Best Date Night Shows Around Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

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For D.C. area couples young and old looking for a romantic show on Valentine’s Day, here are several options in and around the District for that special day. Whether you like the theater or dancing the night away, these options will be sure to impress any date.

La Ti Do
Black Fox Lounge
1723 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-1723

Date: Feb. 10, 2014

Every Monday, the award-winning local D.C. cabaret called La Ti Do performs acts of songs, poetry, spoken word and other artistic shows at the Black Fox Lounge. Before you head into the Valentine’s Day madness, take a moment to laugh, cheer and sing along with La Ti Do’s “I Hate Valentine’s Day” performance on Monday, February 10 at 8 p.m. Admission is $25.

The Fabulous Hubcaps
The Carlyle Club
411 John Carlyle St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5953

Date: Feb. 21, 2014

For the sweeties that like to swing to the music of another era, The Carlyle Club is the perfect place to go for some V-day entertainment. With its art deco-style interior, you’re instantly transported back in time to an era of great music. Tables are situated around the main stage where the entertainment will surely entice you to get your feet moving. Check out “The Fabulous Hubcaps” on February 21. This oldies and classic rock band is a real crowd pleaser. Tickets are only $25 per person and there’s a minimum $25 per person food and beverage purchase for the dining room area.

Ford’s Theatre
511 10th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-4833

Date: Through Feb. 23, 2014

Nothing says romance for your historical sweetie like Ford’s Theatre. On Valentine’s Day and through the month of February, it will be showing the musical “Violet,” a love story about a young woman who travels across the southern U.S. Along her journey, she meets two young soldiers who impress upon her the lessons of self-worth and courage in this stirring production. Tickets are under $50.

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Amel Larrieux
Howard Theatre
620 T St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 803-2899

Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Whether you’re looking to dance early or late, the Howard Theatre is showcasing Amel Larrieux’s show “Come Be Our Valentine” with shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. An R&B performer, Amel Larrieux has released five solo albums. The Howard Theatre offers several admissions options including a VIP reserved seating for $75 per person or general admission with first-come, first-seated tables for $40.

The Importance of Being Earnest
Shakespeare Theater Company
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 547-1122

Date: Through March 2, 2014

Whether you and your sweetie are free on Valentine’s Day or the weekend before or after, the Shakespeare Theater is bringing the production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest.” This comedic tale tells the appropriate coupling story of courtship intertwined with class in this witty show. Shown in the Lansburgh Theater, this is the original theater home of the Shakespeare Theater company that is situated in Penns Quarter surrounded by ample choices for dining, drinks or dessert before or after the show.

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Jamie Hardin is the counter-culture Washingtonian in the know. Inspired by food, sustainability issues, and public health, she prides herself on finding DC’s off-the-beaten path treasures. When she isn’t enjoying organic food or reducing her carbon footprint, Jamie’s traveling on her scooter or walking her two pit bulls. Her work can be found at