D.C. Hand Picked Events

Feb 16 - 22 Staff Picked Events in Washington

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                                                                                             Connor Padraic Mallon/The Smithsonian's National Zoo

February 16th

Light In The Attic Records are issuing the soundtrack to David Lynch's masterpiece Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Songbyrd is going to celebrate with a late night screening of the film in full , featuring opportunities to win the record and more SB swag! 2477 18th St | 11 pm | More Info

Lauryn Hill live @ Warner Theatre! 513 13th St | 8 pm | More Info

DC Improv Open Mic: The Improv is proud to host an open mic night featuring local comics in the main showroom. Admission is free, but you can guarantee yourself a seat if you RSVP. 1140 Connecticut Ave | 7:30 pm | More Info

Bye Bye, Bao Bao! Join Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for #ByeByeBaoBao, a series of online and on-site celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bao Bao before she begins the next chapter of her life in China. Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute | More Info

History & Hops featuring Atlas Brew Works: Join the Heurich House Museum and Atlas Brew Works for the first History and Hops of 2017 on February 16, 2017. Admission fee includes unlimited tastings, snacks, and tours of the historic home of DC's most successful brewer, Christian Heurich. Guests must be 21 or older. Heurich House Museum | 6:30pm | $30 | Tickets

February 17th

DMV Comedy Showcase: Some of the best stand-ups from the local comedy scene are coming to the lounge -- the perfect showroom for you to get up-close with the stars of tomorrow. This is a showcase, with several comedians performing for a total of around 90 minutes. Host Tok Moffat is joined by Josh Kuderna, Matt Brown, Kandace Saunders and Andy Kline. 1140 Connecticut Ave | 7:30 pm | More Info

Busty & The Bass live at Songbyrd: 2477 18th St | 7:30 | More Info

Brazilian Carnaval Party - DC: Washington will experience the mixture of sounds and colors of the Rio and Bahia's Carnaval. Yes, it is time to enjoy the best Brazilian party of the year with Cissa Paz (Rio) and Caique Vidal (Bahia). Make sure you don't miss this event, get your advanced ticket and save your spot on the dance floor. Tropicalia Lounge | 8pm | More Info

Frederick Douglass's 199th Birthday Celebration: The National Park Service and its community partners will celebrate the 199th anniversary of Frederick Douglass's birth with free programs and activities at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Anacostia Arts Center, and Anacostia Playhouse. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site | More Info

'Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II': Executive Order 9066 was signed on February 19, 1942, allowing for the deportation of Americans of Japanese descent into internment camps as World War II raged overseas. The National Museum of American History will display artifacts that help the public to remember this unfortunate decree and its impact. The narratives of imprisoned Japanese Americans will be shared, highlighting how the constitutional rights of these Americans were violated. The collection of artifacts is ongoing – you can learn how to help with the project via this flyer.10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |  Free admission National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Regina Cartner: ‘Simply Ella’ - Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917, marking 2017 as the centennial of her birth. The Kennedy Center honors her incredible talent and influence with this performance by MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter. The jazz violinist will perform some of Ella’s greatest songs along with a stellar backing band inside the Center’s Family Theater. Don’t miss one musical genius paying tribute to another. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. |  Tickets Family Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Katsucon 2017 - FEb 17 - 19

Katsucon, an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment, is excited to bring you Katsucon 2017, February 17th-19th, 2017. 201 Waterfront St | 8 am | Tickets

February 18th

Valentine’s Day Roman Style: Urbana will bring the modern Italian restaurant’s popular cooking demonstrations with Executive Chef Ethan McKee back to its wood-fired oven. Showcasing handmade pastas and Italian classics, attendees will learn to make such seasonal delights as pumpkin tortelli with sage butter, gemelli with taleggio cream and pancetta, and polenta with roasted quail, house-made pancetta and figs. 2121 P St | 2 pm | More Info/Tickets

