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40+ Things to Do This February in Washington, DC

Discover a packed list of can’t-miss things to do this month, including Black History Month events, Chinese New Year celebrations, Valentine's Day date ideas and so much more.

We’ve picked out the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, theater performances, concerts and more happening this month in Washington, DC. Check out the best things to do in the nation's capital and plan your visit today.

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Events

Couple sitting by The Wharf pier at night - The best things to see and do in Washington, DC

Do Date Night Right with Date Nights DC – Feb. 1-28
Throughout the month of February, enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc to enter our Date Nights DC sweepstakes.

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Tudor Place Historic House & Garden - Winter in Washington, DC

Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck – Feb. 1-28
In honor of George Washington’s birthday month, Tudor Place is offering $1 tours throughout February. As DC’s only historic house museum with connections to Martha and George Washington, the gorgeous property is the ideal spot for such a deal. You will be able to view standouts from Tudor Place’s Washington Collection along the way.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. |  Register
Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Bradley Beal Dunking at Capital One Arena - Washington Wizards Basketball in Washington, DC

Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Feb. 2
The Wizards will celebrate Black History Month with special promotions and their exclusive Statement Jerseys in this Saturday night matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, one of the NBA’s best teams. Bradley Beal and the Wiz will look to take down their Eastern Conference rival, a team led by one of the most exciting players in the world, forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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@jim_malone - Balcony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Theater and performing arts in Washington, DC

Lunar New Year: Guangdong Arts Troupe – Feb. 8
Millennium Stage’s celebration of the Lunar New Year continues with another free performance full of Chinese culture. Award-winning artists from the Guangdong province will present a program full of wonder. Expect to see dance, stunning acrobatics, puppetry and live music during this special event at one of the city’s most illustrious venues.
6 p.m. |  Free admission
Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Cupid’s Undie Run - Things to Do in Washington, DC

Cupid’s Undie Run – Feb. 9
Revel in running like never before, and do so to help a great cause. Cupid’s Undie Run is a national sensation that has helped raise millions of dollars for the Children’s Tumor Foundation since 2010. If you’re 21 or older, strut your stuff in skimpy attire as part of a team or solo, and enjoy pre- and post-run fun. And if you’re in a charitable mood, tack on a donation after you register to assist in stopping a deadly disease that affects 1 in 3,000 births.
12-4 p.m. |  Register
Meet at Penn Social, 801 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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@dstove94 - Nighttime at the Friendship Archway in Chinatown - Best spots to Instagram in Washington, DC

Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival 2019: Year of the Pig – Feb. 10
The Chinatown Community Cultural Center will host a special program featuring live cultural performances, family-oriented events and educational activities at its facility in Gallery Place. You can stop in to enjoy the festivities before or after you enjoy the DC Chinese New Year Parade. Details are below.
12:30-5 p.m. |  Free admission
Chinatown Community Cultural Center, 616 H Street NW #201, Washington, DC 20001

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Chinese New Year Parade in DC's Chinatown neighborhood - Ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

DC Chinese New Year Parade – Feb. 10
This annual parade in Gallery Place is one of DC’s signature Chinese New Year celebrations. With dozens of entries, this year’s parade promises to be the largest and most diverse yet. Expect Chinese folk dancers, beauty queens, firecrackers, kung fu demonstrations, floats (including lions and dragons) and plenty of pageantry as the procession winds through Chinatown.
2 p.m. |  Free admission
Meet at Gallery Place Metro Station

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Chinese New Year celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Ways to celebrate the lunar new year in Washington, DC

American Chinese School presents The Spring Bloom Grand Ceremony – Feb. 11
While not one of the Kennedy Center’s official Lunar New Year events, this evening show provides a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinese culture. The American Chinese School will bring Chinese artists, troupes and student ensembles to the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center to perform dance and musical selections that honor the upcoming spring bloom and promote cooperation among nations.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Concert Hall at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism at  Folger Theatre - Black History Month events in Washington,  DC

