Everything Fun You Can Do in DC This Weekend
Eat some crepes, shop local in Alexandria, or head to a bubbly tasting.
We survived (dry) January! It is now time to turn our attention to February, honor Black History Month, and spend some time learning more about DC’s Black history. This month also brings lots of love (hello, Valentine’s Day), the Super Bowl (and, perhaps more importantly, the puppy bowl), and the returned hope for an early spring. With all of these reasons to celebrate, there’s plenty to do on our list of all the most fun things going on in DC this weekend.
Friday, February 3
The National Museum of Women in the Arts may still be closed for renovation, but you can join in their programming this Friday afternoon. The museum’s virtual live performance series—"The Tea”—features women musicians and this week will showcase Ammonite, a new power trio from DC that draws inspiration from ‘90s rock. In addition to performing, the musicians—Selena Benally and Erin Frisby—will discuss their nonprofit organization and record label, This Could Go Boom!, which works to expand gender equality and representation in the music landscape.
Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5
All Set is celebrating Black History Month with a three-course dinner with wine pairings from Flo, the wine line from jazz musician, philanthropist, and winemaker Marcus Johnson. The restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from the collaboration dinner to the Columbia Training Centers, an African American flight school that teaches STEM through engineering and flight.
Saturday, February 4
Grab your beret and Breton stripes and head to the Hillwood Museum for a festival celebrating everyone’s favorite French food: the crepe. The museum will be celebrating La Chandeleur, also known as Crepe Day, which marks the halfway point between winter and spring in style. Enjoy crepes, storytelling, art projects, and more the garden’s grounds and greenhouse.
Cost: Suggested donation
Check out some pop-up events at Union Market
Saturday, February 4
Union Market is popping up with events this weekend, and there are two in particular that you won’t want to miss. Head to Salt & Sundry inside the market for a pop-up sparkling wine tasting from Sparkle-ist, the new DC-based sparkling wine and champagne subscription service. While you’re there, you can also shop for your Valentine and choose from gift sets of sparkling wine and hand-poured candles from DC brand, UnOrthoDoc Candles. Outside the market, stroll on over to AutoShop on Morse Street to shop vintage clothes and accessories from about a dozen vendors. Not into vintage shopping? There will also be food, drinks, and live music within the converted former auto body shop.
Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5
Take a stroll through Old Town for this weekend’s popular Boutique Warehouse Sale. More than 40 independent boutiques will showcase their wares in pop-up tents and open retail spaces along King Street and select side streets. Expect indie brands, clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings, and more at up to 80% off retail prices.
Sunday, February 5
Be transported to Puerto Rico at Shaw’s PR dining destination, Qui Qui. The restaurant will kick off its “Puerto Rican Sunday” series this weekend with live music and dancing featuring an award-winning bandleader and DJ Joe Falero.
Cost: Prices vary
Sunday, February 5
Think you know what impressionism is? That’s the question that the Italian Cultural Society and the Phillips Collection will explore at a panel discussion this weekend focusing on the museum’s landmark exhibit, Giuseppe De Nittis and Impressionism. Phillips Curator Susan Behrends Frank with moderates a conversation with panelists including art historians Robert Jensen, Mary Morton, Dr. Michael Marrinan, and guest curator Renato Miracco.