Your Guide to Galentine Day Fun Around DC 2022

Your Guide to Galentine Day Fun Around DC 2022

Your Guide to Galentine Day Fun Around DC 2022


Hugs with kittens at Gallentin Day. Photos courtesy of Breadcrumbs and Beards.

Well, Spice Girls, It’s Another Gallentin Day in Washington D.C. Remind Us That The Best Boat Is Friendship And Dating Apps Are Terrible – And Yes, We Question Why Our Swamp Is Rated Best Dating City. Here’s a list of ways to celebrate Buddy Season.

Classic Gallentin Day

Corolla and photo. πŸ’ Jungle & Loom is collaborating with Buffalo & Bergen on an intoxicating flower crown making workshop. Enjoy free cocktails and festive photos while decorating your floral masterpiece. (Feb 4, $95, Allied Markets)

Upgrade your Valentine’s Day. πŸ’ Join Good Letters for a Valentine-themed handwriting workshop at Three Star Brewing Company. Boost your card making skills and make some Valentine’s Day cards by learning the basics of composition! (February 10, $45, Lamond Riggs)

Brie skillet for two. πŸ§€ Indulge in a flight of melted brie and wine with immigrant food. Customers will choose wine flights from female winemakers from around the world. (February 9-16, $, Downtown)

Rooftop cocktail class. πŸ₯ƒ Learn about bourbon from Lady Bird’s head bartender while drinking bottomless rosΓ©. Cocktail classes will be held at the rooftop bar of the Banneker Hotel, which just opened last summer. (February 11, $35, Dupont Circle)

Deli plate + cocktails. 🍸 Morris American Bar will offer a “Hugs & Kisses” cocktail tasting experience, featuring drinks such as “Beautiful Stranger” with tequila, pomegranate and champagne, or “Lover’s Rock” with gin, fino sherry and pineapple. The experience comes with a deli board. (February 14, $75, Convention Center)

something a little different

🎢You are my best friend🎢 Take a note from the queen and head to the Black Cat for the Valentine’s Rock Ball (February 14, free, 14th Street) Or, for those of us who didn’t get the “When We Were Young” tickets, enjoy, or should we say anxietyin Heartbreak Edition: Emo vs. Pop-Punk Dance Party (February 12, $15, 14th Street)

Bookstore (Galentine’s) date night. πŸ“š Lost City Books will open their bookstore after hours for a romantic candlelit date night “filled with the romance of books”.While you may be surrounded by couples, we think this is actually perfect Galentine Dates: Wine, F&B, Live Music and Books. (February 14, $60 ($30 for books), Adams Morgan)

Hugs with kittens. 🐈 Hear breakup songs, pet adoptable kittens, and enjoy dessert at Crumbs and Whiskers’ annual Galentine’s Day event. Definitely cute and perfect insta worthy. (February 13, $45, George Town)

A “Galentine” pop-up market. πŸ› Enjoy hot chocolate cherry apple cider while picking the perfect gift for your friends at Lost Boy Cider. Sign up for Creative Chaos in advance and get your ears pierced! (February 13, free, Alexandria)

something very different

Read your journal on stage. πŸ‘€ That’s the premise of Mortified DC, “where adults share their awkward childhood and teen diaries, goofy poems, and love letters.” After reading Trader Joes’ dating app entries, pizza top debates, and not taking themselves seriously, It sounds like a much-needed cathartic experience. (February 18, $20, 14th Street)

Violence Day Holocaust drag show. 🩸 The drag show’s tagline reads: “Some days, love hurts…and Valentine’s Day is no exception.” For those hoping to stay away from the sweet nonsense of Valentine’s Day, this gory, dramatic fake show certainly fits the bill. (February 11, free, NOMA)

Running in underwear makes sense. πŸ©²πŸ’• Cupid’s Undie Run returns to raise funds to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). Participants are welcome to wear underwear or any attire as long as their PG-13 is involved in fun runs and parties. (February 12, registration fee $35, Pennsylvania)

Maybe New York dating is worse than Washington. 😳 Watch New York City’s funniest storytellers and comedians relive their most awkward sexual experiences in “Awkward Sex…and the City.” (February 11, $20, 14th Street)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day and an events blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, while working part-time as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.

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