It’s Valentine’s Day, you’re single (again) and want to just kick back and have fun with your friends! The day is all about showing love for the ones you care about right?! Here at Sydney Social 101 we think it’s really important for everyone to embrace this day of ‘love’ no matter your relationship status.
We’ve racked our brains, called upon our contacts and asked our members for inspiration… Here is our Single’s Valentine’s 101 guide to help you on your way:

Let Fast Impressions find a Valentine for you!

FAST Impressions is set to host the hottest singles parties throughout Australia this Valentine’s Day.

Parties will be held throughout Australia, in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and two parties in Sydney and Melbourne. Boasting to have over 100 single people in attendance at each party, they are set to be the hottest singles parties this February 14th!

 

“Why should couples have all the fun on Valentine’s Day?  Fast Impressions feels Valentine’s Day should be a fun night for all singles to enjoy, and what better way than with a massive party on the harbour,  where attendees will have the opportunity to play ice breaker games, win prizes, dance the night away, and mingle with the cities sexiest singles!” says Hellen Demetriou, Operations Manager for Fast Impressions. Sydney will also be hosting two Valentine’s Day Harbour cruises, which will include a 3 hour cruise around Sydney Harbour and a fun after party.

 

The Valentine’s Day parties will be held on Saturday, February 14th 2015 from 6:45pm.  Tickets to the events start at $20. You must be registered as a Fast Impressions member in order to attend and book into these events. Registration is free and can be done via the website. Dress code is dress to impress.

Cafe del Mar
Who says you can’t head out for dinner with your mates SATC movie style (Think Carrie + Miranda and a fuck load of balloons). A pretty cool venue to chill, watch the view and enjoy a bottle of bubbles (to celebrate how awesome your life is) is Cafe del Mar.
Café del Mar Sydney are amping up the romance factor this Valentine’s Day by offering guests a special $89 degustation menu created by head chef Ben Fitton along with an $89 bottle of Moët & Chandon. Enjoy freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters, champagne sorbet with toffee raspberry and more as you and your loved one watch the sun set over the picturesque Darling Harbour.
PRICE – $89 PP
BOOKINGS – www.cafedelmar.com.au
PHONE-(02) 9267 6700
The Movies…

Cliche, maybe, but also a pretty cool way to chillax and watch one of the best romantic flicks of all time! Why not think outside of the box this Valentine’s Day and spend the night  under the stars at Moonlight Cinema’s screening of the classic romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hang with your mates, get a group of you together and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly – a must for any classy event (If not to celebrate your single status, to drown your sorrows?! Either or, a good shout!).

Join the eccentric and extroverted party girl Holly Golightly, who lives off the generosity of various New York City gentlemen for an evening of glitz and glamour. Refusing to commit to a relationship of any kind, complications arise for Ms Golightly in the form of the straight-laced aspiring writer George Peppard and Buddy Ebsen as an unexpected figure from her past. The film boasts Audrey Hepburn in her career-defining role and an Oscar-winning score by Henry Mancini that includes the indelible ballad, “Moon River”.

TICKETS: Adult: $19+bf / Cine Buzz Member: $15+bf / Concession: $16.50+bf / Sen/Child (3-15years): $14.50+bf / MasterPass Gold Grass: $35+bf

Thursdays: All tickets $12 and Gold Grass $25.

Start locking in some movie dates with your mates by checking out the program online, following Moonlight Cinema’s social media channels and signing up to Moonlight e-news.

IMB Sunset Cinema North Sydney – Valentine’s 

Valentine’s Day event – 14 February 2015

Film – Ghost (1990) starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

Grab your mates, head to North Sydney and cry like a little baby 😉

Blending comedy, romance, action, and horror, Ghost is a cult classic, a box-office smash and critically acclaimed, with five Academy Award nominations to its name. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate.

Previous Triple J Unearthed winner and folk artist Leroy Lee will be performing live before the film begins, giving guests the perfect opportunity to enjoy some dinner, drinks and settle in for the evening.

IT’S A LOVE/HATE THING AT GOLDEN AGE

The big V-Day is just around the corner and Golden Age’s cupid’s take on the annual gooey holiday is officially “complicated”. For those who have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day, there’s no better way to spend it than in front of the GoldenScreen.

First up in the Valentine’s Day Love/Hate date night double is the Shakespeare-inspired teen dream 10 Things I Hate About Youin which Julia Stiles counts the ways she loathes Heath Ledger. Classic ’80s thriller, Fatal Attraction follows, with Michael Douglas learning the dangers of Glenn Close scorned.

Throughout the night, there’ll be songs of love and hate in the bar, so bring your sweetheart, broken heart or best single friends and have a lovers’ tiff over who gets the last bite of the choc-top.

Scubar to Host the Ultimate Singles Party this Valentine’s Day

 Forget the chocolates, roses and romantic dinners for two, Sydney’s legendary party bar, Scubar, is throwing the city’s craziest Valentine’s Day party this Saturday 14 February.

The annual Nuts and Bolts Party is the ultimate night out for singles wanting to mingle and potentially meet the partner of their dreams…or just have a great night out with friends!

Entry is free and the venue is open until late.

For further information, visit www.scubar.com.au or call (02) 9212 4244.

 

Oggle hot surfers…

 

More than 175,000 people are expected to visit Manly Beach to attend the 2015 Hurley Australian Open of Surfing from 7 – 15 February. The nine day, free and one-of-a-kind festival fuses together some of the world’s top athletes in surfing and skateboarding alongside a stellar music line up at Manly Beach.

 

Owned and operated by IMG, with the support of Hurley and Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, the 2015 Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is shaping up to be a highlight on the summer calendar.

The mammoth nine-day event will also include ARIA nominee Vance Joy who will be headlining the Channel [V] stage on Saturday 14th February for a free all-ages concert right on the sand.

 

2014 has been huge for Vance Joy with the release of his debut album Dream Your Life Away taking out the #1 position on the ARIA Album Chart locally and the top 20 in Canada, the US and UK, numerous nominations, accolades and award wins including APRA Song Of The Year for ‘Riptide’ and sold out tours in Australia, North America, the UK and Europe.

 

This year has also seen him perform at South By South West, Glastonbury, Firefly, Boonaroo, Splendour In the Grass, Laneway, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Osheaga Festivals, not to mention being announced as support on Taylor Swift’s North American and Australian tours.

 

Rebecca Batties, Foxtel General Manager for Music and Head of Digital said, “Earlier this year thousands flocked to the Channel [V] stage at the 2014 Hurley Australian Open of Surfing to see Birds of Tokyo, Art vs Science, The Presets, The Delta Riggs, Illy and Animal Ventura. This year we are incredibly excited about the musical line-up we’ve secured which is led by Award-winning, man of the moment, Vance Joy.”

 

With his Australian tour in March 2015 selling fast, there are no signs of slowing down for the Melbourne musician.  But before that, Vance Joy will ripple onto the shores of Manly Beach on 14th February, to play to an unexpectedly massive crowd.

So much for you guys to get involved with!

 

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