LOVE SUCKS XII: It's rare to see an elegant, vaguely stuffy roman numeral following the word "sucks" -- so of course we were immediately intrigued. And our intriguement was met with satisfaction when we found out it is an a cappella concert that honors "bitterness and misery" at Caltech. And it is free. If you've ever had bitterness, or experienced misery, you'll find something in these songs to connect with. And yep, that's all of us. Because we're human. Plus, free refreshments (two of our favorite words) will be served. Will your hand land on a cookie at the same time as an attractive stranger's? Could happen. Sunday, February 15, 3PM. Dabney Lounge, California Institute of Technology, 332 South Michigan Avenue, Pasadena. 626-395-4652
ALSO: The scandal-loving sports over at Esotouric Tours are putting on their famous "Blood & Dumplings Tour" (think love-related mishaps) on Saturday, February 14. And you thought your romantic life was harsh? The sights on this go-out will make you think otherwise. Plus, torrid tales aplenty are promised. Makes our heart flutter.