Valentine's Day events

G-SPOT: Parties, benefits, events, music, film, and performance to grab your heart

Cazwell and Amanda LePore


"Eat Your Heart Out" Supperclub, 657 Harrison; Sun/14, 11am–3pm, $25–$150. All ages are welcome at this Valentine's Day brunch benefiting the Black Rock Arts Foundation and featuring art, music, and performances.

"Hearts After Dark" Union Square; 206-4478, Thurs/11, 7–10pm, $75–$125. San Francisco General Hospital Foundation hosts an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment with DJ Solomon and '80s cover band Tainted Love.

"Hugs 'n' Hearts" Club 8, 1151 Folsom; Sun/14, 9pm, $10–$25. Heklina hosts this Big Top party with special guests Amanda LePore and Cazwell.

"Love on Wheels Dating Game" Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell; Fri/12, 6pm, $5–$10. The San Francisco Bike Coalition plays Cupid during another round of this dating game that pairs single cyclists with each other, with the same hilarious structure as the 1970s game show.

"My Sucky Valentine" Center for Sex and Culture, 1519 Mission; Sun/14, 7pm, $15–$25. Listen to good writers talk about bad sex and tainted love, including Stephen Elliott, Daphne Gottlieb, Carol Queen, and Simon Sheppard.

"Nightlife: Romance and Reproduction" California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr; 379-5128, Thurs/11, 6pm, $10–$12. Learn about the animal kingdom's most amorous creatures and unique sexual behaviors while DJ Jeff Stallings plays Balearic, African, Bedouin, and Latin beats.

"Sex and Science Wine and Dine Tour" California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr; 379-5128, Sun/14, 6 and 7pm, $199. Take your cues from the planet's lustiest creatures with a pre-dinner tour and champagne reception and a romantic four-course dinner with wine.

"Sweet Valentine's Cruise" Pier 43½; 673-2900, Sun/14, 2pm, $36–$52. Join the Red and White Fleet for a romantic, fun, two-hour cruise of the San Francisco Bay, including a lavish appetizer buffet by Boudin and a complimentary beverage.

"Woo at the Zoo" San Francisco Zoo; Sloat Blvd at 47th St; 753-7236, Sat/13, 6pm, and Sun/14, 11am and 6pm, $70–$75. This multimedia event explores sexual and mating behaviors of animals, conducted by Jane Tollini of the former Sex Tours, all while you enjoy champagne and either a brunch bar or a decadent dinner of beef tenderloin on herbed couscous.


"Assuming the Ecosexual Position" The Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855, Sat/13, 8pm, $7–$10. Acclaimed performance artist and sex educator Annie Sprinkle and her partner Elizabeth Stephens explore, generate, and celebrate love through art during this special event that includes an erotic cake contest. Bring your own!