Axios D.C. Weekender

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Hi, Thursday! How was your Valentine's/Galentine's/Singles Awareness Day? 💗

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1 big thing: 🏡 Visit Grandma's House

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Grandma's House, Petworth's new art and culture hub, is debuting its first exhibit: "At Home."

Context: Grandma's House was founded this year by D.C. multimedia artist and designer Reggie Black as a gathering place for artists and creatives.

  • Zoom in: Inspired by his late grandmother, Molangee Guinyard, Grandma's House is described by Black as "an institution of Black wealth and home ownership that perseveres amongst the ever-growing gentrification in Washington, D.C."

What's happening: "At Home" features eight local artists exploring the family unit, what shapes a family and the emotions that come with it.

  • View artists' profiles here.

When: 10am–7pm Saturday and 10am–5pm Sunday

Where: Petworth

  • The exact location will be sent to guests after they RSVP.
  • Of note: The space is Black's childhood home, which his grandmother purchased in 1973.

Cost: $12

More things to do in D.C. this weekend

🕺 Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations: Enjoy the hits of The Temptations beginning this week at the Opera House at the Kennedy Center. View show dates here. Tickets start at $45.

🕍 Mardi Gras Shabbat: Enjoy a Shabbat service with Rabbi Aaron and music from DuPont Brass that blends the observations of Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the Hebrew month) and Mardi Gras, 7–8:30pm Friday at Sixth & I. Doors open at 6pm. Free.

🎉 Speak Softly: Be transported to the 1920s for a night of Gatsby-themed fun with live music, showgirls, a burlesque show, aerialists, speakeasies and more at 9pm Saturday at Union Station. Tickets start at $75.

🧘 Goddesses of Love Cacao Ceremony: Experience a night of meditation and healing at this heart-opening ceremony with cacao and sound healing, 1–3pm Sunday at Eaton D.C. Tickets start at $44.

🇺🇲 Presidential Family Fun Day: Celebrate Presidents Day early with family-friendly fun, hands-on activities, storytelling and more at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, 11:30am–3pm Saturday. Free.

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2. ▶️ Streaming guide

"Love Is Blind" season six. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

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

What we're watching: The sixth season of "Love Is Blind," a new series about the most iconic names in fashion and a new show from rapper Vince Staples.

Situational awareness: Oscar-nominated films "Oppenheimer" and "The Color Purple (2023)" will stream tomorrow on Peacock and Max, respectively.

Maxwell's pick of the week

"Love Is Blind" season 6 — Available now on Netflix

Quick takes: This cast brings unique storylines, but they're nowhere near as unhinged as season five's group.

What they're saying: "There were days we did 15 hours' worth of dating in a day. Sometimes it was six hours with the same girl towards the end," Trevor, a 31-year-old project manager, told Axios. "I'd equate two weeks in the pods to, like, a year's worth of dating in terms of how well you actually know that person."

Go deeper: Q&A with "Love Is Blind" cast

Don't miss these

"The New Look" — Available now on Apple TV+

State of play: Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche star as fashion icons Christian Dior and Coco Chanel in this new series about how the pair and their contemporaries (Pierre Balmain and Cristóbal Balenciaga) survived Nazi occupation in France and changed global fashion.

Creator Todd A. Kessler did more than seven years of research for this project.

What they're saying: "[Projects based on a true story] require a tremendous amount of research because then it creates an authenticity," executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Axios. "I think the audience smells a rat when you don't do your research."

"The Vince Staples Show" — Available now on Netflix

The intrigue: Now starring in his own sitcom, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples proved his acting chops with appearances in "Abbott Elementary" and "White Men Can't Jump (2023)."

Quick takes: The show feels inspired by Donald Glover's "Atlanta," but it doesn't push the envelope as much as the Emmy-winning series did during its run.

More to watch

"This Is Me…Now: A Love Story" on Prime Video

  • This star-studded film from the "heart, soul and dreams" of Jennifer Lopez is a visual companion to her new album "This Is Me…Now." Available tomorrow.

"The Dynasty: New England Patriots" on Apple TV+

  • Miss football already? This documentary chronicles the success of the New England Patriots over two decades and includes interviews with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft and Randy Moss. Available tomorrow.

"Players" on Netflix

  • Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr. and Tom Ellis star in this new rom-com about a New York sports writer and pick-up artist who unexpectedly falls for one of her hook-ups. Available now.

"Welcome Home, Franklin" on Apple TV+

  • This new "Peanuts" short film serves as the origin story for Franklin and depicts how he became friends with Charlie Brown. Available Friday.
  • Flashback: "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz introduced Franklin, a Black child, in the comic strip months after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

"Churchy" on BET+

  • Comedian Kevin Fredericks is the producer and star of this new series about a preacher who starts his own church in Lubbock, Texas, in order to show his father he can lead a congregation. Available now.

More new streaming titles

Our picks:

📦 Analis is unpacking her new place.

🤩 Maxwell will be attending the People's Choice Awards on Sunday.

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