Atlantic Starr, a Singles Mixer and a Wool Embroidery Workshop: Things to Do Feb. 14-20

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Looking for things to do in Arlington this week? Atlantic Starr, known for hits such as “Always” and “Secret Lovers,” plays at The Birchmere. (Photo courtesy of The Birchmere)

It’s all about love this week, whether you like it or not. From a flurry of Valentine’s Day events, to a singles mixer, to a performance from a group that scored a hit with “Secret Lovers,” romance is simply inescapable. Here are our top picks for things to do in Arlington this week:


Dueling Piano Valentine’s Day Extravaganza. It is most certainly not too late to make some Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day plans; grab a date or some friends and haul them to this interactive affair at the Caboose Commons, or peep this roundup of other ways to get the most out of the holiday. // 6-9 p.m., free, 2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax


Enjambre with Tres Minutos. The bilingual discography of this Mexico City-based, synth-heavy rock group Enjambre includes uber-catchy jams such as “Upgrade.” Catch them on Tuesday at the State Theatre. // Read facility policies regarding Covid here. 7 p.m., $27 in advance / $30 at the door, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church


Reading on the Pike: Americanah. Discuss this 2013 novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Purple Hibiscus, We Should All Be Feminists), in which a Nigerian immigrant navigates both her new life in the United States and her relationship with the man she left behind, at the Columbia Pike Branch Library. // Read facility policies regarding Covid here. 7 p.m., 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington (Columbia Pike)

Also Playing:

Karaoke Night at Solace Outpost, Free

Virtual Power Yoga With Mind Your Body Oasis, Free


Singles Meetup at Assembly. If you cursed the world on Valentine’s Day as you spent the night alone, don’t make the same mistake later in the week. This happy hour-timed mixer includes a complimentary drink and snacks for purchase from this Rosslyn food hall. // 5:30-7:30 p.m., $13, 1700 N. Moore St., Arlington (Rosslyn)

Also Playing:

The Phlebotomist at 1st Stage, $15-$50 

Galentine’s Celebration With Romance Authors at One More Page Books (virtual event), Free


Nella. Latin Grammy winner Nella sings with versatility about love, loneliness and her native Venezuela at The Barns at Wolf Trap. // Read facility policies regarding Covid here. 8 p.m., $27+, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna


Wool Embroidery Workshop. Add a vintage look to your living room wall with a homemade piece of embroidered art, which you can. make at this workshop at Shop Made in VA. // Proof of vaccination and masks required. 11 a.m., $55, 1121 King St., Alexandria


Atlantic Starr. You can’t help but sway from side to side when the opening bars of “Always” pop up on Spotify—get the chance to bop with the crowd to that and plenty of other ’80s classics at this Birchmere show. // Read facility policies regarding Covid here. 7:30 p.m., $49.50, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

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