Friday, Feb. 9
Seeing Deeper: ‘Rogue One’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Washington National Cathedral: At this point, it feels like outdoor-movie season ended years ago. Recapture some of those “Screen on the Green” vibes inside Washington National Cathedral, where the ongoing Seeing Deeper series is inviting movie fans to bring blankets and picnics into the cathedral for one night. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with a screening of the Disney version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” followed by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at 8:30. 6 to 11 p.m. Free tickets are required for each movie, and can be claimed online. No alcohol, glass or metal chairs are allowed.
PyeongChang Thang at Wunder Garten: NoMa's all-weather beer garden celebrates the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics with a sporty celebration and viewing party. Wear Olympic sports gear or apres-ski attire to win prizes; DJ Lehi keeps the crowd dancing all night. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Free.
The Crystal Method (DJ set) at U Street Music Hall: Just more than 20 years ago, the Crystal Method released “Vegas,” which became one of the defining albums of the electronica movement. Two decades later, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland continue to tour and create new music, and they have released a special box set marking the anniversary of “Vegas.” 10:30 p.m. $20.
Bat Fangs at Comet Ping Pong: Bat Fangs is a shiny new rock duo featuring singer-guitarist Betsy Wright of Washington’s Ex Hex and drummer Laura King of North Carolina’s Flesh Wounds. But if you think you’ve heard this band’s music before, you have. And you haven’t. Yes, Wright’s guitar phrases can resemble those of the Cars, or Heart, or Thin Lizzy or Joan Jett — but they’re ultimately Bat Fangs riffs. And they rip. 10 p.m. $12.
Awkward Sex . . . and the City at the Black Cat: Even Carrie Bradshaw had her moments. Five other New Yorkers take the mic and chronicle their perils of dating in the Big Apple, sharing their most cringe-worthy and comical encounters. Through Saturday. 9 p.m. $15.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Chinese New Year Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s annual festival allows families to travel halfway around the world without leaving the Kogod Courtyard. Lion dances, Chinese acrobats and Sichuan opera performers entertain the crowds, while children make red paper lanterns and panda crafts, or go on art scavenger hunts. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
Brazilian Carnival at the Grill From Ipanema: Carnival season is underway in Rio, and Adams Morgan's oldest Brazilian restaurant is getting into the act with live music from the Oscarebom Band, a samba dance show and Brazilian drink specials. Dinner reservations (4:30 to 8:30 p.m.) are recommended to guarantee admission. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 at the door; $10 with dinner reservation.
'Sucker for Love' at the Lincoln Theatre: Whether you are single or in a relationship, celebrate Valentine’s Day with comedic and heartwarming real-life stories about dating, marriage, sex and heartbreak from eight cast members, including Twain Dooley, Molly Kelly and Chris Love, from Story District, the area’s storytelling collaborative. 8 p.m. $25-$35.
Celebrating David Bowie at the Fillmore Silver Spring: Two years after David Bowie's death, a group of his longtime band members are heading back out on the road. The musicians, including Mike Garson, who played with Bowie from 1973's “Aladdin Sane” to 2010's “A Reality Tour,” and guitarist Earl Slick, who performed on post-Ziggy Stardust albums such as “Diamond Dogs” and “Young Americans,” will be paired with special guests at each stop. Living Colour's Corey Glover and Fiction Plane's Joe Sumner are among the guests in Silver Spring. 8 p.m. $35.
Valentine's Day is a Drag at the Duplex Diner: Drag queens pour drinks, serve dinner and perform lip-sync routines at the Duplex Diner's annual Valentine's Day party to raise money for the LGBTQ youth organization SMYAL. DJ Khelan Bhatia provides music all night. 6 to 11:30 p.m. $20. Ticket packages, which add everything from baskets of tater tots to bottles of champagne, cost $50 to $1,000.
Sunday, Feb. 11
Lunar New Year Celebration at the Freer and Sackler galleries: It's only natural that the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, which hold the Smithsonian's Asian art collection, would celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday. The party includes dance, folk music and opera performances, Chinese acrobats and puppets, samples of spicy Sichuan cuisine, and exhibitions at the two galleries. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Profs and Pints: Mardi Gras 101 at the Bier Baron Tavern: Mardi Gras is just days away, but do you know why beads are thrown during parades or why there's a baby hidden in the king cake? Kim Stryker, who teaches folklore at George Mason University, offers a beginner's guide to Mardi Gras, from music to foodways, as part of the Bier Baron's ongoing Profs and Pints discussion series. 6 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
— Fritz Hahn, Megan McDonough, Chris Richards, Winyan Soo Hoo