As I type, dainty flakes are falling. Be careful in the snow and stay warm! What can we do?
For starters, why not catch Sheila E . and the E. Train at City Winery? She has two shows: one a 6 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m., so the early birds and the night owls can both get down. Tickets.
Any time is a good time for a movie. Pair it with some of the best popcorn ever and you’re talking The Miracle. This week, you can see “Encanto,” “West Side Story” and more titles through their virtual cinema. Tickets here.
Mosaic Theater Company continues their season with Dear Mapel, which was slated to open January 19, but which will now run February 2 through 13. You can check out a trailer here and get tickets here.
Are you a member of the Capitol Hill Art League? CHAL welcomes artists of all kinds to join and to have a chance to participate in several exhibits throughout the year. Currently, work is being accepted for Twists and Turns, a show juried by local artist Will Fleishell. Learn more about CHAL here and submit your work here. In the meantime, take a look at their latest juried show here.
Get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by making cards for seniors through Cupid’s Kids. No matter how old you are, brighten a District senior’s holiday with a handmade token. Click here for more information.
On Monday, January 31, join Capitol Hill Village for District Dialogues: Conversations on race and justice in our city. The meeting is free but you are asked to register ahead of time. Click here for more information and registration.
Celebrate February with the Wampanoag tribes of Massachusetts and learn about their food, traditions, crafts and storytelling. All programs will be available throughout the month of February via the National Museum of the American Indian‘s portal here.
Get ready to sign up for the Petal Porch Parade! A happy neighborhood celebration of spring and pink, this event encourages neighbors to go ALL OUT and decorate their homes and add them to the official map. For more information, click here. Registration opens February 1.
The Golden Triangle BID holds their Golden Haiku contest every winter. You can submit up to two of your poems –which do not have to fit the 5-7-5 scheme as long as they are written in the spirit of haiku– through this portal until February 6. May your musings see the eyes of spring.
Are you interested in researching you family history through the DC History Center? On February 5, there will be a virtual orientation to help you get started, especially if you’re researching your Black ancestry. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Have you ever wanted to be one of those crazy people who run around the city in their underwear for the event we all know as Cupid’s Undie Run? The Undie Run, which is actually a benefit to help raise awareness and funds for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research, is a delightful and cold tradition, happening on February 12 this year. Interested? Learn more or register here.
Also on February 12, how about a drag brunch to benefit SMYAL, the local non-profit, which provides help, guidance and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ youth? Valentine’s Day is a Drag starts at 6:30 p.m. More info and tickets here.
Looking for a Valentine’s plan? Here are several:
Celebrate your love Belgian-style with Belga Café: SIX COURSES of love love love! Click here to read the menu and make reservations.
Order a BIG VALENTINE for the one you love, so everyone on Barracks Row knows! Click here to do this!
The National Cannabis Festival is happening April 23 at the RFK Festival Grounds. The concert will feature Wiz Khalifa, but in addition to the music, there will be a whole host of events promoting community, education, policy and high times. Click here for tickets and vendor information.
Have you been to The Reach at the Kennedy Center? Celebrate winter and the Lunar New Year with Winter Lanterns, a multicolored celebration of the spring festival. Since the year of the Tiger begins on February 1, you can see lit-up tigers and pandas frolicking among the flowers, butterflies and other beautiful scenes. Winter Lanterns opened yesterday, 1/27, and will continue through February 6. More info here.
On January 29, RLG Electronics will be helping you recycle your electronics. They’ll be at the corner of Georgia Avenue NW & Howard Place NW (near the Banneker Community Center) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more upcoming events, click here.