Welcome to February! You have one weekend of non-romantic fun possibilities before a next weekend’s bombardment of romantic fun possibilities. And football. Note: Most descriptions are courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.
If you’re interested in a laugh, consult Funny Ha-Ha: Must-See Comedy Shows in February.
If you’re interested in film, peruse Film Picks: February 2023.
DC Moth StorySLAM: Love Hurts at Miracle Theatre
LOVE HURTS. Wanna share? Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. This is a community-focused, open-mic storytelling competition where anyone can share a five-minute story on the night’s theme. $15. 7:30 p.m. 535 8th St. SE, DC; themoth.org // @mothstories
A First Look at Ford’s Theatre
This free, three-day public festival of readings provides a preview of new plays in development with members of our first cohort of BIPOC playwrights in The Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions initiative. Free. Various times. 511 10th St. NW, DC; fords.org // @fordstheatre
Kate Willett at DC Improv Comedy Club
Kate Willett is a New York-based comedian who has appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and has a stand-up special on Netflix’s “The Comedy Lineup.” $22. 7:30 p.m. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; dcimprov.com // @dcimprov
Eboni K. Williams at Politics and Prose Bookstore
Join in on the conversation with Eboni K. Williams in her talk, Bet on Black: The Good News about Being Black in America Today. Bet on Black is a call to action for Black people all over the world to adopt a fresh, highly informed mindset that will change lives. Williams delves into some of the cornerstones of leading a first-class Black life, all while sharing intimate details of her own story so that you will better get to know the Eboni you’ve seen on “The View” and “The Real Housewives of New York” and heard on her own podcast series “Holding Court.” Free. 7 p.m. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; politics-prose.com // @politicsprose
Vintage Market at Union Market
Shop some of the best local vintage vendors for the most exciting event! Shop curated goods, size + gender inclusive clothes, vinyl records + more. Free. 11 a.m. 1309 5th St. NE, DC; unionmarketdc.com // @unionmarketdc
Herstorical Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery
Empower yourself this Saturday and set out for an educational, women-forward tour. Led by a Tour of Her Own guide, attendees will explore the gallery while learning about some of the notable women on the walls. Free+. 2 p.m. 8th and G Streets NW, DC; atourofherown.com // @atourofherown
19th Annual Alexandria Warehouse in Alexandria
Score the best deals of the season at the 19th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. Shop over 40 independent boutiques in stores, pop-up tents and open retail spaces throughout Old Town and grab finds up to 80% off! Free. 10 a.m. King and Pitt Streets, Alexandria, VA; oldtownbusiness.org // @ALXWarehouseSale
Washington DC Travel Show 2023 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Start your travel planning early, learn about the travel industry and discover the top destinations and experiences from around the world. Receive personalized advice from professionals in the industry, get access to show-only special deals and meet celebrity travel speakers. Free. 10 a.m. 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, DC; travelshows.com // @travadventure
Sunday Movie Matinee at metrobar
Enjoy this week’s family-friendly movie, “Princess Bride,” in metrobar’s warm and enclosed spaces! There will be adult beverages for the parents and kid-friendly offerings for kids. Free. 4 p.m. 640 Rhode Island Ave. NE, DC; metrobardc.com // @metrobardc
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