Sure, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be for couples, but that doesn’t mean those who are unattached can’t enjoy the day as well. Connecticut has plenty going on this year to make that easy. Whether you’re looking to meet someone special, or just want to have fun with friends or even by yourself, here are some concerts, dances and parties to consider attending.

An Evening of Love
Grand Theater at Fox Tower
39 Norwich Westerly Road
Mashantucket, CT 06355
(800) 200-2882
www.foxwoods.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.

If you harbor a love for the R&B of the 1990s you don’t want to miss this concert at Foxwoods Casino’s Grand Theater. The show stars Ginuwine, Next, Jon B, After 7 and Silk. Their biggest songs – “Differences,” “Too Close,” “They Don’t Know,” “Ready or Not” and “Freak Me” – were huge R&B and pop hits, and graced many a mixtape in that decade. Tickets range from $58 to $78 and entitle you to 10-percent off your order at Red Lantern Lounge, Scorpion Bar, High Rollers or Shrine nightclub.

Valentine’s Day With Mo Mandel
Funny Bone Comedy Club
194 Buckland Hills Drive
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 432-8600
www.funnybone.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015 at 10 p.m.

Don’t sit around the house depressed about being single on Valentine’s Day – get some friends together and cheer up at this special show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Headlining is rising comedian Mo Mandel. He is the host of the TruTV program “Barmageddon,” has had guest acting roles on sitcoms like “Modern Family” and frequently performs his standup act on “Conan” and other late-night shows. The $35 ticket includes a dessert and a glass of champagne in a souvenir flute.

Valentines With Sally Night Super Quartet
The Side Door at Old Lyme Inn
85 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-0886
www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.

Spend your Valentine’s Day evening enjoying some great live music at the Side Door Club inside the Old Lyme Inn. Opened in May 2013, the classy, intimate Side Door has already welcomed some of the best jazz players working today. This special Valentine’s show stars the British singer Sally Night, whose quartet includes the acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Tickets cost $38.50.

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Valentine’s Day Rock ‘n’ Roll Party
Roberto’s Restaurant
505 Main St.
Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 268-5723
www.robertosmonroe.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Singles are invited to one of Fairfield County’s best Italian restaurants for its Rock ‘n’ Roll Party. Dance to live music while enjoying great drinks and Roberto’s acclaimed food. The evening will also include raffles and a silent auction, and all women will receive a complimentary red rose. Tickets for the event cost $125, with sales benefiting the Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut. You could find a new love while also helping a great state charity.

Valentine’s Day Ragtime Dance
Vasi’s Restaurant and Bar
1700 Watertown Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 755-3936
www.momentsintimedance.org

Date: Feb. 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.

If you have an old soul and are looking for someone similar, you’ll want to attend this unique event. See how Valentine’s Day was celebrated over a century ago at this dance held at Senexet House, a large Victorian cottage and retreat on Roseland Lake. Dancers will experience an evening of classic popular music from the ragtime era (and are invited and encouraged to dress in costumes from the period) and a dessert buffet will be provided. Tickets for the dance cost $15.

Related: Flying Solo: 5 Tips For Singles On Valentine’s Day

Joshua Palmes is a freelance writer covering all things Connecticut. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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