What to Do this Week: Hill & Vicinity

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Cupid's Undie Run raises funds to support those affected by NF, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 births. Photo: Jim Boswell

There’s so much stuff to do where we live, we can’t possibly put it all in one list! But we’ll put some stuff out there for your perusal. Here are some local events coming up this week:

FEB 3 & 10 | MONDAYS & FRIDAYS Blues and Jazz Nights in SW. Blues every Monday; jazz every Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Jazz–Feb. 3 Greg Lamont Salutes 2023 Jazz Organists Past; Feb. 10, Celebrating Sister Love. $10 cover. Children are welcome and free under 16 years old. Reasonably priced meals offered. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW (Fourth and I, south side of intersection). westminsterdc.org. 

FEB 4 | What The Dance Presents Mal Amante —Rosalía Dance Party | Union Stage
Get down at Union Stage as DJ Yani plays hits by the Motomami singer. “Trae alguien que te quiera de verdad,” What the Dance advises on Insta –these are those kind of jams. General admission $15. 18+ Doors 8 p.m. | Show 9 p.m.. More info: www.unionstage.com/shows

FEB 5 | Global Sounds on the Hill. | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring Alash, Masters of Traditional Tuvan Instruments and Feb. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., featuring GRAMMY-Nominated Bluesman Jontavious Willis. $22. Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. hillcenterdc.org.

FEB 6 | Kaash Page “Me VS Myself” Tour | Union Stage
Kaash Paige consistently asserts herself as an uncompromising, unfiltered, and undeniable voice for 21st century R&B. Page made her international breakthrough with “Love Songs” in 2018; her 2019 debut EP, Parked Car Convos, came in on the Top 15 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums Chart. The FADER wrote, “Kaash Paige’s songs feel like late-night text convos brought to life.” Opener: Amari Noelle. GA: $25. Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m. Tickets/Info: www.unionstage.com/shows/kaash-paige

FEB 7, 14, 21 & 28 | Tuesday Newsday at Rosedale Library. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Day News Current Event Trivia. Rosedale Library (1701 Gales St. NE) dclibrary.org/rosedale 

FEB 9 | The Ultimate DC Pizza Tour | Barracks Row
Celebrate National Pizza Day (Feb. 9) with a food tasting journey on 8th Street Barracks Row. Enjoy a wide array of the best pizza, along with the attractive character of this historic neighborhood. All of the best pizza restaurants are within walking distance for you to experience the local and unique tastes of 8th Street Barracks Row. Tour includes stops at the following locations:

Ledo Pizza (415 8th St SE); &pizza – Barracks Row (405 8th St SE); Matchbox (521 8th St SE); Pizza Boli’s (417 8th St SE); Extreme Pizza Barracks Row (520 8th St SE); Lola’s (711 8th St SE). No tickets are needed for this event. See full deal detail and get more info: https://www.barracksrow.org/events

FEB 9 | Candlelight Concert: Valentine’s Special Feat. “Romeo & Juliet” | Miracle Theatre, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like the Miracle. This show features love songs performed by the Listeso String Quartet. Get your tickets now to discover Valentine’s Day inspired music at the Miracle Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. See more here: feverup.com

FEB. 10 & 11 | Jerry Seinfeld at The Anthem. You know this guy. The one from Friends? He’s back to where he started, on stage doing stand-up shows, two each day –at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. | $77.50 to $187.50. The Anthem (901 Wharf St. SW). theanthemdc.com. 

FEB. 11 | Cupid’s Undie Run. Feb. 11, noon to 4 p.m. The largest pantless party in the nation, Cupid’s Undie Run, kicks off with drinking and dancing, then they jog it out with a mile(ish) run and end it all with an epic dance party. It’s all to raise money to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF). $35 to register. The run begins and ends at Union Stage (740 Water St. SW). my.cupids.org. 

FEB 10-19 | SWEET TOOTH DESSERT TOUR | CAPITOL HILL
Do you have a sweet tooth? Come take a stroll down Barracks Row and up to Eastern Market to taste delicious desserts from some of the best restaurants in the city. Starting on Friday, February 10th to 19th get ready to taste delicious desserts showcased at our amazing restaurants and stores. And why not top off the experience with a delicious meal, an exquisite cup of freshly brewed coffee and a glass of local sweet wine? This tour is perfect for kids of all ages! After enjoying a week of sweet treats, Vote on which establishment had the best dessert. Get your sweet tooth ready!

One dessert of choice at participating locations. Passports are $29 each. One passport = one dessert at each participating location. A voting email will be sent to each passport holder with the participating establishment so that you can choose who has the best dessert. Get more info: https://www.barracksrow.org/events

FEB 13 | Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Department of Energy, in Conversation with Veteran Journalist Bill Press
Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary, US Department of Energy visits Talk of the Hill Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, hillcenterdc.org). A former two-time Governor of Michigan, Secretary Granholm is now leading DOE’s work to advance the cutting-edge clean energy technologies that will help America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs and building an equitable economy. Admission is $10. More info: hillcenter.org