Valentine’s weekend in the District

The Power of Chocolate

This exhibit includes demonstrations, one-on-one interactions and programs related to chocolate. From the history of chocolate to its use as a medicinal healer, visitors will see the food product from a wide variety of angles.

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian

International Wine & Food Festival

Hosted by The Washington Post, admission to this annual event, in its 10th season, includes a tasting of more than 200 wines and food from various providers. There will also be live cooking demonstrations.

Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1330 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
$85 admission

Ice skating at the Sculpture Garden

A popular activity all winter long, sessions last two hours and begin at the top of the hour. Skaters can see the Sculpture Garden from the rink and there is also a café to grab a bite to eat before or after skating.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
National Gallery of Art
$7 admission, $3 skate rentals

Tudor Place

Visitors to the five-acre Georgetown estate will see an exhibit featuring items from various weddings held at Tudor Place.

Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1644 31st St., NW
$30 per couple

The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Couples will search for various Valentine’s Day-related pieces of artwork in the American Art Museum.

Sunday 2 p.m.
American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery, 750 Ninth St., N.W.
$22.50 admission

The Heavens Are Hung In Black

The play will be held at the recently renovated Ford’s Theater, – though tours of the venue don’t start until Feb. 17. On Valentine’s Day there will be a performance of The Heavens are Hung in Black, depicting Abraham Lincoln’s life during the five months between the death of his son Willie and his delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Ford’s Theater, 511 10th St. N.W., 7:30 p.m.
$39 to $52 admission

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