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Saturday, February 11, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM, 7th annual Hope for Hearts Casino Night at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. 2500 Calvert St NW. Benefits the Hope Marietta Foundation. $95, includes premium open bar and food, silent auction, photo booth, live casino action, music and dancing, info.   

Friday, February 10

8:00 PM, 14th annual SOME (So Others Might Eat) Jr Gala at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW. Benefits SOME’s Affordable Housing for Families. An evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment from The Blue Tips! $95, info.  

6:00 – 9:00 PM, Simply Leap DC Book Party at Iron Horse Tap Room, 507 7th St NW. Learn about the seven lessons you need to face fear and enjoy the “crap out of life” as the book says! Free, info.

6:30 – 8:30 PM, Sing-Along: Breakup Songs III at DC9 Nightclub, 1940 9th St NW. Join the People's Choir DC for a casual sing-along, not a performance but a  group effort. Free, info

12:00 - 8:00 PM, Integrative Wellness Expo at The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Sq  Alexandria, VA. Explore over 50 unique vendors, artists and live demos on healing arts, acroyoga, conscious dance, Thai massage, mindfulness, meditation and more. Prices vary, continues thru Sunday, info.  

Saturday, February 11

8:00pm - 12:00am, 7th annual Hope for Hearts Casino Night at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. 2500 Calvert Street.  Benefiting the Hope Marietta Foundation.  $95, includes premium open bar and food, silent auction, photo booth, live casino action, music and dancing, info.

1:00 – 5:00 PM, Cupid’s Undie Run beginning at The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14 St NW. Enjoy a four hour party with a mile(ish) fun run in the middle. Benefits the Children's Tumor Foundation. $35, run, party, awards, info.  

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Unveiled at The Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St NW. Enjoy the ninth annual premier wedding showcase and runway show. $65, info.  

2:00 – 4:00 PM, Drink & Ink at Jos A Magnus & Co. Distillery, 2052 West Virginia Ave NE. Make-your-own whoopie pie, screen printing for a set of two custom posters and coasters. $50, info.  

8:00 PM, Valentine's Silent Disco Dance Party or Sadie Hawkins RomDance Night at The Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW. $16, includes: admission and headset rental, info.

12:00 – 4:00 PM, Polar Bear Plunge at Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capital St SE. Benefits The Special Olympics DC’s programs that provide recreational and lifestyle support to those with disabilities. $100 minimum donation (individual or team), info.

Sunday, February 12

2:00 – 4:00 PM, Culinary Talk: How the Manhattan Changed the Course of American Cocktails with author Phillip Greene at Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Enjoy an in-depth look at the Manhattan, one of the greatest and most influential cocktails of all time. Free, info.  

12:00 - 8:00 PM, FINAL DAY: Integrative Wellness Expo at The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square  Alexandria, VA. Explore more than 50 unique vendors, artists and live demos on healing arts, acro-yoga, conscious dance, thai massage, mindfulness, meditation and more. Prices vary, info.

Monday, February 13

6:00 – 8:00 PM, Chocolate and Mezcal Tasting at Co Co Sala, 929 F St NW. Enjoy two signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and El Silencio Mezcal & Valrhona chocolate tasting. $45,

7:00 – 10:00 PM, Seeing Deeper: Space, Light & Sound at The Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW. A unique lighting display and musical performance. $5/suggested donation, info.

Tuesday, February 14

6:00 – 10:00 PM, join Capitol Standard to escape the political rhetoric for QLIKD, the signature annual Valentine’s Day event at Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St NW. Enjoy great whiskey, and cool people and music. $25, info.

12:00 - 2:00 PM,  Create Your Own Valentine's Day Cards & Cookies [to give to your special someone] at RIS, 2275 L St NW. Serving grilled cheese sandwiches, hot tomato soup and hot chocolate while you work. Benefits DC Central Kitchen. $20/donation, rsvp.  

5:00 – 10:00 PM, Dine & Skate with Your Valentine in the Capitol Riverfront at Canal Park, 1100 New Jersey Ave SE. A couples package including: prix fixe dinner for two at il Parco, a bottle of sparkling wine, and skate admission. $65, info.  

5:30 – 11:00 PM, I Heart Franklin Park Art Exhibit at Franklin Square Park, 1300 I St NW. a unique, one-night-only lighting display! Free, info.

8:00 – 9:30 PM, Tinder LIVE! at Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW. Hosted by comedian Lane Moore (HBO’s Girls, Cosmopolitan.com, etc), the only comedy show explores the crazy world of Tinder. $25, info.