14 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around D.C. This Week

14 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around D.C. This Week

Monday, February 12

Profs and Pints: This week’s lecture delves into the theme of love. Laura Papish, an associate professor of philosophy at George Washington University, will lead a discussion on the history of love, exploring its evolution from the perspectives of Ancient Greek philosophy to its portrayal in contemporary films and pop culture. (Location: Penn Social; Time: 6 p.m.; Cost: $14.31)

History of Chocolate: Join food historian Francine Segan as she uncovers the fascinating history of chocolate, tracing its journey across continents and its transformation from a bitter bean to a beloved delicacy. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to sample fine imported Italian chocolates. (Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center; Time: 6:45 p.m.; Cost: $45 for Smithsonian Members, $55 for non-members)

Lunar New Year Fundraiser: Celebrate the Lunar New Year while supporting the 1882 Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening D.C.’s Chinatown. Hospitality AAPI is hosting a fundraiser featuring unlimited drinks, cuisine from acclaimed chefs, and a mesmerizing lion dance performance. (Location: Lost Generation Brewing Company; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Cost: $48.88)

Lundi Gras Celebration: Kickstart your Mardi Gras festivities with St. Vincent Wine Bar. Ticket holders will be treated to a welcome cocktail, beads, live music, and the opportunity to indulge in gumbo. (Location: St. Vincent Wine; Time: 5 p.m.; Cost: $15+)

More Events:

  • Red Sammy (Location: Songbyrd; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $15)
  • Spit Dat in Residence (Location: Woolly Mammoth Theatre; Time: 8 p.m.; Free admission)
  • Ron Pope (Location: The Hamilton Live; Time: 8 p.m.; Cost: $20)
  • Machine Head (Location: The Fillmore; Time: 6:30 p.m.; Cost: $46)
  • Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band (Location: 9:30 Club; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $47.50)
  • Late Night Stand Up Comedy (Location: Sudhouse DC; Time: 9:45 p.m.; Free admission)

Tuesday, February 13

Ain’t Too Proud: Delve into the life and legacy of one of the greatest R&B groups of all time, the Temptations, with the musical production of “Ain’t Too Proud.” Explore their rise to fame at the Kennedy Center until February 18. (Location: Kennedy Center; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Cost: $49+)

Palentines Yoga: Reunion Hot Yoga offers a special reduced-price yoga class for “Palentine’s Day.” Participants can join either in person or virtually via livestream. (Location: Reunion Hot Yoga or virtual; Time: 6:30 p.m.; Cost: $5-10)

Crazy in Love Trivia: Join the National Portrait Gallery for its first trivia night of 2024, featuring questions centered around romance, heartbreak, and love songs in honor of the holiday season. (Location: National Portrait Gallery; Time: 5 p.m.; Free admission)

More Events:

  • Valentine’s-themed Cookie Class (Location: Lost Boy Cider; Time: 6:30 p.m.; Cost: $68)
  • Valentine’s Day Comedy Show (Location: POP Fizz Bar; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $10)
  • Asking for a Friend with Rhaina Cohen and Dr. Marisa Franco (Location: Sixth & I and virtual; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $10 for virtual, $15 for in-person)
  • Bread & Roses Black Labor History Month (Location: Busboys and Poets Takoma; Time: 7 p.m.; Free admission)
  • Softcult (Location: Black Cat; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Cost: $22)
  • All New: New Material Show (Location: Hotbed; Time: 8 p.m.; Free admission)
  • Divine Intervention screening (Location: Suns Cinema; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $12)
  • Ron Pope (Location: The Hamilton; Time: 8 p.m.; Cost: $25.51+)

Wednesday, February 14

Valentine’s Day Pop Up: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Amazon and MoCA Arlington Valentine’s Day Pop-Up at Met Park. Enjoy various vendors, arts and crafts projects, and festive installations. (Location: 525 14th St. S; Time: 11 a.m.; Free admission)

DC Bike Party: Join the DC Bike Party for a Valentine’s Day treat as cyclists come together to create a giant heart across the city. Cyclists of all levels are welcome to participate. (Location: Dupont Circle; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Free admission)

Worst Date Ever: Attend Story District’s sixth annual Worst Date Ever contest, where local daters share their tales of dating mishaps. Audience members can vote for the worst story, with the winner receiving the coveted “Golden Plunger.” (Location: Howard Theatre; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Cost: $35)

More Events:

  • Valentine’s Day Secret Tour (Location: The Mansion on O Street; Various times; Cost: $40)
  • Galentine’s Card Making (Location: Shop Made in DC Georgetown; Time: 6 p.m.; Cost: $55)
  • Deap Vally (Location: Black Cat; Time: 6 p.m.; Cost: $22+)
  • Umphrey’s McGee (Location: 9:30 Club; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $90)
  • After Life screening (Location: McLean Community Center; Time: 6:30 p.m.; Free admission)
  • BAD Singalong: Love & Hate, Breakups & Makeups (Location: Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar; Time: 7 p.m.; Free admission)
  • Tony Sands (Location: The Hamilton Live; Time: 8 p.m.; Cost: $15+)
  • The Ultimate Queer Game Show (Location: DC Arts Center; Time: 8:30 p.m.; Cost: $10)

Thursday, February 15

Softly, Softly: Artist and Howard University professor Maria Fenton presents “Softly Softly,” an exhibition exploring the experiences of Black women through various artistic mediums. (Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium; Time: 7 p.m.; Cost: $10)

Where We Belong: Experience Madeline Sayet’s solo piece “Where We Belong,” which chronicles her journey as a Mohegan theater-maker pursuing a PhD in Shakespeare in the U.K. Sayet traces her ancestral journey in the 1700s alongside her own, offering a unique perspective on identity and belonging. (Location: Folger Theatre; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Cost: $20)

Camp Barker: CulturalDC commemorates the historic Camp Barker, a Civil War-era contraband camp, with the unveiling of a 6-foot wax replica of the Lincoln Memorial. This event pays homage