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Gregory Porter
Thursday 02/11
Gregory Porter @ The Howard Theatre
$39 / $45
Ever-dapper in his Kangol Summer Spitfire hat, suit jacket and wooden-wristband Nixon watch, Gregory Porter is discussing his new single. A rolling piano, organ and brass-powered soul-jazz number, it’s called Musical Genocide. It’s a provocative title – was that intentional? “Well…” begins this Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/entertainer with a chuckle. “It’s a provocative title in the sense that unfortunately the word carries significance in our history – and still does. So I meant it to be provocative in that way. But as the first lines say: ‘I do not agree, this is not for me…’” So while, yes, “on a larger level I’m talking about that,” Porter’s song has typically multiple layers. Musical Genocide isn’t the only song on his acclaimed third album Liquid Spirit that talks about the record industry. “If you manufacture everything; if you shy away from the organic artist who’s gone through something in his life to try figure out music; if you’re only going for the sexiest, newest thing… Well, that’ll be the death of blues, of soul… So that’s what I mean.” Luckily, this charismatic Californian is here to breathe life, and vitality, and fun, and excitement, and passion, and honesty into the musical genres he has loved from boyhood, ever since Nat “King” Cole entered his heart. It’s the central message of the album’s title: Porter is here with Liquid Spirit, offering up a replenishing, satisfying brew. As the 200,000 fans who’ve bought his albums in Germany will attest, or as the British listeners who have heard him light up the airwaves at 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 will agree, or as the lucky crowds who’ve seen him at Cheltenham Jazz Festival or playing with Gilles Peterson or his set just before Stevie Wonder at Calling Festival can vouchsafe: you can drink deep of Gregory Porter. And the best kind of intoxication will follow. As the lyrics to his foot-stomping, high-clapping title track have it: “Un-reroute the rivers, let the dammed water be, there’s some people down the way that’s thirsty, so let the liquid spirit free…’” It’s a sentiment that’s of a piece with the slow burning success of Liquid Spirit, released last autumn as the first fruits of Porter’s new worldwide deal with Blue Note Records, and now back in the UK mainstream charts and nearing the Top 10. “The word-of-mouth quality of this record, and even my first two, is a positive thing in a way,” affirms this big-voiced, big-hearted man who’s as adept at covers of The “In” Crowd and jazz standard I Fall In Love Too Easily as he is at singing his own compositions. “When you say the people are thirsty – they want something. And not speaking narcissistically, everything they want is contained in me! But I do know that people are thirsting for something musical. And they come to me after a concert and say: where you been?’ And sometimes,” he acknowledges with a grin, “I think they don’t even mean me – it’s a feeling they get inside once they hear something I’ve done.” Where he’s been is slowly, measuredly building his craft. It’s a work ethic – dogged, patient, respectful – that Porter learned at his mother’s knee in Bakersfield, California. A single parent to eight children, and a “storefront minister”, she’s paid tribute to on the simple, elegant, brushed-snares album track When Love Is King: “He lifted up the underneath, all of his wealth he did bequeath… of hungry children first He’d think to pull their lives up from the brink…” “These are all concerns she’s had, the philosophies she instilled in me. If there was somebody on the edge who needed just a little help to get back, whether spiritually, food, housing, clothing… That was her thing. She as a storefront minister who wanted to go where people are dazed and confused and lost. Kids walking around who didn’t know where their daddy was. She wanted to go where there was trouble.” Often times that trouble rolled right up to the Porter kids’ front door. The Klu Klux Klan was active in Bakersfield, and young Gregory and his brothers regularly ran the gauntlet of racial hate. “It was intense,” he says simply. “But my mother protected us and shielded us from that – psychologically as well. But at the same time we still had cool friends, basketball games and summer league. So there were two kinds of worlds going on.” There were also many musical words. Bakersfield was an epicentre of country music. But it’s mostly migrated population – from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi – had also brought with it gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, soul. “I was singing that music of a bygone era with these old church members that my mother would associate with. And that still informs my music. Liquid Spirit is directly from that.” This rich mixture goes some way to explaining the power and impact of Porter’s music. But he’s the first to admit that it also means it can be confusing to purists. “I’m fully aware that everything I do doesn’t adequately please jazz traditionalists,” he says with a shrug. But he likes it that way – likes being able to appeal to the Cheltenham Jazz crowds and the younger fans of Peterson, the respected, genre-hopping DJ doyen. “I laugh at the mix of people who show up at shows. I realise I have to give them all something – and something for all of them exists in me. There are songs that a 68-year-old grandma likes. And there are hard-hitting, more bass- and funk-infused things. That’s part of my vocabulary as well. And I don’t do them as a separate part of the show – they co-mingle and co-exist. Which is something I’ve done with everything – racially, politically. I’m trying to find that happy medium.” All of which has conspired to take Gregory Porter a long way from Bakersfield. These days he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 18-month-old son. But, actually, mostly he lives on the road. “It’s intense,” he nods of the familial absence that’s been amplified by the international success of Liquid Spirit. “It’s intense,” he repeats. “I go home and he tries not to let me go the day that I’m there. He knows that if I have a 5am wake-up for a flight, he knows I’m up and liable to be gone for two, three weeks. And that’s a long time in his memory. That’s half his life! “But one thing I’ve realised is that with all three of these records, I don’t shy away from uncomfortable or painful situations in my life. So that’s the emotions that that brings. Today, before I came here, I was working on a song called Cornbread And Caviar Dreams, which is about my son. My wife is Russian, and of course my mother made great cornbread,” he laughs. “So that’s painful. But I’m figuring it out. I want him to hear the message in When Love Was King. I hope he has thought and empathy for other people, and mutual respect. He has some say in this record.And true to his positive mindset, Porter uses the separation, and the travelling, and alchemises it into something magical on stage. “In a way, jetlag and the punishing schedule can actually take me there more,” he says of his onstage mindset. “The band will be like, ‘Greg, you ain’t got to sing that hard!’ But that feeling of exhaustion makes me think of my family or my mother or a situation or a struggle. When I sing Work Song it makes me think of my mother and how hard she worked. And it makes me work harder.” And when he’s not working, this stylish man is relaxing by entertaining in another way. “I love cooking, and I love having friends over. I think of music in the same way I think about food, in the serving aspect – you put a plate of food in front of a friend and it feels good, they’re nourished. I think about music like that. And the things that I’m good at are these nourishing things – music, food…. I used to be into massage. Giving, not receiving! And then some other things that you don’t need to know about!” he adds with a hearty laugh. But in the end it always comes back to the music. For Gregory Porter the songs, and their messages, and their power, literally are the be-all and end-all. “I’m trying to come honestly, really trying to be unpretentious. I’m trying to be appealing, even as a jazz artist, to the non-jazz head. Trying to speak to them as well. I want to speak to the human heart. “And I’m gonna keep on trying to do my thing,” he smiles. “Really, I’m married to music. And whether people keep on buying my records or not, or keep on coming to the shows or not, I’m still gonna sing. I’m amazed and thankful and blown away that I’ve had these opportunities. But if they take it away, I’m cool. I’ve still got my songs,” Porter concludes, beaming expansively. “I swear to God I am cool!” That he is. They don’t come much cooler than Gregory Porter.

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    The Town Tavern (Adams Morgan: 2323 18th St. NW)
    $0 / $0
    7:45PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 10
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  • DC Emergence Blues Dance Lessons
    Emergence Community Arts Collective
    $5
    7:55PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 10
    Click to Expand
  • Anonymous Heroes
    International Spy Museum
    $10.00 / $10.00
    8:00PM - 8:30pm
    Wednesday, February 10
    Click to Expand
  • Explore with the Executive Director
    United States Botanic Garden
    Free
    8:00PM - 12:00pm
    Wednesday, February 10
    Click to Expand
  • MOTLEY Trivia @ Lucky Bar (FREE to play! Prizes!)
    Lucky Bar
    Free
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 10
    Click to Expand
  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50.00
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 10
    Click to Expand
  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 10
    Click to Expand
  • Stalley at Ottobar February 10, 2016
    THE OTTOBAR
    $15.00 / $18.00
    8:00PM
    Wednesday, February 10
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  • Thursday, February 11

  • EQUUS
    Source DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    12:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Treat Yo’ Self (Or Someone Else) Holiday Pop Up
    Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan
    Free
    12:00AM - 9:00pm
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Treat Yo’ Self (Or Someone Else) Holiday Pop Up
    Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan
    Free
    12:00AM - 9:00pm
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Art in Motion: The 25th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
    The Mansion at Strathmore
    Free
    10:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • BiH Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.
    Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Helen Frederick: Acts of Silence
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Perspectives: Lara Baladi
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Postwar Germanic Expressions: Gifts from Michael Werner
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Question Bridge: Black Males
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • The Journals of Duncan Phillips
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Trending: Contemporary Art Now
    Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
    Free
    10:00AM - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Gallery B February Exhibition
    Gallery B
    Free
    12:00PM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Masha Trebukova and Oleg Kudryashov: Watercolors, Pastels, Drypoints, and Gouache
    gallery neptune & brown
    Free
    12:00PM - 7:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Prim@s
    TRANSFORMER
    Free
    12:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Happy Hour
    Urbana Restaurant & Bar
    Free
    3:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Inaugural “Cider Week”
    The Prospect
    Free
    5:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Office Hours: Happy Hour
    STK Washington D.C.
    Free
    5:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • An Evening of the Arts
    National Postal Museum
    Free
    5:30PM - 8:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Pike & Rose Hosts Ladies Night Out
    Pike & Rose
    Free
    5:30PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Sweet Seduction Dessert Tasting Menu
    Trummer’s On Main
    Free
    5:30PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Gregory Porter
    The Howard Theatre
    $39 / $45
    6:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • MCLive!
    JCC of Greater Washington
    $36 / $36
    6:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Second Thursday Art Night
    Torpedo Factory Art Center
    Free
    6:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • SLASH Run Benefit for the District Alliance for Safe Housing
    Slash Run
    Free
    6:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • ThurSTK
    STK Washington D.C.
    Free
    6:00PM - 12:00 AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • A (Mobile) Still Life
    Hillyer Art Space
    Free
    6:30PM - 8:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • ALEXANDER CHEE – QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
    Politics & Prose@Busboys & Poets Brookland
    Free
    6:30PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Big Head Todd and The Monsters w/ Mike Doughty
    9:30 Club
    $35
    6:30PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $17
    6:30PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Curator’s Perspective – Seeing Nature
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    6:30PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Dreams as a Source for Holocaust Research
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Free
    6:30PM - 8:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • FREE Anti-Valentine’s Craft Beer & Comedy Show: Power of Positive Drinking!
    Right Proper Brewing Company
    Free
    6:30PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • A Night of Poetry and Storytelling
    McLean Project for the Arts
    Free
    7:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Cassandra Allen at Living Room Live (Jazz /Afro-Latin Jazz)
    The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
    Free
    7:00PM - 10:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • COLLEGE DANCE PARTY NITE FEAT. GANG OF THIEVES
    Gypsy Sally’s
    $12 / $12
    7:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • ROAD SHOW: WINTRY MIX AT DC ARTS CENTER
    DC Arts Center
    $12 / $15
    7:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Treat Yourself
    Georgetown Neighborhood Library
    Free
    7:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Wendy Newman: 121 First Dates
    Barnes & Noble at CUA
    Free
    7:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Folger Theatre
    $35
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical
    Olney Theatre Center, Mainstage
    $75 / $75
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • JOIN SOULCYCLE 14th STREET – BRITNEY SPEARS VS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RIDE
    SoulCycle 14th Street
    $30
    7:30PM - 8:15 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Last Resort Comedy Show at Science Club
    Science Club DC
    $0 / $0
    7:30PM - 10:15 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Sweat
    The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:30PM - 10:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • The City of Conversation
    The Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:30PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Valentine’s in DC with The Punany Poets
    Anacostia Arts Center
    $40.00 / $50.00
    7:30PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • The Life and Times of Major Tom: A Chronological Burlesque Tribute to David Bowie
    Rock and Roll Hotel
    $15.00 / $20.00
    8:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Kid Cudi (New Date! All Tickets from December 10th Honored!)
