This article originally appeared in Hour Detroit.
Grab your girlfriends and celebrate friendship this February
Galentine’s Day has become a popular fictional holiday for women to celebrate with their girlfriends, stemming from the popular NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Created by Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, the holiday takes place every year on Feb. 13 in celebration of female friendship.
Even if you’re not a fan of the show, the holiday a great excuse for a night out with your closest friends. Here are just a few ways to celebrate this month.
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Alex and Ani: This free Parisian-themed celebration of love and friendship will feature a selfie station, treats, and a social media contest with a chance to win a prize form Alex and Ani. Feb. 9. Alex and Ani, 17420 Hall Rd. Store 117, Clinton Township; 586-263-4123; eventbrite.com
Galentine’s Day at the Sloan Museum: Treat yourself and your friends to a relaxing night out at Sloan Museum that includes shopping, food, drinks, karaoke, a photo booth, prizes, and more. Feb. 9. $5. Sloan Museum, 1221 East Kearsley St., Flint; 810-237-3450; sloanlongway.org
Galentine’s Day: The 5 Love Languages: This interactive three-hour seminar led by licensed psychologist Dr. Corinne Rogers will focus on communicating with your friends and learning what makes them tick. The class will teach the five different “love languages,” and how to use them to better connect and communicate with your best friend. Feb. 11. $70. SheHive, 2505 Hilton Rd. Unit 107, Ferndale; theshehive.com
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