‘What Was, What Is, and What Will Be: A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism’ – Feb. 12
Poet Airea D. Matthews, fiction writer N.K. Jemisin and screenwriter/author Tananarive Due will discuss the concept of “Afrofuturism” in this Folger Theatre event perfectly timed for Black History Month. Critic Mark Dery coined Afrofuturism, a term that has evolved to include spacey jazz, African-American sci-fi and psychedelic hip-hop and R&B. Three brilliant minds will discuss the term and read excerpts that help to illuminate the phenomenon.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Disney On Ice presents 'Worlds of Enchantment' at Capital One Arena - Things to do this February in Washington, DC

Disney On Ice presents ‘Worlds of Enchantment’ – Feb. 14-18
Capital One Arena offers up this Disney On ice adventure that will be a blast for the entire family. Submerge in the Little Mermaid’s world under the sea, warm up to Frozen’s princesses, play with Woody and Buzz in the Sunnyside Daycare and thrill to Lightning McQueen’s high-octane stunts in this cavalcade of film favorites on blades.
Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Big Apple Circus at National Harbor - Family-friendly things to do in Washington, DC

Big Apple Circus – Feb. 14 – March 14
The one-ring circus hosted by Grandma the Clown presents the likes of high-wire artists the Fabulous Wallendas, the acrobatic Anastasini Brothers and daredevil roller skaters Dandino and Luciana near the Gaylord National Harbor. Whether it’s for date night fun or family night on the town, Big Apple Circus makes for a fantastic winter activity.
Tickets
National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

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George Washington on horseback at George Washington's Mount Vernon - Historic landmark near Washington, DC

Washington’s Birthday Celebration – Feb. 18
Honor the birth date of America’s first president with free festivities at the beautiful Mount Vernon. #PoseLikeThePrez in selfies, take in character performances, hear classic stories, witness presidential tributes, watch a re-enactment of a marching drill from Washington’s time, have birthday cake with “General Washington” and much, much more.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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@iamjaithephotog - Nightlife on H Street NE - Things to Do in Washington, DC

Atlas Intersections Festival – Feb. 21 – March 3
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its most vibrant neighborhoods. Highlights include the launch party on Feb. 21, family fun days on Feb. 23 and March 2 and the Youth Summit on March 2.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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@rickysanch - Washington Wizards NBA basketball game at Capital One Arena - Pro sports events in Washington, DC

Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers – Feb. 23
The Wizards round out their Black History Month promotional schedule with this game against the powerhouse Indiana Pacers on the last Saturday in February. This game also represents Historical Black College University Night and Junior Wizards Night, so plenty of festivities will be on tap in addition to the hoops action.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Museum Exhibits

Everything in Existence interactive art installation at ARTECHOUSE - The best things to do in Washington, DC

‘Everything in Existence’ – Through March 10
Italian artist studio fuse* brings this interactive, mind-bending exhibit to ARTECHOUSE. Everything in Existence concerns infinity and eternity, using four separate multimedia experiences to draw in audiences. The formation of the art you see in these installations is based on different elements – “Snowfall” changes based on your motions while “Amygdala” sources social media for its designs. Needless to say, this exhibition must be seen to be believed.
Tickets
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

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First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas - Exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library in DC

‘First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas’ – Through March 31
Early culinary culture is illuminated in this in-depth exhibit from the Folger Shakespeare Library. First Chefs focuses on five individuals who strongly influenced the development of the culinary arts, including Hercules, a slave of George Washington who escaped to spread his mastery of early American cooking. The exhibit expands beyond those five to additionally highlight other early modern men and women whose lives were influenced by the food culture of the day, for better or worse.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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@leozh - James Whistler's Peacock Room at the Smithsonian Freer | Sackler Galleries - Free Museum in Washington, DC

‘The Peacock Room Revealed’ – Through Mid-April
James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room is one of the great highlights of the Freer|Sackler Galleries, and it can now be seen in its original glory. Often outfitted with Asian ceramics, the museum has emptied the room’s shelves and exposed its walls, showcasing Whistler’s work, including peacock patterns and stunning color combinations. The room is a wondrous work of art itself, so take time to admire before a new long-term installation is put there in spring 2019.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Free admission
Freer|Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

