From art exhibits and plays to making your own paintings, here’s what to do around town if you’re feeling artsy this weekend.
Looking for things to do this weekend? Add a touch of art and crafty talent to your calendar with one of these events.
The International Gem & Jewelry Show
Friday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 1, noon-5 p.m.
Shop the hundreds of jewelry artisans, wholesalers and manufacturers heading to the Dulles Expo Center this weekend. Vendors will sell quality gemstones, beads, jewelry and accessories from both local and international markets. // Dulles Expo Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly; $6
Suddenly Last Summer
Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m.
Set in New Orleans’ Garden District, this play features exotic locales, tortured psyches, lyrical language and intriguing characters. The play is about an elderly socialite who is mourning the death of her poet son, who died under mysterious circumstances. // Gunston Arts Center: 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington; $5-$20
LIVE! From Busboys and Poets Talent Showcase Open Mic
Friday, Feb. 28, 10 p.m.
An open mic talent showcase for all types of performers, head to the show to see musicians, comedians, dancers, actors, magicians and more. Or, if you’re feeling bold, showcase your own talent on stage! The list to perform opens at 9:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. // Busboys and Poets: 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington; $5
Jewelry Making Mini Class
Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learn the basics of jewelry making in this Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School class. Beginners will create a pendant and a pair of earrings made of copper or brass, learning how to saw, drill, file and more. Advanced students may work on their own projects of choice. // Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School: 1112 King St., First Floor, Alexandria; $120
PHSA Black History Month Paint & Sip
Saturday, Feb. 29, 1-3 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month as it comes to a close with a local, black-owned business, Like & Love Paint Sip. Head to The Flirt Lounge for an afternoon of painting and a complimentary drink. The artwork will feature the form of a black woman holding the earth in her hand. // The Flirt Lounge: 542 23rd St. S., Arlington; free
The Amazing Art Jam 2020
Saturday, Feb. 29, 7-11 p.m.
A showcase of abstract, colorful and pop-art images, The Amazing Art Jam exhibit returns for a fun evening of thought-provoking art. See last year’s recap video to get an idea of what to expect. // The Cave Gaming Center: 10621 Braddock Road, Suite B, Fairfax; $0-$50
Words of Gratitude Paint & Art Workshop
Sunday, March 1, 1-3:30 p.m.
Bring powerful words to life through meditation, music and spirituality. At this class, held by Samskara Yoga & Healing, students will learn about “the celestial realm of angels and archangels, of divine love and light, and how to connect and receive messages and guidance,” according to the event posting. Throughout the class, participants will paint and create art as they connect with their spiritual sides. // Samskara Yoga & Healing: 22000 Dulles Retail Plaza, Unit 102, Sterling; $33
Nikki Giovanni: An Afternoon of Poetry, Love and Enlightenment
Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m.
Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, known for her work during the civil rights movement, will discuss politics, prose, love, art and more at this lecture. She’ll share her experiences and thoughts on equality and activism through thoughtful poetry and the arts. // The Alden at the McLean Community Center: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean; free
Ordway Conservatory Youth Ballet: The Wizard of Oz
Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m.
Take a journey to Oz with Dorothy as she travels the yellow brick road in this dance performance by The Ordway Ballet dancers. This show is family-friendly. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; $20 adults, $15 children under 12, seniors and military
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