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  • Mardi Gras Celebration

    February 5 AT 12:15 PM - BeClaws

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Enjoy a Mardi Gras celebration including drink + food deals and specials, and a party on Fat Tuesday featuring a live DJ and lasting until midnight! Also enjoy a special Mardi Gras menu with Louisiana-style foods that aren't typically on the menu.

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  • Chinese New Year Festival

    February 5 AT 8:00 PM - Kennedy Center

    NW, DC. Enjoy a wide-ranging series of performances in celebration of the Lunar New Year. This year’s events mark the launch of an annual festival at the Center, which will continue to honor the traditional holiday as commemorated in countries and territories around the world that follow the Lunar calendar. The celebration features free performances on the Millennium Stage, including a pop music show, highlighting an array of popular Chinese acts and a multidisciplinary production by an arts troupe from the province of Henan, which displays opera artists, acrobats, and traditional Chinese music and more.

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  • Mardi Gras Blow Out Bash

    February 9 AT 12:00 PM - Acadiana

    NW, DC. The Louisiana style fish-house, Acadiana, will celebrate once again, Mardi Gras, with a blow out bash on Tuesday, February 9 in its bar, lounge and patio areas (with heaters). Guests will literally feast like it’s Fat Tuesday on signature carnival appetizers ranging from Mini Muffalettas to Deviled Eggs, set to the tunes of a live New Orleans-style jazz band. The main dining room will offer the full menu a la carte with drink and food specials available at the bar.

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  • Valentine's at Union Market

    February 9 AT 12:00 PM - Union Market

    NE, DC. Think pop-up heaven! Enjoy a Candy Jar Pop-Up, DreamBites Pop-Up, Jewelry Pop-Up by Mallory Shelter, We Heart Chocolate, Cheese + Baller Bubbly, Chris + Alex Perrin #SweatDate Workout, Valentine’s Day Portraits @ Lab 1270 and Buffalo & Bergen Presents: Lovers Delight, Cocktails at Night.

  • The Ultimate Crooked Stave Tap Takeover

    February 9 AT 4:00 PM - Churchkey

    NW, DC. On Tuesday, February 9th, BBCK will be pouring no less than a dozen different draft offerings from one of the most exciting US Craft Brewers - Crooked Stave Artisan Ale Project out of Denver, Colorado! Recently, our good friends at Crooked Stave have begun exclusively shipping their brews to the Neighborhood Restaurant Group for Washington, DC, and--for this event--Beer Director Greg Engert has amassed the largest single tapping of Crooked Stave drafts in the Mid-Atlantic!

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  • Abita Mardi Boc Party

    February 9 AT 5:00 PM - Bayou

    NW, DC. Enjoy an all you can eat buffet from 5-10 p.m. for $30. Also drink Abita Mardi Boc and Purple Haze on draft. Look for Abita who will be giving away door prizes all night, live music on the patio from 11-4 p.m. and on the stage from 5-11 p.m and more.

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  • Mardi Gras Celebration

    February 9 AT 5:00 PM - Black Rooster Pub

    NW, DC. Celebrate Mardi Gras and enjoy authentic rhythm and blues menu, Cajun food all day! Plus clowns, fire-eaters, stilt-walkers and more.

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  • 5th Annual Bayou Gras Block Party

    February 9 AT 6:00 PM - Bayou Bakery

    NW, DC. The 5th Annual Bayou Gras Block Party, now at 9th and Pennsylvania, will continue to be an event of epic proportions, and this year include a live band and huge party tents sprawling across the Hill Center campus that houses the historic carriage house that the DC eatery calls home. From 6-9 p.m., guests will enjoy authentic N’awlins grub featuring and “Krewe de Booze” N’awlins-style Sips (3 cocktails from a choice selection- $25) will be created by “Mixtress” Gina Chersevani at her very own pop up bar, and “Krewe de Brewe” Abita Amber (3 Abita draft beers - $15) flow all night in complimentary Mardi Gras souvenir cups.

