Under the Radar

There’s plenty of fun to go around this week – whether you have a valentine or not.


Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

1312 South St.
Mon – Thurs, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fri – Sun, 5 p.m. – midnight
Ends Sunday, Feb. 15

Celebrate your love for food this week at Ms. Tootsie’s RBL. The trendy South Street soul-food restaurant is serving up a hearty four-course meal for $40 all this week. Begin with a crisp Caesar salad, followed by your choice of Ms. Tootsie’s award-winning southern-fried chicken or barbecued chicken. Still hungry? Try the grilled salmon or catfish, served grilled or fried. Wash it down with a glass of Ms. Tootsie’s famous tropical blend iced tea, and you’ll leave knowing you got your money’s worth. In case you still have room for one more bite, end your meal with a slice of red velvet cake. Hopefully, your full stomach won’t put you right to sleep.

National Freedom to Marry Day

Marriage License Bureau
City Hall, Room 415
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Feb. 12 is National Freedom to Marry Day. Join the cause Thursday at City Hall’s Marriage License Bureau. It’s not a protest or a sit-in – simply appear with your partner, apply for a marriage license and wait to be denied! There will be a professional photographer on-site to commemorate your “wedding day.” Before the event, attend the Interfaith Breakfast at the William Way Community Center located at 1315 Spruce St., at 7:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 13
Seven Stories of Love & Other Human Mysteries

Philadelphia Dance Projects
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Feb. 13-14, 7:30 p.m., $15

Philadelphia’s own Zane Booker and the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative present the premiere of Seven Stories of Love & Other Human Mysteries. Described as a “suite of romantic dances exploring intimacy,” it sounds like a safe choice for a romantic Valentine’s night out on the town. Guest artist Michael Thomas, a former member of the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will contribute spoken word poetry to the performance.

Singles Anti-Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Rum Bar Lounge & Restaurant
2005 Walnut St.
4 p.m., $19.99

If you’re not feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, join like-minded singles in a scavenger hunt for fun (and sometimes naughty) little items around the city. Teams will have three-and-a-half hours to collect as many of the items as they can, traveling only by foot or SEPTA. Stick around after the fun for drinks, and you may leave with a valentine for next year.

Sherri Hospedales can be reached at sherri.hospedales@temple.edu.

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