From the archives: This post was from our original site – MyCityLife back on 4 February 2020
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.” – Leslie Knope, deputy directory of the Pawnee, Indiana, Department of Parks and Recreation
Alert the group chat because it’s almost Galentine’s Day, and whether you’re single or taken it’s time to celebrate your girlfriends.
We’ve rounded up five Galentine’s Day events taking place in Brisbane to inspire your celebrations.
- Watch Bridesmaids al fresco-style
Round-up your best girlfriends and head to Brisbane Powerhouse Performance Lawn for an outdoor screening of Bridesmaids. Tickets are just $5 and there’s an optional picnic box buy-in if you’re feeling peckish. Tickets are limited, so register your interest and RSVP before this Friday 7 February.
- Celebrate singlehood and loaded fries
For those unattached or simply looking for a chance to boogie, The Walrus Club will be hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day party on Friday February 14 to celebrate the greatness of being single. Their event, Fries Before Guys, will feature an epic loaded-fries menu (think sweet potato chips topped with guac, feta and onion) and celebratory cocktails such as the ‘Stupid Cupid’ and ‘I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying’. There’ll also be live music from Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits at 9pm. Entry is free!
- Get crafty and make your own statement earrings
Work-Shop will be running a Galentine’s Day class where you can learn to make your own pair of statement earrings (you’ll walk away with two pairs at the end of the night). BYO a bottle of wine and chat away with the gal pals as you go – the perfect night out.
- Throw a dart
The ultimate night-out for the singleton who doesn’t feel like Bridget Jones-ing her way through Valentine’s Day, Oche’s Singles Night presents the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends over a dart, drink and distraction (read: fellow singles). Tickets are $35 and include 85 minutes of darts and a cocktail on arrival. To book email [email protected] or call (07) 3556 1446.
- Laugh with self-appointed ‘Elder Millennial’, Iliza Shlesinger
What better way to celebrate your powerhouse girl group than to get together and laugh with one of comedy’s most fierce female talents? Those who are fans of Iliza Shlesinger’s hit Netflix specials (War Paint, Freezing Hot, Elder Milenial) will know that her unapologetically raw comedic stylings are sure to have the crowd in stitches all night.