Valentine's is an occasion usually associated with cards, flowers, and candy. While romance is in the air for many, though, others are out simply for a good time. And if you like combining your favourite TV show with that retro party feel, this Stranger Things Toronto Valentine's Day Dance may be just up your alley.
Yes, Stranger Things totally has a Halloween vibe to it in general, we know that.
But it doesn't have to be October for you to dress up as Eleven and Co. as organizers are encouraging everyone who attends to find a super sweet costume and dance the right away.
The 19+ event, presented by Nomads, takes place on Sunday, February 16 at Hard Luck Bar, located at 772 Dundas St. W. in Toronto, beginning at 10 p.m.
Yes, there's school/work the next day, but surely both your teacher and Cupid will forgive you?
While V-Day can definitely be a costly night out, here, you can go out and dance the night away for only $5. But of course, drinks are extra.
And while the theme is naturally the '80s, pictures from past events show the sky is the limit when it comes to costumes.
Be sure to bundle up though, as the weather forecast for February 16 has a low of -8.
When it comes to Stranger Things, there are so many epic characters to dress up as. Maybe you want to bring up the Scoops Ahoy/Starcourt Mall vibe to the party?
The character of "El" or "Eleven," played by Millie Bobbie Brown, has sported a number of different looks during the show's three seasons, so there's plenty of inspiration out there.
Or you could go the whole nine yards and come as the Demogorgon. You might not be popular, though.
If you want to wait for warmer weather, the company putting on the event has a Queen Bohemian Rhapsody-themed dance and a Saved By The Bell '90s-themed party scheduled for Hamilton later this year.
Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, though, this event is a great way to add some signature '80s neon colour to the grey of a February day.
Stranger Things: '80s Valentine's Dance Party
When: Sunday, February 16
Address: Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Spice up your Valentine's by replacing Hallmark cards and candy hearts with a sweet costume and dancing!