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?
Book Signing with Christopher Fuchs
When: Feb. 8, 3 p.m.
Where: One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington
With the debut of this third book in the Earthpillar series, Arlingtonian Christopher Fuchs stops by One More Page Books to autograph copies of his latest, A Light in the Depths. Consistent with earlier Earthpillar books, A Light in the Depths blends historical fiction with alternate reality, taking readers back in time, but to a world that looks somewhat different from what the history books describe. Admission is free.
When: Feb. 13-March 8
Where: Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church
Regina Taylor, a playwright and actress who took home a Golden Globe in 1993 for her role in TV’s I’ll Fly Away, wrote this 2002 musical based on a collection of photos and stories about women’s hat culture in many African-American churches. Tickets $20-$35.
When: Feb. 15, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Where: The Alden, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean
Have your little star warriors don their best garb and bring their A game to this magical, comical and physical family-friendly show. Tickets $15, $10 for McLean Community Center district residents.
Swingin’ Sweethearts Day: A Tribute to Benny Goodman
When: Feb. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Gunston Arts Center, Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington
This National Chamber Ensemble tribute to the legendary Benny Goodman is presented with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia. Clarinetist Julian Milkis, Goodman’s renowned protégé, will perform some of his mentor’s most popular jazz and classical compositions, including a special arrangement of Mozart’s exquisite Clarinet Concerto, which Goodman recorded. Tickets $36; $18 for students.