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For Your Weekend: Super Bowl Sunday, Black History Month, More to Do in DC

The Super Bowl is obvious, but there's so much more happening

What to Know

  • It will be windy and cold Friday, a good time to be inside dancing yourself warm.
  • Saturday will bring some sunshine, but more cold. Spend a few minutes soaking in vitamin D, then visit a museum.
  • Super Bowl Sunday will be wet one. There's a chance of both snow and rain. Bring an umbrella, and drive extra safely!

Congratulations: You survived January! Here's the best and brightest happening in and around D.C. this weekend.

Hear some awesome live music

This weekend, you can catch two promising shows for $15: local artpop band Beauty Pill plays the Rock and Roll Hotel Saturday or pop-influenced indie rock band Flint Eastwood at U Street Music Hall

Greensky Bluegrass is also following their sold-out 9:30 Club show with a Saturday night set at Anthem, which would set you back $40.

Another local band, Bunny Man Bridge, will be at the Velvet Lounge for $10.

D.C. has a lot of amazing artists coming in 2018. We're rounding up some of the best here:


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Chow down on Super Bowl Sunday

News4 is airing the Super Bowl on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Restaurants and bars throughout the area are offering up belt-busting eating and drinking deals, including:

Need a cooking project? Here's winning recipes for crab dip, chili and vegan spinach and artichoke dip.

Can't stomach football? Just brunch for cheap.

Find some peace among falling paper

The Hirshhorn Museum's exhibit "at hand" features a stark, white room where paper falls periodically. You can partake in this free, "otherworldly" experience through Feb. 18.

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Welcome Black History Month by remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Major Campaign

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on and learn about positive and ugly moments in America's history. The American History Museum is hosting an exhibit honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s final major campaign for equality, The Poor People's Campaign. King was assassinated before the demonstration, but activists persisted.

The exhibit showcases an often-forgotten but huge protest, when a diverse group of people built a pop-up city on the National Mall. Demonstrators lived there for more than 40 days before the police cleared out the camp.

The photos are an amazing sight, and this exhibit is a must-see.

Historic Photos: Exhibit Honors 3,000 Who Occupied National Mall for Equality in 1968

Alexandria and National Harbor keep Restaurant Week going

Did you miss D.C.'s Restaurant Week? No worries. Virginians can revel in Alexandria's restaurant week until Feb. 4, while eateries offer $35 dinners for two and lunch specials from $10. Marylanders can visit National Harbor's cheap-eats event beginning Sunday.

Every Thursday, we'll share the D.C.'s area best things to do over the weekend, so keep checking back for more.

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