Things To Do – February

By Jacqueline Kay| February 3, 2016

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Things to do

– Upcoming WISH Events –

Julie Silverbrook: “Succeeding in the Non-Profit Sector”
February 4th, 6:30pm – 8pm
WISH Classroom on Capitol Hill
Guest speaker Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project ( speaks on launching and running a successful non-profit organization. Refreshments will be provided! RSVP to

WISH Career Night: “From Internship to Employment”
February 9th, 6pm – 8pm
WISH Ballroom on Capitol Hill

Get the chance to meet with WISH alumni who will share their experiences, answer questions and give career advice! Find out how they landed their career, their job search experience, and more. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A and a networking meet-and-greet. RSVP to


– See What’s Happening Around D.C. –

Alexandria Restaurant Week – January 29 – February 7
A great time to try a new restaurant at reduced prices. During Alexandria Restaurant Week, more than 60 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia. The restaurants are offering either a $35 three course dinner or 35 dinner for two. Lunch specials at $10, $15, or $20 per person.
Prices Varies
Metro Varies

How Important Is Lowering The National Debt? – February 5, 10:15am – 12pm
Is a focus on deficit reduction just “old-style thinking” that does not fit the current economic outlook, or should it continue to be an important policy goal? After the discussion, panelists will take audience questions.
Dupont Circle Metro

Smithsonian Black History Month Family Day – February 7, 11am – 4pm
The whole family is invited to the Smithsonian’s kickoff celebration of Black History Month. The day includes kalimba music, art activities, free performances by the Discovery Theater, tours of the National Museum of African American History and a panel discussion of the history of the Shaw neighborhood.
Archives Metro

Free Community Day: February – February 7, 12pm – 5pm
The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA! Visit National Museum of Women in the Arts on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum-take this opportunity to explore our collection and current exhibitions.
Metro Center

U.S. Global Leadership Under The Next President – February 8, 12pm – 1:30pm
The election of a new U.S. president in November will occasion the first major revision of U.S. foreign policy in eight years. What might the next president’s foreign policy look like?
Dupont Circle Metro

“Freedom Just Around the Corner”: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights – February 12 – February 15
The National Postal Museum’s first exhibition devoted entirely to African American history, Freedom marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery throughout the United States.
Union Station Metro

Clara Barton and Her “Callers” – February 13, 5pm – 6:30pm
Discover the men and women who helped Clara Barton with her work. From saintly stories of volunteerism to salacious rumors, uncover the intimate history of Clara Barton and her many callers.
Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro

Concert: Jacqueline Neimat, Soprano – February 13, 1pm – 2pm
Jacqueline Neimat is active in the D.C. area operatic community and has performed for royalty, former international heads of state, members of Congress, and White House staff. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert.
Dupont Circle Metro

2nd Annual Fat Valentine – February 13, 2pm to 10pm
U Street’s biggest Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day pub crawl! Includes free performances by the traveling Mardi Gras Mummers, live DJ’s, and free pictures. Each participating bar will feature drink and food specials from 2pm to 10pm.
U Street Metro

DC Fashion Week – February 24 – February 28
The largest fashion industry networking party in Washington is hosted by DC Fashion Week. The event will feature a special swimsuit, jewelry & accessory, and Next Generation Designer Fashion Show. Must be 18+ to attend. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show starts at 7:00 pm.
Free Admission (Thursday night ONLY)
Dupont Metro

Power & Pathos – Ends March 20
50 bronze sculptures and related works, dating from the fourth century BC to the first century AD. This exhibition will feature works from reowned archaeological museums in Austria, Denmark, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, Tunisia. the United States, and the Vatican.
Free Admission
Archives Metro

Night Nation Run – June 11, 5:30pm
The Night Nation Run is the world’s 1st running music festival. A 5K musical voyage filled with live musics, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.
$29 (if register early)
Stadium/Armory Metro

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