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Seek Vengeance in Style on Galentine’s Day

Who needs love when you have friends, drinks, and a play about a revenge-seeking wife?

Photo by Caitlin Cronenberg/Courtesy of BAM

Tonight’s for all the ladies who have been scorned by former lovers or those who simply want to flip the bird at the patriarchy. Aka: It’s Galentine’s Day! Spend the night with one of Greek mythology’s most vengeful characters while pre- and postgaming with your besties.

EAT: Pan-Mediterranean Delights at Olea

Romance is nice. But so is $2 happy-hour tapas. This true taverna in Fort Greene will have you falling in love with sautéed Halloumi cheese, spicy marinated olives, and all of the grilled meats. 171 Lafayette Avenue

Photo courtesy of Olea Mediterranean Taverna/Facebook

SEE: A Star-Powered, Contemporary Take on Medea

A wife with magical powers learns that her seafaring husband has been unfaithful…and things go downhill from there. Euripides’s Greek tragedy gets a chic modern makeover by adapter-director Simon Stone in a production that stars real-life partners Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne. BAM Strong Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street

DRINK: Strong Cocktails at the Great Georgiana

Named after a 19th-century migrant vessel, we ’ship this cozy lounge’s window nooks and vintage tin ceilings. We’re also certain you and your gal pals will love libations like the Delete Facebook (splashed with tequila and Aardvark hot sauce) and the Etta James (made with barrel-aged gin and chamomile). 248 Dekalb Avenue

Photo courtesy The Great Georgiana via Yelp

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