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  • Celebrate Fat Tuesday

    February 9 AT 6:30 PM - Hot 'N' Juicy Crawfish

    TWO LOCATIONS. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Crawfish eating contest at Hot ‘n’ Juicy Crawfish in DC or northern Virginia. Festivities will be kicking off at 6:30pm at both locations. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the contest and Mardi Gras celebration. Special offers on crawfish include "buy 1 lb get 2nd 1/2 off". There will also be beer Specials all day at both locations. DC will be having $1 beers and VA $2 beers specials. The Falls Church location in Virginia was just opened and is the 10th location as they continue to expand. Prizes for the contest are: 1st prize $200 gift card, 2nd prize $100 gift card, 3rd prize $50 gift card.

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  • Mardi Gras Ball

    February 9 AT 7:00 PM - Clarendon Ballroom

    CLARENDON, VA. This ticketed event will feature the 8ohm Band and Yomomanem for music, plus a King and Queen "Kiss in Clarendon" photo contest. Expect 2 kinds of gumbo, hot beignets, and a variety of beverages. They’ll be naming the winners of our Kiss in Clarendon Photo Contest and crown them King and Queen of the Ball! Parade participants can get discounted tickets, and for Parade participants with cars or floats, parking is available at the St. Charles Borromeo Church, one block from the Clarendon Ballroom. Contest winners (to paraphrase A Christmas Story) will win valuable prizes.

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  • Mardi Gras Carnivale

    February 9 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Jonny Grave & the Tombstones, Footwerk, Party Like It's, Burlesque by Cherie Sweetbottom and Dainty Dandridge, and your host Brandon Wetherbee. Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, journalist, photographer, and Bluesman from Washington DC.Growing up in a very musical family, Grave was introduced to the sounds of American traditional folk music early on. At age fifteen he found himself learning slide guitar techniques from old Blues records, and by seventeen he was performing them live.

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  • The Westies

    February 9 AT 8:00 PM - Gypsy Sally's

    GEORGETOWN, DC. The Westies are a band that unabashedly confronts the trials of the inner city heart with a slow burn delicacy that juxtaposes many uncomfortable subjects with a tender and elegant beauty that is rare in the current music landscape. The Westies album “ West Side Stories” is a song cycle inspired by the real life Westies “a ruthless gang of Irish mob punks that ruled Hell’s Kitchen in the 60’s and 70′s". The gangsters serve as a metaphor for the dark side that lurks inside us all. The unexplained forces that cause internal struggles, destroy relationships and leave us clinging to love as just a memory.

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  • All Good presents: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

    February 10 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo. "Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead's repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the "Live" Dead era. Come check it out!

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  • Intro to Painting

    February 10 AT 7:00 PM - ArtJamz Brookland Studio

    NE, DC. Never took Painting 101 in school? No problem. This class jam packs a semester’s worth of introductory painting into a fun and relaxing 2 hour class. A talented instructor will demonstrate basic painting techniques such as blending, glazing, overpainting and underpainting, and wet-on-wet versus wet-on-dry; as well as key art fundamentals like color theory, light and shadows, and perspective.

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  • Eric Burdon and The Animals

    February 10 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. The previous frontman of War and the driving force of the psychedelic rock band, The Animals, is one of the most searingly powerful voices in rock ’n’ roll—catch the English award-winning band, who gave you “House of the Rising Sun,” in their Wolf Trap debut.

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  • The Mercenary House Band

    February 10 AT 8:30 PM - Sehkraft Brewing

    ARLINGTON, VA. A DC area band playing original material in a style that fuses rock, blues, jazz and pure funk. They throw in some killer covers too!

  • The Glass Menagerie: Under 35 Night

    February 10 AT 9:30 PM - Ford's Theatre

    NW, DC. One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire. Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

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  • Craft Beer and Dessert Pairing

    February 11 AT 6:00 PM - Fair Winds Brewery

    LORTON, VA. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there is not a more perfect time of year to learn more about classic Desserts in combination with great Craft Beer. We’ll be hosting an evening with our very own Certified Cicerone® J.B. Zorn to share his thoughts on Fair Winds beer alongside a variety of desserts to showcase what works and how you can pair some of your favorites at home

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  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters w/ Mike Doughty

    February 11 AT 6:30 PM - 9:30 Club

    Since their formation in the mid-’80s, Big Head Todd & the Monsters have continued to evolve and explore, moving beyond their Colorado club circuit roots to become one of the most adventurous, respected and durable bands in America.

