Fun events around DC to attend this Valentines Day

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or a partner, there are plenty of things to do around the city

Fun events around DC to attend this Valentines Day

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many places around D.C. are holding events to help you celebrate with your loved ones. From comedy shows to dance lessons, here are five events that will let you share the love with your partner, friends or just by yourself. 

Almost Ladies Night comedy show

City Winery is hosting a comedy show featuring top comedians and a surprise celebrity guest on Feb. 11. Daphnique Springs of HBO’s All Def Comedy, Kevin Lee of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam are set to headline the event. Ticket prices range from $20 to $30 and all ages are welcome to attend. The show begins at 8 p.m., but doors open at 6 p.m. for pre-show entertainment. The Almost Ladies Night show is sure to be a great event for all to share with their loved ones. 

Virtual Galentine’s day tea

Dumbarton House is hosting a virtual Galentine's day tea to celebrate friendship on Feb. 13. The event includes a lesson on friendship in the federal period, a cookie decoration activity and a craft. There will also be boxes filled with tea bags, pastries and fruit available for pickup along with the craft the morning of the event. The virtual event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $20 to $32 until Wednesday at 12 p.m. For those looking for something personal, this Galentine’s tea is the perfect afternoon to spend with friends. 

DC Improv Valentine’s Day Showcase

On the holiday, DC Improv Comedy Club is hosting a Valentine’s Day Showcase with five of the city’s most popular comedians. Tim Miller, Kandace Saunders, Ross Benoit, Sean Savoy and Reg Thomas are set to perform. There are two shows on Valentine’s Day, one at 7:30 p.m. and one at 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, but reserved seating is available for $30 or $35. For someone looking to embrace the comedy of romance, this is a great option. 

Couples Bachata lessons 

Enjoy a romantic Bachata dance lesson at DC Studio on Georgia Avenue with your partner this Valentine’s Day. Lessons are an hour long and no prior dance experience is needed, so all couples are encouraged to join. Lessons run Friday through Monday from 7 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. at $70 a ticket per couple. It is sure to be a relaxing night filled with fun, romantic dancing.

Sculpture garden reopening

As a Valentine’s Day treat, the National Gallery of Art is reopening its Sculpture Garden to the public. The garden, which closed last November due to rising COVID-19 cases in the area, is finally set to reopen on Feb. 14. All entrances to the garden on the National Mall will be open. The Pavilion Cafe will also reopen and offer a full carry-out menu. This activity is perfect for college students as it is free of charge, and you can enjoy the sculptures and art with yourself or any loved one. 

Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with yourself, your friends or your significant other, there are plenty of events around D.C. to help you celebrate and feel the love. 

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