Scoutmob, Scoutmob on my smartphone, where are the best events in my town? (We try...) OK, less limericks, more awesomeness!
Friday, February 10, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sucker for Love Valentine Show
3225 8th St., NE
Because stories about love (not necessarily “love stories”) are often hilarious, moving, enlightening, heartbreaking, etc., this is an event not to be missed. If you’ve never been to a Speakeasy event, this weekend’s subject is a great initiation.
Tickets for Friday + Tickets for Friday
Grab a late-night slice at Pizza Kingdom.
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Butler & Claypool Present a Curated Pop-Up Boutique
Cork Market & Tasting Room
1803 14th St., NW
While we’re sad to say goodbye to one of the best-dressed women in the District, Betsy Lowther, who’s trading in our squat architecture for the skyscrapers of New York City, we can at least rejoice in knowing she’ll be selling some of her vintage to some of us before she goes this weekend.
Get it, girls.
And because you’ll be in the mood, head to Annie Creamcheese for continued vintage bliss.
Sunday, February 12, noon to 5 p.m.
DC Record Fair 2012
Riot Act Comedy Theater
801 E St., NW
With six DJs ready to spin their wares, shop this makeshift store that’ll feature 40 record dealers from all up and down the East Coast. As if that weren’t enough, there’ll also be food, drinks and tons of cool people. Vinyl’s alive, baby! It’s alive!
Friday, February 10, 6 p.m.
Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage
2700 F St., NW
We don’t usually point out performances at the Kennedy Center because they tend to get press all over tha place, but how could we pass up a GONG ORCHESTRA.
After this show, grab another at Twins Jazz on U Street, but this time with wine and Ethiopian food.
Friday, February 10, 8 p.m.
Play: Hercules in Russia
Theater 2 in the Cultural Art Center Montgomery College
7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Join the Doorway Arts Society for a “pay what you can performance” for the world premiere of a play called Hercules in Russia. The plot follows a former Alabama slave named Jim Hercules to Russian where he becomes an Imperial guard to Tsar Nicholas II. As the Russian Revolution looms, Jim faces the demons of a tortured past and weighs his loyalty to his adopted country. Heavy? Sure. But just as awesome.
Pre-theater cocktails? Duh. Head to Jackie’s Sidebar for some of the best in town.