Happy February! Start the new month with happenings all over the DMV.
Virtual concerts? Check. Delicious dinners? Check. Weekend fun in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? 100 percent! Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 7.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 that events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Events on Friday, February 5
Lebanese Literary Wine Dinner | The Elkridge Furnace Inn | 5745 Furnace Ave | Elkridge, MD | Friday-Saturday
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is hosting a sumptuous dining experience like none other! Courtesy of the talented Chef Dan Wecker, indulge in a five-course Lebanese feast accompanied by readings from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. Menu items include saffron and cilantro seafood stew and homemade babka bread. A memorable evening of food and literature awaits all guests! Tickets are $100 per person. Purchase them here.
Chamber Music at The Barns: Gloria Chien, Piano (Virtual) | Wolf Trap | Vienna, VA | Friday
Brought to you by Wolf Trap's "Front Row Series" comes a special showcase of Gloria Chien. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the talented pianist will perform compositions from Liszt, Mendelssohn, and John Field with additional musical accompaniment. Make sure to stick around for a Q&A after the show. If a cozy concert at home sounds up your alley, you're in luck. Plus, it's free of charge! Get the details here.
The Tea: Courtney Dowe (Virtual) | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC | Friday
A virtual series from the National Museum of Women in the Arts that showcases incredible women, this weekend will be spent with songwriter Courtney Dowe. Tune in to an exclusive set with the musician and activist, where she'll perform and discuss a variety of topics, including the art of songwriting and humanitarianism—with a cup of tea, of course. The performance goes live at noon and will stream on the museum's website and Facebook page. Check it out here.
Events on Saturday, February 6
Nomini Bay Oyster Festival | Dirt Farm Brewing | 18701 Foggy Bottom Rd | Bluemont, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Oysters and beer are a match made in heaven, and this weekend you can experience the cream of the crop. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., dine on delicious oysters from Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch, paired with fitting pours from Dirt Farm Brewing. Fresh, locally-sourced seafood and beer—is there a better combination? The festivities will be held outdoors, so make sure to bundle up. Admission is free. Get the details here.
African American Heritage Tour | Market House Park | 25 Market Space | Annapolis, MD | Saturday
This enlightening tour explores Maryland's capital through the lens of Black American history. With a tour guide in tow, learn about notable Marylanders like Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall, as well as the historical context surrounding the Underground Railroad and Annapolis City Docks. Your patronage will support the Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation. Tickets are $20. Reserve your spot here.
Live Music: Don Chapman | Breaux Vineyards | 36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln | Purcellville, VA | Saturday
Don Chapman has performed all over the country, and the musician's next stop is Breaux Vineyards. From 1-5 p.m., chill to the Americana guitarist and vocalist's meditative songs while enjoying a glass of wine. The winery's scenic grounds make the perfect backdrop for live music, and you'll see why when you make the trip. Plan your visit here.
11th Annual Washington County Arts Educators Exhibit (Virtual) | Washington County Arts Council | 34 S Potomac St #100 | Hagerstown, MD | Saturday
Need some creative inspiration? Check out this cool exhibit from the Washington County Arts Council. It showcases original artwork by local teachers and will be available online starting February 6; Includes 2D, 3D, and everything in between will be on display. The exhibit is already open for in-person viewing, with masks and social distancing required. Find out more here.
Dupont Circle Shopping Pop-Up | Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets; 9 Dupont Circle, NW | Washington, DC | Saturday
Looking to impress your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? This pop-up in Dupont Circle will be offering unique gifts to surprise the special person in your life. Peruse a variety of wares, from jewelry and ceramics to artisanal chocolates. While you're there, the neighborhood also welcomes ordering takeout from the area's 100+ restaurants. The pop-up runs from 12-5 p.m. and is free to attend. Find out more here.
February First Saturday ("Fire in Ice") | Downtown Frederick | Frederick, MD | Saturday
Kicking off the month-long LOVE LOCAL campaign, show support for Downtown Frederick businesses. Grab a delicious carryout meal from the town's eateries and browse the small boutiques, bookstores, and shops that make them unique. While the annual "Fire in Ice" activities are canceled, there's no shortage of fun this Saturday. Get the details here.
Events on Sunday, February 7
Park View Farmers Market Grand Reopening | Hook Hall | 3400 Georgia Ave NW | Washington, DC | Sunday
After a brief hiatus, Park View Farmers Market is back! Browse a diverse range of goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring vendors Metro Microgreens, RavenHook Bakehouse, Sugar Bottom Farm, and more. Guests will have their temperatures taken before entering and must wear masks—you can review the market's COVID-19 guidelines before heading out. Find out more here.