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Cocktails and curling (Image: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/DC Refined)

Out & About: 9 events to make your work week more exciting

Monday, February 12

Pop-Up Magazine at the Warner Theater: Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people. Afterward, performers, producers, and the audience stick around for drinks and conversation.

Curling & Cocktails: Make your Mondays more fun with Curling & Cocktails! Starting at 7:30 pm for a free, a friendly game of curling on the Wharf ice rink. Warm up with a round of this Scottish game – or simply sample some winter cocktails from the sidelines. Go with a friend or you'll be matched with a partner when you arrive. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Must wear soft-soled tennis shoes.

Travis Tritt at The Birchmere: Don't miss your chance to see country singer and songwriter Travis Tritt at The Birchmere in Alexandria. Tickets are $181 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13

Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration at the Wharf: Let the good times roll! Get ready to catch some beads, dance in the streets, feast on festive food, and toast to Fat Tuesday! Head to the Wharf at 6 p.m. for the inaugural Mardi Gras celebration with a NOLA-inspired parade down Wharf Street, dance party at District Pier to the sounds of Black Masala, and a fireworks finale that will light up the night in purple, green, and gold!

Valentine's Day Pop-Up Flower Shop benefiting HRA: The Paper Bag Flower Company is hosting their Valentine's Day Pup-Up Flower Shop at CityCenterDC on February 13 and 14. Stop by and grab a bouquet for your gals, pals, special someones, or yourself and a portion of sales will be donated to Humane Rescue Alliance.

Wednesday, February 14

Sour for Cupid at City Tap Penn Quarter: City Tap Penn Quarter pokes fun at ‘puckering up’ on Valentine’s Day, hosting a Sour for Cupid mini tap takeover featuring 10 sour beers on draft. Decadent dishes including lobster pappardelle, a charcuterie board for two, and four-layer chocolate cake with red velvet sauce also join the dinner menu for the evening. Make reservations at City Tap Penn Quarter at or by calling 202-733-5333.

Truffle Making Class at Lansdowne Resort & Spa: Indulge in chocolate as you make decadent truffles with Pastry Chef Christjana at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Bring your Valentine or join with a couple of friends to learn the art of making truffles from scratch, infusing flavors to make the perfect filling. Enjoy making them before your Valentine’s dinner at the resort or to take home with you to savor after dinner as your last course treat!

Lips, Locks, and Body Language (Valentine's Day Style): You may be in love with the shape of your partner but do you know what their body is saying to you? This Valentine’s Day deceptive analysis expert Lena Sisco wants to help you become fluent in body language. She will reveal how to spot hidden emotions in facial expressions and how to tell if someone’s body language is open or closed, and why it’s important to read. Before the talk begins at 7, enjoy a complimentary cocktail, sweet treats, have your lip print analyzed, and pick up a few basic lock picking skills that can come in handy for handcuffs! (International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW)

Thursday, February 15

Disney On Ice presents Frozen at the Capital One Arena: Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.