Happening Saturday: Valentine's Day events, TT the Artist release show, and more

-Valentine’s Day: If, like us, you share a certain level of cynicism toward giant stuffed bears, heart shapes, serenades, and oppressive shades of red, you can seek shelter from the gooey sentimental storm tonight at Rough Trade’s “Smash the Romance Industrial Complex” queer dance party at the Sidebar or drown you bitterness in booze with fellow loners at Howl at the Moon’s Love SUX night. And if you want to prevent any chance of copulation tonight, there’s also the option of running in the near-buff through the freezing streets for charity at Cupid’s Undie Run. All day and night, in your lover’s arms or your own, free not including dinner and gifts or whatever it is you’re into. (Maura Callahan)

-Mortified Baltimore’s First Annual Doomed Valentine's Show: Let’s be honest, from time to time, we all like to revel in each other’s embarrassment. At least Mortified knows it: The comedy performance project has adults revealing their adolescent diaries, journals, and poems—and this Valentine’s Day, it’s love-themed. So forget fancy gifts and romantic wines, celebrate by giggling and wincing along with Mortified’s favorite awkward love letters, lyrics, and locker notes. You know, like from those preteen years you were convinced you were going to marry some teen heartthrob (hi, Nick Jonas!), or that time you wrote your boyfriend of two weeks a 17-page letter because you thought it’d be cute (wait, was that just me?). All things we’d rather not talk about, but St. Valentine is known for performing clandestine weddings, so it only makes sense to honor the holiday with more secrets. Mortified is expected to carry a crowd, so consider bringing your own folding chair. Open to those 21 years old and over. 8 p.m., Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Ave., (202) 210-8361, g788.org, $20 at the door (cash only), $14 in advance. (Jessica Kim Cohen)

-From the Short List: Local label Space Is The Place Records takes over the Metro Gallery for “Space Is The Place . . . For Lovers” with Baltimore club vet Debonair Samir, hip-hop duo Bond St. District, Ellie Herring, Kate Boss, TT the Artist, and more. Showspace and Unregistered Nurse booking present a Valentine’s Day Dance Party at the Ottobar to benefit A Moveable Feast, featuring DJ sets by William Cashion of Future Islands and Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. Jazz vocalist Tessa Souter and pianist Alan Blackman perform at An die Musik Live. Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents a night of yoga and live music with Charm City Yoga and artist and cellist Paul Rucker. The Windup Space hosts a “This Is Baltimore” local music showcase. “The Voice” contestant Tony Lucca performs at Eutaw Place, with a free wine tasting included with the show. Don't miss: Kacey Musgraves, whose 2013 debut "Same Trailer Different Park" was one of the finest country albums in recent memory, headlines Rams Head Live. (Al Shipley)

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