Valentine’s Day Events, Concerts, Movies and Other Events in Washington DC


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Valentine's Day Events, Concerts, Movies and Other Events in Washington DC

Valentine’s Day Events, Concerts, Movies and Other Events in Washington DC

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The Black River by Busboys and Poets Anacostia: University of Tennessee sociolinguist Jessica Grieser has spent 10 years interviewing Anacostia residents about gentrification and their neighborhoods. Her research, now published as a book, tracks the language residents use to describe places and cultures east of the river, and how it has changed over time. Grieser discusses her book, The Black Side of the River: Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington, D.C., at Anacostia Restaurant in Busboys with Troy Donté Prestwood, former chair of the Anacostia-based Advisory Neighborhood Council 8A. This book. While the event is taking place in person, it will also be streamed on the Busboys YouTube and Facebook pages. Free at 6 p.m.; $32 admission and a signed book.

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Valentine’s Day: Not everyone wants love, flowers and an expensive prix fixe meal this weekend. If you want to avoid the aphrodisiac menu and themed cocktails, try one of these activities. We don’t know who needs to hear this, but you’re not the only one with a terrible Tinder story. New York City Show”Awkward sex…and the city“Spotting Black Cats host Natalie Wall and four other comedians are talking about disastrous hookups and embarrassing dating disasters. $20 at 8pm.

Things went in a completely different direction at Red Bear Brewing: After the weekly “RuPaul’s Drag Race” viewing party, Festival of Violence Massacre Desiree Dik and her Queen team were found to be hosting a special drag show featuring “dramatic depictions of violence, fake blood and horror”. You have been warned. Free at 10pm.

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Luce Unplugged 10 years: One of the most coveted gigs by local musicians over the past decade has been in the “Luce Unplugged” concert series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. Although live events are on hold, the museum is celebrating 10 years of championing DMV musicians with a virtual performance by fast-rising indie soul band Oh He Dead. Don’t miss exploring the Luce Anniversary website, which includes coloring pages of bands performing at the museum; videos of previous shows; podcast interviews with musicians; and playlists featuring local artists. Free at 6pm.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah​​ at Studio K’s club: For nearly three years, jazz fans have been listening to live concert recordings for solace as a connection to the quintessential in-person experience. One of the most poignant albums of late comes from trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah​​. The 38-year-old New Orleans native’s “Axiom” was recorded at Blue Note in New York over five nights, March 11-15, 2020. The context brings a sense of unease to the audience, but you wouldn’t know that from listening to Adjuah ​​and his band roaring through their dynamic, forward-looking jazz. Pianist Lawrence Fields, who performed with Adjuah​​, told The Washington Post in March 2021, “This is the first time I think back to going to the Blue Note and seeing it half full, people There, but they kind of let it go.” When they play at Studio K at Kennedy Center Reach this weekend, take your chance and don’t be afraid to relax. $30-49 Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

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Online screening of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity: Before Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror became DC’s most anticipated and most photographed show, the Japanese artist spent decades perfecting her work. Yayoi Kusama, the best-selling female artist on the planet, started her artistic career as someone traditionally not embraced by some parts of the art world. This weekend, Hirshhorn will present “Kusama: Infinity,” a 78-minute documentary that introduces viewers to the women behind ambitious sculptures and installations. Available on Sunday. Free; registration required.

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Kennedy Center Broadway 50th Anniversary: Broadway has had a rough time lately, but the Kennedy Center is looking back on many of the highlights from the past few decades with two nights of joyous festivities. Numerous theater veterans, including Norm Lewis, Christopher Jackson and Stephanie J. Bullock, will perform at “50th Anniversary of Broadway at Kennedy Center,” singing the musical songs that grace the Kennedy Center stage. This includes anthologies from “Pippin,” “Annie,” and “Les Miserables,” which have pre-Broadway shows in the area. There will also be a section dedicated to Stephen Sondheim. by Friday. 7:30pm $59-249.

Anaïs Mitchell at the Strathmore Music Centre: Anaïs Mitchell has been releasing traditional albums for some time. But it wasn’t because she was looking for something to say. You might recognize the 40-year-old folk-rocker as the man behind the Broadway-conquering musical “Hadestown,” inspired by Mitchell’s 2010 concept album. The Vermont native returns to the recording world in 2020 as part of the trio Bonny Light Horseman (also playing at Strathmore), releasing a self-titled solo album in 2022. In “Bonnie,” Mitchell flirts with the myth of ancient folklore with a driving ballad. Solo, you’ll hear her softly talk about some of the stories we’ve constructed about growing up, being a parent, and how to get there. They are stories worth hearing. $28-$64 at 8pm.

Detroit Love stars Carl Craig: For fans of Carl Craig’s modern Detroit techno — a groundbreaking sound that combines house, soul, synthy krautrock and funky disco — this weekend is a chance to listen to the Detroit Love compilation series, or at least in Washington DC . Craig started the Detroit Love series in 2014 to showcase Motor City artists from outside his hometown. Craig performs live with Moodymann, DJ Minx and tech duo Octave One in this warehouse show presented by The Flash. $50 from 10pm to 4am.

