Love is in the air, even in DC

Valentine’s Day is the quintessential Great Evening Out, and we plan to take advantage of the holiday and spend some quality time together this weekend, enjoying the great dining and entertainment that Washington DC has to offer. In fact we’re doubling down on romantic dates this Valentine’s weekend, inspired by Great Evenings out # 5 and #12 from Just the Ticket: An Insider’s Guide to Great Evenings Out in Washington, DC.

We’ll cross town to Capitol Hill for Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folger, followed by drinks at the Hawk and Dove afterwards. People we know who have already seen the Folger Theater’s production of this Shakespeare classic love story, have been raving about it.  Peter Marks, the leading theatre critic for the Washington Post, reports that this production renewed his romance with the play .

The next night it’s up to Silver Spring for dinner at a place we’ve not tried before, Urban Butcher, from Great Evening Out #11.  Then it’s on to see You, or Whatever I Can Get, a flirty comedy-musical about dating in the twenty-first century. For an established couple like us, this one represents a terrific date night opportunity partly because it shines such a bright and funny light on the process of seeking a relationship that it reinforces how wonderful it is to already be in a good one.  Insiders have been enjoying the tongue-in-cheek dating advice and character videos put out by Flying V, the company producing the show — check them out at and

We’re also geeking out that this Valentine’s Day weekend represents the highest variety of available Great Evenings Out from our e-book for this quarter — 10 of the 12 entertainment options we’ve raved about are on offer right now. You’re sure to find something you would enjoy!


What are your date-night plans for Valentine’s?  Have you seen and enjoyed any of the Great Night Out Shows?

The Details

Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folger – 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003 202-544-7077 Web: Performs Tuesdays through Sundays through Mar 6. Top Ticket Price $75.

Hawk and Dove – 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003.

Urban Butcher – 8226 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-5800 (We have our eyes on their 48 hour ox brisket which must already be over the coals.)

You, or Whatever I Can Get by Flying V at the Silver Spring Black Box – 8641 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

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