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40+ Things to Do This February in Washington, DC

The month of romance heats up with an awesome lineup of events, museum exhibits & more in the District

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Events

Date Nights DC - Your ultimate guide to romance in Washington, DC

Date Nights DC – All month long
During the month of romance, see just how lovely DC can be. Enjoy more than 40 deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, put together a great date night as you peruse romantic, adventurous, luxe and budget-friendly date ideas and wow your sweetie when you visit any of our 28 romantic spots. All of this makes February the perfect time to upgrade your date night.

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The Source by Wolfgang Puck - Dumplings - Washington, DC

Chinese New Year Night Market at The Source – Feb. 2
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!
Call 202.637.6100 for tickets
The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

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Washington Wizards Game at the Verizon Center - Things to Do in Washington, DC

Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Feb. 2
The hometown Wizards will take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the heart of Chinatown at Verizon Center, rocking special jerseys in honor of Chinese New Year. The celebration will feature talent all over the court, as the Wizards, currently on a 12-game home winning streak, look to John Wall to lead them to yet another victory as they square off against D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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DC Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant - Comedy Clubs in Washington, DC

Gilbert Gottfried – Feb. 2-4
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.
Tickets
DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Washington Auto Show - Things to Do in Washington, DC

DC Cool Night – Feb. 3
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.
6 – 9 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Kennedy Center Family Day - Lunar New Year Celebration – Washington, DC

Kennedy Center Family Day: Lunar New Year Celebration – Feb. 4
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.
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. |  Free admission
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Chinese New Year Lunar Celebration - Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Washington, DC

Chinese New Year Celebration – Feb. 5
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!
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

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Cupid’s Undie Run - Things to Do in Washington, DC

Cupid’s Undie Run – Feb. 11
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.
1 p.m. |  Register
The Park at 14th, 920 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Festival of Laughs: Mike Epps & Tommy Davidson - Things to Do in Washington, DC

Festival of Laughs: Mike Epps & Tommy Davidson – Feb. 11
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.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

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DC Independent Film Festival – Feb. 15-20 - Things to Do in Washington, DC

DC Independent Film Festival – Feb. 15-20
DC’s longest-running independent film festival presents another diverse body of narrative features, documentaries, shorts, student films and animated works. Filmmakers, you can also nerd out at informative seminars and workshops. With dozens of entries, the festival will premiere films from all over the world. Follow the fest on Twitter, and stay tuned for a full schedule so you can fill our your film itinerary.

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Disney on Ice: Dream Big - Family Friendly Events in Washington, DC

‘Disney on Ice: Dream Big’ – Feb. 15-20
Family entertainment in its finest form comes to Verizon Center for five nights and ten performances this February. Disney on Ice: Dream Big follows Tinker Bell through numerous Disney tales, featuring characters from Frozen, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and much more. Acrobatic skating and unforgettable musical numbers will make this an awesome night for the whole family.
Tickets
Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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The Black Love Experience at the Anacostia Arts Center - Washington, DC

The Black Love Experience – Feb. 18
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. |  Tickets
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

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George Washington's Mount Vernon - Things to Do Near Washington, DC

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. |  Tickets
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic - Events in Washington, DC

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.
Register
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001

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The Atlas Performing Arts Center - H Street NE - Washington, DC

Atlas Intersections Festival – Feb. 24 – March 5
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the INTERSECTIONS Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its most vibrant neighborhoods.
Tickets
The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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DC Rollergirls - Events in February in Washington, DC

DC Rollergirls – Feb. 25
DC Rollergirls launch their 10th season at DC Armory on Feb. 25. The squad will face off against the Free State Roller Derby Black Eye’d Suzies (yep, you read that right) in intense roller-rink action. The 40-minute event will also pay tribute to two legacy DC Rollergirls teams. Expect fast-paced, physical action as these ladies determine the queens of the derby. Tickets coming soon.
DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Museum Exhibits

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden - Winter in Washington, DC

Washington Dollar Days at Tudor Place – All month long
Tudor Place celebrates George Washington every day, as it is DC’s only historic house museum with family ties to the Washingtons. However, the abode is taking fandom to a different level this February, in honor of George’s birthday. Throughout the month, you can tour Tudor Place for just one dollar and view artifacts and furnishings related to the Washingtons, as well as hear stories of the first First Family. Tudor Place is open every day but Monday, and tours begin hourly.
Register
Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Clouds in a Bag exhibit at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Things to do near DC

