Valentine’s Day is this weekend, which means absolute dread for some and happy, fuzzy feels for others. Not to worry; Remezcla knows where to go to party this weekend where you’ll either find the love of your life, fall in love with the DJ, or fall in love with the coco…errr, or whatever (Editor: We don’t condone this). Here are 5 parties this week in Phoenix to go out dancing, hang out, read a comic book with your bae or just celebrate yourself. And if this weekend really got you down, remember: this is just a capitalist holiday to sell chocolate. Enjoy!

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2015

Where Phoenix Convention Center

When Friday, February 13, 2015 10:00 am


$60

Peculiar that the nerdiest fest in Arizona happens to fall on Valentine’s Day Weekend. Peculiar indeed… or incredibly clever? The convention draws hundreds of The Walking Dead, Marvel, DC, and cosplay fans to the Phoenix Convention Center every year, it should be no surprise to any of us if you find your geeky counterpart waiting in line for a panel to open or the main showroom. 1 Day Passes run for $25, but a full 3-day pass is mere $60 (probably the cheapest convention ticket in the country, we would know *wink)



Unity Through Laughter: Gabriel Iglesias Stand Up

Where US Airways Center

When Saturday, February 14, 2015 07:30 pm


$42

Known as one of the most successful stand-up comedians, Gabriel Iglesias has sold out many shows across the US, Australia, Europe, the U.K. and Saudi Arabia. Appearing in feature films and on tv shows, Gabriel has a number of comedy specials such as “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy” as well as the highest rated stand-up series on Comedy Central “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.” Be prepared for a night of laughs when he comes to Phoenix for a stop at the US Airways Center for his Unity Through Laughter tour on February 14!



Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships PHX

Where The Monarch Theatre

When Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 pm


Free

Red Bull Thre3Style is inviting top DJs to compete against each other at Monarch Theatre on February 14th. A panel of judges will be there to evaluate the performers in order to move to the US Finals. This event is free and open to the public.



Valentine’s “Amor” & Wine Dinner w/ Flamenco Por La Vida

Where Crescent Ballroom

When Saturday, February 14, 2015 05:00 pm


$35

If you’re looking for a romantic special occasion for you and yours, check out this dinner hosted by the Crescent Ballroom. This Valentine’s Day “Amor” Dinner features food and Spanish wine pairings with certified wine expert Nick Frei. This night also includes a performance by Flamenco Por La Vida. This delicious four course meal is all available for $35 per plate, which is a cute price when you’re trying to impress your significant other on a budget. Check out the menu below:

Ceviche, paired with Aradon Blanco (2013)

Jamon Y Queso, paired with Aradon Joven (2013)

Enchiladas, paired with Laderas De Cabama “Crianza” (2011)

Flan Chocolate, paired with Tobelos “Crianza” (2009)

 



Arizona Strong Beer Festival

Where Steele Indian School Park

When Saturday, February 14, 2015 01:00 pm


$45

Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a frosty cold one, especially if it’s home brewed. The Arizona Beer Week ends on Valentine’s Day with a big festival, celebrating the huge variety of craft beers — as well as specialty styles and unique, just-for-this-event brews — are made available to festival-goers. Those who partake will receive a commemorative two -ounce tasting glass and 40 tasting tickets for the price of general admission. And because food and beer just naturally go together, there will be plenty of top-notch food vendors on hand, serving up tasty eats that wash down well with frosty suds.