27 Things to Do in February
Find creative ways to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
When: Feb. 8, 7 p.m.
Where: Signature Theatre online
Signature Theatre has taken its Monday Night Play Readings virtual, and this script by Andrew Rosendorf hits close to home. In the play, a McLean video store is vandalized with a slur, and issues of race, sexuality and identity are cast into the spotlight. This is a free performance.
Live Cocktail Demos with Salt Mixologists
When: Feb. 10, 6 p.m. (register by Feb. 5 at 11:30 p.m.)
Where: Salt Rosslyn online
All you need is love….and a cocktail! Bartenders from Rosslyn’s Salt will demonstrate three cocktails to mix at home: Into the Woods (Mezcal, Salers Aperitif, Zirbenz pine liqueur, honey, Angostura bitters); Bees Knees (Barr Hill Tom Cat gin, lemon, honey); and a Maple Old Fashioned (Redemption Rye whiskey, Fee Brothers aromatic bitters, maple syrup). Advance registration is required and cocktail kits ($30-$35) must be picked up in advance. Each kit contains ingredients for four drinks. All participants will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $50 gift card to Open Road.
Valentine’s Card Design Party
When: Feb. 11, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Arlington Public Library online
Making a sweet card is a great way to show loved ones you care, even if you can’t see them in person. Find some inspiration during this virtual craft workshop with the Arlington Public Library. Pick up supplies in advance on Monday, Feb. 8 from 12-2 p.m. at the Central Library, or Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m. at the Shirlington branch library. Participation is free.
Run Your Heart Out 5K
When: Feb. 12-14
Where: Route of your choosing
Throw this into your “new year, new me” workout routine: A Valentine’s Day-themed 5K ($35) or 1K fun run ($25) courtesy of Potomac River Running. (You choose the route.) Registered participants will receive a long-sleeve Run Your Heart Out race shirt, a race bib, a finisher certificate and yes, a medal, too.
Valentine’s Card-Making Workshop for Kids
When: Feb. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Arlington Arts Center on Zoom
In this crafty workshop designed for kids ages 5-7, Arlington Arts Center instructor Molly McCracken will lead participants in an exploration of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. Registration includes an art kit with all of the necessary materials. Kits can be picked up at AAC on February 11 or 12 from noon-5 p.m. $35.