The Black Love Experience: Local African American artists and creatives will gather for the fourth straight year at The Black Love Experience, held at the Anacostia Arts Center and hosted by Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge. The event will feature an incredible blend of music, shopping, food, live entertainment and interactive sessions, with locally owned business and homegrown DC artists at the forefront. Last year’s experience sold out, so make sure to purchase tickets ASAP. 7 – 11 p.m. |  TicketsAnacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

Celebrate Washington’s Birthday at Mount Vernon – Feb. 18-20: Honor the birth date of America’s first president with a weekend of festivities at the beautiful Mount Vernon. On Saturday and Sunday, access to these events are included with admission, but on Monday, all events are free! #PoseLikeThePrez in selfies, take in character performances, hear classic stories, have birthday cake with “General Washington” and much, much more. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. |  TicketsGeorge Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic – Feb. 18-20: More than 900 teams will participate in this national tournament that brings together the best junior volleyball teams in the country. Across three days, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will showcase qualifier-style competition in one of the most exciting indoor sports. A three-day pass costs only $30, so take advantage and witness volleyball action in what’s become an annual tradition in DC. More Info  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001

February 19th

DC Literary Open Mic: Come read your fiction, flash-fiction, poetry, or simply tell a great story. Performers and listeners welcome! Drinks and food available. 827 Upshut St | 5 pm | More Info  

Reading // Crush: Join us for a fascinating, funny, and - like your first crush - unforgettable reading for the new anthology CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Thier First Celebrity Crush. 827 Upshur St | 6 pm | More Info

Chinese Menu Comedy: Chinese Menu Comedy Improv shows bring together the best in players from DC and beyond. This is not a "Whose Line..... " type of show. Not at all. This all star cast will make up scenes and put on a show that will leave you asking if they planned it out ahead of time. It is a kick ass good time!! 1100 13th St | 7 pm | More Info/Tickets

Islam in Washington: Then & Now: Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, owned a translation of the Qur'an? That the first Muslims in the DC area arrived as slaves in the early 1600s? Or that Washington's first mosque, the Masjid Muhammad, played an important part in the civil rights movement? Join us for a conversation about the fascinating history of Muslim communities in Washington, DC, in connection with the exhibition "The Art of the Qur'an." Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries | 2pm | More Info

February 20th

Drag Out Your Long Weekend: It’s Presidents Day and no matter who lives down the hill, we’re celebrating in style. Come enjoy the show and your first mimosa is free! 900 U St | 10:30 am & 1 pm | Tickets

Free Improv For All! Is Improv as fun as it looks? Yes it is! And Washington Improv Theater's free Improv For All workshops are a great way to get a taste.Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere. 4200 9th St | 7 pm | More Info/Sign Up

Songbyrd Music Trivia: Join The Byrd for a fun night of drinks, eats, and MUSIC TRIVIA. 2477 18th St | 7 pm | More Info

LIT’s Improv War: IMPROV WARS is a friendly competition among improv troupes representing all factions of improv within the DC area. The audience votes for the winner. Both audience members and performers should prepare to enter a surprise-filled combat-zone where ANYTHING goes. After all, this is war. 2438 18th St | 8 pm | More Info/Tickets  

February 21st

‘Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara': Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial borders that society has created over time, like those between art and garbage or nature. Hours & AdmissionNational Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

Takoma Tap Takeover: Celebrate FeBREWary in Takoma at the Takoma Tap Takeover! Join us as Maryland Craft Brewers are matched with local restaurants and bars for a celebration of local beer! Olive Lounge & Grill |

Trek Tuesdays: Trek Tuesdays is a great way to try out rock climbing at Earth Treks Crystal City. No prior experience is necessary and it's fun for all ages! Guests will have a free opportunity to climb in the bouldering areas with an Earth Treks climbing instructor. Earth Treks Crystal City | 12pm | More Info

