Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town


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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Mid-Atlantic Jazz Fest,  Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday,  Disney on Ice Frozen,  Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations with Parade with great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville this weekend features a variety of showcases and artists old and new, seminars, workshops, events and more attracting jazz enthusiasts from across the country. For info

    Mt Vernon's George Washington Birthday Celebration weekend with a variety of family friendly activities and a free admission on Monday. For info 

    George Washington’s Birthday Celebration this weekend has a variety of events through local museums, historical societies, businesses all capped off by the annual parade on Monday. For info 

    Disney on Ice Frozen at Capital One Arena through this weekend is a dazzling ice spectacular bring the beloved characters to life. For info 

    Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Birthday Weekend at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site will feature special guests, music, tours and more this weekend free to the public. For info 

    DC’s Independent Film Festival through this weekend is films, seminars, workshops, dance, parties and more. For info 

    The Women’s Voice Theatre Festival now through February highlights plays written and produced by women at various locations in and around the region. For info 

    ARTECHOUSE Parrallel Universe Exhibit through the weekend for ages 12+ enjoy the psychedelic, eye-of-the-storm, hypnotic, multi-sensory experience unlike any other. For info 

    Arena Stage has The Great Society, the sequel to Robert Schenkan’s Tony award winning All the Way, at various showtimes beginning and through this weekend. For info 

    The Newseum features the exhibit, “The Marines and Set: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” For info 

    The National Theatre has the 10 Tony winning best musical Something Rotten  at various showtimes this weekend. For info

    The Signature Theatre host Light Years a touching funny musical portrait from acclaimed singer-songwriter Robbie Schaefer, of Eddie from Ohio fame, at various times. For info 

    Kennedy Center presents The Washington Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet at various showtimes this weekend. For info 

    Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary 2018 at DC’s Landmark Theatre and the Old Greenbelt Theatre is a rate opportunity to see all 5 nominees at once featured at various showtimes all weekend. For info and here.

    DC Convention Center hosts the 12th annual Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic featuring 900+ teams, competition, showcases, shopping, tours and more. For info 

    Sat., Feb. 17:

    Kennedy Center Chinese New Year Family Day Celebration is a fun-filled day for all ages focusing on the arts and culture of China’s Chengdu Plain featuring activities, entertainment, an instrument petting zoo and more. For info

    Smithsonian TechQuest Race to the Moon at the Hazy Center is a family fun alternate reality game. For info 

    Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington Black History Month Exhibit: We Return to Fighting, World War 1 and the Black Experience. For info 

    International Gem and Jewelry Show at the Dulles Expo Center is vendors, experts, demos, classes all under one roof. For info  

    15th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Fair Oaks features dragon dance, music, performers, martial arts demos, kids arts and crafts. For info 

    Taste of Greece in Ashburn features authentic food, dancing, music and more. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    Hylton Performing Arts Center American Roots Series has the folk-fusion of Canadian trio 10 Strings and a Goatskin. For info 

    The Barns of Wolf Trap presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook. For info 

    Carlyle Club celebrates Black History Month with jazz famed Edward “José” Hernandez. For info 

    Jammin’ Java it’s the “cow-punk” twangy rock of Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles. For info 

    The Hamilton hosts the legendary reggae band The Wailers. For info 

    The Birchmere has Arlo Guthrie Generational Tour with Abe and Sara Lee Guthrie. For info 

    Pearl Street Warehouse has the “mountain funk” of  Surprise Attack. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz it’s a rebirth of soul with Syleena Johnson. For info 

    Tally Ho Theatre tributes Eaglemainia: The World’s Greatest Eagle Tribute Band. For info 

    The State Theatre has Southern Accents A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. For info 

    U Street Music Hall hosts indie rockers Wylder with Virginia Man. For info 

    MGM National Harbor presents the legendary Cher. For info 

    The Fillmore has Idol winner Phillip Phillips. For info 

    Sun., Feb. 18:

    Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown is a family friendly colorful extravaganza of music, firecrackers, dances, demos and more celebrating the Year of the Dog. For info 

    Kennedy Center presents NSO Family Concert: Let’s Remix the Classic! is classic sounds with a hip-hop beat featuring Grammy nominated beatboxer Christlez Bacon and electric cellist Wytold with 2 separate shows. For info 

    Montpelier Arts Center honors Black History month with Relics and Prospects artwork that reflects the lives and perspectives of the African-American experience. For info

    Lunar New Year at Urbana Regional Library features a dragon parade, tea tastings, crafts & games for families. For info

    International Gem and Jewelry Show at the Dulles Expo Center is vendors, experts, demos, classes all under one roof. For info 

    Taste of Greece in Ashburn features authentic food, dancing, music and more. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    The Fillmore hosts the jazz, funk, global collective of Snarky Puppy. For info 

    The Birchmere has Arlo Guthrie Generational Tour with Abe and Sara Lee Guthrie. For info

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz hosts various artists in the 17th Annual Winter Dance Party and A Tribute to Buddy Holly. For info 

    The Hamilton presents the east African retro-pop of Alsarah & The Nubatones. For info

    Blues Alley hosts Integriti Reeves for 2 separate shows. For info 

    U Street Music Hall it’s LA trio Magic Giant. For info 

    EagleBank Arena has a Valentine’s Love Jam with Tyrese, Joe, SWC, Dru Hill and Next. For info

    Rams Head On Stage host ½ of the famed pop duo with John Oates. For info 

    Union Stage presents an Evening with Griffin House. For info

    MGM National Harbor has a night with Cher. For info 

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