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  • Marcus King Band

    February 11 AT 8:00 PM - Villain & Saint

    BETHESDA, MD. Call him the next Duane Allman or Jimi Hendrix, but whatever you do, don"t call Marcus King a child prodigy. Sure, the 18-year-old guitar shredders talent shimmers with the same resonance as his heroes, but he's been wielding an axe since he learned to talk, he started playing when he was 2. Marcus was born into music, gifted with steel-string DNA and two generations of men before him who nurtured the boy's musical nature. Marcus's dad, the slyly talented Marvin King, has been a force in Upstate South Carolina'€™s music heritage for as long as anyone can remember. Marvin's father and Marcus'€™s granddad, Bill, played a big part, too.It was only natural, then, that the boy who got his first guitar (a Squier Strat) at age 7 would land his first paying gig a year later.

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  • Kid Cudi

    February 11 AT 9:00 PM - Echostage

    Scott Mescudi has had a career of interesting twist and turns as one of the leaders of the burgeoning psychedelic hip-hop movement. Since launching with Man on the Moon in 2009, Cudi has not become the biggest MC in the game, but he lauded by the underground and is one of the most artistically and sonically ambitious and driven artists in hip-hop. D’yer wanna be a spaceman? Fly to the moon with Kid Cudi.

  • Lovers Delight

    February 12 AT 5:00 PM - Union Market

    NE, DC. The Soda Fountain often plays a role in fanning the flame of love and so does our Mixtress Gina Chersevani who is offering a limited-time stroll down lovers lane with a cocktail tasting Friday (2/12), Saturday (2/13), and Sunday (2/14) evenings for Valentine's Day. Lover's Delight, Cocktails at Night Menu include the following: Someday- champagne, persimmon asian shrub, gin, a Soulful Kiss- overproof whiskey, house-made amaro, bittered salt, what came first- mezcal, candied grapefruit, and pink love and Lover's Delight- cognac, smoked lemon, burnt Tahitian demerara.

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  • Graveyard

    February 12 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Scandinavian Hi-Fi heroes GRAVEYARD released their new album, Innocence & Decadence. The band is firing on all cylinders and is enjoying the biggest year in its near decade-long career with the release of Innocence & Decadence. Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden's Atlantis Studio (ABBA, Scorpions, The Hives), the record features the return of original bassist and founding member Truls Mörck, who sings lead vocals on the new song "From A Hole In the Wall". The album also sees guitarist Jonathan Ramm sing leads on the track "Far Too Close".

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  • Amel Larrieux

    February 12 AT 7:30 PM - Howard Theatre

    NW, DC. On Friday, February 12, the historic Howard Theatre will host R&B singer Amel Larrieux for the "Kicking Off Valentine’s Day Weekend" concert, produced by Jill Newman Productions and Blisslife Ent. The singer will perform hits like Sweet Misery and For Real at 7:30 p.m. Washingtonians looking for a romantic start to Valentine’s Day can get tickets to see the vocalist starting at $37.50. VIP tickets are available for $75 per ticket for a booth (must buy four tickets).

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  • Adam Devine

    February 13 AT 8:00 AM - Lisner Auditorium

    NW, DC. Comedian Adam Devine makes his Lisner Auditorium debut! Devine starred in the Universal comedy Pitch Perfect, which follows the competitive world of collegiate a cappella. He can also be seen in his scene-stealing reoccurring guest star role as a nanny in ABC’s Modern Family. He currently voices the character of Pizza Steve on Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa, and Boone on Disney’s upcoming animated show Penn Zero. Devine is also a part of Mail Order Comedy, a sketch comedy group with years of touring and producing history. They are the creators of Workaholics and Adam Devine’s House Party, now in its 3rd season on Comedy Central.

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  • Wine Lovers 5K

    February 13 AT 9:00 AM - Cardinal Point Vineyard

    AFTON, VA. Uncork the Romance at the 3rd annual Wine Lovers 5K at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery! Run with the ones you love for Valentine's Day...a sweet start to a fun and romantic weekend. The race starts and finishes in the vineyard and winds its way through some of the most scenic back roads in central Virginia. Walker, stroller and Fido-friendly.