Funkin' Karaoke with DC Sing King: Wonderland Ballroom | 8pm | More Info

February 22nd

‘New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin’ :The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery is world-famous for its amazing depiction of Pueblo culture. Gilpin’s photography, through a variety of techniques, depicts the Southwest and its people like few other works of art ever have. Hours & AdmissionNational Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

Bijou at Flash Night Club: Flash | 10pm |

$2.22 National Margarita Day: National Margarita Day is this month! Where else would you want to celebrate? Join us for your favorite holiday at El Tamarindo! El Tamarindo | More Info

A Toast to the General: Washington's Birthday Evening Tour: Celebrate Washington’s birthday with an elegant evening tour at the home his step-granddaughter built. The Peter family inherited, purchased, and carefully curated George and Martha Washington artifacts—now one of the largest collections of Washington objects. See furniture, art, and personal objects, including several not normally on view, and enjoy light refreshments.   Tudor Place Historic House & Gardens | 6pm | More Info

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.  

Feb 2 - 8 Staff Picked Events in Washington

 Photo by Kelvin Flores

Photo by Kelvin Flores

February 2nd

  • National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven's Eighth Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings on a program that also features NSO Principal Trombone Craig Mulcahy in the orchestra's first performances of Christopher Rouse's Trombone Concerto. The Kennedy Center 2700 F St. NW | 7:30 pm | $25-$99.

  • Chinese New Year Night Market at The Source: Wolfgang Puck’s The Source is throwing a Chinese BBQ party in honor of the Lunar New Year. Executive Chef Scott Drewno and guest chef Andrew Evans (The BBQ Joint) will be joined by teams from Texas Jack’s BBQ and The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse to host this night market. Expect all-you-can-eat stations followed by a three-course menu in The Source’s main dining room. Check out the menu before you go! 575 Pennsylvania Ave. | All day

  • Gilbert Gottfried:  Gilbert Gottfried’s signature voice and squint have been a staple of stand-up comedy since the 1980s. From his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live to his legendary turns on Comedy Central Roasts to voicing Iago in Aladdin, Gottfried has always maintained his originality and creativity with scathing wit and hilarious one-liners. Fortunately for you, he’ll be at the DC Improv for three consecutive nights this February.  DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave NW | $22 (plus two item minimum)| 7:30 pm | 18+

  • DIY Body Scrub:  Feed your skin! Stop by the Bazaar Spices' Atlantic Plumbing ship for a DIY body scrub bar! Learn about the healthy benefits herbs and spices can offer your skin and make your own body scrub. 1309 5th St NE | 7 pm | $40 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-body-scrub-bar-with-bazaar-spices-handmade-habitat-tickets-31448898502

February 3rd

  • DC Cool Night: The Washington Auto Show hosts this special evening event to honor the coolness of the District. DJ Dimmy will be on the ones and twos. Attendees can also enjoy a cash bar with drink specials, a photo booth and plenty of socialization and networking. You gain access to the event simply by paying admission to the show.  801 Mount Vernon NW | 6-9 pm

  • '1967:Civil Rights at 50': Newseum looks back on the Civil Rights Movement with this special exhibition that focuses on the historical events of 1967. Through the news of the day, the exhibit covers the rise of the Black Panther party, the public criticism of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Muhammad Ali and the eruption of riots in major U.S. cities, including Detroit, Newark and Oakland. 1967: Civil Rights at 50 is part of a rotating exhibit that showcases the relationship between the First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement. 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW | $24.95 + tax

  • Downtown Boys: Are you looking to take part in activism while taking in some of the country’s best punk rock? You’d do well to attend this show at The Black Cat. Downtown Boys have been proclaimed as “America’s most exciting punk band” by Rolling Stone, which is no surprise – their extremely energetic and empowering stage show features a fantastic backing band (including two saxophones!) and frontwoman Victoria Ruiz, who is equal parts singer and rally leader on stage. The show benefits the ACLU, so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to jam for a cause. Two Inch AstronautLoi Loi and Kosi will also play at this Freedom Fair.  1811 14 st NW | 8PM | $15

