All the cards and candy and pink and red gets to be a bit much on Valentine’s Day, we know. But even if you have the blackest of black hearts—like Danzig black—you can to have a great night out at a super cool event: The Black Hearts Ball. An event for singles and couples alike, the program and party is basically for anyone who wants to have a swanky night out that happens to be on V-Day. Presented by designers TIM+THOM (a brother duo named Tim and Thom) the Black Hearts Ball features seven local designers (full list on the Facebook page) who came together to create an amazing fashion and cocktail party based on the Golden Age of film and incorporating opera, orchestra and theater. You can enjoy fashion exhibits from each of the designers that will include an orchestral or classical vocalist while sipping cocktails, eating hors’ douvres and generally enjoying a classy night out on the town. Dress is black and white semi-formal, and if you want more background from the designers themselves, check out this great Q&A from Paper Darts. Friday, 8 p.m. $15 (General Admission), $30 (VIP). —Eric D. Johnson

Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave. S., Mpls., 612-332-2292,