Things to Do

What to Do This Week: February 9 to 12

Singles night at Whole Foods and a beer-and-chocolate tasting at Gordon Biersch.

Gordon Biersch hosts a beer-and-chocolate pairing on Wednesday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, February 9

DATING: It’s Valentine’s Day week, and as you might expect, lots of love-based things are going down. The Washington Post’s Date Lab is an institution by this point, and there’s going to be a live version of it at the Newseum. Christina Breda Antoniades will talk about how she matches people and what she learns, and Carolyn Hax will share her thoughts on love and what she’s learned doing one of the country’s most popular advice columns. Tickets ($25) are available online. 7 PM.

Tuesday, February 10

LOVE: I would not normally recommend you go to the grocery store for a fun night, but tonight might be an exception—Whole Foods in Georgetown is throwing a singles night, featuring aphrodisiac food and wine pairings and a chocolate fountain. $5. 6 PM.

FILM: Black Cat hosts the DC Library Association for a screening of Party Girl, in which the titular party girl—played by Parker Posey—is forced to work at the New York Public Library. There’ll also be a screening of The Twilight Zone and drink specials. Free. 8 PM.

Wednesday, February 11

BEER: The Navy Yard Gordon Biersch hosts a beer-and-chocolate pairing night, where you’ll get to try four beers and four chocolates for ten bucks. Toss in a reasonably priced meal, and you’ve got quite an evening on your hands. $10. 6 PM.

Thursday, February 12

MATCHMAKING: More love stuff: Three Day Rule is a matchmaking company from Los Angeles that has quite a bit of buzz behind it, and the company is launching in DC. To celebrate, it’s throwing a party at Mission Dupont, featuring free appetizers, drink specials, and icebreaker games, which sounds kind of like a nightmare to me but I just had some bad experiences at summer camp and in my freshman dorm. Free. 6 PM.

THEATER: Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s Riot Grrrls take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. It’s an all-woman show and, knowing the company, will probably be pretty punk rock. Check it out. Tickets ($15) are available online. 7:30 PM.

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