‘Clouds in a Bag’ – Opens this February
In the late 18th century, the invention of the balloon was an international sensation. A fascination with the concept of flight was born all over Europe, as men and women took to the skies in the first large balloons. This exhibit at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays incredible artifacts, including prints, posters, books, manuscripts and objects, from the collection of Evelyn Way Kendall and Henry Plimpton Kendall that showcase the impact and excitement surrounding the birth of balloons and flight. Stay tuned for an exact opening date.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |  Free admission
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151

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Newseum exterior at sunset - Museums in Washington, DC

‘1967: Civil Rights at 50’ – Opens Feb. 3
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.
Hours & Admission
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

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The Phillips Collection - Museums in Washington, DC

‘Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque’ – Feb. 4 – April 30
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature. Journey to one of history’s most creative scenes through this new and exclusive exhibit at America’s first museum of modern art.
Hours & Admission
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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National Gallery of Art - Museums in Washington, DC

‘Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence’ – Feb. 5 – June 4
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son and grandsons will also be shown). Prepare to view marble and bronze masterpieces that still resonate, even 600 years after their creation.
Hours |  Free admission
National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

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National Gallery of Art East Building - Washington, DC

‘In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’ – Feb. 6 – April 14
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into creating Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work as well, in this new exhibit from the National Gallery of Art.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday |  Free admission
National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

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Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara - Exhibit at National Museum of Women in the Arts - Washington, DC

‘Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara' – Feb. 17 – May 14
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 & Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin - Exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Washington, DC

‘New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin’ – Feb. 17 – May 14
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 & Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II - Exhibit at Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Washington, DC

'Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II' – Opens Feb. 17
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

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Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia - Hillwood Museum - Washington, DC

‘Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia’ – Feb. 18 – June 11
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits, acquired by Hillwood in 2004. The art does a wonderful job of portraying daily life in Russia for the Middletons, as do the exhibit’s other objects, images and publications.
Hours & Admission
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

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@hirshhorn - Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors - Museum Exhibits in Washington, DC

‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ – Feb. 23 – May 14
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit that is sure to draw large crowds and lots of Instagram posts. You must secure a timed pass to enter the exhibit.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |  Free admission
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 7th Street SW and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

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‘The Urban Scene: 1920-1950’  - Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art - Washington, DC

‘The Urban Scene: 1920-1950’ – Feb. 26 – Aug. 6
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its glory and anxiety, and you can experience their pivotal works in this fascinating display.
Hours |  Free admission
National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

Theater

Mack, Beth at The Keegan Theatre - Performing Arts in Washington, DC

‘Mack, Beth’ – Through Feb. 11
The Shakespearean classic has been upgraded for the Internet age. Playwright Chris Stezin (previously nominated for two Helen Hayes Awards) has brought the power couple of Macbeth into the modern day, keeping all of the essential elements that made the original story so powerful: greed, ambition, intense storytelling, well-developed characters. Catch the play at Keegan Theatre before its final showing on Feb. 11.
Tickets
The Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Arena Stage - Theaters & Performance Spaces in Washington, DC

‘Watch on the Rhine’ – Feb. 3 – March 5
Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason comes to Arena Stage to star in this spellbinding, Lillian Hellman-penned masterpiece. Mason plays Fanny, who sees her daughter escape to the DC suburbs with her anti-fascist German husband just as America is about to enter World War II. There’s also a suspicious Eastern European guest living nearby, ratcheting up the tension even more. Arena Stage’s star-studded productions always draw praise, so don’t miss this one.
Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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King Charles III - Shakespeare Theatre Company - Washington, DC

‘King Charles III’ – Feb. 7 – March 12
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs deep into Charles’ psyche as well as those around him (including William, Kate and Harry), unveiling the inner workings of Britain’s most famous family and the intricacies of its democracy.
Tickets
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Kennedy Center - Washington, DC

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Feb. 7-12
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its annual appearance at the Kennedy Center, bringing both new and beloved works that will engage the mind, body and soul. The classic Revelation will be performed, but new works that have timely significance, like Hope Boykin’s r-Evolution, Dream., are also part of the production. You’ll be uplifted by the music and dance of one of America’s most prestigious companies.
Tickets
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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‘The Select (The Sun Also Rises)’ – Shakespeare Theatre Company - Feb. 18 – April 2

