Things to Do

Painting the Town Red on Valentine’s Day

Not everybody wants to spend the evening at some stuffy restaurant cooing sweet nothings. Some would rather go out and have a little fun. We’ve got a list of parties and events going on this Valentine’s Day.

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What: Black Tie Valentine’s Evening of Russian Opera.
When: Friday, February 1.
Where: Russian Cultural Centre.
Time: 7 PM.
Price: $59 to $95. 
Details: Reception with open bar and appetizers, dinner buffet.

What: My Comic Valentine: A Comic Book for the Stage.
When: Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14.
Where: The Shop at Fort Fringe.
Time: 3 PM.
Price: $15.  
Details: A performance put together using dialogue from old comic books.

What: Make a Date: An Art and Music Experience.
When: Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14.
Where: Multiple venues near the Navy Yard Metro.
Time: 6 PM.
Price: Free.
Details: Check out Artomatic’s Web site here.

What: Second Saturdays Valentine’s Day Bash.
When: Saturday, February 14.
Where: Backstage at the Black Cat.
Time: 8 PM.
Price: $8.
Details: A dance party with a series of DJs spinning throughout the night.

What: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party.
When: Saturday, February 14.
Where: Garretts.
Time: 9 PM.
Price: No cover.
Details: Two-for-one $4 drinks and free candy.

What: Prissy Pistol Presents: True Romance.
When: Saturday, February 14.
Where: Palace of Wonders.
Time: 10 PM.
Price: $10.
Details: All-female performances featuring fire artist Miss Joule, Little Darling, Lizzie Furr, and Prissy Pistol, also known as Priscilla Jerez.

What: Saint Valentin
When: : Saturday, February 14.
Where: French Embassy.
Time: 8 PM.
Price: $75 per person; $140 per couple.  
Details: Open bar, silent auction, live music, chocolate fountain, and a pastry-tasting menu.

What: A Reggae Valentine From .. . . See-I.
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: Iota.
Time: 9 PM.
Price: $12.
Details: A series of DJs, including members of Thievery Corporation and Fort Knox Five, will spin reggae tracks. Baltimore DJ Fasimbas Afrikan Dub Soundsystem will also perform.

What: Young & In Love Party.
When: Saturday, February 14.
Where: Town Danceboutique.
Time: 10 PM.
Price: $10 before 11; $15 after 11.
Details: DJ Tracy Young will be spinning all night; text messages will be displayed on interactive message boards across the gay club.

What: An iMusical Valentine.
When: Saturday, February 14.
Where: The Comedy Spot.
Time: 7:30 PM.
Price: $15.  
Details: Washington Improv Theater performs a series of humorous songs and short scenes about Valentine’s Day.

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What: Valentine’s Day Special: Wine, Comedy and a Film
When: Saturday, February 14.
Where: Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $8
Details: Wine tasting, stand-up comedy and a screening of the classic The Princess Bride.

What: Valentine’s Day Wine Cruise on the Potomac
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: Washington Marina, 1300 Maine Ave., SW.
Time: 8:45
Price: $75
Details: Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts will be served. The cruise is over two hours long.

What: Red Hot Valentine’s Night
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: Crystal Couture Space, 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington.
Time: 6 PM
Price: Free admission
Details: Fashion show, best red dress contest. Drinks and candy will be served.

What: Valentine’s Day Party
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: Growlers
Time: 10 PM
Price: Free admission
Details: Drink specials, live music and DJs.

What: Valentine’s Day Party
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: O’ Sullivans Irish Pub
Time: 9 PM
Price: Free Admission
Details: Live performance from the band The Journeymen

What: Valentine’s Day Party
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: Tortoise and Hare
Time: 9:30 PM
Price: Free admission
Details: Performance by the Monster Band, and drink specials.

What: Anti-Hallmark Valentine's Day Card Contest
When: Saturday, February 14
Where: EatBar
Time: 8 PM
Price: Free admission
Details: contest, drink specials.




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