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  • Cupid's Undie Run

    February 13 AT 12:00 PM - Asia DC & Eden Nightclub

    SE, DC. This February, help put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of crazed runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. You’ll be a part of something great. Last year Cupid’s raised over $3.5 Million to #EndNF and we’re relying on YOU to join and make this year’s fundraising (and party) the biggest and best yet. Cupid’s is a party + 1 mile fun run at your own pace + more party. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone – so just come out and have fun and raise some money for NF research! After party at Asia DC & Eden Nightclub.

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  • Crawl in Love Bar Crawl

    February 13 AT 2:00 PM

    NOMA, DC. Join us on February 13th for the 2nd Annual "Crawl in Love" bar crawl in the NOMA/Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC! The first 100 participants will get a "Crawl in Love" coozie. Show this coozie to get specials at all of the participating bars: Boundary Stone, Pub & the People, Wicked Bloom, Ivy & Coney, and Baby Wale.

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  • Do you like it Sour, Sweet, or Bitter?

    February 13 AT 4:30 PM - Hill Center

    SE, DC. "Do you like it Sour, Sweet, or Bitter?" is a beer and dessert pairing. Enjoy an afternoon of beer and dessert pairings. Come learn the theory and practice of pairing beer with dessert. Between Lager, Porter, Sour Ale and India Pale Ale, each of these beers will be paired with a small dessert. Mike Stein from Lost Lagers (LostLagers.com) will provide the education. Pipetown Traders will sponsor the beers. Snacks will be provided.

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  • We Heart Cheese: Chocolate, Cheese & Baller Bubbly

    February 13 AT 5:00 PM - Righteous Cheese

    NE, DC. February is not just for lovers, it's for Cheese Lovers! And what pairs better with cheese than elegant, bubbly wine? Enjoy some extra-special, extra-fancy bottles of Champagne that you just can't find by the glass anywhere else. Paired with unique, artisanal cheeses & chocolates - including handmade chocolate truffles from CoCo Sala, hand-dipped chocolate figs and more - this line-up is an extraordinary way to spend Valentine's Day and makes a great gift.

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  • Nerd Nite

    February 13 AT 6:00 PM - DC9

    NW, DC. Nerds not only study love, in all of its social, economic, biological, and psychological facets, but they need love too. At Nerd Nite this month, you can help them experience both. Come and listen to our nerds expound upon bird love, explain the economics of love, and elucidate you about the sex lives of fishes. And in the process, if you buy a drink for that cute nerd girl or guy standing next to you, we won’t blame you at all!

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  • CASINO NIGHT

    February 13 AT 7:00 PM - Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

    TYSONS CORNER, VA. The 20th Anniversary of Joker's Wild Casino Night will offer 250 guests from the Metro D.C. area the opportunity to try their luck at roulette, blackjack, poker and craps, and to enjoy an evening filled with drinks, buffet dining, dancing and an exciting silent and live auction.

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  • Flow Tribe

    February 13 AT 7:00 PM - The Hamilton

    NW, DC. Founded in New Orleans in 2004, Flow Tribe has spent the last decade refining a sound that blends many rhythms with the soul of their hometown. Constant touring and a high-energy live performance have built a loyal fan base from California to Key West. The band is comprised of six high school friends: K.C. on trumpet and lead vocals, Chad on bass, Russell on drums, Mario and Santos on dueling guitars, and John-Michael rounding it out with harmonica, fratois (washboard), keyboard, and percussion. The band enjoys traveling and performing together and is thrilled to get settled into their new recording studio, Downman Sounds, located in New Orleans East. The studio’s first project will be a new full-length record, which they hope to release in 2016.

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  • Bill Frisell

    February 13 AT 7:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. “Long hailed as one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists” (The New York Times), this Grammy winner performs his “subtle but stunning” (Rolling Stone) eclectic music with touches of jazz, folk, classical, country, and more.

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  • Chef's Table Wine Dinner

    February 13 AT 7:30 PM - Potomac Point Winery

    STAFFORD, VA. Meet our new Executive Chef, Dean Hill, and Winemaker, David Pagan Castaño, during this four course dinner & wine pairing event. Indulge this Valentine's Day with the perfect combination of friends, food & wine! Treat your sweetheart or grab your favorite group of friends for this delectable evening. music will fill the room and our King Table with family style seating will create the perfect atmosphere to get to know your neighbors.

