BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Whether you're single or not, there are lots of classic ways to celebrate the annual day of love. But dinner and a movie is not everyone's idea of romance.
For those looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in a less traditional way, there are plenty of alternative events to keep you entertained this Friday February 14th.
Here are a few ways you can enjoy an odd or anti-Valentine's Day in Boston.
Trade A Photo Of Your Ex For A Burger
Yes, you read that right. This Valentine's Day, scorned lovers in the Boston area can bring a printed photo of their ex-partner to the Burger King in Chelsea where it can be exchanged for a free Whopper burger.
It's part of a new partnership between Burger King and Warner Bros. Pictures ahead of the new Birds Of Prey film release featuring Harley Quinn. The photo of your ex-partner will go into 'breakup boxes' and it will later be destroyed. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy a juicy burger on the house.
Candlelit Crypt Tours
If you're dying for something more Halloween-y than Valentine's Day, the historic King's Chapel in Boston is offering a creepy candlelit tour of the crypts that lay beneath the chapel.
You'll get to explore the 21 tombs and hear stories of the people and couples who are laid to rest there. You'll learn about historic American mourning traditions, funeral customs, and burial practices. Discounted rates are available for students and groups.
Fright Night In New Hampshire
If your one true love is being scared and you just can't wait another eight months for Halloween, you might want to spend your Valentine's Day taking part in Fright Kingdom's Forever Mine Events.
The evening will consists of a three-course dinner followed by a stroll around five terrifying indoor haunted houses. Tickets are available for two dinner times on Feb. 14 and two dinner times on Feb. 15.
Galentine's Trivia Night
Girl friends who get together to celebrate so-called Galentine's Day might enjoy this women-focused trivia night event at Bone Up Brewing Company in Everett. The evening is billed as being 'by ladies for ladies.'
Grab a group of gal-pals and try your hand at a unique trivia lineup that includes all questions about women around the world and their accomplishments. There will also be a playlist featuring female musicians, and a dumpling pop-up from a local women-owned store. Trivia is free to play, and the top two teams get prizes.
Netflirting And Chill
Whether you just want good conversation, or a chance to see if the sparks could fly, this speed dating and networking event would be a great way to spend an Un-Valentine's Day evening.
Organizers are calling it an Anti-Valentine's Day mixer, which will be all about netflirting (networking) and speed dating. Tickets range from $20 for entry to the mixer to $30 for entry to speed date plus a goodie bag. The event kicks off at 2Twenty2 Boston on Friend Street between 6-10 p.m.
Harvard Loves Art
If it's Friday you're in love, you could celebrate by enjoying a special one-hour talk by four Harvard fellows. On Valentine's Day, they'll be discussing love in works of art.
The series of drop-in talks will give you the chance to hear the best love stories behind the art in the university's galleries. Gallery talks are free with museum admission. If you'd like to learn more about love in art, check out the list of speakers here. You can enjoy their talks at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA between 12:30-1:30 p.m. on February 14th
The Game Of Love, But Burlesque
This 21+ event in Boston is sure to be great entertainment for couples and singles alike. The evening is called Tap That: Swipe Right On Rogue Burlesque, and it features a dating game-style show where unlikely suitors will try to play cupid with a chosen bachelorette.
Entry costs $15 at Club Cafe on Columbus Ave, the event goes from 8-9:30 p.m.