  • Color-In Creativity Night: Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a night of adult coloring and hot cocoa. 800 G St NW | 5:30 pm | Free 

February 4th

  • Kennedy Center Family Day - Lunar New Year Celebration:  The Kennedy Center welcomes you and your entire family to this free Lunar New Year party. There will be a rooster coloring station (remember, Year of the Rooster), chances to dress-up in Chinese costumes and makeup, a photo booth, lessons on the art of paper-cutting, performances by Beijing acrobats and Chinese musicians and much more. 2700 F St NW | 10:30 am | Free

  • K-Pop Dance Party: Tons of room to dance, two bars, and awesome music. Priza giveaways for the best BAE BAE dancers. 1811 14th St | 9:30 pm | $10 https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1403083

  • Live Action Game of Presidential "Clue": Solve a murder mystery, participate in a scabenger hunt and play Clue without a game board. 2 15th St Nw | 11:30 am | https://thingstododc.com/event/865/live-action-game-of-presidential-clue-and-scavenger-hunt-of-washington-d-c-/

February 5th - superbowl sunday!

  • Chinese New Year Celebration:  The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, known for displaying the finest in Asian art, rings in the Year of the Rooster with its annual Chinese New Year celebration. Students from the Beijing Opera Art’s college will perform, as will Chinese acrobats. Other activities include sugar painting, mask making, photo booth fun, paper cutting and calligraphy demonstrations. Chinese food is available for purchase, too! 1050 Independence Ave SW | 11:00am - 5:00pm

  • SUPERBOWL SUNDAY: New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons plus free FOOD. 6:30 in the TV room at the Hostel. 

  • Boozy Board Game Night: Join the Labyrinth staff as they takeover the top floor of Mr.Henry's for a night of food, drinks, and games. 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 6 pm| Free

February 6th

  • Beauty Pill: This DC experimental-rock band’s 2015 LP, Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are, could be described with rock clichés: comeback album, near-death experience, extended art project. But of course the album was going to be informed by the cardiac infection that nearly killed frontman Chad Clark in 2007 and the long recording process at Arlington’s now-defunct Artisphere. Songs such as “Drapetomania!” and “Exit Without Saving” prove Beauty Pill is our smartest, most daring, and maybe oddest local band. | 7 pm | $15

  • “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks From the Paul G. Allen Family Collection”: Officially, this exhibit chronicles how painting natural scenes has evolved through various artistic movements. Unofficially, it offers a window on an environment that few normally see: the private collection of Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen, who owns these landscapes by Monet, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Cézanne, and O’Keeffe, among others. 1600 21st NW | 10 am | $12

  • Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale: Shoppers who crave the luxury of boutique stores but also bargain-basement prices get the best of both at this annual gathering. The Shoe Hive, Periwinkle, Betsey Fisher, and more than 20 other participants offer steep discounts—up to 80 percent off!—to make room for spring arrivals. No admission fee, but arrive early for a chance at the best stuff. 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria | Free

  • Songbyrd Music Trivia: Join Songbyrd for a night of drinks, eats, and music trivia!  2477 18th St | 7 pm | Free

February 7th

  • Ghost in the Shell: A special one time only presentation of the 1995 anime classic Ghost in the Shell with subtitles and a 15 minute bonus feature.  555 11th St | 7:30 | $15 | https://www.landmarktheatres.com/washington-d-c/e-street-cinema/film-info/ghost-in-the-shell-1995-subtitled

  • The Penthouse Basement Improv: Free comedy at The Pimch! Penthouse Basement will be hosting another comedy night with other comedy groups! 3548 14th St | 7 pm | Free | https://www.facebook.com/events/284621638619167/

  • DC Zinefest No Love Lost and No Love Found: Join Dc Zinefest for a fundraising evening full of old love letters, angry poetry and ofcourse zines. 1658 Columbia Rd Nw | 8 pm | $7

February 8th