    Echostage
    $55 / $55
    8:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • No Chaser :: FRINGE MUSIC
    Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre
    Free
    8:00PM - 12:00 AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • PaintNite DC @ KORA
    KORA
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 9:00pm
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50.00
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Throwback Thursday
    Nellie’s Sports Bar
    Free
    9:00PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Karaoke @ Sticky Rice DC
    Sticky Rice DC
    Free
    10:00PM - 1:30 AM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Valentine’s in DC with The Punany Poets
    Anacostia Arts Center
    $40.00 / $50.00
    10:00PM - 11:30 PM
    Thursday, February 11
    Click to Expand
  • Friday, February 12

  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
    Kennedy Center Opera House
    $19.00
    12:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • District Supper Valentine’s Day Pop-Up
    Prequel DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • EQUUS
    Source DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    12:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • The Rewind at Local 16 a Video Set hosted by Dj MiGGL
    Local 16
    $0.00 / $0.00
    12:00AM - 3:00 am
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars
    Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
    $69.00
    12:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Art in Motion: The 25th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
    The Mansion at Strathmore
    Free
    10:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • BiH Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.
    Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Foxy Brown (1974; 94 min)
    Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
    Free
    10:00AM - 1:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Helen Frederick: Acts of Silence
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Perspectives: Lara Baladi
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Postwar Germanic Expressions: Gifts from Michael Werner
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Question Bridge: Black Males
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • The Journals of Duncan Phillips
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Trending: Contemporary Art Now
    Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
    Free
    10:00AM - 6:00 pm
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Gallery B February Exhibition
    Gallery B
    Free
    12:00PM - 6:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Masha Trebukova and Oleg Kudryashov: Watercolors, Pastels, Drypoints, and Gouache
    gallery neptune & brown
    Free
    12:00PM - 7:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • MIND OVER MATTER MUSIC OVER MIND :: FRINGE MUSIC in the Library
    MLK Jr. Memorial Library
    Free
    12:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Prim@s
    TRANSFORMER
    Free
    12:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Happy Hour
    Urbana Restaurant & Bar
    Free
    3:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • cocktails+craft: MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE & TAPESTRY WEAVING
    Artspace DC
    $80
    5:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Inaugural “Cider Week”
    The Prospect
    Free
    5:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Lip Service
    STK Washington D.C.
    Free
    5:00PM - 1:00 AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Office Hours: Happy Hour
    STK Washington D.C.
    Free
    5:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Valentine’s Weekend Celebration at Bacino’s and Bella Bacinos
    Bella Bacinos La Grange
    Free
    5:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • ZACHARY LUCKY
    Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge
    Free
    5:30PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Free Folger Friday: Write Your Renaissance Love Letter
    Folger Shakespeare Library
    Free
    6:00PM - 7:15 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Graveyard w/ Spiders
    9:30 Club
    $25
    6:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Luce Unplugged Community Showcase
    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
    Free
    6:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Umphrey’s McGee w/ Tauk
    Echostage
    $35
    6:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $20
    6:30PM - 9:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Make Up Party
    DC Improv Lounge
    Free
    6:30PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • $5 Comedy Night
    The State Theatre
    $5 / $5
    7:00PM - 11:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Chatham County Line
    The Hamilton Live
    $17.00 / $22.00
    7:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Matthew Whitaker
    Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery
    $20.00
    7:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Film Screening: “Timbuktu”
    Alliance Francaise de Washington
    $7.00
    7:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Hey Marseilles w/ Bad Bad Hats
    U Street Music Hall
    $15
    7:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • ROAD SHOW: WINTRY MIX AT DC ARTS CENTER
    DC Arts Center
    $12 / $15
    7:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • TOM PRINCIPATO BAND
    Gypsy Sally’s
    $15 / $18
    7:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • WMZQ’s Stars ‘n Guitars with Craig Morgan
    Fillmore Silver Spring
    $25.00
    7:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • 121 Dates in 1 Night
    Monroe Street Market Cornerstone Club Room
    Free
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical
    Olney Theatre Center, Mainstage
    $75 / $75
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Sweat
    The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:30PM - 10:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • The City of Conversation
    The Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:30PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • The Way We Were
    Atlas Performing Arts Center
    $35 / $35
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Folger Theatre
    $35
    8:00PM - 10:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • David Bowie Tribute Show
    Mason Inn – Glover Park
    Free
    8:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Lauren Calve * Sara Curtin * Mellow Diamond * Marian McLaughlin @ Songbyrd
    Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe
    $10 / $12
    8:00PM - 11:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • PaintNite DC @ James Hoban’s
    James Hoban’s
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 9:00pm
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50.00
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Matthew Whitaker
    Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery
    $20.00
    9:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $20
    9:15PM - 11:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Horrible Fun
    Under The Gun Theater
    $15.00 / $15.00
    10:00PM - 11:55 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Valentine’s in New York with The Punany Poets
    The Producer’s Club
    $40.00 / $50.00
    10:00PM - 11:30 PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Snails
    930 CLUB
    $22
    11:00PM - 4:00 AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Steez Promo Presents… Snailin USA Tour Pt. 2 featuring Snails w/ Must Die + more TBA!