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@classyandkate - Woman at United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall - Free museum attraction in Washington, DC

‘Celebrating New American Gardens’ – Through Oct. 15
The U.S. Botanic Garden, the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the country, celebrates new American gardens in this fascinating exhibit. Experience the latest and greatest in public gardens, which showcase plant collections, provide beautiful public spaces and highlight the changing of the seasons. Gardens created and renovated in the last five years are the focus, which means you will see only the height of creativity and innovation.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001

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Child at United States Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill - Free living museum in Washington, DC

‘It’s Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family’ – Through Nov. 23
The mint family of plants is larger than you think. While Mentha (peppermint and spearmint) and Salvia (sage) get a majority of the attention, rosemary and coleus are also prevalent members of the species. In total, more than 230 genera and 7,000 species make up the mint family, which means you have a whole lot of plant-learning to do at this new U.S. Botanic Garden exhibit that opens at the end of the month.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, DC

‘Celebrating China’ – Feb. 5 – March 31
Madame Tussauds DC displays the wax figures of two Chinese icons, Carina Lau and Liu Xiang, for a limited time in honor of Chinese New Year. Lau, who hails from Hong Kong, is a beloved actress with more than 60 starring roles to her name. Xiang is one of China’s most successful athletes, becoming the only male to have accomplished a “triple crown” in 110-meter hurdles.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday |  Tickets
Madame Tussauds, 1001 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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@emilungmus - Kogod Courtyard in downtown Washington, DC - Unique date spots in DC

‘Orchids: Amazing Adaptations’ – Feb. 16 – April 28
Step into a world of floral bliss inside the Kogod Courtyard, which connects the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The entire courtyard will be populated with a variety of beautiful orchids, showcasing how the gorgeous and adaptable plant can succeed in environments all over the world (except Antarctica). The Courtyard Café will be offering orchid-inspired treats and the Museum Store will feature custom orchid merchandise.
11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. |  Free admission
National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Lunar negro con tatuaje (Black Moon with Tattoo) - Exhibit at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

Zilia Sánchez: ‘Soy Isla (I Am an Island)’ – Feb. 16 – May 19
Head to The Phillips Collection to check out the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sànchez. You’ll encounter more than 60 works from the artist’s nearly 70-year career, from paintings to shaped canvases to sculptures to illustrations. Her work incorporates mythological heroes, lunar shapes, geometry and topologies. Sánchez’s travels have taken her to Europe, New York and Puerto Rico, leading to an incredibly diverse tapestry of art.
Hours & Admission
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Perfume and Seduction exhibit at the Hillwood Estate - Unique museum exhibits in Washington, DC

‘Perfume & Seduction’ – Feb. 16 – June 9
Discover the miniature world of decorative objects from an 18th century lady’s boudoir, like bejeweled perfume bottles, gold boxes and porcelain objects, at the Hillwood Estate. These fine pieces were pulled from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s personal collection, all meticulously gathered. The objects will give a glimpse into the lives of France’s most luxurious citizens in the 18th century.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday |  Tickets
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Theater

‘Kleptocracy’ – Through Feb. 24
The seeds of troubling current events are planted in this world premiere drama at Arena Stage. A collapsed Soviet Union is ruled by the Oligarchs, hyper capitalists who want to ruthlessly reform Russian markets and open them to the world. The group’s leader is confronted by a young Vladimir Putin, who has his own plans for securing unquestionable power. Find out how modern Russia came to be in this of-the-moment production.
Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Neil Gwynn at Folger Theatre - Things to do this January in Washington, DC

‘Nell Gwynn’ – Through March 10
Nell Gwynn emerges from the streets of Drury Lane into the king’s court. The quiet orange seller steps onto the stage of the Restoration theater and dazzles none other than Charles II. Nell is then brought to court as one of Charles’ favorite mistresses, leading to a dazzling and funny tale of a woman discovering how amazing she truly is. The play was adored in London last season and the Folger Theatre is the perfect setting for its Shakespearean zaniness.
Tickets
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kennedy Center - The best things to do this February in Washington, DC

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Feb. 5-10
The preeminent modern dance company returns to the Kennedy Center with a program that celebrates the company’s 60th anniversary and aims to bring audiences together in joy. The production will feature some of Ailey’s most famous compositions, as well as programming from artists around the world. Get ready to be united by the power of dance this February.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Richard the Third production at Shakespeare Theatre Company - Winter theater in Washington, DC

Richard The Third – Feb. 5 - March 10
Shakespeare’s famous tale of Richard of Gloucester gets a modernized, hardcore update in this production from director David Muse at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall. Richard’s endless ambition means he will stop at nothing to seize the throne, exposing a deep villainy and society’s addiction to the resulting exploits.
Tickets
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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The Music Man at the Kennedy Center - Winter theater in Washington, DC

‘The Music Man’ – Feb. 6-11
A classic of American musical theater comes to the Kennedy Center this February. Broadway Center Stage performances are presented in a semi-staged concert format, meaning that actors and actresses may carry scripts. Regardless, The Music Man promises to be stirring entertainment, with Harold Hill played by Norm Lewis, Marian Paroo played by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Mrs. Paroo played by the incomparable Rosie O’Donnell. In total, the play will feature 28 performers and 20 musicians onstage, a powerful spectacle that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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‘The Heiress’ – Feb. 8 – March 10
Catherine Sloper has spent her life under the cruel gaze of her overbearing father, low on self-esteem and marital prospects. One day, a suitor arrives, full of devotion and love, allowing Catherine to believe she may finally wrestle free from the vice of her father. However, betrayal follows, awakening the fight inside of our heroine as she takes command of her own destiny.
Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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National Ballet of China 'Raise the Red Lantern' at the Kennedy Center - Chinese New Year celebrations in Washington, DC

National Ballet of China: ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ – Feb. 13-16
The renowned National Ballet of China returns to the Kennedy Center just in time for Chinese New Year. The company will perform Raise the Red Lantern, which combines western ballet styles with Chinese culture in telling the story of a concubine in 1920s China. Prepare for Chinese outfits, elements of Chinese opera and shadow puppet theater and a tale of love and tragedy. Raise the Red Lantern is the cornerstone event of the Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year festivities.
Tickets
Opera House at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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WORLD STAGES: NeoArctic at the Kennedy Center - Theater and art this winter in Washington, DC

‘WORLD STAGES: NeoArctic’ – Feb. 13-16
Hotel Pro Forma, a Danish artistic incubator, and the Latvian Radio Choir join together for this environmentally conscious production that is being staged for the first time in the United States. NeoArctic blends classical voice, dramatic staging, movement, electronica and NASA photographs to create a stunning audio-visual experience that addresses climate change, soil erosion and other environmental issues. The show will feature 12 soundscapes across 12 different landscapes.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ – Feb. 15-17
The best-selling novel by Rick Riordan comes to electrifying life at the Kennedy Center. Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon and he’s just discovered he has tremendous powers that he cannot control. With monsters hot on his tail, Percy must find Zeus’ lightning bolt to stop a war between the gods. Expect soaring musical numbers and spellbinding action.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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'She a Gem' at the Kennedy Center - Play honoring Black History Month in DC

‘She A Gem’ – Feb. 15-24
This original work from playwright Josh Wilder concerns a Double Dutch trio of African American girls in inner city Philadelphia. The three hope to win their neighborhood competition, which would allow them to hear their futures told by the local psychic. However, the girls meet a pregnant teen from North Philly who jumps Double Dutch as well as any of them. Soon, they’ll learn more from her than they ever could from a psychic.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Urban Bush Women performance at Dance Place - Ways to celebrate Black History Month in Washington, DC

