If you’re single and looking to score that special someone ahead of Valentine’s Day, here’s your chance: Hit Sunday’s Love on the Rocks and snag a hottie from a crowd expected to near 500 people. You’ll have plenty of sexy choices.
Like its signature pool party every July, the annual Valentine’s event from Joining Hearts brings out the boys. Think of it as the pool party’s more intimate, clothed, indoor cousin. The kissing kind.
“Love on the Rocks is the perfect opportunity to socialize, meet new friends and learn more about Joining Hearts’ mission in a relaxed, fun and comfortable setting,” says Joining Hearts President Kerry Loftis.
And it’s all for charity. Organizers hope to raise more than $30,000 from the event on their way to surpassing the $250,000 raised last year from its calendar of events. The funds benefit AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House, which split a then-record $185,000 in 2011.
But big changes are in store for this year’s rendition of the posh Love on the Rocks. The event is moving to the expansive Room & Board in West Midtown, offering guest appearances from gay Atlanta’s personalities and upgrading its food offerings.
“With all Joining Hearts events, our goal is to always try and beat the previous year’s amount. Last year’s donation of $250,000 was a milestone for Joining Hearts, but with the help and support of our community, we’re up for the challenge to try and beat that number again this year,” Loftis says.
No wonder it’s one of the best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend. So what to wear if you’re looking to score a new friend, Mr. Right Now or Mr. Right: Valentine’s Edition? Here’s some ideas gleaned from our photo archives of the event here and here.
Go with red, subtle or otherwise.
Wrap it in a scarf. Even indoors.
A hat makes a statement.
Bottles of booze. Oh and vests. And pecs.
Headphones. But only if you’re the DJ.
Black is hot.
Like we said, black is hot.
Don’t forget to smile.
Wings add a heavenly touch.
A cardigan to keep you warm.
A bowtie is always cute.