Things to Do

What to Do This Week: February 23 to 26

An indoor biking competition at Right Proper and Neil DeGrasse Tyson at DAR Constitution Hall.

Show off your biking prowess at Right Proper this Wednesday. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, February 23

FILM: You probably watched the Oscars last night, or at least maybe heard the show existed. Really puts you in a movie-going mood, right? Well, the only thing better than a good new movie is a good movie that’s been missing for nearly 70 years. That’s the case with It Always Rains on Sunday, being screened as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival—it’s a look at typical British life soon after World War II, if “typical” means involving train chases, suicide attempts, and a murder. Yikes. Tickets ($12) are available online. 9:15 PM.

Tuesday, February 24

SING: Valentine’s was a weekend to celebrate love, but now in the cold light of winter, there are probably a few relationships going south. Get out some of those feelings at People’s Choir, which meets at Stetson’s to sing obnoxiously loudly to the greatest hits of our time. This month’s theme is breakup songs, so come ready to hit the high notes, even if you’re feeling low. Free. 8 PM.

Wednesday, February 25

VARIETY: Wonderland Ballroom’s variety show, the Wonderland Circus, is back this month. The event features burlesque dancers, comedians, live musicians, and, of course, some sort of ringleader. Best of all, it’s free, and no animals were harmed in the making of your evening. Free. 8:30 PM.

BIKE: It’s been too cold to get outside and bike, but Right Proper is going to give you pedal-heads something to compete over: fixed gear, stationary bike racing. It’s indoors, so you’ll be warm, and there’s lots of Right Proper beer available. $5. 5:30 PM.

Thursday, February 26

SCIENCE: Neil deGrasse Tyson seems like the only scientist in recent memory who can go on a large theater tour and actually come close to selling the place out. He’ll be at DAR Constitution Hall this week, talking about Cosmos, theoretical physics, and space. He’s a thoroughly entertaining guy, so even if you fear some of it will go over your head, his talk is worth checking out. Tickets ($43 to $125) are available online. 7:30 PM.

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