Hey there! Were you able to enjoy the gorgeous weather today? Don’t get too excited: We’re supposed to get some snow this weekend. So what can we do? Here are a few ideas:
Any time is a good time for a movie. Pair it with some of the best popcorn ever and you’re talking The Miracle. On Saturday, bring a lot of hankies and watch Sleepless In Seattle. It’s magic. Tickets here.
Sign up for the Petal Porch Parade and decorate your home! 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.
Ever wanted to learn how to use the DC Public Library’s resources and then have a dance party? Here is your chance! Every Friday, DCPL holds a virtual DISdance party. More details and info here.
Saturday, February 12 has A LOT of things to do. Better make sure you get a nap in.
In the morning, join ANC 6B commissioners and neighbors for a neighborhood cleanup! Details below. Show up at 10 a.m. with a smile and get to work:
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, with a follow-up party at Penn Social. Learn more or register here.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at curling, “olympic” cornhole or pinning the tail on the husky, The Wharf is the place for you! On Saturday, from 2-5 p.m., enjoy all this plus s’mores and cocktails. More info via their Facebook event page here. And Curling and Cocktails continues through February 16. You can check that fun out here.
Treat your pup to a puppuccino and treat yourself to some local shopping at Steadfast Supply on Tingey Street. From 1-4 p.m., get treats for your Fido and get fabulous things for yourself. Check the IG post above for more info.
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.
What’s better than a comedy show? A comedy show at a secret location, of course! The Exes and Ohs Comedy show is coming to you at 8 p.m. from a living room at a secret location somewhere around Eastern Market. More information and tickets via Eventbrite.
If you missed Saturday’s neighborhood cleanup, join 6A commissioner Amber Gove for another cleanup starting at 3:30 p.m. She says, ” I’ll be joining parents and caregivers at Maury ES at 3:30 pm for a cleanup, so find me there if you want to join or have questions about ANC-related issues.”
Also on Sunday, catch a Disco Funk Brunch with DJ Phil Reese and Tara Hoot at Crazy Aunt Helen’s! Can confirm, the Aunt can whip up an absolutely delicious breakfast, and they have gluten-free options, if that is important to you. More info here.
Mosaic Theater Company continues their season with Dear Mapel, which was slated to open January 19, but which will now running through February 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.
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.
Feel like going on a walk? Casey Trees has a beautiful guide to trees and their proximity to special places in Black History. Click here to read their post and plan a fun and inspiring walk this weekend (or anytime).
Looking for a Valentine’s plan? Here are several:
Start Valentine’s with some spiffed-up breakfast treats (or anytime treats) from Call Your Mother, such as the new Chocolate Chip Bagel with Raspberry Guava Cream Cheese. They also have Strawberry Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnuts and Pink & Black Cookies with Sprinkles, created byvChef Daniela Moreira.
Order a BIG VALENTINE for the one you love, so everyone on Barracks Row knows! Click here to do this!
Celebrate your love Belgian-style with Belga Café: SIX COURSES of love love love! Click here to read the menu and make reservations.
Matchbox has Valentine-shaped pizzas and a special cocktail called You Make Me Blush. They also have other sweet goodies and the menu is available February 11-14. Order here.
Melange has a delicious dine-in and a to-go option for Valentine’s Day– both with a bubbly option. Check them both out here.
Cafe Berlin has a lovely Valentine’s menu for dine-in. How romantic is dining by the fire and cozying up with blankets? Check the menu out here.
Want to show your sweetie BIG love on Valentine’s Day? How about ordering the You’re My EVERYTHING breakfast from Buffalo and Bergen? The kit includes two Everything Bagels, accompanied by “everything” that is crafted and curated in-house, along with a bottle of champagne and fresh OJ.You can pick up these kits starting tomorrow, February 11, through February 14 or until supplies last.
The Miracle Theatre is doing a run of romantic movies this winter. Next week, watch The Philadelphia Story. Tickets here. On February 25, it’s The Shop Around the Corner. Tickets here. Casablanca is on March 4. Tickets here.
Want to learn how to make Vietnamese Rice Crepes? Then take a Long Lunch with the Hill Center on February 18. More infomation here.
The Foghorn String Band will be at the Hill Center on Sunday, March 20, as part of their American Roots Series. If the first show sells out, a second date will be added. Get your tickets here.
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.
Is mini-golf romantic? It can be, if you take the edge off your competitiveness with some heart-shaped pizza and a drink called Squeeze Be mine at Swingers Golf. Look how pretty it is! More info here.
Through April 24, the United States Botanic Garden will be showcasing a beautiful collection of orchids at the Kogod Courtyard at the Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum. The collection is a celebration of women who’ve helped catalog, conserve and preserve these beautiful plants. More information here.