    9:30 Club
    $22
    11:00PM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • The Freedom Party® NYC!!!
    B.B King Blues Club
    $20 / $15
    11:00PM - 4:00 AM
    Friday, February 12
    Click to Expand
  • Saturday, February 13

  • ACID PEOPLE feat. DJs Ron Jackson, Juana, Damon Bradley
    Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
    Free
    12:00AM - 3:00 AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
    Kennedy Center Opera House
    $19.00
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • District Supper Valentine’s Day Pop-Up
    Prequel DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • EQUUS
    Source DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Odyssey Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises
    Odyssey Cruises
    Free
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Spirit Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises
    Spirit Cruises
    Free
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Valentine’s in New York with The Punany Poets
    The Producer’s Club
    $40.00 / $50.00
    12:00AM - 8:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars
    Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
    $69.00
    12:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday
    George Washington’s Mount Vernon
    $17 / $17
    9:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Cupid’s Undie Run Pre-Race Brunch
    LINCOLN Restaurant
    Free
    9:30AM - 12:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Art in Motion: The 25th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
    The Mansion at Strathmore
    Free
    10:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • BiH Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.
    Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Fly By Light (2014; 60 min)
    Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
    $0 / $0
    10:00AM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld’s Discovery of Pasargadae
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Helen Frederick: Acts of Silence
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Lego Love for the Whole Family
    Room & Board
    Free
    10:00AM - 12:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Perspectives: Lara Baladi
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Postwar Germanic Expressions: Gifts from Michael Werner
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Question Bridge: Black Males
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • The Journals of Duncan Phillips
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Trending: Contemporary Art Now
    Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
    Free
    10:00AM - 6:00 pm
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop
    National Postal Museum
    Free
    10:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Flying in the Great Hall
    National Building Museum
    Free
    10:30AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • InterAct Story Theatre presents One Gold Coin–Una moneda de oro
    The Wheaton Public Library
    $0 / $0
    11:00AM - 12:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Open Studio: Love in Every Language
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    12:00PM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Double Feature: Alien & Total Recall, Hosted by Solomon HaileSelassie
    Library of Congress, Madison Building, Pickford Theater
    Free
    12:00PM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Gallery B February Exhibition
    Gallery B
    Free
    12:00PM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Masha Trebukova and Oleg Kudryashov: Watercolors, Pastels, Drypoints, and Gouache
    gallery neptune & brown
    Free
    12:00PM - 7:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Prim@s
    TRANSFORMER
    Free
    12:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Intimate Illusions
    The Mayflower Hotel
    $65.00 / $65.00
    1:30PM - 3:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    $20.00
    1:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Sweat
    The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
    $55
    1:30PM - 4:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • The City of Conversation
    The Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
    $55
    1:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Arielle Shoshana Scented Luxury Workshops
    Arielle Shoshana
    Free
    2:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • CRAWL IN LOVE bar crawl (2nd Annual)
    Boundary Stone
    $12 / $17
    2:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Digital Technologies and Archaeology in the Modern Middle East
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    2:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Saturday Apertivo Hour at Urbana
    Urbana Restaurant and Bar
    Free
    3:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • The Way We Were
    Atlas Performing Arts Center
    $35 / $35
    4:30PM - 7:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Inaugural “Cider Week”
    The Prospect
    Free
    5:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Office Hours: Happy Hour
    STK Washington D.C.
