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Upcoming holidays are keeping our schedules full this week.

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With Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, there’s lots to celebrate next week. Don’t miss any of it with our editor’s picks.

Crystal Couture provides runway inspiration and shopping at the same time. (Courtesy photo)

Glam It Up

Crystal Couture Show & Sample Sale
Through Saturday, February 9
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Office Building
251 18th St.
Arlington, VA 22202
703-412-9430
Free

Just one more day remains to take advantage of special discounts on indie fashions and runway shows at this Crystal City style mecca. Hot 99.5’s and of K Street Magazine host Friday’s festivities. WPGC 95.5’s and , also of the blog Sunni and the City helm Saturday’s closing events.

Photo by NatalieMaynor via Flickr

Go Vegan

Meat-Free Week
Through Monday, February 11
Prices vary

The fourth annual Meat-Free Week officially kicked off on Monday, February 4, but there’s still time to get in on the veg fest with several area restaurants offering meatless entrees. Organized by blog DC Vegan, The Kindness Collective and Compassion Over Killing.

Love Fest

Washington Ballet’s ‘L’Amour (Love, Baby…)’
Opening Thursday, February 14
7:30 p.m.
Harman Center for the Arts
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F. St. NW
Tickets vary, available here; 202-547-1122

Passion. Romance. The thrill of the chase. Experience love in all its many splendored iterations with Washington Ballet’s three-act ode to Cupid.

Bon Temps – Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Special
Acadiana
Monday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 12
901 New York Ave. NW
202-408-8848
$50 per person

Once a year, Louisiana comes to Washington with Cajun food, parades and plenty of beads. Head to Acadiana for a special fixed price meal featuring modern twists on Big Easy favorites.

Bayou Bakery’s (Courtesy photo)

Bayou Gras Block Party
Tuesday, February 12
5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Bayou Bakery
1515 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
703-243-2410
$10 Kids, $15-$30 Adults; Tickets at the door or here

Chef David Guas, a New Orleans native, cooks up some Shrove Tuesday fun at this annual block party, featuring drinks whipped up by .

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