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Valentine's Day Guide: Things to do and see in and around D.C.

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner. There are many activities planned for the day where chocolates and flowers abound. Here's a look at some diverse activities celebrating the month of love and those taking place on Valentine's Day.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Valentine's Love Laughter and Lyrics. Pave Performing Arts And Events 6504 Old Branch Avenue Temple Hills, Maryland 20748. Doors open At 5:45 p.m. Performances by Adonis Aka Progress, Ahnwar Yancey, Precious, TaVonna, Harold "Amen" McQueen, Poet Crystal Brandon, A'nezz Black and Body Of Evidence. Admission: $10 Singles, $15 Couples.

Friday, Feb. 14

It's A Love Thang. Largo Community Ballroom 1701 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721 A night of fun, dancing, entertainment and games. Line and hand dancing, lock and key game, speed dating. emi-Formal attire (red and white). Couples and singles are welcome. Tickets avialable on EventBrite $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Love Notes featuring Lalah Hathaway. 7 p.m. The event is hosted by First Baptist Church of Glenarden Couples Ministry. Held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy Arlington, Virginia 22202. Dinner and live entertainment. Cost: $165 per couple.There is a special room rate for married couples who wish to spend the night. Visit to register or email for more information.

Let's Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. N.W.,Washington DC. 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter is known for her sparkling jazz renditions from the Great American Songbook, and her clever, contemporary originals. Callaway's voice blends jazz with pop, her work appealing on stage and screen. Tickets $30.

Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band. 8 p.m. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 8 p.m. Master of the "urban groove," D.C. area keyboard master Marcus Johnson spikes smooth jazz with the rhythms of rap and the soul of R&B. A pre-concert Valentine's Dinner will be held from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Mansion.


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