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  • Sweat

    February 13 AT 8:00 PM - The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage

    SW, DC. A group of close friends shares everything: drinks, secrets and laughs. But when rumors of layoffs shake up the local steel mill, the fragile bonds of their community begin to fray and a horrific crime sends shock waves across two generations. This gripping world premiere by acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) explores America’s industrial decline at the turn of the millennium by examining the inhabitants of one Pennsylvania town who still struggle to reclaim what’s lost, find redemption and redefine themselves in a new century. Co-commissioned with Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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  • Galantis

    February 13 AT 9:00 PM - Echostage

    NW, DC. This Valentine’s Day Eve, Swedish electronic music and songwriting duo Galantis will perform at Echostage for the D.C. stop of their Louder Harder Better tour. Washingtonians can rock out with the Runaway artists when doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 18+ concert are $36.80 each.

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  • Black As Your Heart Valentine’s Dinner

    February 14 AT 5:00 PM - City Taphouse

    NW, DC. This Anti-Valentine's Day celebration will feature porters and stouts as black as your heart taking over 40 draft lines. Excite your taste buds with a $45 per person Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner with an optional beer flight pairing of porters and stouts for an additional $15.

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  • Protomartyr & Priests

    February 14 AT 7:30 PM - Black Cat

    To continue the Valentine’s Day punk rock revelry with two of the loudest, strongest, in your face-est punk groups in the country. Detroit’s Protomartyr give a little drone but a lot of art rock anticipation to their intellectual exercise of punk. DC’s own Priests, who we know and love, combine hardcore level musical and performance brutality with equally engaging expression in their lyrics. It’s a night of thinking man’s punk and of all powerhouse performers.

  • Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers

    February 14 AT 8:00 PM - Sixth & I

    Laura Jane Grace—formerly known as Tom Gabel—has led the insanely catchy and hard-hitting punk group Against Me! Since the late 90s. Their brash, fast, and often pop-laced sound has won them fans across the world, and makes for some pretty fun rock shows. On the heels of the massively personal and powerful Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Grace’s new tour with the Devouring Mothers promises all the potency of her art, just in a much more intimate setting.

  • All Good presents: The Devil Makes Three w/ Langhorne Slim

    February 14 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Since releasing their first album in 2002, The Devil Makes Three has played nationwide to raving, capacity crowds whose enthusiastic support has guaranteed the band a sizable and loyal following.

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  • Maysa

    February 14 AT 8:00 PM - Howard Theatre

    NW, DC. On Valentine’s Day, the legendary Howard Theatre will host smooth jazz singer Maysa. The Grammy-nominated Baltimore native will take the stage to perform classic songs Am I Wrong (For Lovin’ You?), Friendly Pressure and Hypnotic Love. Doors to this intimate performance open at 6 p.m. and showtime begins at 8 p.m. Washingtonians looking to treat their special someone can reserve a VIP booth of four for $75 per ticket (must buy four tickets). General admission tickets for this affair are $50.

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  • The Humble

    February 14 AT 8:00 PM - DC9

    NW, DC. Known for progressive songwriting and energetic live performances, THE HUMBLE first honed its songs in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full-length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of vocalist / guitarist Jordan Caiola, bassist Nate Matulis and drummer Shane Woods began playing notable shows at top venues throughout the city, such as Underground Arts, Milkboy, World Cafe Live and North Star Bar.

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  • Jeremy Olander

    February 14 AT 10:00 PM - Soundcheck DC

    NW, DC. D.C.’s newest nightclub, Soundcheck, will host Swedish DJ and producer Jeremy Olander for a special Valentine’s Day performance. Washingtonians can see the Fairfax, Virginia-born, Stockholm-raised artist perform house hits like Let Me Feel and Ganza for $15. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ballers who want to experience the concert in style can reserve a VIP table.

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  • Graham Nash

    February 15 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Legendary singer/songwriter and founding member of iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, a Grammy Award winner, a New York Times bestselling author, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). With many Billboard-charting songs like “Teach Your Children” and “Wasted On The Way,” catch your favorite Nash tunes from his illustrious career, plus works from his soon-to-be-released album, This Path Tonight.

