While February 14th may be reserved for forced, corporate, romantic malarkey, February 13th aka Galentine’s Day is one holiday we can get behind. The brainchild of television’s favorite feminist Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day celebrates female friendships and self-love. So grab your besties with breasties and enjoy Saturday, February 13th at one or all of these fine events (which include shopping, music, activism, cinema and art) we have thoughtfully brought together for the ultimate Galentine’s Day Experience.
Bon Voyage Pop Up Shop
Bon Voyage Vintage
110 S. Washington St
You don’t need hallmark to give you a reason to buy yourself or your ladies a lil’ something. Pop in for an afternoon of shopping, champagne and conversation with local female identifying artisans from Dank Crystal, (read about ’em here) Tiny Thunder and Elephant Trunk11 will be onsite at this all ages event.
1411 21st Ave
NOTE: you must reserve a spot with a ticket.
Grab your gals and join members of the Seattle Feminist Drinking Club for “an afternoon of fundraising, solidarity, hella amazing raffle prizes, centered around a screening of the award-winning film, Vessel” to benefit the CAIR Project which supports affordable legal, safe abortion care.The event will feature vegan grub, beer, wine, and dry beverages. Bringing cash for the raffle is recommended.
4306 SW Alaska St
Bring your favorite book, pillow, blankie and badass babes to West Seattle for this very special evening.
Natasha Marin is a self-described “Black woman who does too much”. A poet and interdisciplinary artist, her written work has been translated into several languages and has been showcased in exhibitions, performances and events around the world. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Hedgebrook alum who has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. She received grants from the City of Austin, Artist Trust, and the City of Seattle for community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art. During her AIR tenure at Twilight, she will be hosting intimate events like Read & Bleed, a women-only space for sharing and self-care.The Dress-code is super casual ( PJs, sweats, yoga pants, fuzzy socks … the kind of attire you wear when bleeding.) WINE & CHOCOLATE will be provided.
Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop
5445 Ballard Ave
Pop by Ballyhoo in Ballard for this February’s Art Walk featuring a feathered take on pin-up culture by artist Kara Queen.
925 E Pike
$13 advance, $15 day of show (not including fees)
The genre-bending, powerhouse women of KING are going to be as big as their name boasts, so get your girls and get there early. You and your friends will be rewarded with an opening performance by STACKEDD’S own SassyBlack and the bragging rights to say “we heard them when”.
Common AREA Maintenance
2125 2nd Ave
6pm – 9pm
$2 Donations to our ‘Tampon Fund’ =1 raffle ticket
All Cycles is a grassroots Outreach Project for Seattle community members to bring menstrual supplies to folks and this donation drive will feature giveaways from some incredible businesses
THERE WILL BE BOOZE (including a selection of white and red wine will be available and Counterbalance Brewing Company will be tasting their Abigale Blonde Ale). light snacks and cake, music from DJBlazon Stone and a photo booth with Jenn Andrea. The dress code is all shades of red in any comfort level you see fit.
1114 Howell St
Friday & Saturday, February 12th & 13th.
Doors at 7 pm, SHOW AT 8.
Advance tickets $15. $20 DOS
Chanteuse, poetess, life-coach & color-therapist, Connie Merlot has seen all, done it all and then some. With her stalwart bandmates, Joyce and René (aka the Precious Moments) Connie has pioneered the field of Softronixx, and revolutionary style the incorporates elements of soft-pop, smooth-jazz, and bedroom-ballads, with a little country & new-age electronica. Their latest extravaganza Amour Tropicale will play at Re-bar for two unforgettable nights “of song, poetry, romance, motivational affirmations” and is a perfect night out for girlfriends who love Pina Coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain.