If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be a big bummer. It’s as if the Hallmark gods created the day just to rub your unhitched face in platitudes. But there’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Richmond DJ collective Animal holds a Dance Party for the Dark Hearted at Strange Matter. Those not currently fornicating with anyone will be welcomed and those who are will be tolerated. It’s a scenario well-suited for dance-based activities at hand with Connie Sue, Eric Tomlin and Short Skirts spinning club-based thumpers to promote physical activity between consenting adults. The homophobic probably should avoid attending, because this tag team of music manipulators pushes, pumps and plays music that may prove upsetting to those yet to evolve. The anthems start banging at 9 p.m. Free. strangematterrva.com.
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