For Your Weekend: Wine, Bacon, Winter Games at the Wharf

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The forecast has changed, making way for a pretty nice winter weekend around D.C.

But first...

Thursday Pick
Shred Your Ex
Thursday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Embassy Row Hotel

Single this Valentine’s Day? Bring a photo of your ex to the Embassy Row Hotel, shred it, and get the closure you deserve.

Spin Cupid’s arrow as you watch their face fall to pieces to see which complimentary “love potion” you’ll get! Participants also enter to win two free daily rooftop passes, dinner for two at Station Kitchen Cocktails and more.

Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret
Fridays and Saturdays through March 2, 7:30 or 8 p.m.
Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW

TBD Immersive’s next participatory theatre show puts you in a high-society party as a revolution breaks out in the city. Dress up for the “Gods and Goddesses” theme and you’re more likely to get pulled into an intriguing plot line.

Tickets start at $65 for general admission and $85 for earlier, VIP admission.

Bring Home the Bacon Happy Hour
Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rock and Roll Hotel’s Second Floor
1363 H Street Northeast, Washington, D.C.

One of H Street's most popular music venues is launching a very piggy happy hour, with free bacon slices and drink specials. But you'll have to get lucky to get steep discounts: You roll a dice to determine what you pay for well cocktails, wine and beer.

Roll a 1 and pay $1, roll a 2 and pay $2, roll a 3 and pay half-price.

Partners in Wine
Friday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
1525 15th St. NW

Milk Bar partners with events and catering company Please Eat Chips for an afternoon of tasty treats and wine pairings. Tickets cost $35 and include three dessert wine pours, cheese, Milk Bar treats and a talk on how to pair dessert wine.

You can get tickets on Eventbrite or at the event.

Shop Made In D.C. Wharf Location Opening
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Wharf, 10 District Square SW

The store, which opened its first location in 2017 to feature the work of local artisans, is set to open their second location at The Wharf on Saturday.

There will be live engraving, card pressing, and food and drink tastings from local companies all day long.

Free Pick
Wharf Winter Games
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Wharf’s District Pier

Missing the Winter Olympics this year? Never fear! The Wharf Winter Games may scratch that itch with an afternoon of athletics, including perennial favorite curling.

You can also sign up for sledding races and enjoy face painting, live music and warm drinks, beer, wine and s’mores by the firepit.

Peter Buttigieg - Shortest Way Home
Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW

Presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will be at Politics and Prose to discuss his book, “Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future,” with Jonathan Allen.

Living the Dream, Singing the Dream
Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall 

The Washington Performing Arts’ Gospel Choirs leads a “joyful” celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets start at $25.

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration
Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Celebrate George Washington’s 287th birthday this President’s Day in Mt. Vernon at his estate. Members of the Washington family will speak, the Old Guard will hold a gun salute, and there will be cake!

Entrance to the event is free.

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