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  • U.S. Beverage Industry Expo & Conference

    February 16 AT 10:00 AM - Washington Marriott Wardman Park

    NW, DC. All eyes will be on Washington, D.C. this coming February for an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, as the inaugural US Beverage Industry Expo (USBevX), reaches across the table for a cross beverage cheers. 2016’s must-attend forum for the multi-billion dollar alcoholic beverage industry sets aside the differences and focuses on the common challenges and interests for the beer, cider, spirits and wine industry.

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  • Nerds in NoMa: Whose Art?

    February 16 AT 6:00 PM - The Lobby Project

    NE, DC. Whose Art?vExplore the process of making public art and making art public. Panelists:Em ily Arden Eakland, ReCreative Spaces, Robin-Eve Jasper, NoMa BID Mazi Mutafa, Words, Beats & Life.

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  • 9th annual Virginia Wine Expo

    February 17 AT 9:00 AM - Greater Richmond Convention Center

    RICHMOND, VA. The 9th annual Virginia Wine Expo (VWE) is a national destination event celebrating Virginia's and Italy's extraordinary wines and the Richmond region's culinary excellence. In addition to the extremely popular Walk-Around Grand Tastings, this year's event schedule is packed with exceptional wine and food experiences that will highlight many of the chefs and restaurants behind RVA's emergence as a foodie destination. For example, you'll enjoy Burger Blast presented by Richmond magazine, featuring 20+ artisan-made burgers, 35+ bottles of Virginia wine, 35+ craft beers and live music.

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  • THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS

    February 18 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. A favorite musical discovery by NPR, don’t miss this family’s “old-school gospel-soul funk…[that] tears the roof off live (Rolling Stone). Tickets: $25.

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  • The Soul Rebels Sound System feat. Talib Kweli

    February 18 AT 10:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    The Soul Rebels emerged from the New Orleans brass band scene as interpreters of the tradition who also mixed in their love of the history of hip-hop. Having performed with everyone from Marilyn Manson to Kanye, now the Soul Rebels—redubbing themselves “the sound system”—pair up with visionary MC Talib Kweli, for a night of jazz-hip-hop fusion that will blow your minds.

  • CREOLE CARNIVAL

    February 19 AT 8:00 PM - GW Lisner Auditorium

    NW, DC. globalFEST, New York’s acclaimed world music festival, kicks off its first ever tour here at Lisner! globalFEST: Creole Carnival will feature the reigning queen of Haitian songs, Emeline Michel, Rio’s innovative samba masters, Casuarina, and Jamaica’s one-stringed guitar virtuoso, Brushy One String, in a world premiere collaboration.

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  • Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

    February 19 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Known as the frontman of the alt-rock band Better Than Ezra, this prolific singer/songwriter has penned numerous hits for Train, Sugarland, James Blunt, Howie Day, Missy Higgins, Blondie, and more. Ever since Better Than Ezra made it big with their double-platinum debut album Deluxe (1993) featuring the hit single “Good,” frontman Kevin Griffin has used his time in the spotlight to craft brilliantly catchy pop-rock gems.

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  • Travel and Adventure Show

    February 20 AT 10:00 AM - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    NW, DC. This show is where travel lovers come for travel inspiration, expert information and fun, cultural interaction. It’s where you’ll discover thousands of authentic travel experiences and speak directly to the travel experts who can get you there, give you the inside scoop, and save you money on exclusive travel deals.

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  • PortCityBrew COLOSSAL V Bottle Release

    February 20 AT 10:00 AM - Port City World Headquarters

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. For the first time, a Port City anniversary beer will be released in bottles! COLOSSAL V is a rich, full-bodied ale that hews close to the English tradition of old ales, with a dark mahogany color accentuated by ruby highlights. Flavors of toffee and dried fruit are complemented by a subtle hop presence. This beer is specifically crafted for cellaring for months or even years. Four packs will cost $20 and include a limited edition commemorative glass. This is the only way to purchase COLOSSAL V four packs at the bottle release; a very limited number of COLOSSAL V four packs will be sold at the brewery and select retailers after February 21st.

