Been around the world.
What: Feast your eyes on all five foreign language film nominees over the long weekend as part of the All Roads Film Project.
Why: Size up dramas from Iran, Belgium, Canada, Israel, and Poland, and sweep your office Oscar pool.
Where: National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW (202-857-7588). Single show tickets are $8.
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What: Our just-launched pinboards cover everything from food and fashion to weddings and kids’ parties (beautifully, of course).
Why: Recipes, the latest street style, decorating ideas, and more.
When: You need a little inspiration.
Where: Online at pinterest.com/dailycandy.
What: Russian-American chanteuse Nika Roza Danilova channels Kate Bush under an icy Gothic spell.
Why: She’ll take your breath away with songs like “Night” and “Vessel.”
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW (202-588-1880). Tickets ($15) online at ticketfly.com.
Annual Sale at Alessi DC
What: Up to 70 percent off floor samples as well as discontinued and slightly irregular pieces from the puckish Italian design house.
Why: Snap up a classic for your kitchen or living room. What’re a few dings between friends?
When: Thru Feb. 29.
Where: 3319a Cady’s Alley NW (202-298-0407).
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Mardi Gras Party
What: Kick-start carnival season with turtle soup, Cajun gumbo, and shrimp-and-crawfish etouffee, plus Sazeracs and Hurricanes, at the Franco-American power bistro.
Why: Hold onto your beads. The chef who added crunch to the killer two-handed hamburger with a potato tuile has plenty of tricks up his toque.
When: Thru (Fat) Tues.
Where: Central Michel Richard, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (202-626-0015).
Presidents Day Open House
What: America’s most famous theater celebrates the opening of its new addition, the Center for Education and Leadership, with free tours, talks, and a scavenger hunt.
Why: The two-story building underscores the relevancy of Honest Abe’s legacy.
When: Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW (202-347-4833).
Photo: Sony Pictures Classics / Courtesy of Everett Collection