Here are a few of your Shaw-based sources of excitement this weekend:
1. Opening Reception for Warehouse Gallery's Last PEACE NOW! Show - Tonight from 6 to 9 pm, stop by Warehouse for the opening reception of their (last) annual PEACE NOW! show. The show features work by forty artists and includes painting, installation, photography, sculpture, and video. If you can't make the opening tonight, the show will run through April 6. Gallery Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.
2. Black History Month Book Signing and Discussion - Tomorrow (Saturday, February 23) starting at 1:00 PM, Shaw Main Streets and the National Park Service’s Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site will present a discussion and signing of the newly released book, “The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson and Lorenzo Johnston Greene” at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, which is located at 1318 Vermont Avenue, NW, half a block south of Logan Circle. For more details, go here.
3. Oscar Party at Nellie's - Hosted by Anywhere Goes, Nellie's Sports Bar is the place to be for Oscar night fun. They'll have an Oscar ballot, trivia and prizes throughout the night.
4. All the Usual Fun Stuff - the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Town Danceboutique, The Space, Avenue, Be Bar, Nellie's Sports Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse, and great meals at Vegetate, Acadiana, Etete, or Queen of Sheba.
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