Urban Bush Women: 'Hair & Other Stories' – Feb. 16-17
Combining dance, music and storytelling, Urban Bush Women brings Hair & Other Stories to Dance Place this February. The company is known for its boundary-pushing performances that incorporate the history, culture and spirituality of African Americans and the African Diaspora. In Hair & Other Stories, personal narratives pulled from kitchens, living rooms and social media address of-the-moment issues concerning race, identity and beauty, inspiring a conversation through movement.
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Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

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‘Tap Dogs’ – Feb. 19-24
Marvel at otherworldly tap dancing in Tap Dogs, a hybrid show that mashes up the drama of theater and the intensity of a rock concert. The internationally acclaimed show features music performed by the cast in addition to live musicians. The dancers get immersed in water, hang upside down and jump through scaffolding, meaning you’ll get a healthy dose of acrobatic wonder to go with the thudding rhythm of the music and dancing.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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 'Meet Dr. King' - Ways to celebrate Black History Month in Washington, DC

Bright Star Theatre: ‘Meet Dr. King’ – Feb. 23
Bright Star Theatre uses plays as educational tools, helping young audiences to better understand history and the world around them. The National Theatre will host Bright Star for two performances of Meet Dr. King during its Saturday Morning at The National program, making for a perfect family activity during Black History Month. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his incredible work done during the Civil Rights movement will be detailed in the dramatic show. Both shows are free to attend.
9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. |  Free admission
The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Kalanidhi Dance at Dance Place - Things to do this February in Washington, DC

Kalanidhi Dance: 'Why We Dance' – Feb. 23-24
Take in one of India’s eight classical dance forms during this set of performances from Kalanidhi Dance at Dance Place. The company will use movement to showcase four aspects of the Kuchipudi dance form: heritage, community, storytelling and freedom. The poetry and rhythm of the dancers will be dazzling, creating a visual vocabulary that the entire audience can enjoy.
Tickets
Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

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Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity - Theater performance at Signature Theatre

‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ – Feb. 26 – April 7
During a hundred years war, three women are trapped in a destroyed museum. The art restorer and nurse have a military captor, and all three are tasked with fixing up a damaged Rembrandt painting. As the trio go about the task of restoring a small piece of beauty in an increasingly ugly world, they bond in unexpected ways, making for an epic story about survival, friendship and the power of art.
Tickets
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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The Washington Ballet Presents ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet Presents ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ – Feb. 27 – March 3
The Washington Ballet takes on a classic fairy tale inside the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. This quintessential ballet weaves the story of Princess Aurora, her handsome prince and the evil, scheming Carabosse. A magical kiss is at the center of an intense battle between good and evil. Featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and breathtaking choreography, this staging promises to be a highlight of the late-winter theater slate.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Music

I AM A MAN jazz performance at the Kennedy Center - Ways to celebrate Black History Month in  Washington, DC

‘I AM A MAN’ – Feb. 2
One of jazz music’s finest trumpeters, Ron Miles, brings his new musical project to the Kennedy CenterI AM A MAN is named after signs carried by striking sanitation workers who were accompanied by Martin Luther King, Jr. the day before his assassination. This powerful phrase influenced Miles’ new work, which he will perform with a crew of seasoned jazz musicians. And don't miss out on more events, concerts, performances and sites that honor African American history and culture throughout Black History Month.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Free Family Friendly Things to Do in Washington, DC

Lunar New Year: Guangdong National Orchestra Ensemble – Feb. 7
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center hosts free performances daily, including cultural celebrations much like this one. The Guangdong National Orchestra Ensemble will perform Chinese folk music through an array of rare instruments, including the pipa, an erhu and a daruan, in honor of the Lunar New Year.
6 p.m. |  Free admission
Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Panda Bear – Feb. 11
Both as a member of the Baltimore, Md. group Animal Collective and as a solo artist, Panda Bear (real name: Noah Lennox) is responsible for some of the most intriguing popular music of the past 20 years. Person Pitch, released in 2007, was one of the most acclaimed releases of that decade, and it continues to influence numerous artists to this day. Since then, Lennox has released the LPs Tomboy (2011) and Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (2015), with the highly anticipated Buoys dropping on Feb. 8. Expect dizzying soundscapes and moments of pure bliss at this 9:30 Club show.
7 p.m. | Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Beirut – Feb. 14
Spend Valentine’s Day at The Anthem with the world-trotting music of Beirut, a band responsible for one of the most unique sounds in indie rock. Led by Zachary Francis Condon, Beirut’s multicultural approach to pop has produced stunningly beautiful songs across four LPs, with a fifth due on Feb. 1. One listen to “Postcards from Italy” and we doubt you’ll be able to resist taking your boo to this performance.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Rachael Yamagata concert at City Winery in Washington, DC's Ivy City neighborhood

