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D.C. February Calendar of Unique and Charitable Events

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All you lovers, Happy Valentines month!! Let’s focus on loving and spend some time reaching out, because we are so, so close to being able to give HIP (hugs in-person). Friends, there is just no time like the present to give where you can, so please consider the local charities (below) that are hard hit right now. Of course, we all shop online, but our local shops are closing left and right for need of business, (we just lost Catch Can), so let’s be conscious of how we shop, (and, particularly note how vendors contribute politically; I use this: https://progressiveshopper.com/).

Above all, take heart: spring, under all of this little snow, is just about to pop – I personally saw it on Friday. And just whistle a favorite bit of jazz when the Coriolis effect is flattening your tongue onto the roof of your mouth – drop it (your tongue), and whistle. (Jon Batiste)

We love you and miss you,
Sheryl and Harry

“It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
- Winston Churchill

PS: for all who knew Momo - we laid him to peaceful rest on 1/12, thank you Dr. Perl. We miss him terribly, more than words can say. As some of you know, we rescued Lady B'more and Momo from the streets of B’more. We learned and are certain that all the best dogs and their people are rescued, in that order : ). When you have a moment, check out the excellent work of AWI.

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February 1
Winter Restaurant Week
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is taking a different approach to the winter edition of Restaurant Week. Take advantage of specially priced meals, including to-go options, as well as cocktail and wine pairings. Through Feb. 7.

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February 2
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen is ramping up work to provide healthy meals across the city, and they need your support. DCCK is serving 11,000 breakfast and lunches to DC youth, increasing meal deliveries to local shelters and front-line nonprofits, distributing thousands of bags of local produce at high-need locations, providing meals to first responders and healthcare workers, and so much more.

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February 3
Migration Stories
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Museum of Food and Drink present this virtual program that will dive into the cultural heritage and food practices of the Gullah Geechee people. Chefs Amethyst Ganaway and BJ Dennis will join in this discussion and celebration that will feature recipes, rituals and demonstrations.

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February 4
All the Devils Are Here
Macbeth. Iago. Claudius. Shakespeare Theatre Company Affiliated Artist Patrick Page invites you to experience the evolution of evil in Shakespeare’s villains—from rogues and cutthroats to tyrants and sociopaths. This mesmerizing one-man performance is available online only.

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February 5
A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle, which provides basic needs to families transitioning from homelessness, domestic abuse or who are just without basic needs, are currently, in addition to their other needs, looking for infant/toddler/child clothing, toys, books, car seats, high chairs or any of the usual items taken for granted in raising children.

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February 6
Men of Change
In anticipation of its upcoming outdoor exhibit, ‘Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets,’ the Anacostia Community Museum will host this free virtual panel discussion moderated by CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez. ‘Men of Change’ architect Jonathan Jackson, Dr. Rob Gore and Tariku Shiferaw, a commissioned artist for the exhibit, will join Jimenez in discussing Black men and their efforts to reverse negative stereotypes and combat institutionalized racism through powerful creativity and impactful resistance. The exhibit itself features the stories of more than two dozen Black male leaders.

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February 7
International Spy Museum
Visit the recently relocated International Spy Museum in L’Enfant Plaza to discover the ins and outs of the espionage trade, from gadgets to strategies to costumes. The museum, which is only open on weekends, has capacity limitations in place, as well as social distancing guidelines and mask requirements.

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February 8
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, joint this free 30-minute online meditation led by a DC-based meditation teacher. Appropriate for all levels of practitioners and includes a variety of mindfulness practices.

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February 9
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue needs help supporting sick, injured and unadopted animals during this difficult time.

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February 10
Shakespeare's Couples (Virtual)
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Shakespeare Hour Live team will be taking a look at some of Shakespeare’s best couples. Beatrice and Benedick, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra…and the list just gets started there.

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February 11
The Murder Mysteries of Oxford
Oxford and its storied history have inspired a startling catalog of eccentric sleuths and outré crimes. Settle in with a spot of tea for an evening of shuttered rooms, cryptic clues, and dodgy detectives as you follow a virtual tour of the city and its byways, where danger lurks!

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February 12
Friendship Place
Friendship Place continues to provide housing services for people experiencing homelessness in the Washington DC region and could use your support. They empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently.

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February 13
Lunar New Year Celebration
Start your Year of the Ox with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) via this virtual celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese Cultural Institute and the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America will also contribute to the festivities, which will include streamed video performances and demonstrations of traditional Chinese crafts and Lunar New Year rituals.

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February 14
Get the Jump on Valentine's Day!
We're getting a jump on everyone's favorite Hallmark Holiday at Tail Up Goat. There's something for everyone whether you're after a full tasting menu at home, chocolate, flowers, sparkling wine, or other sweet treats. Don't get caught empty handed two weeks from now! If you're after a full in-person experience, outdoor reservations go live on Monday, February 8th at 10 AM via our website and RESY.

