Hi, Thursday! Xīnnián hǎo! (新年好 — "Good new year" in Mandarin)

🚨 Situational awareness: The Capitals take on the Vancouver Canucks 1:30pm Sunday at Capital One Arena. Tickets start at $39.

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1 big thing: 🐉 Celebrate Chinese spring

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

It's the Year of the Dragon and the city has plenty of ways to celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival or Lunar New Year.

What's happening: Lunar New Year, a Chinese celebration of the second new moon and the start of spring, begins Saturday.

  • Here are three ways to observe:

🎉 D.C. Chinese Lunar New Year Parade: Watch the parade downtown with traditional performances, ceremonial displays and a firecracker finale, 1:45pm Sunday at Sixth and I streets NW. Free.

🥟 Savor the Flavors of China Chilcano: Taste a specialty menu of Peruvian-Asian fusion foods now through Sunday at Jose Andres' China Chilcano restaurant at 418 Seventh St. NW.

👪 Lunar New Year Family Celebration: Watch Chinese and Korean art demonstrations, dance, make crafts and more at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's family-friendly Asian culture celebration, 11:30am–3pm Saturday at the Kogod Courtyard. View full program here. Free. Register here.

🥳 Check out more happenings throughout the month here.

More things to do in D.C. this weekend

🎶 Harlem's Little Blackbird: Listen to the story of Florence Mills, a singer and dancer who paved the way for African Americans in theater during the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance, with a family-friendly performance 2:30pm Sunday at St. Mark's Capitol Hill. Tickets are $15. Attendees 18 and under are free.

⚜️ Mardi Gras at The Wharf: Dance, listen to live music and enjoy New Orleans-inspired libations while watching a Mardi Gras parade on Wharf Street 3–7pm Saturday. View full lineup and parade map here. Free.

  • Separately: A children's Mardi Gras party will take place 3:15–4:30pm Saturday at Alliance Française de Washington, D.C. Tickets for non-members are $9.

💘 Cupid's Bar Crawl: Celebrate Valentine's Day early with a bar crawl through Dupont's bar scene 2–10pm Saturday. Tickets are $15.

  • Tickets include a souvenir Cupid's Bar Crawl Mug, cover-free access to bars, food and drink specials, raffle entries and more.

🎞️ D.C. Black History Film Festival: Enjoy films that celebrate Black history, art and culture Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Theatre. View film lineup and schedule here. Free.

🍕 Jazz Night at A Baked Joint: Take in music from local jazz group Minh Vo Trio while enjoying pizza and drinks 6–8:30pm Friday at A Baked Joint, 440 K St. NW. Free.

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2. ▶️ Streaming guide

"Abbott Elementary." Photo: Disney/Gilles Mingasson

Here's what's new on Netflix, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Prime Video and Apple TV+.

What we're watching: The teachers of "Abbott Elementary" are back, polyamorous dating gets a reality show and new documentaries for true crime fans.

Max's pick of the week

"Abbott Elementary" season 3 — Available now on Hulu

What's happening: Fans will find out where Janine and Gregory's "will they, won't they" relationship stands and if Ava has truly learned to be a better principal.

Driving the news: The series was recently nominated for 2 Golden Globes and 8 Emmys. Their lone win was Quinta Brunson's Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

What they're saying: "There are so many great characters we're introducing into the show and a lot of surprises," Chris Perfetti (who plays Jacob) told Axios. "I learn about this show in real time with (the viewers) and I'm excited to see where it goes."

Don't miss these

"Halo" season 2 — Available now on Paramount+

State of play: In this show based on the Xbox staple, Master Chief John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) goes on a journey to find the Halo, the hope for mankind's salvation against an alien threat known as the Covenant.

"Couple to Throuple" — Available now on Peacock

The intrigue: With the help of sex and relationship expert Shamyra Howard, four couples are invited to a tropical resort to decide if they want to add a third person into their relationship.

More to watch

"Tokyo Vice" season 2 — Available now on Max

  • Journalist Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) realizes he and those close to him are in mortal danger if he continues reporting on Tokyo's criminal underworld.

"#CyberSleuths: The Idaho Murders" — Available now on Paramount+

  • This three-part docuseries follows a group of TikTok sleuths trying to solve the 2022 murders of four students at the University of Idaho.

"Lover, Stalker, Killer" — Available tomorrow on Netflix

  • This new true crime doc uses interviews and reenactments to chronicle the story of a love triangle that turned fatal.

More new streaming titles

Our picks:

🚛 Analis will be packing as she prepares to move to a new apartment. (Moving tips and tricks welcomed.)

🏈 Maxwell is picking the Chiefs to beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Thanks to our editor Ashley May and copy editor Egan Millard.