Thursday-Sunday, February 21-24
National Building Museum
You can brush up on the latest in architecture and design at this second annual film festival. The three-day event showcases films that explore issues of social justice and diversity as well as those that highlight the work of leaders in the field. Many of the feature film screenings are also accompanied by short films, Q&As, and panel discussions.
Cost: Tickets are $15 per screening, or $135 for an all-access pass.
Friday-Saturday, February 22-23
Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
Merfolk of all ages are invited to the MerMagic Con in Manassas. Expect workshops on how to be a mermaid, crafting, photoshoots, mer-lebrities, and plenty of swimming.
Cost: Tickets are $75, with reduced rates for kids and special events for an additional fee.
Friday-Saturday, February 22-24
Dulles Expo Center
Clint Harp from HGTV’s Fixer Upper will headline this year’s Capital Remodel + Garden Show. He’ll be joined by more than 300 exhibitors with the latest products and services in remodeling, renovation, décor, landscape, and garden design. There will also be four large garden displays and plenty of expert seminars, including a succulent workshop with local floral design studio Mayflowers.
Cost: Tickets are $9 online and $12 at the door.