Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone.

Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and a dozen roses may not be your cup of tea -- whether if it's because you're trying to avoid the not-so-subtle reminder of your singledom, or simply find the holiday a bit too cheesy.

So if you want to avoid the worst of Valentine's Day, New York isn’t a bad place to be.

We’ve roundup of some of the best events around the city that will be sure to make your Valentine's Day the opposite of corny.

Get emotional at a Smiths and Morrissey tribute

Look, sometimes you have to just let your
Look, sometimes you have to just let your feelings flow, and Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to channel that emotional side, whether you're avoiding couples or celebrating a relationship. Head to the Bell House to see a performance from The Sons & Heirs, a tribute band to The Smiths and Morrissey (pictured), and dance the night away to nostalgic tunes. (149 7th St., Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $15 to $20, facebook.com/events) (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter )

Treat yourself with a Galentine's Day prix fixe meal

Executive chef Jerome Dihui at French eatery Boucherie
Executive chef Jerome Dihui at French eatery Boucherie has put together an $80 prix-fixe dinner for ladies celebrating friendship this Valentine's Day season. Head to the brasserie from Feb. 1 to 14 to get the deal, which comes with an appetizer, entree, dessert and a bottle of rosé to share. Choose from dishes including escargots, hanger steak (pictured) and mousse au chocolat. Be sure to mention the "Galentine's Day Special" when you make a reservation. (99 Seventh Ave. South, 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., 212-837-1616, opentable.com) (Credit: Boucherie)

Learn about love from children

If you want to spend your Valentine's Day
If you want to spend your Valentine's Day learning to love again, head to Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, where a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old will school you on your relationship issues. Dr. Lopez and Dr. Bubbles, with their years of expertise on the subject, will give audience members some advice on love. (Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, 6 p.m., free, petescandystore.com) (Credit: © Jamie Hook)

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Get your trivia on at Videology

Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year,
Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, so many bars are sticking to their typical weekday activities. That includes Videology Bar & Cinema, which hosts a trivia night fit for film buffs. Head to the bar with some friends -- teams have a maximum of six -- to show of your cinema knowledge. (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 8:30 p.m., free, videologybarandcinema.com) (Credit: Videology Bar & Cinema)

Go grunge at Arlene's Grocery

If your looking for something to drown out
If your looking for something to drown out anything and everything Valentine's Day, this concert may do the trick. Head to downtown's Arlene's Grocery for a night of music, featuring psychedelic grunge band,Citris. Also taking the stage are Betamax, Danny Christmas, Amira B and Flapjak. (95 Stanton St., Manhattan, 7 p.m., $8, ticketfly.com) (Credit: Getty Images / Roger Kisby)

Tearin' Up My Heart: A '90s Valentine Dance Party

Get nostalgic at this Williamsburg dance party that's
Get nostalgic at this Williamsburg dance party that's a great option for groups of friends planning to spend Valentine's Day together. Dress up in your '90s best and hear tunes from the era at this all-night event. (Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5, facebook.com) (Credit: Emily Tan)

Valentine's Vino-yasa

Make Valentine's Day about self-care with this wine-infused
Make Valentine's Day about self-care with this wine-infused yoga class at Area Yoga. Prerna Bhatia and Lauren Ross will lead this vinyasa flow class -- open to all levels -- that will be followed by some much-needed V-Day wine and dessert. (389 Court St., Brooklyn, 6-8 p.m., $25 to $30, facebook.com/events) (Credit: Area Yoga)

Boycott Valentine's Day Pub Run

Whether you're single and trying to avoid the
Whether you're single and trying to avoid the Valentine's Day crowd or a couple merely against pricy prix-fixe dinner deals, try out Brooklyn Running Company's V-Day pub run. The event will take attendees from Williamsburg's Rocka Rolla to Greenpoint's Oak & Iron. (Brooklyn Running Company, 222 Grand St., 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., $20, eventbrite.com) (Credit: Brooklyn Running Company )

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Valentine’s Day Essentials: Coloring & Candy

Though you may hate happy couples, who doesn't
Though you may hate happy couples, who doesn't love the sweetest part of Valentine's Day (candy)? Head to The Strand's Rare Book Room for a chocolate tasting and coloring session. Enjoy sweets from Bushwick's Fine & Raw while getting creative with some cat-themed coloring pages. (828 Broadway, Manhattan 7-9 p.m., $15, facebook.com/events) (Credit: Strand Bookstore)

Dance the night away for a good cause

Sure, this benefit show has a Valentine's Day
Sure, this benefit show has a Valentine's Day theme -- "Village of Love" -- but the love will be focused on Planned Parenthood, where 100% of proceeds will be going. Enjoy live performances from Reigning Sound, Kid Congo Powers and many more. DJs Ian Svenonius and Jonathan Toubin will round out the night. (Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, 6:30 pm.-1:30 a.m., $20, facebook.com/events) (Credit: New York Night Train)

Be hoppy on this multicultural bar tour

Instead of focusing on love, how about beer?
Instead of focusing on love, how about beer? This multicultural bar tour brings attendees to enjoy a variety of cuisines, and, more importantly, the drinks that each culture is known for. Head to a German beer hall, a Japanese izakaya bar and more, with snacks provided at each location. (Tour begins at 8 Stuyvesant St., Manhattan, 6:15-9:30 p.m., $125, eventbrite.com) (Credit: iStock)