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February 14th, 2013 by Jen DeMayo · No Comments · Capitol Hill

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Some of us are romantics. Photo by María Helena Carey

I know it’s cool to trash Valentine’s Day, but I fail to see the problem with a holiday made up to sell more chocolate.  (And, um, if anyone asks, I like good chocolate. Preferably dark. I’m also fond of daisies. All the colors.) Life is too short to gripe and moan about candy heart with funny sayings. Normally Valentine’s Day is a bit of sweetness which brightens bleak February;  but since February is the new April maybe we need to rethink this.

Aside from ignoring or celebrating this solemn occasion how else are we spending our time this weekend?

Tonight if you don’t already have reservations somewhere you may be out of luck. Instead of the traditional dinner take your sweetie or your self to the Fridge for a concert by The Sweater Set. These local ladies, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtain have been harmonizing since the choir girl days. They funky folkie sweet sound hits the spot for a night like tonight. Bonus, they usually treat their audiences to some homemade cupcakes.  Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them here http://sweatersetatfridge.eventbrite.com/# . Showtime is 8pm and doors open at 7.

Tomorrow night learn the Secrets of Stonehenge at the Hill Center’s Friday Night Documentary series.  NOVA camera were granted up close access to these mysterious relics. Are we any closer to know who built this and why??
I must not link to Spinal Tap. I MUST not link to Spinal Tap….forget it. Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zdyo4vJuCU The film screening is free and begins at 7pm. Register here http://hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/11

DC is really the best Shakespeare town in the US. Why right here in our own neighborhood we’ve got Henry V at the Folger and the small but mighty Taffety Punk doing Twelfth Night. One of the Bard’s biggest crowd pleasers, the play really has it all, spunky cross dressing heroine, a ship wreck, a poor little rich girl, buffoons and broad comedy and, of course, true love. If you have never taken advantage of their insanely low ticket price of $10 I insist you amend that behavior.  treat yourself, these punks will insure your money is well spent. http://www.taffetypunk.com/shows.html

Sunday take your wee-est wee ones to to the Atlas for the latest installment of their Theatre for the Very Young Series. This time Imagination Stage is visiting with their adorable production of Wake Up, Brother Bear. I know it sounds crazy that there are plays for toddlers but it really works. Tickets are $8 for kids and their grown ups. The show runs through Tuesday and you can order tickets online here https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=d79b4a5e3a71268bb4ab5ca8d1c61b30&t=tix

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