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Brain tourniquet at rhizome: The situation is bad and probably won’t get better. But don’t let that put you off. Punk, hardcore and their various offshoots have long tried to capture the beauty of choosing to live when society is collapsing. Brain Tourniquet, a DC practitioner of the admittedly grim-sounding subgenre “Power Violence,” shows that the best way to avoid cynicism is to piece together. Friday night’s show will celebrate the band’s latest release of the same name, which is an all-out assault on your senses…in a good way. The screams of guitars, the clang of cymbals, and the vocals spew out during some sprints to hell, as these songs don’t usually last longer than it takes to brush your teeth. $10 at 8pm.

Burch Mill Loveland’s Burlesque: As the founder of the burlesque troupe World Famous Pontani Sisters and the touring Burlesque-a-Pades revue, Angela Pontani is no stranger to a racing heart. The new tour “Loveland’s Burlesque” will visit Birchmere this weekend, a multidisciplinary variety show: in addition to the dancers, including Maine Attractions, Gal Friday and Mr. Gorgeous, and comedy from host Murray Hill, and live jazz from bandleader Brian Newman and his band at the Lady Gaga Las Vegas show. $29.50 at 7:30pm.

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Valentine’s Pop-Up Market: Brewers love to use makers and suppliers parties as a last-minute chance for ignorant spouses to receive Valentine’s Day gifts, but in reality, they’re a great excuse to reward themselves, regardless of relationship status. Hellbender Brewing’s shopping and sippingOpen from 1-7pm, offers small businesses such as screen printing, photos, salsa and HR Records pop-up, as well as food and beer. At True Respite in Rockville, Valentine’s Maker Market From noon to 5pm, there are jewelry, ceramics, prints, hot sauces and sweets. There’s also live music and food trucks. Admission to both events is free.

i love you street pub crawl: The organizers of the popular U Street hip-hop bar crawl canceled their MLK weekend event due to coronavirus concerns, but a Valentine-themed replacement is just what Cupid ordered. Here’s how the crawl goes: Six DJs spin at five different bars along the U Street corridor. Each set has a different theme, such as “Break Ups 2 Make Ups” or “Island Vybez,” and each location offers different discounted drinks for two to three hours. Sets overlap so you can move around as you please. $15 from 2pm to 10pm.

Spoons, cartoons and wine at Arlington Cinemas and Drafthouse: The Spoons, Toons and Booze series is a kid’s dream for a brunch where participants can eat all the breakfast cereals they want and no one will stop them from grabbing another bowl of Franken Berry or Cocoa Puffs. Meanwhile, an episode of their favorite retro Saturday morning cartoon is playing on movie screens, and since the party is only for adults, there’s alcohol too. Spoons, Toons and Booze usually appear at Halloween and Christmas at Arlington Cinemas and Drafthouse, but this year there’s a Valentine’s Day special where the cartoons teach life lessons about crushes, heartbreak and unrequited love. (You don’t know what’s on display until you get there, as audiences play icebreaker-style games to choose lineups, but the options span decades.) $15 Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am.

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david bowie lover at pie shop: Celebrate David Bowie’s music at Pie Shop’s concert — and pay tribute to his not-so-romantic song “Valentine’s Day.” Bands including Sister Ex, Jennifers and Wild Mutations performed in honor of Bowie’s artistic and musical contributions. Doors open at 7:30pm, $15.

Pier Winter Games: Curling, bobsleigh racing and “pinning the tail on a husky” are some of the events that make up the Wharf Winter Games, which can be found on docks and ice rinks along the Washington Strait. After your victory lap, there are s’mores around the developing fire pit. You can’t sign up early for events that can get crowded, so please arrive early if you want to attend. Free from 2pm to 5pm.

Cake: The Crown and the Raven’s Red Light: The return of the Capital Pride parade and street festival is only four months away. The Crown and Crow party is hosted by drag queen Cake and DJ Chord plays new and classic pop music, donating a portion of the proceeds to the Capital Pride Alliance. Encourage “running red lights”. $20-25 from 9pm to 3am.

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A night of dining and performance on H Street: Need a Valentine’s Day date idea but not good at planning? Just looking for something easy to do on a Saturday night? Bring a friend or partner for a well-planned evening on H Street. Start with a three-course dinner at the Mediterranean restaurant Sospeso, followed by a live performance at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts. Choose a 5pm or 5:45pm dinner start time at Sospeso, where the fixed menu includes a mezze, an entree and a dessert, then head down the block to watch Johnna Adams’ World Builders, a fight Games and and asks what a person’s “reality” is. Dinner at 5 or 5:45 pm, made at 7:30 pm. $75-89.

Madhatter’s Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl Watch Party: The Bottom Line has been home to Cincinnati Bengals fans since the 2000s, and the downtown basement salon has seen a lot of ups and downs (mostly ups and downs) in the years since. As the Bengals prepare for the Super Bowl, it seems very unfair that the bottom line has been shut down since the Jan. 17 floods due to broken pipes at neighboring businesses. This…

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