Friday, February 1
American Ballet Theatre presents Harlequinade: The D.C. premiere of Ratmansky’s retelling of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century comic ballet follows its New York world premiere in summer 2018. He brings the “lost” classic to life with a bold new staging co-produced with Australian Ballet, inspired by Petipa’s archival notes and set to original music by Riccardo Drigo. In this two-act ballet, Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine. Playful costumes and vivid sets create a charming tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte style, known for its slapstick humor and rollicking characters. Tickets start at $39.
Literary Cocktails with Petworth Citizen: For the next edition of Literary Cocktails at Petworth Reading Room, bartending genius Chantal Tseng has created drinks inspired by Dinaw Mengestu's based-in-D.C. novel "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears." She'll perform special readings Friday and Saturday. Free to attend.
The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Tour: Join the writers of The Daily Show for a night of stand-up comedy, featuring David Angelo, Matt Koff, Joseph Opio and Kat Radley. Shows on Friday and Saturday at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Tickets are $20.
Saturday, February 2
Yoga at the Kennedy Center: Enjoy a free, all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer as part of the Kennedy Center's Sound Health program connecting the performing arts to mind-body wellness. An instructor from a different local yoga studio leads each session, and this weekend instructor Kelly Carnes is teaching. Free to attend.
Ice Yards: Now in its fifth year, Ice Yards has become the event of the winter season, with thousands enjoying an unparalleled afternoon in DC’s only adult-friendly winter wonderland. Back by popular demand are icy cocktails and local brews, interactive ice activities, live music, igloo pods, an axe throwing station, inflatable jousting and D.C.'s largest group shotski attempt. Tickets are $10.
Ice Cream Tasting: If, like Elsa, the cold never bothered you anyway, lean in and fully embrace the chill. Join Ice Cream Jubilee for a Lunar New Year party, where they'll serve tasting flights of six mini-scoops of new flavors such as Citrus Sichuan Peppercorn or Coconut Lychee Lime and give you a pint of any flavor to take home. Tickets are $16.
Brunch Fest: Back by popular demand, Brunch Fest is making its 2nd annual appearance in D.C.! This year the Festival is bringing together lots of brunch staples paired with classic brunch drinks a bloody mary bar, a booxy coffee bar, Rosés from around the world and a mimosa bar. portion of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation and other worthy causes. Attendees receive a souvenir glass at the door and can sample unlimited drinks as well as food samples throughout the festival. Tickets are $89.
Pisco Sour Day: The first Saturday in February is always National Pisco Sour Day in Peru, and China Chilcano is celebrating here in D.C. with $5 Pisco Sours! Stop by China Chilcano from 11 am - 4 pm to get a $5 Pisco Sour --you'll almost feel like your celebrating in warm Peru.
Sunday, February 3
Super Bowl Watch Party: Spike Mendelsohn’s new Vim & Victor at The St. James is hosting its inaugural Big Game Watch Party! Come watch New England and Los Angeles at Vim & Victor and enjoy the ultimate football experience with three giant video walls and surround sound, an all-you-can-eat buffet, a DJ, live raffles and even some pre-game flag football! Tickets are $40.
Family Dance with the American Ballet: Join the Kennedy Center for a free 45-minute inclusive ballet workshop on the Millennium Stage, led by artists from American Ballet Theatre. Designed for families with children age 10 and under with and without disabilities, the workshop explores music, movement, and/or themes of a ballet while teaching families simple ballet steps, terms, or choreography.