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.
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.
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.