There's not much more you need in life besides good friends, a giant stack of waffles, and satisfying and inspiring work. Leslie Knope reminded us of this in the third season of Michael Schur’s masterpiece, Parks and Recreation, and the message rings true to this day.
The greater Houston area has certainly taken to the show’s fictional-turned-factual Galentine’s Day celebrations, much to the appreciation of ladies across the city looking to reclaim their time and celebrate the perfect sunflowers in their lives.
Across the board, we have a feeling this is going to be Houston’s best Galentine’s Day yet.
February 10, noon–8 p.m. Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St.
Thanks to Karbach's partnership with Shop Local Market, this Galentine's-themed event has scored a long list of participating vendors and local artists. If beer and shopping isn’t enough to convince you, Rock-A-Bully and Friends Rescue will be there with good boys and girls to love on—and take home, if you’re so inclined.
February 10, noon–3 p.m. Brio Tuscan Grille, 1208 Queensbury Ln.
Don your hottest crimson look for "Fifty Shades of Red" at Brunch & the City’s third annual Galentine’s Day extravaganza. The collaboration with Brunch’n Beauties promises food, fun, and fabulous giveaways. The $40 price tag includes an appetizer and brunch entrée.
February 13, 4 p.m. Mongoose Vs. Cobra, 1011 McGowen St.
Come for the all-night movie marathon, stay for the bonbons. Thanks to locally made chocolates and delectable drink specials, partying with your lady friends has never been so fun.
February 13, 6–8 p.m. Decatur Bar & Popup Factory, 2310 Decatur St.
Crafting, cocktails, and girl talk are in store here. For $25/person, enjoy light bites and a night of crafting with your favorite beautiful, glowing sun goddesses.
February 13, 4–10 p.m. City Acre Brewing Co., 3418 Topping St.
Stop what you’re doing and prepare yourself for amazement, because the magical gang over at City Acre have booked the most sought-after guest for any Galentine’s Day celebration: Li’l Sebastian himself will be in attendance, posing for photos and accepting loving pats in return. Because inviting the most famous miniature horse on the planet wasn’t enough, there will also be a valentine-making station, gift bags, breakfast for dinner, and a never-ending showering of compliments for guests to revel in. Plus, it's free!