Feb
1
Fri
Adams Morgan Date Nights
Feb 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Adams Morgan Date Nights

Adams Morgan is the best place to go on a date in DC — whether you’re a mom and daughter out for ice cream, a first date, or a married couple celebrating a double-digit anniversary. For eight weeks in February and March, local restaurants and shops are providing discounts and fun packages for every relationship: a date for every love.

Enter to win three amazing “date packages,” including:

  1. The Anniversary Package, including a night at the LINE DC Hotel, drinks during live music at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe, and a dinner at Roofer’s Union.
  2. Girls’ Day Out Package: Start with the epic drag brunch at Perry’s Restaurant, then some lingerie shopping (with discounts!) at Le Bustiere Boutique, and a glass of bubbly at Jug & Table.
  3. Popping the question? An elegant dinner at the renowned Mintwood Place, an affogato at Pitango Gelato, and a night at the LINE DC Hotel.

More giveaways will be announced throughout the 8-week period. Visit www.admodatenights.com to enter the drawing; and receive a discount code to access specials and promotions at dozens of date lineups. Nearly two dozen date packages present the best eats, treats, sweets and activities in Adams Morgan for relationships at every stage — for the first date, the whiskey drinker, the oenophile, the comedy lover, or a full family affair with a stop for cookie dough after a fun-filled afternoon.

 

Feb
26
Tue
Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity @ The Signature Theatre
Feb 26 – Apr 7 all-day
Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity @ The Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Described as a brutal and elegant exploration of the unifying virtue of art, Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity is the story of three women trapped in a museum during an unending war. The women, an art restorer, her nurse and their military captor discover their shared humanity as they work to restore a damaged Rembrandt. The play gets its title from UNESCO’s efforts to protect our intangible cultural heritage and asks what still unites us as people when things are at their darkest.

Performance times vary.

Feb
27
Wed
Blood at the Root @ The Anacostia Playhouse
Feb 27 – Mar 24 all-day
Blood at the Root @ The Anacostia Playhouse | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Blood at the Root is the story of what happens when a black student chooses to occupy a primarily white space in her high school, inspiring hate, violence and chaos among her classmates. The play was inspired by the Jena Six case in Louisiana, and it examines the links between bias, justice and identity, asking audiences to consider what is lost when implicit biases shape our view of- and adherence to- justice. Written by Dominique Morisseau, the play is described as moving, lyrical and bold.   

Performance times vary.

Mar
1
Fri
JQA @ The Arena Stage
Mar 1 – Apr 14 all-day
JQA @ The Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The latest offering from award-winning playwright Aaron Posner, JQA is an imaginative and thought provoking story that imagines conversations between John Quincy Adams, who was known for his integrity, statesmanship and arrogance, and other American leaders including Frederick Douglass, Andrew Jackson and his own father John Adams. Described as provocative, haunting and hilarious, JQA received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.    

Performance times vary.

Spring Wine Fling 2019
Mar 1 – Mar 24 all-day
Spring Wine Fling 2019

Restaurant Association Metropolitan of Washington DC presents Spring Wine Fling this year, now through March 24. Discover the various refreshing options of sangria to choose from to get you in the spring mood! Anyone interested in planning their Spring Wine Fling experience can find information about each restaurant’s specials, in addition to sangria-themed events being offered in alignment with the promotion, on the website.

Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art @ The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art @ The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Art meets science in this new exhibit from the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian. Bloom features sketches and drawings of flowers from throughout the artistic process, revealing the beauty and inspiration artists draw from nature. The exhibit coincides with the Smithsonian Garden’s biannual orchid show, currently on display in the Garden’s Kogod Courtyard.

Mar
4
Mon
Confection @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Mar 4 – Mar 24 all-day
Confection @ Folger Shakespeare Library | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Commissioned by Folger Theatre in association with Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, Third Rail Projects’ newest immersive experience, Confection, is a rollicking rumination on opulence, inequity, and teeny-tiny desserts. Using accounts of the extravagant banquets and sumptuous feasts held by the aristocracy of the late 17th-century as a springboard, Confection is a multi-sensory dance/theater performance that contemplates cultures of consumption and poses the questions: How much does sweetness cost, and what are we willing to devour to satisfy our appetites?

Confection is performed without an intermission and is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, or being alone. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for several minutes at a time over the course of the performance and may be required to navigate small spaces. Comfortable shoes are advised. Audience members might be separated from their group and should be 14 years of age or older.

Various times and dates

All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor @ National Museum of American History
Mar 4 2019 @ 10:00 am – Feb 1 2020 @ 5:30 pm
All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor @ National Museum of American History | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

A fascinating look at the history of unwaged labor in America, and what it has meant for women across the socioeconomic spectrum. The exhibit will feature artifacts from throughout American history that highlight the vast amount of unacknowledged labor women have undertaken.

The Queens of Egypt Exhibit @ The National Geographic Museum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Queens of Egypt Exhibit @ The National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

This exhibit highlights the celebrated queens of ancient Egypt, including Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Nefertari. It features ancient jewelry, sculptures, even sarcophagi, in addition to a 3-D tour of one of the most well-preserved tombs in Egypt’s Valley of Queens.

Mar
8
Fri
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 8 – May 22 all-day
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Into the Woods is a darkly funny reimagining of several beloved fairy tales from the minds of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The play follows a baker and his wife on a quest to break a witch’s curse, which leads them into the woods where they cross paths with timeless characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, Rapunzel and a pair of lovelorn princes. The play has won Tony Awards for score and script, and this Peter Flynn directed rendition promises to inspire both laughs and introspection.    

Performance times vary.