Weekend Happenings in the DMV 1.11-1.13
Posted on January 11, 2013

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Washington, DC Events

Shock of the News and Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Time: 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday

Price: Free

More than 60 artists will be represented in this exhibition, which looks at how visual artists began at the turn of the 20th century to think about the newspaper more broadly. The National Gallery of Art continues in that pop-art vein with a retrospective of 20th-century artist Roy Lichtenstein. The largest since his death in 1997, this exhibition features 134 of his works from every major period in his career. Among the traveling show’s highlights is “Look Mickey,” from the National Gallery’s own collection

National Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert: Musical Opposites

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St. NW

Time: 11am Saturday

Price: $18
The Kennedy String Quartet demonstrates how different sounds can create moods and emotions. Best for age 4 and older. At the Family Theater.

DC Rollergirls

DC Armory

2001 East Capital Street

Time: 4pm Saturday

Price: $10.70-$16.85

Doubleheader features DC DemonCats vs. Cherry Blossom Bombshells followed by Majority Whips vs. Scare Force One.

NSO in Your Neighborhood

Twins Jazz

1344 U St. NW

Time: 8pm and 10pm Saturday

Price: Free

It’s hard to beat this freebie. National Symphony Orchestra musicians Jeffrey Weisner (bass), David Teie (cello), Ruth Wicker Schaaf (viola) and the Eric Wheeler Trio perform two classical and jazz 90-minute sets. Yes, for free. Members of the NSO are breaking into small groups to perform and educate throughout various neighborhoods until Jan. 14.

Dress Rehearsal for the Inaugural Parade

Pennsylvania Ave.

Time: 8am-11:30am Sunday

Price: Free

Want to avoid the crowds of Inauguration Day? Check out the dress rehearsal of the parade including musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons and the pass and review of troops along the inaugural parade route

Virginia Events

Elska 

Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA

Time: 10:30am Saturday

Price: $10

Hiddi hiddi! That’s how to say hello on the Island of Elska, the imaginary volcanic island off the coast of Iceland is home to the singer Elska and a small population that includes her two-foot-tall best friend, an arctic fox and a colony of lost socks. “The Middle of Nowhere,” her first children’s album, is packed with kid-friendly electronic pop songs about life on the island.

Vintage Crystal: 1K Wine Walks

Crystal City Shops

Arlington, VA

Time: 1pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday

Price: $70

Walkers will sample dozens of wine or beer varieties as they make their way through a fun, indoor course. sponsored by the Washington Wine Academy.

Benny Goodman and Julian Milkis

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere

1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, VA

Time: 7:30pm Saturday

Price: $28 adults, $15 students

So the New Year is finally here! Why not start it off on a new note by jazzing things up a little bit? The first place you can start is the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere in Arlington. Enjoy an evening with the only student of jazz legend Benny Goodman, internationally acclaimed clarinetist, Julian Milkis. Milkis will be showcasing his versatility, unique talent and mastered interpretations as he plays along-side the National Chamber Ensemble.

Maryland Events

Baltimore Golf Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road, Timonium, MD

Time:  12pm-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

Price: $8, children 12 and under are free

Sights, sounds and products from the golf world will keep avid golfers busy during this event.

AMSOIL Arenacross

1st Mariner Arena
201 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD

Time: 7pm Friday and Saturday

Price: $20-40

Get revved up for Arenacross. Check out majority pro/expert classes, as well as amateurs. Reigning champion Tyler Bowers will attempt to capture his third straight title.

Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club

The Patterson/Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD

Time: 7:30pm Saturday

Price: $15-$20

Hometown celebrities will have a faux boxing match, hosted by “Elvis” and Kittie Glitter. In between matches, burlesque dancers will entertain the crowd.

NEVSKY and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

8pm Friday and 3pm Sunday —Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)

1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD

8pm Saturday—Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Price:  $28-$63

Can’t decide between a movie and concert this weekend? Well now you don’t have to! The screening of the classic film ALEXANDER NEVSKY will be accompanied by Sergei Prokofeiv’s music score, performed live by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This 1938 historical drama, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, follows a battle led by Alexander against the Teutonic Knights in defense of his kingdom of Novgorod. With both eyes and ears satisfied, this event is a double victory.

Sweet Potato Pie and Such

Montgomery College – Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD

Time: 11am Saturday

Price: $7, $6 seniors, students and children

Queen Nur shares stories, rhymes and songs. Best for age 5 and older. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

Baltimore Raven vs. Denver Broncos, Sunday at 4:30pm, CBS

Wizards vs. Atlanta, Saturday at 7:00pm, Verizon Center

Winter Restaurant Weeks

Forget about losing those extra pounds gained over the holidays. Winter restaurant weeks (yes weeks) are coming up soon, with multi-course menu bargains.  Restaurant Week provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors along with local residents to dine at some of the most popular restaurants for special prices. See the links below for a full list of participating restaurants.  Make sure to make reservations or have your concierge do so on your behalf!

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

January 11-27

http://baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com/

Howard Country Restaurant Week

January 14-28

http://www.visithowardcounty.com/howard-county-restaurant-weeks

Alexandria Restaurant Week

January 18-27

http://www.visitalexandriava.com/restaurants/restaurant-week/

Bethesda Restaurant Week

January 24-February 3

http://www.bethesda.org/

DC Restaurant Week

February 4-10

http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=68&m=9