Rachael Yamagata – Feb. 15
A native of nearby Arlington, Va., Rachael Yamagata has risen to national stardom through her beautiful singing and introspective songwriting, often displayed alongside her expert piano-playing. Yamagata has worked with Jason Mraz, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams and Ray Lamontagne, building an impressive discography and credentials along the way. Don’t miss her at the state-of-the-art City Winery in Ivy City.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
City Winery, 1350 Okie Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Interpol – Feb. 15
Interpol rose to indie rock stardom in the early 2000s, forming the Joy Division wing of the post-punk revival that also included bands like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bloc Party. Their debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights, is a certified classic, and the group has only been building on the illustrious sound of that record ever since. The success of last year’s Marauder shows that Interpol still packs plenty of punch. Prepare for a riveting show at The Anthem.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Deerhoof with Speedy Ortiz and Pygmy Lush at Union Stage at The Wharf in DC

Deerhoof with Speedy Ortiz & Pygmy Lush – Feb. 17
Union Stage, located at The Wharf, offers up an exciting bill that combines the experimental stylings of indie rock veterans Deerhoof, the irresistible pop-punk of rising stars Speedy Ortiz and the folk-punk energy of Pygmy Lush, who hail from nearby Sterling, Va. Brace yourself for a musical adventure that few other venues can offer you for just $15.
7:30 p.m. | Tickets
Union Stage, 740 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Michael Bublé concert at Capital One Arena - The best things to do this winter in Washington, DC

Michael Bublé – Feb. 19
One of the world’s most famous performers brings his unmistakable charisma and voice to the Capital One Arena for one night only. Michael Bublé has been a household name for over a decade, as the crooner’s take on blue-eyed soul and show tunes has resulted in more than 75 million records sold worldwide. With all that in mind, scoop your tickets to this one quickly.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Disturbed concert at Capital One Arena - Winter concerts in Washington, DC

Disturbed – Feb. 21
Disturbed are one of the few heavy metal bands to totally transcend the genre over the past two decades, releasing four straight albums that topped the Billboard charts during their most successful stretch. Of course, everyone knows “Down with the Sickness,” but the band’s catalogue is filled with hits, many of which you can hear during this concert at Capital One Arena.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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James Blake – Feb. 21
James Blake’s unique vocal style and experimental approach to pop music has garnered him critical acclaim and die-hard fans all over the world. Blake has collaborated with some of the most famous artists in the industry, from Beyonce to Frank Ocean to Kendrick Lamar. The Anthem is the perfect venue for his set of intimate bedroom pop.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Marc Anthony tour at Capital One Arena - Concerts and entertainment in Washington, DC

Marc Anthony – Feb. 22
The top-selling tropical salsa artist of all-time takes on Capital One Arena in late February. Marc Anthony has been a smashing crossover success, conquering the pop charts while also acting and producing in films and television shows. The two-time Grammy Award winner certainly know how to put on a live show, so buckle up for an exciting evening.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y at The Fillmore Silver Spring - Concerts and entertainment in Washington, DC

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Feb. 28
Two of the biggest stars in hip-hop join up at the Fillmore Silver Spring as they conquer the U.S. on their highly anticipated 2009 Tour. Each put out albums to much fanfare last year: Wiz Khalifa dropped Rolling Papers 2 last July, while Curren$y released Fetti with rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer The Alchemist. Make sure you’re there when they light up the stage on Feb. 28.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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