15 Amazing Things to Do Around Northern Virginia, DC in February

This month is full of musicals, concerts, new museum exhibits, and more.

Just because February is the shortest month out of the year, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. From Broadway musicals to Grammy winners and everything in between, there are the 15 best events happening in Northern Virginia and DC this February. Dc 8025

15 Amazing Things to Do Around Northern Virginia, DC in February

Broadway’s captivating musical is coming to Capital One Hall to tell the story of the missing princess of the Romanov Empire. Whether you watched the movie growing up or you’re new to the story, you’ll be swept away by the dazzling costumes and memorable score. Capital One Hall: 7750 Capital One Tower Rd., Tysons, $63–$130

Returning with her sixth album, Order of Romance, Jesca Hoop is coming to Vienna to share her indelible voice with contemporary music fans. Join Hoop for songs like “One Way Mirror,” which looks back into her childhood, and “Firestorm,” which examines the effects of climate change. Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, $18–$22

Bob McDonald and Caleb Green have sung the national anthem before the Washington Capitals home games for more than 20 years. On February 5, you’ll get the chance to see Washington Nationals anthem singer D.C. Washington join McDonald and Green for a special evening filled with classic and modern music. And you won’t want to miss their rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Wolf Trap: 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, $32

The Grammy Award–winning singer Macy Gray is performing at the Birchmere as a part of her Reset tour. As her musical artistry dips into soul, hip-hop, alternative rock, and everything in between, you’ll undoubtedly be tapping your feet to the beat of Gray’s music. The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, $59.50

If you watched the legendary show Seinfeld, enjoy stand-up comedy, or just love a good laugh, you’ll know how exciting it is to see Jerry Seinfeld live. While the tour is making stops at venues across the country, Seinfeld will only be in Washington, DC, for two nights, so run — don’t walk — to get your tickets. The Anthem: 901 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC, $77.50–$187.50

The second group of portraits from Brian Lanker’s 1989 book project, the exhibition features portraits of women who have made notable contributions to arts, activism, literature, politics, and sports. Celebrate Black History Month and get ahead on celebrating Women’s History Month by admiring the gallery’s renowned exhibit. National Portrait Gallery: Eighth and G streets NW, Washington, DC, free

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a romantic chocolate and wine pairing at the Boxwood Estate Winery’s cave. Your reservation will last 90 minutes, and you’ll be able to enjoy delicious chocolate truffles that are expertly paired with four Boxwood wines. Boxwood Estate Winery: 2042 Burrland Ln., Middleburg, $50

It’s hard to keep the kids occupied. Luckily, the Kid Fest is coming to Fredericksburg for a weekend of fun and games. The whole family is sure to have a blast with bouncy houses, face-painting, and other activities. Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center: 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, $5–$8

Spend an evening wandering through glistening lights that lead to Chinese myths, legends, zodiacs, and even handmade lanterns. As the first immersive Winter Lantern Festival, this distinct and dazzling wonderland of lights is not to be missed. Lerner Town Square at Tysons II: 8025 Galleria Dr., Tysons, $17.99–$29.99

After the passing of her legendary mother, Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd is honoring her legacy with a tour featuring the duo’s most beloved hits. With potential guest stars like Little Big Town and Martina McBride joining at some stops along on the tour, any country fan will want to snag tickets. EagleBank Arena: 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax, $29.50–$439.50

The Virginia National Ballet is bringing the iconic Aladdin to NoVA. Don’t miss out on the beautiful sets, costumes, and, of course, the flying carpet. It’s a must-see for anyone who loves Disney or dance. Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas, $40–$50

The 76th annual Birthnight Ball will be a night to remember. A black-tie gala in honor of Washington’s 291st birthday, the event will include a cocktail reception, a three-course seated dinner, a live auction, and endless entertainment. Proceeds go to preserving the first president’s home. George Washington’s Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, starting at $500

Following the story of a sister secretly sheltering her brother from a powerful Taliban, Selling Kabul is an unpredictable but beautiful exploration of the human toll of American withdrawal. The production is making its premiere in DC. Signature Theatre: 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, $40–$66

Grab your friends and get ready to sample some delicious drinks, from distilled spirits to Virginia wine and craft beer, at the 2022 Spirits Festival. All samples will be included in one ticket price. Fredericksburg Fairgrounds: 2400 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg, $30–$40

Celebrating the beauty and mystique of the talented people of Nollywood, Iké Udé’s captivating exhibition impeccably captures African identities. Udé’s photographs incorporate various actors, producers, writers, and musicians, taking a unique spin on classic portraiture. National Museum of African Art: 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC, free

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15 Amazing Things to Do Around Northern Virginia, DC in February

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