Entertainment Mends Lonely Hearts on Valentine’s Day

If you’re sans a significant other on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re automatically a member of Sgt. Loner’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The day and weekend may be designated for lovers, but it’s also an excuse to grab the girlfriends or buds and celebrate the beauty of bonding.


The Broken Hearts Ball at The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

This one’s for those who’d rather see Cupid crash and burn. Instead of shedding heart-shaped tears, Scoutmob, the organizer of the event, suggests wiping them off with a cocktail napkin and whooping it up. Local icon Baton Bob, the gender bending, self-proclaimed “ambassador of mirth,” hosts the festivities. He’ll even be doling out handmade boutonnieres to the first 100 guests. If those social wheels are rusty, they can be greased with two complimentary Vixen Vodka cocktails. Frozen Pints scoops samples of craft beer ice cream, and Craftsy’s Joshua John has freebies in the form of red velvet cake pops. DJ Joy cues the thumping music, and hearts may do the same as burlesque performer Sadie Hawkins offers a visual Valentine that would make Hallmark blush. A special package, featuring one ticket and a hotel room, costs $80.

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 15. $25. The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-874-5756, https://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/scoutmob-and-baton-bob-present-the-broken-hearts-ball.


For the Love of Lego Party at Legoland Discovery Center

Adults aren’t just stepping on stray Legos left on the living room floor. They’re playing with them themselves. That’s why Legoland Discovery Center, the mini indoor theme park at Phipps Plaza, offers special grown-up events for those age 18 and older. For the Love of Lego is its first of the new year. Admission includes complimentary nibbles and two beer or wine tickets. Even if you can’t put your hands on a sweetheart, you can keep your mitts busy at the party by building Lego creations with your pals. Take a ride on Kingdom Quest, the park’s dark ride, as it becomes the Tunnel of Love. Legoland is stacking the night with music and games. Singles can participate in a traffic light party, which encourages the unattached to mingle. You may just find that missing interlocking piece to your heart.

7-10 p.m. Feb. 14. $30 advance; $40 at the door. $18 advance; $25 at the door for annual pass members. Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta at Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-848-9252, www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta/.


Tommy Blaze at The Punchline

For those dreading a tough time this Valentine’s Day or folks who find humor in romance and relations, Tommy Blaze may have you laughing at those circumstances. The professional comic, known for specializing in wisecracks about relationships, takes an appropriate four-day stand at this stand-up institution, which kicks off on the holiday. There’s a good chance you’ll hear Blaze wax on love life with musings such as this: “Scientists say married men live 32 percent longer than single men, proving definitively women even tell us when we can die.” If his mug looks familiar, fans of “Friends” may remember Blaze from his guest spot.

8 p.m. Feb. 14; 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 15; 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 16; 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $20. The Punchline, 280 Hilderbrand Drive, Atlanta. 404-252-5233, www.punchline.com.