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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/14/2012

What to do this week: Neal Brennan, pop-up pho and slow jams

“Chappelle’s Show” co-creator Neal Brennan performs standup in Arlington. (Courtesy of Neal Brennan)
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Love songs and slow jams

Looking to hold your baby close while slow-dancing to Teddy, Marvin and Barry? The Fatback DJs turn the lights down and slow the tempos at the annual Tender Loin dance party at Napoleon.

Jazzy valentine

Vocalist Akua Allrich has been making a name for herself with her signature blend of jazz, soul and African influences. See her live with dinner included at Bohemian Caverns on Valentine’s Day.


Movie night with a bonus

Sample the cooking of Taiwanese chef Hou Chun-sheng — winner of the 2011 Taipei Beef Noodle Soup Competition — before a screening of Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated 1994 film, “Eat Drink Man Woman.”


Race for the White House

As we enter the horse race portion of the 2012 presidential campaign, the Newseum unveils “Every Four Years,” an exhibition detailing the evolution of the quest for the White House, from William McKinley’s 1896 campaign through the Obama-McCain 2008 race.


Montserrat’s pho pop-up

[EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.] After a pop-up preview of the upcoming restaurant Chez Billy, Montserrat House hosts Pho U, a three-day-only restaurant dedicated to all things Vietnamese.


Chappelle’s sidekick

“Chappelle’s Show” wasn’t a one-man operation. Neal Brennan was a co-creator and writer of the sketch comedy classic, and he provided Dave Chappelle with many of his best lines. Watch him do standup at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse.

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