Catch the D.C.’s Funniest College Competition in Bulldog Alley at 8 p.m. to see Georgetown’s cream of the crop stand-up comedians go for the gold.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a new Georgetown one-act musical, begins at 8 p.m. in Poulton Hall (37th and P St. corner). It will also be staged at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. This play (reviewed here by the Voice) consists of six youngsters participating in a spelling bee, but it also allows four audience members to participate, so don’t show up without spending an hour or two with a dictionary.
Georgetown Program Board is screening The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 at 9:30 p.m. and midnight in the ICC auditorium. Why you would want to go is beyond me.
If you have some catching up to do for the Oscars, the West End Cinema is playing every nominee in the short subject documentary category. Well, you’ll probably only go if you’re placing serious bets on the awards show.
Wear your favorite 1920′s costume to Murder Mystery Night in Bulldog Alley. It kicks off at 9:30 p.m., and includes a screening of Clue. By the way, if you’re thinking of dressing up like Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories never put his character in a setting beyond the year 1914, well before the party’s 1920′s theme. In other words, anyone dressed as Holmes will be murdered first.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 shows at 9:30 p.m. and midnight in the ICC auditorium. I will be attending both screenings in a demonstration of pain endurance.
Head over to E Street Cinema to catch the 2012 Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts. Again, I know you’ll only go if you’re betting on the awards show, so I’ll see you there.
See The Mastersons perform at The Mansion on O Street at 6 p.m. If you don’t really care about the band, you should still check out the Mansion, which apparently has over 100 rooms and 32 secret doors.
Pizzeria Paradiso is having a Barleywine Bash from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. If you are there for all 12 hours, call the Washington D.C. chapter Alcoholic’s Anonymous group at (202) 966-9115.
Top off your Presidents Day weekend with the National Presidents Day Choral Festival at the Kennedy Center. It starts at 2 p.m., and more importantly, it’s free.
Mardi Gras Mix