Celebrate love the literary way with this bookish event at Kieran’s Irish Pub. Head over to the Titanic Lounge for the annual event hosted by the Loft Literary Center and start your Valentine’s Day celebrations a day early with readings by local authors and a drink called “Hot Buttery Love” (a Kieran’s specialty featuring a mix of warm gingers and whiskey.) Anticipate stories about “love, lust, libations, and romantic lunacy” from a bevy of writers plus a performance from Courtney McClean & the Dirty Curls. Seating will be limited so make your dinner reservations early and ask for a table at the Loft’s Love Fest. 6 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. —RO

Kieran’s Irish Pub, 601 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-339-4499, kierans.com