Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, and anyone wondering about the state of love in a cold climate (Hudson’s) can take some comfort in the knowledge that, as Word has learned, nearly all of the town’s more high- end restaurants — Fish and Game, Swoon, Ca Mea, The Crimson Sparrow among them – are all booked up for the evening. (DABA, Vico, and other classy spots might be as well—but are worth a call to double check– and there is still room in the more casual dining establishments—Red Dot, among them.) If the two — or one – of you can’t get in to a restaurant of your choice, there’s always the opening of artist Sarah Berney’s show LOVE LOVE, being held from 6 – 9 p.m. at Steve McKay and Abel Ramirez’s 554 Warren Street storefront, where there will be drinks and Ramirez’s Valentine cookies as a consolation. And if thy passion should continue to runneth hot and sexily enough to brave the mounting snowdrifts of yet another frigid night ( or if you’re just bored with what’s on TV), there’s the Kook Love dance party at The Half Moon, hosted by DJ Musty Chiffon and Slink Moss, starting at 10 p.m.
— Scott Baldinger