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This Week in DC: Feb. 9-15

Love is in the air, kittens! It’s Valentine’s week, so make sure you’re prepared nice and early. Here’s our Valentine’s Gift Guide, including the spots in town to get the best tables for the big night. Plus there are plenty of other romantic events and evenings in store all this week. Here are our picks.  Personally, we love the idea of heart-shaped macarons.

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Celebrate healthy hearts and help fight heart disease by supporting the American Heart Association at its annual luncheon, An Affair of the Heart. The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region will present the 66th annual luncheon and fashion show to benefit heart research and education. Get tickets here.


Sing along with scorned lovers-turned-murderers in jail. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s with the sexy musical, Chicago. It’s running at The National Theatre this month. Get tickets here.


Raging against the love? The Gibson is hosting an anti-Valentine’s party, “Blues for the Broken Hearted,” with live music by The Johnny Grave Trio Thursday night beginning at 8 p.m. The event is $5 in advance and $10 at the door and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase. Get tickets here.

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Just in time for Valentine’s, No Kings Collective’s Hierarchy is celebrating its first anniversary with Michael Owens’ “Adult Love” exhibit. The mixed media pieces in Adult Love pull from Michael Owen’s personal experience and intimate moments, exploring the deeper layers of love. 7 to 11 p.m. 1847 Columbia Road N.W. Washington, D.C.



Make sure to check out our Valentine’s Day Guide for gift and date ideas. Here’s another: Head to Bohemian Caverns for a romantic evening of jazz. Loide Jorge, a D.C.-based jazz vocalist, will be performing a special concert Saturday evening. The restaurant is also serving a pre-fixed meal, making it the perfect romantic evening.


It’s the final day to get a taste of Brooklyn at Union Market. The chocolate-covered-pretzel company Fatty Sundays is hosting its pop-up shop for the second weekend in a row. Fatty Sundays at Union Market will offer the brand’s signature salty-sweet mashups, including the PB&J, Salty Toffee, and Birthday Cake pretzel rods, the delectably crunchy pretzel brittle and the dark chocolate, generously dipped strawberry licorice, among others. 1309 5th Street N.E., Washington, D.C.

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