Kissing, crafts, and cupcakes — three of many activities to enjoy at the “Love Shack” Up All Night in the Compton Union Building Friday night.
Hosted by the Student Entertainment Board (SEB), this Valentine’s Day-centered night will be all about finding or keeping that special someone. There will be a henna tattoos, speed dating, posed wedding pictures and cookie decorating, among other crafts, all following the theme of love. There will also be a DJ, karaoke and dancing.
Jacob Farris, sophomore business marketing major and lead programmer for this event, said he wanted to do something in respect to Valentine’s Day, but didn’t want to put on activities that only couples could do.
“I incorporated things that singles could still have a great time and just go along with their friends,” he said.
The title is based on the B-52’s song of the same name.
There will also be a kissing workshop, lead by sex educator Tracy Bartlett. Bartlett hails from San Francisco and teaches sex education workshops around the U.S. She will be giving tips to brave volunteer couples on stage.
Farris said he recommends bringing a date so participants can work on their kissing skills. If you’re single, you can take notes, he said.
K-von, comedian and host of MTV’s “Disaster Date” will also be at the Up All Night.
According to MTV’s website description, K-von’s show is a hidden-camera dating prank show where someone convinces a friend on a blind date with one of the show’s cast members. The actor, well informed of their date’s pet-peeves and annoyances, then goes to work making the evening into a horrible experience, which can last up to an hour unless the date decides to bail.
Unbeknownst to the friend who was set up, they get a dollar for every minute they sit and put up with the actor.
Friday night, K-von will be performing his stand-up act for the audience.
Farris said attendees should expect a lot of new activities as well as more popular activities like henna tattoos.
“I hope people … just come out and have a good time,” he said.
The Up All Night will start at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m.