Alternative Valentines Guide 2016!

It’s that time of the year again!  Whether you’re loving your LTR, stoked about being single, or anything in between, Self Serve wants to help you have your best Valentine’s Day yet!  Read on for awesome upcoming events in ABQ.


Love Stinks Art Opening

If this Valentine’s Day finds you feeling less than elated about love, find some company for your misery at Knead Full Things Gallery’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Art Show, Love Stinks!  The show opens tomorrow at 6pm, and will feature live music, tasty food, and art to warm even the iciest hearts.


Custom Sexy Stories from Mocha Mix Zines zoe-washburne-zine

If you’re not much of a wordsmith, but would like to wow your sweetie with a steamy story this Valentine’s Day, local artist, zinester, and naughty tale spinner extraordinaire Marya Errin Jones has got you covered!  Visit mochamixzines on Etsy to order your very own customized love story–but be sure to place your order by tomorrow to make sure if you want to get it by the 14th!



Fun-A-Day Art Opening

Show some love to local artists this V-Day!  Come check out the work of over forty local artists who each made a piece a day for the entire month of January.  Friday Feb. 12th 6-10pm at Graft Gallery.



Free Vermicomposting Workshop at the Open Space Visitor Center

If you’re feeling more interested in creepy crawlies than warm fuzzies this Valentine’s day, check out this free workshop on vermicomposting at the Open Space Visitor Center Saturday Feb. 13th 10-11:30am.


Valentine’s Discovery Day at the Zoo

Ever wonder how komodo dragons, giraffes, and other critters get sexy?  Yeah, us either.  Find out anyway at the Valentine’s Discovery Day Saturday Feb. 13th from 10am – 2pm at the Albuquerque Zoo.


Hearts for the Homeless

Treat your sweetie–or yourself–to a fancy date for a good cause! Enjoy a three course meal, libations, and live music, and show your support for people experiencing homelessness. Saturday Feb. 13th 6pm-midnight at the YDI Wool Warehouse. All proceeds will be donated to Project Connect.



CNM Soul Food Cooking Class

If the way to your sweetie’s heart really is through their stomach, then what better way to celebrate your love than this free cooking workshop at CNM?  Learn the secrets to finger-licking down-home cooking from Chef Pete Witter and enjoy a three course meal free of charge.  This event is part of New Mexico Black History Month festivities.  Next Sunday at 3pm.


Valentine’s Day Sensual Partner Yoga at High Desert Yoga partner yoga vday

Experience a deeper connection with your partner through an afternoon of sensual and relaxing partner-assisted yoga! 2pm-5pm Valentine’s Day. This class is taught by Avery Kalapa, who also teaches our DIY Lap Dance Class.


Boyz II Men at the Rt. 66 Casino

The fates have smiled on Albuquerque this V-Day!  Legendary R&B crooners Boyz II Men will be gracing the city with their presence next Sunday at 8pm.  This show is guaranteed to be every bit as romantic as all the times you awkwardly slow-danced to their music at your middle school dances.



10th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase SW Burlesque Showcase

Prepare to be dazzled!  The Southwest Burlesque Showcase is back for its 10th year with eye-popping performances by the fabulous Matt Finish and many, many others! Check out for details.


Dracula at the Albuquerque Little Theater

Long before Twilight, another loveable undead bloodsucker stole all of our hearts–and no, we’re not talking about your ex.  Check out the Albuquerque Little Theater’s rendition of the classic Dracula any night this week!  Visit for showtimes.


Friends & Lovers Balloon Rally at Balloon Fiesta Park

Love the Balloon Fiesta but not so much the hordes of tourists?  Come snuggle up with your sweetie to watch local balloonists launch over 130 balloons next Saturday & Sunday at 7am.