theatre brings back by popular demand a show with romantic duets, ensemble pieces, neoclassical ballet and contemporary dance. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $30. Studio One Theatre, 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo,

F*ck Tinder-A Love Story: Champion storyteller David Rodwin brings back his hit show, with the tag line, “He lived his life as a tragedy so you could enjoy it as a comedy.” 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Feb. 29. $15-$35. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.,

BATS Improv Valentine’s Day San Francisco Style: The evening includes short and medium-length improvised love stories “in every age, at every stage, and wherever else” audience suggestions take the performers. [8 p.m., Fort Mason, Building B, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Conspiracy of Venus: Old First Concerts’ Alt-Valentine’s Day show features the 25-woman vocal ensemble interpreting songs of greats like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Björk, Joni Mitchell, Pixies, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and more. [9 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Pride & Joy: The popular Bay Area party band playing pop and soul appears for a Valentine’s Day dance bash. 9 p.m., $20. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City,

Love Pong: Table tennis bar Spin hosts the party, which includes tarot card readings, Latin beats and a “smoking hypnotic love potion.” 9 p.m., $30. 690 Folsom St., S.F.,


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