Events

Everything You Need to Do in DC This Weekend

Updated On 02/22/2018 at 05:29PM EST Updated On 02/22/2018 at 05:29PM EST
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Friday
Feb 23
The Loudoun YMCA is hosting the 31st annual Chocolates Galore & More event to support the organization’s Caring for Community scholarship program. Enjoy free-flowing Champagne paired with sweet and savory bites from local chefs and bakers. Leesburg-based musician Nathaniel Davis will provide the soundtrack for the evening.
Cost: Tickets are $60.
Friday - Saturday
Feb 23-24
Tony-winning choreographer and tap dancer Savion Glover brings his new show, All FuNKD’ Up to The National for two nights only. He and his six-piece band, plus a company of dancers, will put on a performance that’s a treat for the eyes and the ears.
Cost: Tickets start at $45.
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Friday - Saturday
Feb 23-24
Contemporary dance ensemble DIAVOLO is doing a two-night run at the Kennedy Center. Their intricate and visually stunning shows explore the relationship between the human body and its environment.
Cost: Tickets start at $29.
Friday - Sunday
Feb 23-25
You might remember the headliners at this year’s home and garden expo from The Bachelor franchise. HGTV’s Going Yard stars Chris and Peyton Lambton will be on the main stage sharing their tips on tricking out your backyard. They’re joined by more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest in home remodeling, decor, and landscaping, plus 4,500 square feet of garden venues brought to the Dulles Expo Center by five local landscaping companies.
Cost: Tickets are $12.
Friday - Sunday
Feb 23-25

Celebrate women in the arts at Bread and Roses

Celebrate women in the arts at Bread and Roses

This exhibition is popping up at The Fridge DC for a limited time, featuring art, workshops, and performances from women artists and art historians across the country. Prepare to be empowered by workshops covering gridiron skills with The DC Divas (DC’s professional women’s football team), meditation and yoga, flash fiction writing, and more. Drinks will be available from Bluejacket Brewery and Republic Restoratives.
Cost: Admission is free.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Friday - Sunday
Feb 23-Mar 11
Now in its ninth season, this community arts festival is chock full of performances, workshops, a youth summit, and more. More than 800 artists will be part of 100 different sounds, movements, stories, and family performances and events.
Cost: Ticket prices vary by performance.
Saturday
Feb 24
Journey back to pre-Prohibition days for a craft spirits festival with three live jazz bands and 20 distillers. Admission includes unlimited spirit samples from local favorites like One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives, Catoctin Creek, Lyon Distilling, and more. Modern Gatsby attire is encouraged.
Cost: Tickets start at $85 per timed session.
Saturday
Feb 24
Pot-sticker pro chef Russell Smith is sharing the secret to making perfect dumplings and spring rolls. From filling preparation to folding techniques, you’ll leave this class ready to pull off dim sum at home. Your ticket also includes a family-style brunch featuring the dishes you just learned to cook.
Cost: Admission is $100.
Saturday
Feb 24
This weekend is the season opener for DC’s roller derby team, the DC Rollergirls. They’ll play a double header against Charlottesville’s derby team, and it promises to be a rip-rollin' good time.
Cost: General admission is $15.