Picture This

You’re no Medici, but you relish the thought of your own Miss Mona Lisa on the wall.

Get exactly that after a brush with Dariush Vaziri, who paints alluring portraits of children. Working in oil, watercolor, or mixed media, Vaziri tailors his gallery-worthy commissions to suit your fancy (he’s done it all, from realistic to abstract, large to small). What’s more, he’s as facile depicting mini muses in dramatic settings as he is showing them off against all white in the tutus they won’t take off.

Vaziri works from photos and gets your input as the piece evolves. A portion of every fee is donated to a children’s charity.

What a renaissance.

Available at Studio Dariush (202-887-1777 or studiodariush.com).

this week in washington d.c.!

Groundhog Celebration
Learn about the animal’s relationship with weather, play games, and warm up with hot cocoa.
Why: You’ll want to do it over and over again.
When: Sun., 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Frying Pan Farm Park, Visitor Center, 2739 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Reservations (required) at 703-437-9101.

Run, Crawl, Walk Sale
Score 40-75 percent off lines like Tea Collection and Mimi & Maggie.
Why: Get moving.
When: Thru Feb. 14.
Where: Dawn Price Baby, 325 7th St. SE, at Pennsylvania Ave. (202-543-2920); 3112 M St. NW, at 31st St. (202-333-3939).

Pentagon Row Ice Skating Gala
Support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with skating, live music, performers, and more.
Why: Go figure.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: S. Joyce St., at Army Navy Dr., Arlington (703-418-6666).

Photo: Courtesy of Studio Dariush

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 W Ox Rd
Herndon, VA 20171
Pentagon Row Ice Skating
1201 S Joyce St
Arlington, VA 22202
Dawn Price Baby
325 7th St SE
@ Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20003
Dawn Price Baby
3112 M St NW
@ 31st St
Washington, DC 20007