Tuesday, February 19
CULTURE: The Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool festival, featuring all things Scandinavian, kicks off tonight with a concert by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. They’ll be playing classic and new Nordic pieces—the festival has also taken over most of KenCen’s common areas, so check those out while you’re there. Tickets ($10 to $64) are available online. 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, February 20
GERMANY: Woodley Park’s Doner Bistro will host Das German Party 3, meaning you get $3 German beers (DAB and Bitburger) all night. There’ll be plenty of music so you might feel like you’re in a dusty Munich rathskeller, but they’ll also play other European music to keep things interesting. Free. 6 PM.
STORIES: Story League returns to Busboys and Poets this week, and it’s all about sex this time, so you probably don’t want to miss it. Around ten local comedians will try to one-up one another with their awkward, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking stories about sexual misadventures. Tickets ($10) are available online. 9 PM.
Thursday, February 21
BOOK SIGNING: Just a public service announcement: Stephenie Meyer of thrusting-Twilight-on-the-world fame will be signing copies of her “adult” book The Host at Politics & Prose. You probably have to skip work and get there at 9 AM to have any chance of seeing her. She’ll start signing at noon. Free.
FASHION: Stone Soup Films, which produces promo films for nonprofits, is opening a pop-up clothing store at 1533 Wisconsin Avenue. The First Dibs kickoff party is Thursday and will presumably feature some light food and drink. Tickets ($25) are available online. 7 PM.
Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at email@example.com, or find him on Twitter @jason_koebler.