If you aren’t spending Valentine’s day with that special someone, non-traditional events like Shred Your Ex, might be something up your alley this Valentine’s Day.
Social House is hosting their first Shred Your Ex event Thursday, Feb. 13. It’s a way to rid yourself of items or pictures from past significant others. It’s free to get into, however you do have to be 21+. Social House will have half-off of their food menu, as well as $3 drinks.
“There’s so many people out there that are single and that have been in bad relationships, we decided to celebrate those people,” said Scott Esterline, owner of Social House.
If you want to brace the cold, World of Winter is hosting Valent-ICE, an ice sculpture walking tour. There will be over 50 sculptures throughout Grand Rapids. The event is free to attend, you can tag along with a walking tour or make your way around by yourself.
If celebrating with your gal pals is more your style, there’s a few different options this Valentine’s Day. Rise Bakery will be featuring a special on a galentine’s day cake and coffee on Feb. 13 throughout the day. They will also have separate Valentine’s Day themed treats.
Schuler Books is also celebrating the ladies. On Feb. 13, they will be offering a macrame workshop. The event is 16+ and has limited space. Only 30 participants are able to attend and tickets cost $30, you can get them here. There will be a waffle bar, macrame necklaces, mocktails, and prizes. All supplies will be provided.
For more Galentine’s Day events, on Feb. 14, Honey Bales Bakery is hosting a cookie decorating pop-up. The event is 21+ and is BYOB, so attendees can drink while they decorate. You do have to buy tickets, tickets are $28, and are available here. Attendees will be able to decorate and take three to four cookies home after the event. The event runs from 6 p.m- 8:30 p.m and will be at 619 Wealthy Street.
If you would rather listen to live music, The Intersection is hosting the 21st annual Jammie Awards on Feb. 14. The event will be all ages and doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be three separate stages and many different performers. The event is free to enter and donations are appreciated. There will also be a Feeding America food drive, where people can donate food items to those in need.