February 2016 Events for Northern Virginia

Our online events calendar features a week-by-week rundown of the region’s music, theater, dance, art, comedy and festival events, as well as special events specifically for kids.

 For food and wine events throughout the region, visit our Food & Wine Calendar.  

Feb 1-7

The Art of the Cocktail 

Feb. 5 Catoctin Creek Distilling Company hosts a six-part series on the history of various cocktails, with samples of course. February’s classes include talks on New Orleans’ Sazerac, moonshine’s past and present and toddies and other warm cocktails. // Catoctin Creek: 120 W. Main St., Purcellville View all


Feb 8-14 

Tommy Emmanuel

Feb. 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m. The Australian virtuoso dubbed by Guitar Player Magazine readers as the “Best Acoustic Guitarist” in 2008 and 2010, and known for his fingerstyling and percussive techniques brings his latest tour, “It’s Never Too Late,” to the Birchmere stage. For two nights listen to his musical stylings of folk, country, blues, rock, pop, jazz and ragtime tunes. Genres he has been playing professionally since the age of 6 when he began in his family band with his brother Phil Emmanuel.  // The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. View all


Feb 15-21

Graham Nash

Feb. 15-16, 8 p.m. Legendary singer/songwriter and founding member of iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, a Grammy Award winner, a New York Times bestselling author and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. With many Billboard-charting songs like “Teach Your Children” and “Wasted On The Way,” catch your favorite Nash tunes from his illustrious career, plus works from his soon-to-be-released album, “This Path Tonight.” // The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna View all



Feb 22-29

Freedom Train

Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. Using theatrical performance, Theatreworks USA delves into the honorable story of Harriet Tubman using dance, dialogue and music about her perilous escape from slavery and her journeys on the Underground Railroad. The show, recommended for those in third through ninth grades, celebrates self-sacrifice, dedication, survival and the human spirit. // GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall: 4373 Mason Pond Drive View all