Old Town Designer Warehouse Sale
What: More than a dozen indie shops (Periwinkle, Treat, The Shoe Hive) and two local designers team up to discount their merch.
Why: Sale away inside a truly monumental pop-up.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria.
Alpha Phi Alpha’s Step Show
What: The well-known fraternity hosts a percussive dance-off.
Why: Precise drills by cute lettermen will blow your mind.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW, b/t G & H Sts. (202-994-6800). Tickets ($20) online at ticketmaster.com.
Phillips After 5: a Valentine to the Arts
What: Find sweet surprises like live jazz, acting classes, and improv games inspired by the Rothko-focused theater production Red at the artsy, after-hours gallery mixer.
Why: Learn the romantic history of founders Duncan and Marjorie Phillips.
When: Thurs., 5-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW (202-387-2151). Admission is $12. Reservations online at phillipscollection.com.
Love, Politics & Scrabble Opening Reception
What: Art bingo ups the hijinks at the opening of this juried exhibition inspired by the games people play in life — be they board games or power games.
Why: Mind your Ps and Qs when U R in VA.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria (703-838-4827).
Owners Suite Party
What: Catch Super Bowl XLVI on four flat-screens while noshing on lobster tacos and kale chips.
Why: No one at the ladylike boite will give you hell for admiring Tom Brady’s haircut.
When: Sun., 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hudson Restaurant & Lounge, 2030 M St. NW (202-872-8700).
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