    Free
    5:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    $20.00
    5:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • SINGLE LADIES WORKSHOP @Joy of Motion Dance Center
    Joy of Motion Dance Center Atlas
    $25.00 / $30.00
    5:00PM - 7:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • SKRIBE
    Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge
    Free
    5:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Story District’s Sucker for Love
    9:30 Club
    $25
    5:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Alexandria Symphony Presents: The Dramatic
    Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall
    $40.00 / $80.00
    6:00PM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Artist Reception & Poetry Slam @ Studio Gallery
    Studio Gallery
    Free
    6:00PM - 8:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Nerd Nite February: Nerds Need Love Too
    DC9, 1940 9th St NW, DC
    $10 / $10
    6:00PM - 9:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Dustin Lynch
    Fillmore Silver Spring
    $25.00
    6:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $20
    6:30PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Flow Tribe with The Trongone Band
    The Hamilton Live
    $25.00 / $25.00
    6:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Valentine’s Day is a Drag
    18th & U Duplex Diner
    $20.00
    6:30PM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • A Family Affair: The Whitfield Family Band
    Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery
    $26.00
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • ADAM DEVINE
    GW Lisner Auditorium
    $35
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Bebel Gilberto
    The State Theatre
    $35 / $38
    7:00PM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Darius Jones The Oversoul Manual :: FRINGE MUSIC
    Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre
    Free
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • ROAD SHOW: WINTRY MIX AT DC ARTS CENTER
    DC Arts Center
    $12 / $15
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Roomful of Teeth & American Contemporary Music Ensemble
    Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
    $35
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • SKIP CASTRO BAND
    Gypsy Sally’s
    $15 / $20
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage
    Warner Theatre
    $42.00
    7:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical
    Olney Theatre Center, Mainstage
    $75 / $75
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Sweat
    The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:30PM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • The City of Conversation
    The Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:30PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • The Way We Were
    Atlas Performing Arts Center
    $35 / $35
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • Red Dress Ball with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra
    glen echo spanish ballroom
    $18
    7:45PM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • All Good Presents… The Devil Makes Three w/ Langhorne Slim
    9:30 Club
    $22.50
    8:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • NERD NITE FEBRUARY
    DC9 Nightclub
    $10.00 / $10.00
    8:00PM - 8:30pm
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Oh Canada
    Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW)
    $12.00 / $15.00
    8:00PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • PaintNite DC @ Bertucci’s (Foggy Bottom)
    Bertucci’s (Foggy Bottom)
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 7:00pm
    Saturday, February 13
    Click to Expand
  • PaintNite DC @ Hunan One
    Hunan One
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 3:00pm
    Saturday, February 13
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  • PaintNite DC @ Mellow Mushroom
    Mellow Mushroom (Adams Morgan)
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 3:00pm
    Saturday, February 13
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  • PaintNite DC @ The Front Page
    The Front Page
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 7:00pm
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50.00
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Valentine’s Silent Disco Party
    The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
    $15 / $20
    8:00PM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • A Family Affair: The Whitfield Family Band
    Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery
    $26.00
    9:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Intimate Illusions
    The Mayflower Hotel
    $65.00 / $65.00
    9:00PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • MY ROCK & ROLL VALENTINE VARIETY SHOW
    The Black Cat
    $12 / $15
    9:00PM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $20
    9:15PM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Fires in the Distance: Post-Show Performances with Subcontinental Drift
    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
    $0 / $0
    9:30PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Betsy and the Bicycles & Spit – The Pinch 2/13
    The Pinch
    Free
    10:00PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • REVL SATURDAYS
    The Spotted Owl
    Free
    10:00PM - 4:00 AM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Valentine’s in New York with The Punany Poets
    The Producer’s Club
    $40.00 / $50.00
    10:00PM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday, February 13
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  • Sunday, February 14

  • Bumped
    Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $17
    6:30PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • District Supper Valentine’s Day Pop-Up
    Prequel DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • EQUUS
    Source DC
    Free
    12:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    12:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars
    Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
    Free
    12:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday
    George Washington’s Mount Vernon
    $17 / $17
    9:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Art in Motion: The 25th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
    The Mansion at Strathmore
    Free
    10:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • BiH Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Brunch at Petworth Citizen!
    Petworth Citizen and Reading Room
    Free
    10:00AM - 3:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.
    Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld’s Discovery of Pasargadae
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Helen Frederick: Acts of Silence
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Perspectives: Lara Baladi
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Postwar Germanic Expressions: Gifts from Michael Werner
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Question Bridge: Black Males
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • The Journals of Duncan Phillips
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    10:00AM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
    ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
    Free
    10:00AM - 5:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Trending: Contemporary Art Now
    Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
    Free
    10:00AM - 6:00 pm
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Bendy Brunch: Stretch the Love!
