Feb 9 - 15 Staff Picked Events in Washington

FEBRUARY 9TH

  • Mari Vanna's 4th Birthday: D.C.'s favorite Russian restaurant is celebrating its 4th anniversary in style! Complimentary Shot of House Infused Vodka from 6:30PM till 8:30PM on the 1st and 2nd Floor. 
    Live Music Performance by Victoria Sukhareva, FlashBack Band DC and Artem Starchenko, Best Music Beats by DJ Lectus From 9PM on the 3RD Floor. 

  • Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings: Head out to the Verizon Center by 7pm to grab your seat! Tickets still available and start at $30  

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Kennedy Center: The much-loved company returns for its annual engagement! Its program includes both cherished favorites and newly debuted works. The Huffington Post proclaims it "a rich source of creativity and exacting expertise [that] never runs dry." 

FEBRUARY 10TH

  • This Show Will Only Bring You Happiness (Comedy Show): Come on out to the Velvet Lounge on U St to hear DC Improv regulars, Funniest Fed Finalists, and Washington Post featured subjects. Damn! The headliner for the evening will be Tim D. Miller. The show will also feature Nate Johnson, LizaBanks, Romane Walters and Lousy Human's host Valerie Paschall.  915 U Street NW | 7 pm | $8 (21+ event)

  • Back 2 The 80s with Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, and more: Concert in Washington, DC. 1776 D Street NW | 8 pm | Tickets

  • SOME Jr. GalaThe SOME Jr. Gala Board and Committee are hosting the 14th Annual SOME Jr. Gala Friday, February 10, 2017 from 8 P.M. to midnight at the National Museum of Women in the Arts!  Join fellow Washingtonians for an evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and fabulous live entertainment from The Blue Tips

FEBRUARY 11TH

  • Cupids Undie Run: Revel in running like never before, and do so to help a great cause. Cupid’s Undie Run is a national sensation that helped raise more than $3.5 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation last year. If you’re 21 or older, strut your stuff in skimpy attire as part of a team or solo, and enjoy pre- and post-run fun, including an awards ceremony and an earned open bar. And if you’re in a charitable mood, tack on a donation after you register to assist in stopping a deadly disease that affects 1 in 3,000 births. 920 14th Street NW | 1 pm | Register

  • Festival of Laughs - Mike Epps & Tommy Davidson:  Two of stand-up comedy’s funniest figures come to DAR Constitution Hall for a Saturday night filled with laughs. Mike Epps has been one of Hollywood’s go-tos for hilarity since the early 2000s, and has had comedy specials aired on HBO and Netflix. Raised in the DC area, Tommy Davidson became a household name for his work on In Living Color and has remained a stand-up standout ever since. Don’t miss these two masters of comedy at one of the city’s most elegant venues. 1776 D Street NW | 8 pm | Tickets

  • National Symphony Orchestra: An Evening with Joshua Bell: Joshua Bell, "the greatest American violinist active today" (The Boston Herald), plays and conducts in this NSO program exploring both music and movement, culminating in Lalo's Symphonie espagnole accompanied by world premiere choreography by the Brooklyn–based ensemble Dance Heginbotham. The Kennedy Center | 8 pm | Tickets

FEBRUARY 12TH

  • SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS FOR EXHIBIT STARTING FEBRUARY 23 - Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors: Tickets for events go on sale on February 12. Spanning more than five decades, this exhibition focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-relfective infinity Mirror Rooms. At least five immersive rooms are included, along with a selection of the artist’s infinity net paintings, recent paintings, and archival material. Hirshhorn Museum| Free Timed Pass is required.

