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Weekend Report: 12 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, February 15

Disney On Ice presents Frozen: 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. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Washington Ballet presents John Cranko's Romeo & Juliet: The Washington Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House to celebrate love and fate in an evening of unbridled passion set to Prokofiev’s dynamic score. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 16

Drink the District Wine Festival: 50 Shades of Rosé: Give in to temptation and feast upon a decadent spread of mouth-watering aphrodisiacs. Irresistible couplings of oysters, chocolate and a crisp flirty rose make for the perfect late Valentine's or Gal-entine's day activity that will bring pleasure to both couples and singles alike. Tickets start at $69 + $5.15 fee.

Chinese New Year Specials at Kyirisan: To mark the festivities, Chef Tim Ma has created two dishes for the holiday: Turnip Rabbit Cakes with scallion, Chinese Mustard; and Chinese Fried Chicken with lucky sticky rice, Chinese sausage; in addition to its regular menu. Furthermore, a special two-course tasting menu [first course - choice of Fried Okra OR Gua Bao; second course - choice of Turnip Rabbit Cakes OR Chinese Fried Chicken] with a complimentary Chinese Fire Water cocktail will be available at the bar and cook nook for $30 per person.

Saturday, February 17

Washington's Birthday Celebration at Mount Vernon: Wish the General a happy birthday while enjoying hoecakes made over the open fire. #PoseLikeThePrez in the Education Center Lobby, observe wreathlayings at the Tomb, and watch dancing demonstrations on the bowling green. Across the estate, listen to members of the Washington family recount stories about the General and visit with George and Martha Washington in the Interpretive Center.

KC Chinese New Year Family Day: All ages are welcome to this fun-filled day of activities and entertainment, with a special focus on the arts and culture of China’s Chengdu Plain, home to most of the world’s giant pandas. The festivities start at 9 a.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Tiger Fork: Tiger Fork is gearing up for a blow-out Chinese New Year celebration! The festivities kick off on Saturday, February 17th at 2:30pm in historic Blagden Alley. Outside of the restaurant, guests can enjoy a special performance featuring Chinese lion and dragon dancers preforming along the Alley. This traditional ceremony signifies prosperity, good luck and good fortune. Guests can also enjoy Kung Fu demos from martial arts professionals, while sipping complimentary hot tea.

Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration: February is Black History Month and February 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Did you know that Frederick Douglass was a long-time Washington, DC resident? His former home in Anacostia is now open throughout the year as a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service. They recognize February 14th as his birthday, since the exact date is unknown. Thus on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18th there will be an “open house” for the public to visit and tour his home for free and participate in various historical programs. The home site has a museum, film, and gift shop.

Sunday, February 18

Alexandria Wedding Showcase: Couples can enter to win an unforgettable Alexandria wedding at the 2nd Annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase happening Sunday, February 18, 2018 at The Westin Alexandria from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s event is bigger than ever with more than 50 vendors, a grand prize wedding giveaway, weekend getaway in Alexandria giveaway, live music, demonstrations, fashion show and destination experts ready to lend their expertise, all at an event benefiting Brides Across America.

D.C. Chinese New Year's Parade: The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) is holding its biggest and most diverse parade ever to ring in the 4716 Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog! The dynamic community-based parade will include traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, firecrackers, live music and marching bands, beauty pageant winners, VIPs, and other community talents! Mark you calendar and join in on the fun Sunday, February 18 at 2 p.m. Route Start: 6th and Eye St. NW -- Route End: 6th and H St. NW

UTOPIA at Echostage: UTOPIA is bringing yogis together from all walks of life to combine an indulgence of yoga and an outburst of dance at Echostage from 12:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. to celebrate, relax and rejuvenate. Tickets are $50 — $10 of which will be donated to 109 World, an organization helping people raise awareness for social and environmental initiatives. Guests who attend both the yoga and dance sessions will receive an open juice bar, a bottle of doTERRA essential oils and enjoy sandwiches, bites, fruit and bottled water from Sweet Leaf Cafe and a three-day pass at VIDA Fitness.

President's Day Weekend Pig Roast: Vanish Brewery is taking over the beer taps at American Ice Company (917 V Street, N.W. 20001) AND roasting a whole pig from noon - 4 p.m. Live bluegrass music will be provided by Avril Smith & Near Aintry Trio. Six different beers from Vanish will be featured and specialty cocktails by Jim Beam.

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