Self Serve’s 2015 Alternative Valentines Guide!

Valentine’s day is almost upon us. Whether the holiday makes you feel weak in the knees or green around the gills, Self Serve wants to help you make the most of it by cluing you in to all the hippest happenings in Burque this week! Read on for some creative ideas about how to make this V-Day an extra special one. viva la vibrator!


Kei & Molly Textiles Local Love Bazaar

  • Show some love to local artists this Valentine’s season!  Enjoy fabulous food and drink while you pick out one-of-a-kind, handmade V-Day gifts at Kei & Molly Textiles Studio. Sunday from 1-4pm.



Slam of Enchantment

  • Here at Self Serve, we think self expression is super sexy!  Speak your mind at the Slam of Enchantment open mic and all-ages poetry slam this Monday night at 7pm at Winning Coffee Co.

Duke City Derby 2015 Season Recruitment

  • Feeling a little bitter this V-Day?  Looking for an outlet for some of that pent-up aggression?  Well, look no further–Duke City Derby is recruiting for the 2015 season!  Stop by the Heights Community Center this Monday from 6:30-8:30pm.  All experience levels are welcome; training and gear will be provided.



RopeBondage Sensual Bondage Class



Jennifer James 101 Wine Dinner

  • Everybody loves good food!  Treat your sweetie, your BFF, or yourself to a very special, four-course meal with fine wine at Jennifer James 101’s exclusive V-Day dinner with winemaker Marc Mondavi.

1000 Gratitudes

  • Forget Thanksgiving–get your gratitude on this Valentine’s Day!  Join Our Gratitude Collective this Wednesday from 4-9 at Kosmos and count your blessings with collaborative art projects, a potluck, a dance party, and more!




  • Sometimes love really does bite.  If you’re feeling less than warm and fuzzy this V-Day, remember that misery loves company–and burlesque, belly dancing, and $20.13 tattoos!  Join Paris A Go-Go for Bitterfest at Low Spirits this Friday at 9pm for all of the above.



$14 Valentine’s Day Adoptions at All City Sheltersknead you

  • If it’s unconditional love you’re after this Valentine’s Day, think about taking home a lifelong companion from one of the city’s animal shelters.  You can adopt any pet from all city shelters for only $14 this Saturday.


XOXO at Explora

  • Celebrate love and forgiveness with the tiny, cute people in your life.  The grand opening of Explora’s newest exhibit, XOXO, promises interactive fun for the whole family from 10am-6pm Saturday.

Albuquerque Latin Love FestLatin Love Fest at NHCC

  • The name says it all.  Dance the night away to tunes by En-Joy and DJ Aztech Sol at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Doors open at 8pm.



That’s a Moray! at the ABQ Biopark Aquarium

  • Satisfy all of the curiosity you never knew you had about how aquatic animals get it on!  Check out this informative adults-only tour of the Albuquerque aquarium from 4:30-6:30pm this Valentine’s Day.  Because you and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals…  and fish… and amphibians…

Albucreepy is for Lovers! at the Hotel Andaluz

  • Creep out your date in a good way on this spooky walking tour with real paranormal investigators!  Tickets include buy-one-get-one free tapas at Hotel Andaluz and a free creepy cookie from our friends at Rude Boy Cookies.  Doors open at 7:30pm.



Albuquerque Bike & Brew Tour

  • Bikes and local microbrews go together like vibrators and lube.  Enjoy both, plus some beautiful bosque scenery on the Albuquerque Bike & Brew Tour this Sunday from 1-4:30pm.



Respect Yourself at the African American Performing Arts CenterSelf Love Street Art

  • Celebrate V-Day and Black History Month at the African American Performing Arts Center from the 12th through the 15th!  The supremely talented folks at Rainbow Studio Theater present “Respect Yourself,” a musical about race, love, and–you guessed it–self-respect.

9th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase

  • The Southwest Burlesque Showcase is back with something for everyone!  There will be dancing, singing, comedy, aerial, and fabulous burlesque performances by Sydni Devereaux and many others!  This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.  For more info, visit



Stephanie Stewart Photography

  • Celebrate your sexy self with a beauty and boudoir photo shoot from Stephanie Stewart Photography!  Her lovely and intimate portraits make great gifts for a partner–or just for you!  Check her out at