‘The Select (The Sun Also Rises)’ – Feb. 18 – April 2
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service, moving from Paris bistros to bullfighting in Pamplona, all the while translating its narrator’s deep thoughts on love lost and blending together artistic forms.
Tickets
Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Intelligence at Arena Stage - Performing Arts in Washington, DC

‘Intelligence’ – Feb. 24 – April 9
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this production that is sure to leave you breathless.
Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Kennedy Center at night over Potomac River

‘Dead Man Walking’ – Feb. 25 – March 11
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the help of Prejean in one last appeal attempt. She empathizes with him, but once she hears the victims’ side of the story, her emotions are torn. With unforgettable music and characters, this play has become a modern classic. The Washington National Opera performs.
Tickets
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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‘Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing’ - Signature Theatre - Things to Do Near Washington, DC

‘Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing’ – Feb. 28 – March 26
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a warm and hilarious portrait of the songstress as she climbs the charts and into American hearts.
Tickets
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

Music

Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz - Concerts in Washington, DC

Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz – Feb. 2
Allison Crutchfield is one of indie rock’s strongest emerging songwriters, a notion confirmed by her recently released debut album, Tourist in This Town. Crutchfield began her musical career playing in bands such as P.S. Eliot and Bad Banana with her sister, Katie, who performs as Waxahatchee. In 2012, she co-founded Swearin’, an irresistible pop-punk band that truly gave bloom to Allison’s awesome songwriting talents. Experience her and her new band, The Fizz, at Black Cat’s Backstage space.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Black Cat 14th Street Washington, DC

Downtown Boys – Feb. 3
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 Astronaut, Loi Loi and Kosi will also play at this Freedom Fair.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center - Washington, DC

Lunar New Year at the Kennedy Center: Beijing Symphony Orchestra – Feb. 6
The internationally acclaimed Beijing Symphony Orchestra will perform a stunning program at the Kennedy Center. The event will feature a special orchestration of Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Earth with traditional Chinese instruments, as well as a world premiere of a Kennedy Center commission and two other orchestral works inspired by Chinese culture.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Concert Hall at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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30 Club Washington DC - Credit Lisa A. Walker

Parquet Courts – Feb. 13
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. Don’t miss this blistering set at 9:30 Club.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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 The Radio Dept. – Feb. 15 - Concerts in Washington, DC

The Radio Dept. – Feb. 15
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.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Ms. Lauryn Hill – Feb. 16 - Concerts in Washington, DC

Ms. Lauryn Hill – Feb. 16
Almost 20 years since the release of her first and only album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Ms. Lauryn Hill is embarking on a national tour. The singer/rapper shook the music world with that 1998 record, which featured three hit singles and debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Prior to that, she dazzled audiences with her voice and lyrics as part of The Fugees. Hill has continued to tour and perform over the years, still packing the talent and energy that helped her burst onto the scene. Expect an emotional and powerful show at The Warner Theatre.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC

Regina Cartner: ‘Simply Ella’ – Feb. 17
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

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Fillmore Silver Spring - Live Music Venues Near Washington, DC

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Feb. 25
One of hip-hop’s greatest groups is coming to the Fillmore Silver Spring to rain down 1,000-word verses and signature choruses on a Saturday night this February. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony emerged from Cleveland, OH in the early-1990s, helped to stardom by the late Eazy-E. With songs like “1st of Tha Month” and “Crossroads,” Bone Thugs laid out a signature style of spit-fire rhymes and harmonies never heard from a rap group before. Expect a hit-packed set list.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Tour - Concerts in Washington, DC

Ariana Grande – Feb. 27
Although she’s only been a pop music superstar for three years (as opposed to zero days for most humans), Ariana Grande has been so prevalent on radios and televisions that it feels as if she’s been showing off her incredible voice and talent for much longer. Her North American tour will hit DC’s Verizon Center with a bang this February, and expect a stadium packed with adoring fans. Excitement will be at a fever pitch for smash hits like “The Way,” “Problem,” “Love Me Harder” and “Side to Side”.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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9:30 Club - Music Venues in Washington, DC

Japandroids – Feb. 28
To put it simply, Japandroids are quintessential rock and roll. The duo play loud, hard and fast, and that’s been the case since Post-Nothing arrived in 2009. Their new album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, is already drawing heaps of praise. The guitar-and-drums set-up and the heart-on-sleeve lyrics embody the rawness of rock, while the live shows bottle up enough sound and energy to start a revolution. Fists will be in the air. Heads will bang. And you will leave loving life.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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