Drop It Like It's Hot.

We hate to start the week off with bad news, but Valentine's Day is almost upon us.

Sorry for going there, but V-Day is one of those dreaded faux-holidays that one doesn't have to be single to truly abhor. Really, though: There's just too much pressure on the 14th these days for people that treat their significant others like shit for 364 days of the year to commit a single gesture grand enough to absolve themselves for another 12 months.

And because of the so-called holiday's prime Friday placement this year, you can bet there'll be people stretching the thing out into a three-day gag fest.

Fortunately, there are a number of markedly unromantic ways to spend your Valentine's Day weekend this year.

Sunday (2.9)
Paul Simon, Sting at American Airlines Center
Call me Al.

Local Education No. 3 at Three Links
Featuring Boxcar Bandits, The Rye Boys, and Doom Ghost.

Big Hair and Sparkly Pants at Webb Gallery
That's what I like about Texas.

Monday (2.10)
An Evening With Anderson Cooper at UTA
Be a Maverick.

Claysounds at Three Links
Celebrating the band's 10-year anniversary.

Tuesday (2.11)
Chippendales at House of Blues
They aim to tease.

The Weeks at Dada
Come Back Cadillac.

Wednesday (2.12)
Thin Line Festival in Denton
Kicking off five days of movies and musics.

Snoop Dogg at House of Blues
He's performing all the hits.

Thursday (2.13)
Dallas Burlesque Festival at House of Blues
They also, um, aim to tease.

Anti-Valentine's Day Bash at People's Last Stand
With beer, beef, and the blues.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at Trees
It's the middle of the month.

Jonathan Lethem at Horchow Auditorium
Discussing The Fortress of Solitude: From Novel to Musical.

Friday (2.14)
Young the Giant at South Side Ballroom
My body tells me no.

Pretty Things Peep Show at Kessler Theater
Oh, you pretty things.

'80s vs '90s Prom at Double Wide
You'll. Have. The time of your life.

Valentine's Day Massacre at Moxley Manor
It's scary romantic.

Saturday (2.15)
Neutral Milk Hotel at Majestic Theatre
Our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea.

The Sword at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
It might get loud.

Crispin Glover at Texas Theatre
Hello, McFly.

Blackstone Rangers at Crown and Harp
Celebrating the release of their latest album.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Cowboys Stadium
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Maze, Bel Biv Devoe at Verizon Theatre
Never trust a big butt and a smile.

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