What to Do This Weekend: February 23 to 26

The opening of “Così Fan Tutte” at the Kennedy Center, the Winter Beer Olympics at Town Tavern, and Flogging Molly at the Fillmore.

By: Samantha Miller

The Washington National Opera stages Così Fan Tutte. Photograph by Richard H. Smith for Royal Opera House.

Thursday, February 23

ART: “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” opens tonight at the Artisphere. The first and only showing in the US will feature more than 250 intimate photographs from the artist’s personal collection. There will be a public opening reception tonight from 7 to 10. Free. The show runs through March 25.

FUNDRAISER: Rock band Farewell Republic and alt-rock group Head on Sticks perform at DC9. Proceeds will benefit DC Vote, an organization dedicated to securing full voting representation for DC residents. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at the door or through the venue’s website. Doors open at 8 PM.

BOOKS: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor signs copies of her new book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons, at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. Taylor served as the director of interpretation at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and as a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The signing includes a lunch, a presentation, and a Q&A session. Tickets ($30) can be purchased through the event’s website. 2 PM.

KID-FRIENDLY: The Kennedy Center’s production of The Wings of Ikarus Jackson ends today. Adapted from the children’s book Wings, the uplifting story is about a young boy who can fly. Tickets ($18) can be purchased through the KenCen’s website. 12:30 PM.

Friday, February 24

MUSIC: Conductor Marin Alsop joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore. The performance, which is part of the BSO Off the Cuff series, is dedicated to Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. Tickets ($28 to $88) can be purchased through the Strathmore’s website. 8:15 PM.

Celtic punk band Flogging Molly bring their Green 17 tour to the Fillmore. “The band has built a career on the firm belief that traditional Celtic folk and American and English punk have plenty to say to one another,” says NPR. Tickets ($30) can be purchased through the Fillmore’s website. 8 PM.

MUSEUM: Canadian artist Kent Monkman presents his new work, “Who is Miss Chief?,” at the National Museum of the American Indian. Using large-scale paintings, faux-antique photographs, silent films, and other mediums, Monkman explores American Indian identity. Recommended for mature audiences. Free. 6 to 8 PM.


Saturday, February 25

OPERA: The Washington National Opera’s staging of Così Fan Tutte opens tonight at the Kennedy Center. In Mozart’s story of love and deception, two young men place a bet on their fiancées’ fidelity. The show runs through March 15. Tickets ($25 to $300) can be purchased through the KenCen’s website. 7 PM.

DANCE: The Washington Performing Arts Society presents Next: Israel at Sidney Harman Hall. The program pays tribute to the Israeli dance style Gaga, and features works by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Yossi Berg,and Oded Graf. Tickets ($18 to $23) can be purchased through the theater’s website. 8 PM.

MUSIC: Deejay and co-owner of U Street Music Hall Will Eastman performs tonight. He’ll be joined by Dave P and Sammy Slice. Tickets ($10) are available through Ticketfly. 10 PM.

BEER: DC Social Sports Club’s third annual Winter Beer Olympics returns to Town Tavern. Games include beer pong, flip cup, quarters, and boot chug to name a few. Tickets ($30 for single admission, $200 per team) can be purchased through the event’s website. 1 to 6 PM.


Sunday, February 26

OSCARS: It’s time for the Oscars once again! Check out our roundup of local spots hosting events, offering food and drink specials, holding free screenings of nominated films, and more.

MUSIC: Cellist Jonah Kim and pianist Claire Huangci perform at the Phillips Collection. The program includes works by Brahms, Fauré, and Mendelssohn. Tickets ($20) can be reserved through the event’s website. 4 PM.