Anti-Valentine’s: Alternative ways to celebrate the day

Anti-Valentine’s: Alternative ways to celebrate the day | Soho House

Whether you’re single, spending it with friends or simply sick of all the romantic stuff, across the Houses you’ll find plenty of different events to mark the occasion

Monday 6 February 2023   By Chloe Lawrance

Like it or loathe it, it’s hard to avoid Valentine’s Day at this time of year. Cards covered with proclamations of love sit beside supermarket self-checkouts; your Instagram feed is suddenly jam-packed with happy couples on romantic getaways; and even the most single of your friends seems to be soft-launching their new beau in time for the big day. For the love-averse among us, it’s hard not to feel a little cynical about the whole thing.

The good news is, there are lots of alternative ways to spend the day around the Houses. Workshops to help you find your new favourite hobby, parties to be seen at and self-love sessions that’ll have you deleting Tinder for good. We’ve even thrown in some speed dating, just in case you want to secure that dinner date for next year.

Soho House New York
BMAJR’s Valentine’s Day prom
Tuesday 14 February, 9pm

Live your 1990s teen-movie fantasy by joining scientist-turned-DJ BMAJR for a Valentine’s Day-themed prom party. Bring up to three guests to enjoy house, hip-hop and R&B classics, alongside a kissing booth and, of course, the crowning of prom king and queen.
Book here

Soho House West Hollywood
Loving flower arrangement class
Monday 13 February, 6.30pm

Follow Miley Cyrus’s advice and buy your own flowers with this flower arranging class, led by Jake Kale, owner of Cobra Lily Floral Design. As the mastermind behind floral set designs for Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Katy Perry, you’ll be in safe hands with Kale.
Book here 

Soho Warehouse
U27 House Party: late-night feelings
Monday 13 February, 8pm 

Grab a group of friends and head to Soho Warehouse for a night of dancing and DJ sets, courtesy of Under 27 Membership Manager Kimiko Singer and Events Manager Alex Novak. Don’t forget to dress to impress. 
Book here

Soho Beach House Miami
Virgo Florals Valentine’s Day workshop
Sunday 12 February, 10am

Promising a relaxing day of Sunday self-care, for this quirky flower workshop you’ll be guided by Miami-based floral designer Victoria Smith of Virgo Florals. Enjoy a delicious light brunch to fuel your design skills, too. 
Book here

Soho House Austin
Healing House: self-love sound healing with Danielle Goldfarb
Wednesday 15 February, 7pm

Led by sound healer Danielle Goldfarb, this session will use gongs, crystals and Tibetan bowls to create an immersive soundscape that will clear stagnant energy and allow you to connect with a deep self-love. If energy healing is your bag, this one’s for you.
Book here

Soho House Hong Kong
Member Mingle: Galentine’s edition
Sunday 12 February, 4pm

Who said Valentine’s Day has to be about romance? Make new connections, meet some of your fellow members, and enjoy a soundtrack supplied by DJ Sam Futura at this Galentine’s Day-themed mingle.
Book here

Shoreditch House
Aromatherapy for self-love workshop with 20A
Monday 13 February, 6pm and 7pm

The power of scent to change your mood has been well documented – in fact, it’s one of the principles that Cowshed was founded on. Led by aromatherapist and holistic facialist Abi Titterington Lough, in this workshop you’ll work with herbs and flowers to create a bespoke aromatherapy blend to cultivate self-love.
Book here

Soho Farmhouse
Life drawing with The Cocoa Butter Club cabaret
Friday 17 February, 7pm

Join a selection of cabaret royalty to perfect your life-drawing skills, enjoy a drink or two, and hear host Sadie Sinner discuss everything from starting a cabaret collective that supports queer bodies to what it means to decolonise cabaret. 
Book here

Soho House Barcelona
Last Love Line: the last line of hope for a failing love life 
Thursday 9 February, 9pm

For the cynics and the reluctant singletons alike, Last Love Line is a unique and interactive comedy show created by New York City comedians Jenn Lederer and Belinda Filippelli. It promises to reignite your belief in love – even if you feel like giving up on it altogether. 
Book here

Soho House Berlin
Speed Connect: Valentine’s Day edition
Tuesday 14 February, 7pm

This romantic edition of Speed Connect, hosted by Soho House Membership Managers Jack Batchelor and Vera Gaida, promises the ultimate opportunity to meet other single or open-relationship members. You never know, you may even find love.
Book here