Watch obscure films

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's films show both the breathtaking vistas and the less glamorous realities of everyday life in Turkey. Showing on Feb 14: The Small Town, Cocoon and Clouds of May.

Hang out with Belle and Sebastian

I mean, can you think of a better band to nurse your broken/lonely heart with? Actually, The Gathering's lineup has lots of non-mushy music acts we love, like Tune-Yards and Caribou.

Pick up traditional bookbinding

The Thistle Bindery's See Art, Make Book workshop teaches participants traditional hidden Japanese stab binding, and comes with a tour of an art exhibition at SAM.

Go to a drag show

Our girl Becca d'Bus hosts and performs with divalicious drag queens Noris, Mona Kee Kee, Galaxia Birch at the first-ever Riot. Cue belly laughter, copious drinking and furious blushing.

Party on the streets

If, like us, you're sick of couples who cannot keep their hands and tongues to themselves on the dancefloor, '90s hip hop and R&B street party Valentín Celebración along Haji Lane may be where to take your bros for a non-gross night out.