Things to Do

What to Do This Week: February 24 to 27

Irish films, a talk on modern relationships with Date Lab, and comedy at the Brixton.

Learn about modern dating in DC at a talk at Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Wednesday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, February 24

FILM: Busboys and Poets on 14th Street hosts Irish Popcorn, a contemporary Irish film series that runs on the last Monday of every month. Things get started tonight with King of the Travellers, which has been called the “Irish Godfather.” The film followers John Paul Moorehouse as he gets interrupted by love while trying to avenge his father’s murder. Free. 7 PM.

Tuesday, February 25

COMEDY: The Brixton hosts Tuesdays With Funnie, a revolving door of comedy shows. This week, see the Romane and Lettuce Hour, featuring comedians Romane Walters and Jamel Johnson. The duo host a vaudeville-esque show featuring music, comedy, and sideshow. Please don’t try to make this into a salad by peppering them with tomatoes. Free. 7 PM.

DRINKS: Washingtonian’s Artini feature nights move over to Quill at the Jefferson Hotel. By now, you know the drill: Mixologists who will eventually face off at Artini stir up fancy cocktails based on famous works of art. This time, it’s Sophie Szych and Rachel King, inspired by Frederic Edwin Church’s “Niagara.” Free. 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, February 26

DATING: Washington Post’s Date Lab and local bloggers from Cupcakes & Shoes and Notes Between Friends will be at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to talk about modern dating in DC. They’ll discuss strategies and stories from encounters both online and off and will discuss how the whole thing goes down, depending on what point of view you’re coming from. Free. 7 PM.

DRINKS: And one more Artini feature night, this time at the Corcoran itself. Details are still scant, with the mixologist and inspiration still TBD. But were you really attending these based on the works of art that inspired the delicious drinks, or just because there were delicious drinks? Free. 6:30 PM.

Thursday, February 27

BOOKS: Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, will be at Sixth & I synagogue discussing his new book, The New Digital Age, which explores how technology has and will change developing nations, human rights, and relationships between people—especially in a world in which very little is private. Tickets ($18) are available online and include a copy of the book. 7 PM.

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