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  • Maryland Wine Passport Experience

    February 20 AT 12:00 PM

    MARYLAND. This is not your average wine tour! The Passport Experience is your personal guide through the wine trails of Maryland. It is a self-guided adventure that gives you the opportunity to experience the rich and unique culture that each region has to offer. Take a weekend (or two) to get away and explore the local attractions, eat at some neighborhood hot-spots, and of course, indulge in great, locally-produced wine.

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  • Japanese Whiskey Class

    February 20 AT 2:00 PM - Zentan

    NW, DC. Grow your culinary and beverage skills with Chef Matsuzaki and Lead Barkeep Matt Allred. Every third Saturday of each month they will bestow their tools and techniques to you for an afternoon of hands on learning. Tie on a customized Zentan apron, grab a chef's knife or a bar spoon, and let your creative self go to work. Class includes a Zentan apron, class takeaways, bites from Chef Matsuzaki, or Sake tastings from Allred.

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  • Drink Creatively!

    February 20 AT 5:00 PM - Circle Bistro

    NW, DC. Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles.

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  • 2Cellos

    February 21 AT 8:00 PM - DAR Constitution Hall DC

    Who would have thought that cellos would have found this much love outside a concert hall? 2Cellos burst out of their native Croatia in 2012, when the duo performed their insane cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” on Glee. Taking songs by everyone from the King of Pop to Kings of Leon and Metallica, the pair create raucous arrangements that bring the rock sometimes as hard as who they cover. Last seen in DC supporting Elton John in 2013, it’s time for 2Cellos to shine on their own.

  • Madeon w/ Skylar Spence

    February 21 AT 10:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Born in Nantes 21 years ago, Hugo Leclercq aka Madeon was introduced to electronic music aged 11, when he came upon a documentary about Daft Punk. A few years later, his breakthrough came by entering and winning an online remix competition for drum’n’bass band Pendulum. His repositioning of their 'The Island' single won global applause. Hugo then went on to remix the Deadmau5 “Raise Your Weapon” single Martin Solveig’s “The Night Out”

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  • Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Of Land & Sea

    February 22 AT 8:00 PM - Kennedy Center

    NW, DC. In what is becoming a KC Jukebox signature, the pre-and post-show gathering areas will once again transform the performance lobby into an ecosystem that uses projected scenery and field recordings to morph through the various environs depicted by the music in the concert. Following the performance, patrons are invited to a free after-party featuring entertainment by DJ Moose. Ticketholders will also receive a voucher for one free drink during the after-party (a specialty cocktail will be on offer, along with full bars).

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  • R5’s Sometime Last Night Tour

    February 23 AT 6:00 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Currently on the international leg of their highly successful Sometime Last Night headline tour, pop-rock quintet R5 has announced nine additional tour dates for the tour’s winter 2016 leg due to fan demand. Fans of the band – whose sophomore album of the same name debuted at #1 on the Nielson Pop Album Chart – will now have the chance to see them in cities such as San Antonio, Austin, Washington DC, Des Moines and Portland. The tour will feature Ryland as opener.

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  • Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

    February 23 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Over the course of his acclaimed career, Josh Ritter has released seven full-length albums, including The Beast In Its Tracks, So Runs the World Away, and The Animal Years. Of the latter, novelist Stephen King named it his album of the year, calling it "the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall,' in 1963."

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  • Kabong Triple IPA NoVA Launch

    February 24 AT 6:00 PM - Rustico Ballston

    BALLSTON, VA. Join us on Wednesday, February 24th as we launch Kabong Triple IPA, a brand new limited seasonal from our friends at Devils Backbone. Clocking in at 11.1% and 111 IBUs, this monstrous brew is bursting with Simcoe & Centennial, as well as a third, secret hop! Those of you who attended Novemberfest will remember this limited batch brew, as we poured the first prototype batch--and only keg to make it to NOVA at that time--of Kabong. And we couldn't be more thrilled that they've asked us to host the official launch for the finalized Kabong recipe as well.

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  • New Belgium Line Takeover

    February 25 AT 5:00 PM - Black Rooster Pub

    NW, DC. Enjoy all things New Belgium, for two days straight.

