Upcoming holidays are keeping our schedules full this week.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
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.
Glam It Up
Crystal Couture Show & Sample Sale
Through Saturday, February 9
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
251 18th St.
Arlington, VA 22202
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 Sarah Fraser and Kate Michael of K Street Magazine host Friday’s festivities. WPGC 95.5’s Guy Lambert and Sunni, also of the blog Sunni and the City helm Saturday’s closing events.
Through Monday, February 11
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.
Washington Ballet’s ‘L’Amour (Love, Baby…)’
Opening Thursday, February 14
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
Monday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 12
901 New York Ave. NW
$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 Gras Block Party
Tuesday, February 12
5 p.m.-11 p.m.
1515 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
$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 Gina Chersevani.