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50+ Things To Do This February

February 5th, 2020 Posted in Spotlight on the Community

Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks – Feb. 7
While Bradley Beal and the Wizards are struggling in the standings, the team is as exciting as any to watch, with supporting players like Ish Smith, Davis Bertans, Jordan McRae and rookie Rui Hachimura powering an offensive machine. The Wiz will be in for a challenge when the Dallas Mavericks, playoff contenders in the Western Conference, come to town. The Mavs are led by superstar Luka Don?ic, who’s near the top of the scoring leaderboard and averages nearly a triple-double at the ripe old age of 21. Prepare for some fun basketball.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

DC Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival – Feb. 8
The name of this festival kind of says it all. You will be able to enjoy chocolate in a myriad of ways, from hand-rolled truffles to artisan chocolates to cupcakes, cookies, candies, cake pops, donuts … we could go on. On top of that, you can indulge in unlimited pours of premium wines, craft beers and ciders and savor samples of whiskies and other spirits.
12-8:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE, Suite 101L, Washington, DC 20002

DC Defenders at Audi Field – Feb. 8 & 15
The XFL returns, this time bringing with it a team that will represent DC. The Defenders will play their home games at the beautiful Audi Field, which provides one of the best stadium experiences in the area. Head coach Pep Hamilton will look to lead the team to a postseason appearance in their inaugural season. Game 1 is a home tilt against the Seattle Dragons at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8. Additional home games will be held on Feb. 15, March 8, March 15 and March 28.
2 p.m. |  Tickets
Audi Field, 100 Potomac Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

Disney on Ice: Celebrate Memories – Feb. 13-17
Capital One Arena offers some first-class family entertainment this Valentine’s Day weekend. Disney On Ice is bringing classic characters to Capital One Arena. Kids will love seeing Moana embark on a high-seas adventure, Woody and Buzz strut their stuff and the dreams of Disney Princesses come true.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Woo at the Zoo – Feb. 14
The National Zoo hosts this special Valentine’s Day event that makes for a hilarious and fun-filled evening for you and your boo. Learn all about mating, dating and procreating in the animal kingdom during 7:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. presentations. In addition to the education portion, you can also sip on a cocktail, enjoy an ‘80s-themed dance party, participate in trivia and snack on complimentary desserts.
7-10 p.m. |  Tickets
Smithsonian National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic – Feb. 15-17
More than 900 teams will participate in this national tournament that brings together the best junior volleyball teams in the country. From Saturday through Monday, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will showcase qualifier-style competition in one of the most exciting indoor sports. Three-day spectator passes, which go on sale Feb. 8, cost just $38.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001

Old Glory DC Home Opener vs. Seattle Seawolves – Feb. 16
Old Glory DC Rugby was founded in 2018, but 2020 marks the first time that the team will compete in Major League Rugby. Their season begins in New Orleans on Feb. 8, with the first home game at Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium falling on Feb. 16, when the Seattle Seawolves come to town. Check out intense rugby action all the way through Old Glory’s final home game on May 24.
3 p.m. |  Tickets
Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064

Washington’s Birthday Celebration – Feb. 17
Honor the birth date of America’s first president with a free day of festivities at the beautiful Mount Vernon. You can witness a presidential tribute and wreathlaying at Washington’s tomb, take in an official observance ceremony, watch a military demonstration, listen to patriotic music, hear stories from previous Washington birthday celebrations and pose in front of a life-sized Lansdowne painting of G.W.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Intersections Festival – Feb. 19 – March 1
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. Check out the full list of events and make sure to purchase a festival pass, which allows you to reserve tickets to the events of your choice.
Festival Pass
The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

DC Dive Show – Feb. 22-23
The Mid-Atlantic Winter Scuba Dive Festival calls the convention center home for two days this February. If you’re into exploring the deep blue sea or are simply looking to learn to scuba, the DC Dive Show is well worth your time. Speakers will detail their adventures in the polar regions, the Bahamas and many other environs. You can also take in discussions regarding environmental issues, gaze at underwater photography, hear live music, watch exciting videos and much, much more.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. |  Tickets
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

USA Men’s Basketball vs. Puerto Rico – Feb. 23
For the first time, the Entertainment and Sports Arena will host the United States Men’s Basketball Team. The squad, led by former NBA head coach Mike Fratello, will compete in the FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying games against Puerto Rico. Tickets start out as low as $5, with courtside seats going for just $75. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy international basketball competition.
3 p.m. |  Tickets
Entertainment and Sports Arena, 1100 Oak Street SE, Washington, DC 20032

The Official DC Cocktail Festival – Feb. 29
Sampling 15 expertly crafted cocktails from DC’s best mixologists sounds like an awesome way to spend a Saturday. Elevate the experience even further with delicious food, live music and a chance to mingle with fellow cocktail enthusiasts. Vendors include Crimson Diner & Whiskey Bar, Primrose, The Occidental and Morris American Bar, among others. General admission and VIP tickets are available for each of the three sessions.
12-10 p.m. |  Tickets
National Union Building, 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

‘Future Sketches’ by Zach Lieberman –Through March 1
Marking the first solo exhibition of Zach Lieberman’s work, this new exhibit at ARTECHOUSE takes you right to the vanguard of modern computer design. Future Sketches stretches your imagination, showcasing interaction between humans and computers through jaw-dropping media art. The exhibit consists of more than a decade of Lieberman’s art, illuminating how body, voice and gesture can be displayed visually.
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

‘Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits’ – Through April 19
Delita Martin aims to bridge the gap between the physical and spiritual in her awe-inspiring large-scale works. The connection between the past and present, symbolism and personal memory are also vital to Martin’s work, which often contains a multitude of layers and techniques, including drawing, sewing, collaging and painting. Witness her mastery through seven works that showcase African American tradition, iconography and history.
Hours & Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005