Life! makes sure you won't have to kneel on durian shells tomorrow with these date ideas.
(1) For the indie sweetheart who collects vinyls and knows the names of all the latest bands before you do:
Cosy it up at Fort Canning Park with eight local and international indie music acts, who will take you from sunny afternoon to star-lit night. They include Glaswegian indie-pop act Belle and Sebastian, American indie-rock band Real Estate and Canadian electronica musician Caribou, as well as homegrown indie rockers Pleasantry and singer-songwriter Charlie Lim. Bring a mat and some cushions and ply your better half with food and drink as you lie back and soak up the sounds.
Where: Fort Canning Green
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
When: Tomorrow (Feb 14), noon - 11.30pm
Admission: $121 from eventclique.com
(2) For the theatre aficionado who knows how to get the best seats in the house and loves a good joke:
THE RISHI & SHARUL SHOW
These stand-up comics know a thing or two about love - they're married to each other. Rishi Budhrani and Sharul Channa riff on sex, life and love and show you how it's done, whether you're single, married, or just trying to work things out. Their stand-up and sketch comedy is scripted by a mix of Singapore and international writers and playwrights, which should hit the right spot.
Where: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road
When: Today (Feb 13), 8pm, tomorrow, 4 & 8pm
Admission: $35 from Peatix (go to rishiandsharul.peatix.com)
Info: Advisory 16 rating (some sexual references)
A DATE WITH DWAYNE
Actor Dwayne Lau will be your date even if you don't have one in his one-man show, which promises to bring you on a heart-felt tour of break-ups, unrequited love, friendship and family bonds through songs and skits. Lau plays all sorts of characters, from a freshly dumped army boy to a florist longing for love, bolstered by cameos from Siti Khalijah, Josh Cheah and Lau's sister Daphne June Lau. This intimate show chooses to celebrate love in all its forms - not just treacly romance.
Where: Co-Share @ 76 Prinsep Street
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bugis
When: Tomorrow, 3, 7 & 9.30pm
Admission: $28 from Peatix. Go to adatewithdwayne.peatix.com
Info: Dress comfortably for floor & chair seating
(3) For the film buff who can name every film by Ingmar Bergman and Yasujiro Ozu, and who's obsessed with nostalgic, crumbly old spaces:
VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND AT THE PROJECTOR
The new kid on the indie film block presents a trio of classic films at their refurbished premises in Golden Mile Tower. Whether it's the luminous Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's, the heartwrenching ode to film Cinema Paradiso, or the odd couple pairing of Harold & Maude, The Projector has something for every couple's taste.
Where: Golden Mile Tower, Level 5
MRT: Nicoll Highway
When: Various times today, tomorrow and Sunday
Admission: Tickets start at $10. To book and for more info, go to www.theprojector.sg
(4) For those of you who have children under four who don't really care that it's Valentine's Day, even if you do:
THE MAGIC OCEAN
Well, you can still celebrate with this underwater adventure that might just give you the best gift of all: keeping your little ones entertained for 40 minutes as you sit back, relax and let the energetic performers do the work. Part of the Esplanade's Playtime! series for young audiences, your children might meet a friendly starfish or ride the waves with adorable turtles. Fun for the whole family.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
MRT: City Hall/Esplanade
When: Tomorrow and Sunday, 11am, 2 & 4pm
Admission: $18 from Sistic (excludes booking fee; go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)