Mosley: Happy Chinese New Year! And what’s the best way to celebrate? By going to see the Parade in Chinatown. I know DC’s Chinatown is **COUGH** less than authentic, but the annual parade is quite fun: you get to see dancing dragons and lions, some great marching bands, a huge firecracker, and all under the Friendship Arch. I’ve gone the past couple of years and it’s been a great experience every time. It’s all happening Sunday afternoon.
Patrick: I’m going to see shows. A lot of shows. Friday night I’m trekking out to Vienna to see a friend in Proposals at the Vienna Theatre Company. Saturday I’m going to be see the only show I cared to mention in our We Love DC Theatre Preview: No Rules’ Black Comedy. Very excited to see them in their new home at Signature Theatre. Don’t be surprise if I trek form Shirlington to 14th Street that night. Rumor has it I might make a cameo at El Centro. Sunday I’ll be at Shakespeare Theatre to see Hughie. Before that I’ll be taking in some Restaurant Week fare at Bibiana. Oh ya. It’s Tết. That probably means I’ll make the needed stops at Eden Center for food and one of the only times all year I’ll step foot into a Buddhist Temple. Gotta start the year of the Snake right!
Katie: Run, yoga, rinse, repeat. I’m going to buy ALL the running clothes at Lululemon and Pacer’s, I need layers for this ridiculous weather we’re experiencing. But also! Day drinking! Possibly at Ted’s Bulletin, or Masa 14. And maybe if I can convince my friends to go back to Tash House of Kabob on 8th, we will. I tried it for the first time last weekend and absolutely loved it – the chicken, lamb and salmon were all tasty mcgee. I’m also going to make some homemade marshmallows for a party I’m throwing on Valentine’s day using little heart cookie cutters from Hill’s Kitchen.
Tom: February in DC is when I start dreaming about the summertime again, when the weather is warm and the AM radio blares loud in my back yard. Instead, I’ll be preparing for Springtime with a bit of house cleaning. Before that happens, though, catch me out at Red Apron‘s new Union Market digs for some of their insanely delicious pastrami. I’ll also be monument scouting for the return of an old feature in a few weeks. I’m giving thought to Kingman Island or maybe the Big Chair as the first new entries. Then perhaps it’s out in the cold to prep for WABA’s Vasa Ride in March. Plus, I’m dying to try Satellite Room tonight ahead of the Punch Brothers show at 9:30 Club.
Rebecca: Friday my Down Dog Yoga trends continues. It’s really become a staple in starting off the weekend right. Afterwards, I’ll head to the West End Cinema to catch the 2013 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Shorts. Saturday morning I’m up early to take the GMATs (fingers-crossed) and then it’s off to the Washington Auto Show to drool over the sick rides and cool car gadgets. Saturday night I’m celebrating by hitting up Rock N’ Roll Hotel to dance my arse off with the beats of DJ Dan Biltmore. Sunday I’ll like to be crusted out from Saturday so I’ll chillax on my couch and watch the new, DC-based Netflix show “House of Cards.”
Fedward: Friday night we’re going to a friend’s birthday party at an undisclosed location. Saturday we’ll be all dressed up (again) at the Studio Theatre’s annual gala. This one’s hat-themed, motherfuckers. Also it features entertainment from the awesome Ricky Jay. No word on if he’ll be wearing a hat or hatless. Sunday we’ll recover from the gala with our usual brunch at the Passenger. I can taste the waffle sandwich now.
Don: Well Friday marks the 10th anniversary of my first date with my darling now-wife (if she’d been my wife then I guess a lot of the will-it-work-out mystery of dating would have been avoided) so we’re going to try to go out and have a little romantic dinner somewhere. Where is uncertain; I apparently am channeling the last-minute nature of that night long ago and have made no official arrangements. If you’d like to surrender your 7p reservation for two at Bibiana, Graffiatio, Willow, hell, let’s shoot the moon – or Minibar, please reach out. We considered repeating that first date with a few drinks at the Four Provinces and then tracking down Gonzo’s Nose again but age has improved the 4Ps less than is has us and really… Herndon? Pass. The rest of the weekend involves a little get-together at our home and perhaps a showing of Signature’s R&J, a romance that (spoilers!) worked out less well than ours.