Holidays & spiritual

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thursday/18

“Jewish Valentine’s Day on the Embarcadero.” Tu B’Av event for interfaith couples. Meet at Cupid’s Span bow-and-arrow sculpture on the Embarcadero. Followed by drinks and mingling. Registration requested. At Epic Steakhouse, S.F. 6:30 p.m. www.tinyurl.com/iff-tubav-2016

“The White Party.” Tu B’Av celebration for Jewish 20s and 30s, with drinks and dessert bar. Dress code is white cocktail attire. At Propaganda, 4000 Adeline St., Oakland. 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. RSVP recommended. www.yjpoakland.com/wp

friday/19

Tu B’Av Poetry Pop-Up. Enjoy free chocolate and a personalized love poem composed on the spot by poet Silvi Alcivar. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free. www.jccsf.org

sunday/21

“Big Tent Love Story Slam.” In honor of Tu B’Av, share your own love story and/or hear others. Live music starts at 2 p.m. Sign-in and free rugelach at 4:30 p.m. At Aqus Café, 189 H St., Petaluma. Story slam 5-6 p.m. Free, one-beverage minimum. www.tinyurl.com/big-tent-august

“That’s the Power of Love!” Tu B’Av celebration for adults with champagne, sweets and a screening of the film “Loving Leah.” At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7:30 p.m. $5, congregation members free. RSVP requested. www.beth-david.org