From Sea Monsters Unearthed to Chinese New Year Celebrations, the Washington metro region is brimming with fun events for February. Of course, Alexandria will celebrate George Washington’s 287th birthday in style. It may be the shortest month of the year, but you can make it memorable.
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Join the celebration of George Washington’s 287th birthday in his hometown of Alexandria, VA.
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Photo courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
National Gallery of Art
“Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project” through March 24
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
“Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse” through April 28
The George Washington University Museum
“Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” February 13-April 29
“Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018” through May 5
The Phillips Collection
“Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla” February 16-May 19
National Museum of American History
“Superheroes” through September 2
National Portrait Gallery
“Portraits of the World: Korea” through November 17
National Museum of Natural History
“Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” through 2020
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Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity February 26-April 7
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA
$40-$89 | Tickets
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Valentine’s Dinner or Brunch on the Potomac
Enjoy bottomless mimosas for brunch or a delightful evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment, all while taking in beautiful views of the Potomac. Tickets from $59 and up.
Soak Up the Season
Take your loved one on a winter adventure! The Washington, D.C. area has a great selection of winter activities, from ice skating to shredding the slopes.
Valentine’s Ball at the Embassy of Italy | February 16th, 7:00-11:45 p.m.
Dawn your finest dress and enjoy the majesty of Italy! You’ll enjoy an evening of fine Italian food, wines, and entertainment with a portion of proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Tickets $105-$145
Drinks and Delights
What’s more perfect for your Valentine than wine or beer and incredible views? There are lots of options for delightful food and beverage pairings at local wineries and breweries. Creek’s Edge Winery offers two great options for celebrating Valentine’s Day and Dirt Farm Brewing Company will be doing a full Valentine’s weekend of flights and bites.
Capital Comedy Festival | February 15th, 8:00 p.m.
If you’re looking for something fun and different, then treat that special someone to a truly delightful night! Not only is comedy night a great date idea, it’s a perfect way to wind down from the work week. Tickets $52-$125
For those still in need of a great Valentine’s gift, check out our curated list of gorgeous, quirky and unique items. The best part is buying something handmade right here in your community can simplify the process while also showing extra care and thought.