A day just for the girls, Galentine’s Day began as a recurring event celebrated by Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope and friends on the hit show Parks and Recreation. It traditionally takes place on Feb. 13, but any day is a good day to hang out with your BFFs.
"It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst." — Leslie Knope
Galentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating and Dessert Sampling at 3 Sweet Girls Cakery — Decorate your own cupcakes at a cupcake sundae bar while noshing on other sweet treats. A dessert sampler box, supplies to decorate four cupcakes and no-alcoholic beverages will be provided; BYOB. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. $35. 3 Sweet Girls Cakery, 7458 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, tickets at eventbrite.
DIY Galentine’s Day at the Candle Lab — Brittany from The Evergreen Designs leads this workshop featuring DIY projects and candle making. Each ticket includes a wood sign, canvas pillow or welcome mat, plus paint and stencils and an 8-ounce candle. Make your own custom fragrance to pour into a scented candle and then make your own DIY project while they cool. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. $57-$77. The Candle Lab Anderson, 7454 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, theevergreendesigns.com.
Galentine’s Day at The Rhined — Head to the Rhined with your ladies for a wine and cheese flight, featuring female-only producers, backdropped by a Galentine's Day playlist. 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. The Rhined, 1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/therhined.
Parks and Rec Galentine's Day at the Righteous Room — The Righteous Room is going full Parks and Rec for this party, which includes themed games like Pin the Mustache on Ron Swanson, a Pawnee-themed photo booth and a guest appearance by Lil Sebastian. There will also be $3 champagne flutes and rose pours and a special raffle to win a waffle pack from Taste of Belgium, a $50 4EG Gift card, a Parks and Rec wine glass, a bottle of syrup and more silly Parks and Rec-themed and friendship-themed prizes. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. The Righteous Room, 641 Walnut St., Downtown, facebook.com/therighteousroom.
One Night One Craft: Cladies Night at the CAC — Ceramic and clay artist Julia Lipovsky heads to the Contemporary Arts Center for an evening of crafting, plus wine and cheese. Make your own air-dry clay necklace while snacking on a cheeseboard from The Rhined and sparkling wine. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $35-$70. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, tickets available here.
Galentine’s Day at the American Sign Museum — Head to the neon wonderland that is the American Sign Museum for a special ladies-only party featuring 12 wine tastings, paired light bites from the Phoenix and access to the entire museum. Full wine pours available for purchase. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $40. American Sign Museum, 1330 Monmouth, Camp Washington, tickets available here.
Galentine's Day at Fibonacci Brewing Co. — The third-annual Galentine's celebration will feature a pastry stout, a wine cocktail, cupcakes, comedy from Luna Malbroux and burgers from female-owned Burger World 46. The event is in partnership with Girls Pint Out for ladies who love craft beer. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. Fibonacci Brewing Co., 1445 Compton Road, Mount Healthy, facebook.com/fibonaccibrewing.
Galentine’s Day Floral Workshop with Eve Floral Company — Evelyn Streeter of Eve Floral Co. will lead this class featuring "friendship, flowers and food." Attendees will learn floral design basics to create an organic-looking and natural arrangement in a "romantic color palette." All floral tools and supplies, plus light bites and refreshments, are included. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $89. Communiversity at the University of Cincinnati, 2220 Victory Parkway, Walnut Hills, webapps2.uc.edu.
Galentine’s Day at The BonBonerie — This event includes a light, chef-prepared dinner, two signature cocktails (or sangria, wine or other drinks) and the opportunity to decorate a cupcake with your friends — and take one home. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $50. The BonBonerie, 2030 Madison Road, O'Bryonville, bonbonerie.com.
Galentine’s Day Shop n' Sip at Down to Mars Vintage — Shop for vintage finds while sipping on some beer or wine. The party includes light bites and dessert. The shop will be offering special discounts for Galetine's. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. Down to Mars Vintage, 621 Main St., Downtown, facebook.com/downtomarsvintage.
Finish the Lyrics Galentine’s Day Jams at Queen City Exchange — The bar's Finish the Lyrics on Galentine's Day will include quizzes on finishing the lyrics to "female-empowerment jams." There will be half-price wine bottles all night. Maximum six people per team. 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. Queen City Exchange, 32 W. Court St., Downtown, facebook.com/QueenCityExchange.