  • Valentine's Scavenger Hunt, Great Race, and Challenge: We invite you to race around Washington D.C. finding not only unique Valentine (and Mardi Gras/President's Weekend) holiday themed items but also taking incredibly fun and exciting challenges against each other - that may involve champagne tastings, spin the bottle, a test of holiday appetite,… who knows!) $20

  • Charlie Wilson live concertCharlie Wilson's In It To Win It Tour with special guests Fantasia, Johnny Gill and Solero. 7:00 pm at the Verizon Center - tickets starting at $48 

  • Power of ChocolateThe story of chocolate begins with a small tree that has its roots deep in the world of Mesoamerican culture. Join us for a celebration of one of the world’s most beloved foods. Explore the rich history and ongoing story of chocolate by grinding chocolate, creating a vase with Maya glyphs and learning more about the science, art and culture of chocolate. 10:30am - 4:30pm at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

FEBRUARY 13TH

  • Parquet Courts: Hailing from New York City, Parquet Courts wield a refreshing brand of punk rock that not only causes feet to move and heads to bob, but inspires comparisons to past revolutionaries such as the Minutemen, The Velvet Underground and Pavement. The band’s poetic lyrics make singing along both a cathartic and intellectual exercise. Their 2016 album, Human Performance, gained rave reviews. 815 V Street NW | 7:00 pm | Tickets.

  • Valentine's Day Succulent SaleCome celebrate the day o' love by getting a succulent for your pal or significant other! Succulents will be potted with care and valentine-themed, (puns included), and are guaranteed to outlive your bouquet of roses. 

  • Seeing Deeper - Space, Light, and SoundMarvel at a vast, open space unlike anything you’ve seen in Washington. Unique lighting highlights the gothic architecture and invites you to “see deeper.” Wander the nave or walk the labyrinth. Sit or lie down and let the haunting strains of the Native American flute wash over you. Find your place in this special place. 

  • Politics & Pints: Politics & Pints is a monthly trivia night featuring two rounds of political trivia, written by The Fix team at The Washington Post. The Post’s Chris Cillizza hosts the five rounds of trivia which also includes a picture round and special prizes for best team names. 

FEBRUARY 14TH

  • Worst Date Ever - A Valentine's Day Story Telling ContestFirst time and returning storytellers compete to share stories of their worst date ever. In a departure from the regular format, this event will feature live voting and rapid fire stories. 10:00pm at Town Dance Boutique

  • Puffing Picasso - Valentine's Day EditionCouples, friends, lovers... All are welcome for this event!! You must come in pairs as the canvas will be an actual body, and we can't provide those for you. All female attendees will be having there back painted, so it is recommended to wear a loose fitting, backless shirt. All male attendees will be having their chest painted, and are recommened to wear a loose fitting, button up shirt. Please bring or wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. $40 at Manor

  • Gardens For The Lush - An Anarcho-Sufi Celebration of Love: Join Gardens for the Lush as they give their farewell performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on Valentine's day. Anarcho-Sufi Poetry and music. Ghazal written and recited in English, Sitar, Ambient, Drone, Spoken word.

FEBRUARY 15TH

  • The Radio Dept.: The Radio Dept. hails from Sweden, a three-piece that spins together shoegaze, electronic dance music, irresistible pop melodies and distinctive vocals for their own special brand of pop. From danceable ditties to introspective ballads, the group can capture your attention in numerous ways. The Black Cat plays host to their set the day after Valentine’s Day. 1811 14th Street NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

  • Disney on Ice Presents - Dream BigEnter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.  

  • Seeing Deeper - Sacred Drumming: Drumming is an embodiment of prayer inviting us to listen deeply to the heartbeat of God. Joyful and uplifting, we discover our own rhythms and connect to the rhythms of others. Join us for an experience of group drumming where we will learn the basics of how to play the drum and how to create wonderful music together. 

  • Golden Features at Flash: Australian dance music has never been in better shape. The vibrant scene has filtered through to the broader social conscience and has put the country on the map for the most progressive, exciting and original music around. Tickets on sale now - $10

  • Shakespeare & Company Trivia Night: Head out to Penn Social in Chinatown - Test your trivia knowledge on topics inspired by Shakespeare Theatre Company’s upcoming productions. Cohosted by Shakespeare Theatre Company Young Professional Consortium, District Trivia & Penn Social, this trivia night is packed with questions on the Bard, “big Papa” Ernest Hemingway, the royal family and more.