Happy Thursday, Washingtonians! We've got the goods on what to do this weekend in our nightlife picks—and we've also got the scoop on all things Valentine. Whether you're single, coupled, or, as Facebook says, in an "It's Complicated" situation, we've got ideas for how to spend the weekend.
Did you know today marks the 200th anniversary of British evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin and the 150th year since the publication of his most influential work, On the Origin of Species? We've got some events celebrating all things Darwinian.
Dog parks: they're big deals to Washingtonian residents. DCist reports that a dog park at 17th and S Streets, NW, had an official groundbreaking yesterday. Though it's been an unofficial dog park for years, only yesterday did its dog-parkiness become official.
We can't wait to watch this: the DC Council and local media are going to go head to head in a…basketball game, reports City Desk. Who's going to win? We wouldn't count out Marion Barry's coaching skills.