The Hilltop has comprised a list of must-see events around the DMV. Whether you are a sports fan, music enthusiast or a theater fanatic, these events will show you and your friends a good time.
- Underground Railroad Experience Trail
Bring your friends or family along for an event held at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. This event offers a self guided tour to see the park’s Black history landmarks and trails. This event allows the exploration of underground railroads and also offers a list of take home activity ideas such as botanical art projects or exercise activities. This event is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.
- Mean Girls Musical in Washington D.C.
Calling all Regina George fans to the Kennedy Center Opera House! Every weekend in April, starting April 5, the opera house will be showing performances of the hit musical Mean Girls (2008). Tickets range from $45 to $199 and are available on the Kennedy Center Opera House website.
- President’s Day Parade
The city of Arlington, Virginia, will be hosting a President’s Day Parade on Feb. 21, celebrating George Washington’s Birthday. The parade will be from 1-3 p.m., and will include drum corps, color guards, bands, community and fraternal organizations, youth groups, local merchants and city dignitaries among other things. Many organizations from the DMV area will be participating and marching in this President’s Day event. The parade is not only the oldest, but the largest parade to celebrate Washington. To learn more about the parade, visit here.
- Shen Yun
Shen Yun is an internationally-traveling theater arts company that will be coming to D.C. at The Kennedy Center from Feb.15-20. According to the Kennedy Center, “SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the ﬁve millennia of traditional Chinese culture.” This production will bring a combination of theatrical arts and Chinese culture to the stage.
- Black History Month Market at The Outrage
On Feb. 26, from 12-5 p.m., join the Melanade Market for a Black-owned market experience at Outrage DC. The event is located at 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.. Black vendors are coming together for Black History Month to share a fun and exciting shopping experience. Vendors will be selling apothecary and spiritual Items, instant turbans, caps, seasonal soaps, slime trays, pens and notebooks, catering and allergen friendly spices, hair clips, crystal jewelry, healing balms and more.
- Black History Month Trivia
How well do you know Black History? Come find out at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library- Central Library, starting Thursday, Feb. 10. This trivia competition will last until Feb. 28, for teens 13 to 19 years old. Participants need to score at least 75 percent on the questions to win the competition. Winners are awarded a prize from the library!
- Dear Mapel
Come watch the production of “Dear Mapel” which is written and performed by Psalmayene 24, a Howard University alumnus! The stage play is about his coming of age story which includes the racism he faced and the accomplishments throughout his life that were influenced by the absence of his father growing up. This play is available until Feb. 13 at Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington, D.C..
Tickets can be purchased here.
- Meditation and Mindfulness
Tap into your spirituality with The Smithsonian Museum and join them for online meditation and mindfulness sessions. These sessions are free and have a duration of 30 minutes. These online meditation sessions are held three times each week and are led by DMV meditation teachers Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender. They will help participants to practice mindfulness and meditation to ease anxiety, stress and inner pressure. Register here.