24 Things to Do in February
Cupid not your cup of tea? How about an après-ski raclette party, live music all over town, or a Jedi Academy for the little ones?
RacletteFest Après-Ski Party
When: Feb. 1, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Cheesetique Shirlington, 4024 Campbell Ave., Arlington
If you’ve never had raclette, you haven’t lived. (For the uninitiated, this ultimate apres-ski food finds melted cheese, similar to fondue, scraped over potatoes, cornichons, pickled onions and other accoutrements.) The attire for this Alpine-inspired party is “ski chic,” so don your best slalom-wear and compete to win the best-dressed prize. The event also promises mountain cocktails, ski-lodge games, a photo booth and chill-funk tunes by DJ Farrah Flosscett. Tickets $35 (drinks not included).
Jung Min Park: Blink Blank
When: Opening reception Feb 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Arlington Arts Center, Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
The tiny moments missed between a fluttering of one’s eyelids is what Arlington Arts Center resident artist Jung Min Park seeks to capture. Using light boxes, Park depicts some of the memories she’s amassed, highlighting landscapes, cityscapes, organic and manmade objects, in ways that blends the abstract with the distinct. Exhibit runs through March 28. Free.
Cozy Mysteries with Sherry Harris & Libby Klein
When: Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m.
Where: One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington
If these mysteries are considered “cozy” because you just can’t put them down, count us in. The authors live right in our own backyard. Find out how gluten-free diets, garage sales and murder connect when Sherry Harris (author of Sell Low, Sweet Harriet) and Libby Klein (author of Theater Nights are Murder) come together. Admission is free.
Gun & Powder
When: Through Feb. 23
Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
In this world-premiere musical based on real events, the Clarke sisters—African-American twins who pass as white to help their mother in post-Civil War Texas—find their relationship with each other challenged by new love interests. Ticket $40 and up.