Virtual Cakepop Class
Learn how to make your own cakepops on Valentine’s Day with this special virtual class from DC’s beloved Baked by Yael. The 45-60-minute class will teach you how to crumble cake, mix it with frosting and the process of rolling, dipping and decorating your cakepops. Your registration fee includes a Home Cakepop Kit (can be obtained via curbside pick-up or delivery).

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February 15
Martha’s Table
The needs in our community are urgent. With your help, Martha’s Table is doubling down on its mission to support strong children, strong families and strong communities in DC. With a 400% increase in need for food, a donation will help the organization distribute over 8,000 bags of healthy groceries and 6,750 pre-packaged meals each week.

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February 16
‘UNITY | PEACE | FORWARD’
The REACH displays this free outdoor exhibit meant to connect with the global community and showcase the power of art. Three installations, spread across the grounds of The REACH and available for public viewing daily, elevate the work of artists with disabilities and peer into the minds of creatives during a time of isolation and uncertainty. Through Feb. 28.

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February 17
Miriam’s Kitchen
The pandemic has expanded the needs of our community. Your donation will help to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness from meals to housing. Give today and invest in a community where everyone has a safe place to call home.

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February 18
Signature Vinyl: A Cinematic Concert
A collection of Signature Theatre performers filmed renditions of turntable classics for this special concert film available on-demand online. Hear riveting contemporary takes on unforgettable songs by Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Joni Mitchell and others.

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February 19
Joyful Fridays: Black Women Artists
Black women have long used art to tell stories and express emotions and thoughts. Join us to learn about Black women artists from the NMAAHC collection and create your own Amy Sherald-inspired self-portrait during this webinar-style Zoom class.

And wait, not so fast! Check out our own amazing, beloved artist who was just featured in WAPO!: Justine Swindell

https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/justine-swindell-dc-dream-day/2021/01/21/9faa4228-5a77-11eb-8bcf-3877871c819d_story.html

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February 20
Get Your Yoga On!
Our local yoga studios need our support. Check out our two favorite studios and catch a class if you can:
Circle Yoga
Yael Flusberg

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February 21
SOME
SOME has been on the front lines of fighting homelessness, hunger, and poverty for 50 years. As our city battles the coronavirus, SOME remains dedicated to ensuring that DC's most vulnerable residents receive the care and services they need. If you are able, SOME has a COVID-19 homepage that includes items it currently needs.

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February 22
George Washington's Virtual Birthday Party
The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association welcomes you to a virtual extravaganza in honor of the first U.S. president’s 289th birthday. Expect a plethora of stories and birthday well-wishes from historians, musicians and actors.

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February 23
Mother Tongue Film Festival
Linguistic and cultural diversity are the themes of this Smithsonian film festival that will be hosted online this year. Films and filmmakers from all over the world take center stage during the two-week celebration. The essential role of language will be evident across these stories, told by creatives from a range of backgrounds.

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February 24
The Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank works with over 450+ food assistance partners--like nonprofits, emergency shelters, senior programs, soup kitchens, etc.--to hand out over 30 million meals annually. There has never been a more critical moment for the community to come together and ensure no one is left behind.

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February 25
#TakeTimeThursday: Ms. Sarah's Wedding Dress
Author and Storyteller Ayo Handy-Kendi brings a virtual story-performance of an enslaved women’s determination to marry before her community and supported by her white slave master. Ms. Handy-Kendi created this story as the imagined backdrop of a treasured homespun wedding dress made by the mistress of Sarah Tate, an enslaved person born in 1824. While Sarah's mistress watches the friendship between two enslaved persons grow into love, she suggests they marry, defying the anti-bellum South's anti-marriage laws. Begins at 2:30 p.m.

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February 26
Thrive DC
Each year 25%-40% of food produced is wasted, while one in seven DC households is struggling with hunger. It doesn’t have to be this way, and you can be a part of the solution. Learn more about how to donate food and leftovers during this difficult time.

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February 27
Ice Skate at Cameron Run
Grab your coat, scarf and favorite skates this weekend and head down to Cameron Run Regional Park for your ice-skating fix. Regardless of whether you’re a pro on the ice or just a beginner, it can’t hurt to get some fresh air and exercise. Purchase your ticket online to book a one-hour session and don’t forget your mask.

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February 28
Phillips Collection Virtual Sunday Concert
In collaboration with the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, the Phillip’s presents violinist Stella Chen and pianist Albert Cano Smit. Collaborating with Canto Smit, Chen performs sonatas by Beethoven and Strauss, balanced by virtuoso violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe’s arrangement of Strauss’s Caprice from d'après l'Etude en forme de Valse.

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