    Longview Gallery
    $35.00 / $40.00
    10:30AM - 12:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • DC Jazz Singers Jam
    Jojo’s Bar and Restaurant
    Free
    12:00PM - 3:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Masha Trebukova and Oleg Kudryashov: Watercolors, Pastels, Drypoints, and Gouache
    gallery neptune & brown
    Free
    12:00PM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Prim@s
    TRANSFORMER
    Free
    12:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Valentine’s in New York with The Punany Poets
    The Producer’s Club
    $40.00 / $50.00
    12:00PM - 1:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Alexandria Symphony Presents: The Dramatic
    George Washington Masonic Memorial
    $40.00 / $60.00
    1:00PM - 5:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Revising Your Poems (Workshop)
    The Writer’s Center
    $50.00
    1:00PM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical
    Olney Theatre Center, Mainstage
    $75 / $75
    1:30PM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
    Click to Expand
  • Intimate Illusions
    The Mayflower Hotel
    $65.00 / $65.00
    1:30PM - 3:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
    Click to Expand
  • OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    $20.00
    1:30PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • The City of Conversation
    The Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
    $55
    1:30PM
    Sunday, February 14
    Click to Expand
  • F*CK BRUNCH! Valentine’s Lunch
    Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW)
    $15.00 / $15.00
    2:00PM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Tamburitzans: “New Horizons”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
    $35
    2:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    $20.00
    4:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Patrons’ Show Fundraiser
    The Art League
    $200
    4:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Sunday Concerts – Várjon-Baráti-Várdai Trio
    The Phillips Collection
    Free
    4:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Valentine’s Day Onesie Party
    Nellie’s Sports Bar
    Free
    4:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • NEW Will Watson Art Gifted Valentine’s Experience
    Silver Spring Civic Center Silver Spring MD 20910
    $75.00
    5:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Office Hours: Happy Hour
    STK Washington D.C.
    Free
    5:00PM - 8:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Copperwood Tavern
    Copperwood Tavern Shirlington
    Free
    5:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Intimate Illusions
    The Mayflower Hotel
    $65.00 / $65.00
    5:30PM - 7:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Sweat
    The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
    $55
    5:30PM - 8:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Felix Cavaliere — King of Blue Eyed Soul • Four #1 Hits • Ten Top 20 Singles • Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert
    The Mansion on O Street
    Free
    6:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Maysa Valetine’s Day Show
    The Howard Theatre
    Free
    6:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • O’Sullivans Silly Sundays-Free Comedy Open Mic in Arlington,VA
    O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
    Free
    6:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Smut Slam DC: Positively Sexy Valentine’s Premiere
    Lotus Blooms DC
    $25 / $30
    6:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Newmyer Flyer Presents Love Songs: The Beatles Vol. 3
    The Hamilton Live
    $25.00 / $35.00
    6:30PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • “LOVE EACH OTHER” W/ HALF STEP – GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE
    Gypsy Sally’s
    $14 / $14
    7:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Laura Jane Grace
    Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
    $20 / $23
    7:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Laura Jane Grace
    Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
    $20.00
    7:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • My Funny Valentine
    DC Arts Center
    $20 / $20
    7:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • The City of Conversation
    The Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
    $55
    7:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • The Reading Room Comedy Show at the Petworth Citizen
    Petworth Citizen and Reading Room
    Free
    7:30PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • All Good Presents… The Devil Makes Three w/ Langhorne Slim
    9:30 Club
    $22.50
    8:00PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Gifted Valentine’s Day with Will Watson Art
    Silver Spring Civic Center
    $80.00 / $80.00
    8:00PM - 9:00pm
    Sunday, February 14
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  • PaintNite DC @ BlackFinn DC
    BlackFinn Pub DC
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 14
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  • PaintNite DC @ BlackFinn Pub
    BlackFinn Pub
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 14
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  • PaintNite DC @ Picante
    Picante
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 2:00pm
    Sunday, February 14
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  • PaintNite DC @ Uniontown Bar & Grill
    Uniontown Bar & Grill
    $45.00 / $45.00
    8:00PM - 7:00pm
    Sunday, February 14
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  • QLIKD: Not Another Boring Valentine’s Day
    Jack Rose Dining Saloon
    $20 / $25
    8:00PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50.00
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Shear Madness
    The Kennedy Center
    $50
    8:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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  • Christian Finnegan
    DC Improv
    $17
    9:15PM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday, February 14
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