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  • Intersections Art Festival

    February 26 AT 10:00 AM - Atlas Performing Arts Center

    NE, DC. Kicking off the Atlas Performing Arts Center 10th Anniversary, the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2016 brings the best of DC arts and artists to the stage and H Street with performances, experiences and happenings in theatre, dance, music, vocal, choral, opera, visual arts, video, film, writing, sculpture, photography, circus, spoken word, public art, community art, and art space activation. Discover how art, culture and connection happen on H Street.

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  • Steep Canyon Rangers

    February 26 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The Steep Canyon Rangers have, perhaps, become the most famous bluegrass band in the world thanks to their frequent collaborations with banjo enthusiast Steve Martin. But celebrity associations aside, they also rank as one of the great bluegrass bands because of their undeniable, virtuosic musicianship and commitment to their North Carolina musical heritage.

  • Black Lillies

    February 26 AT 7:00 PM - The Hamilton

    NW, DC. The Black Lillies have already shown a knack for recovering from adversity — they lost two members just before entering the studio to record Hard to Please yet still managed to release their strongest album to date — the band is more determined than ever to stay on the road and deliver their music the best way they know how: by performing live for their fans.

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  • 2016 Special Olympics Polar Plunge

    February 27 AT 10:00 AM - Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse

    DUMFRIES, VA. This annual event is organized by the Prince William County Police Department, Special Olympics Virginia, and Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant to benefit the more than 20,000 persons with intellectual disabilities that participate in the many Special Olympics Virginia year-round programs. The festival is a fun, all day event that truly contributes to the self-esteem, joy and inspiration of some outstanding athletes

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  • Last Party in Toano

    February 27 AT 12:00 PM - Brass Cannon Brewing

    TOANO, VA. Brass Cannon will be throwing their last ever party at their first home of Brass Cannon Brewing. With the impending move to Mooretown road, they want to have a final hurrah in Toano. They'll be open extra late and knocking $1 off all pints. They want to say goodbye in style, so let's all make this the best party yet!

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  • Suits & Boots

    February 27 AT 8:00 PM - Top Golf

    Alexandria, VA. You’re probably thinking, “Why would I ever wear a swimsuit in February?” Don’t worry folks, Topgolf has heated and covered bays so you can play all year long. You’ve heard the stories, now experience the legendary party for yourself. Suits & Boots is the official blowout of winter, unleashing swimwear across the hallowed grounds of Topgolf with a grand prize trip to Topgolf Las Vegas up for grabs! Bring it on, Mother Nature! It all goes down from 8-11 p.m. Check-in desk opens at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Artist Reception

    February 28 AT 7:00 PM - Secolari

    CLEVELAND PARK, DC. Secolari, the locally owned artisan olive oil and vinegar tasting room, has announced an Artist Reception for the inaugural artists exhibiting at the company’s new Cleveland Park location. Secolari’s Art Program is solely dedicated to showcasing local artists. Owners Bart and Mary deRosa invite the public to join them at their location in the historic Sam’s Park & Shop in Cleveland Park on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for this Artist Reception presenting and featuring for sale the artwork of Lynn Goldstein, Bonny Lundy, and Zina Andresini Poliszuk. Artists will be in attendance and available to discuss their work.

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  • Editors

    February 28 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Formed in 2003, Editors became one of the leading bands in the post-punk revival that swept America and England in the early 21st century. Originally dubbed Snowfield, the group comprised four music technology students from Stafford University -- singer/guitarist Tom Smith, lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, bassist Russell Leetch, and drummer Ed Lay -- all of whom had relocated to Birmingham after graduation. A series of a well-received club dates and demo recordings earned Editors some attention from British labels, and the group soon signed with the revitalized Kitchenware, the venerable indie label once home to Prefab Sprout.

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  • Suits & Boots

    February 28 AT 8:00 PM - Top Golf

    LOUDOUN,VA. You’re probably thinking, “Why would I ever wear a swimsuit in February?” Don’t worry folks, Topgolf has heated and covered bays so you can play all year long. You’ve heard the stories, now experience the legendary party for yourself. Suits & Boots is the official blowout of winter, unleashing swimwear across the hallowed grounds of Topgolf with a grand prize trip to Topgolf Las Vegas up for grabs! Bring it on, Mother Nature! It all goes down from 8-11 p.m. Check-in desk opens at 7:30 p.m.

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