Weekend Happenings in the DMV 1.4-1.6
Posted on January 04, 2013

The first weekend of the new year is starting with a bang! Lots of fun events going on throughout Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. That is – for those of you who won’t be glued to the NFL playoff action on Saturday and attending the games on Sunday! We hope you have fun no matter how you spend your weekend!

WeekendHappenings

 Washington, DC Events

Washington DC 2013 International Motorcycle Show
Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place
Time: 3pm-8pm Friday, 9:30am-8pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
Price: $13-$30

The International Motorcycle Show at the Washington Convention Center showcases the latest sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, aftermarket parts, motorcycle apparel and accessories. The family friendly event includes a motorcycle stunt show from the “America’s Got Talent” Top 10 Finalists The Smage Bros; an exotics pavilion featuring rare, high-end motorcycles; customs at the world’s largest custom bike competition; digital graffiti walls to design a custom Kawasaki bike; a Women Ride Center featuring apparel, gear and bikes for women; and more.

 A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Time: 11am and 1:30pm Saturday and Sunday
Price: $18

Want to add a bit more magic to the season? Take the little ones to this show, by The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. The company uses puppets for all of its shows, this time they bring to life stories by Eric Carle. Best for ages 3 and older, this should be on the to-do list to cure the post-holiday blues. At the Family Theater.

Politics as Un-Usual
Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave
Time: 12pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Price: Free

This month-long exhibition features work by photographers, sculptors, printmakers and graphic artists that looks at patriotic national symbols.

Washington Jewish Film Festival
Various Locations
Time: Various times
Price: Most screenings, $11
Fifty-five films from 15 countries make up the 23rd Washington Jewish Film Festival.

Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW
Time: 10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday
Price: $10

This exhibit focuses on the women of rock-and-roll. On view are guitars played by Bonnie Raitt and Taylor Swift, handwritten lyrics by Patti Smith and Madonna and costumes worn by Cher, not to mention Lady Gaga’s childhood piano.

U Hall Locals Showcase: Jubilee, Two McFlys (Soul Sway & Funkdamentalist), Raffi, Benoit Benoit
U Street Music Hall
1115 U St. NW
Time: 10pm Saturday
Price: $10

U Street Music Hall regularly welcomes the world’s biggest and best DJs, from Skrillex to Michael Mayer, but the city’s best dance club also regularly highlights the brightest hometown talents. The U Hall Locals Showcase brings Jubilee, the Two McFlys, Raffi and Benoit Benoit to the DJ booth for a night of nonstop house beats. The obvious benefit: If one of the performers really moves you, you’ll be able to check them out on a regular basis

Three Kings
Gala Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th St. NW
Time: 10:30am and 2:30pm Sunday
Price: Free

Don’t miss the chance to participate in Gala Hispanic Theatre’s Three Kings celebration. Children can join the Magi, live animals and local performers on a walk through the neighborhood after a performance. There will also be gifts for all the children.

Schoolhouse Rock! 40th Anniversary Sing-along
Millennium Stage – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Time: 6:00pm Sunday
Price: Free

Whether your favorite “Schoolhouse Rock!” episode was “Conjunction Junction” or “I’m Just a Bill,” this ubiquitous educational series has been winning over fans for 40 years. Your family will know the words when the show’s songwriter and former musical director Bob Dorough teams with local kids’ band Rocknoceros for a sing-along birthday bash. At the Millennium Stage.

SpeakeasyDC’s Top Shelf
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Time: 7:30pm Sunday
Price: $20

At its best, SpeakeasyDC is a spellbinding night of spoken word: Average people onstage telling true-life stories of love, high school foibles, childhood vacations or restaurant jobs, delivered without notes and without a net. Some provoke knowing laughter; others reduce the room to silence. Your average SpeakeasyDC show is very good, but this week’s Top Shelf performance should be a knockout: A panel of judges have selected their favorite stories from a year’s worth of Speakeasys and invited their authors back for a greatest-hits show. Tales of haunting, booze and courtship are all on the docket: Truly something for everyone. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 6. Arrive early for the best seats.

Virginia Events

Ari Hest
Wolf Trap – The Barns
1635 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA
Time: 7:30pm Saturday
Price: $20

Urbane folk-rocker with a sonorous baritone.

Roberto Bocci: Streams and Spaces In Between: Arlington, Virginia and Washington DC
Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Time: 12pm-11pm Saturday and 12pm-5pm Sunday
Price: Free

Arlington artist Bocci presents a new media exhibit with footage of Arlington.

Comfort Zone
Adam Lister Gallery
3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Time: 2pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Price: Free

A group show of contemporary art examining the space between the comfortable and the uncomfortable.

Maryland Events

Seussical
Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD
Time: 7pm Friday, 1:30pm and 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Price: $10-$25

A person’s a person, no matter how small, and Dr. Seuss is the one who tells that to all. The family-friendly musical is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Here you’ll find Horton the Elephant, the Whos, Gertrude McFuzz and other enchanting characters. Best for ages 4 to 12.

Wake Up, Brother Bear
Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD
Time: 10:30am, 11:45am Saturday and Sunday
Price: $12

Two bear siblings explore the seasons and invite the audience to come along. Tots are given a bag of props at the beginning of each show that will help tell the story.

Cirque Eloize iD
Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: 8pm Saturday, 1pm and 5:30pm Sunday
Price: $42-$62

An exciting, moving, and unforgettable modern circus blending the daring soundtrack of rock, hip-hop, and electronica with the romantic heart of West Side Story, iD showcases the unique talents of a troupe of over 16 international artists – masters of hand-to-hand acrobatics, contortion, in-line skating, hip-hop, modern dance, break dance, and Cyr wheel all leading up to a stunning finale on the one-of-a-kind video trampowall.

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD
Time: 10:00am-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Price: Free

The portraits in this show reveal the hidden presence of Africans in Renaissance society and the many roles they played.

Sports at a Glance – Wild Card Weekend for Baltimore and Washington!

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

Baltimore Ravens vs. Colts, Sunday at 1:00pm, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington Redskins vs. Seahawks, Sunday at 4:30pm, FedEx Field

Wizards vs. Brooklyn, Friday at 7:00pm, Verizon Center

Wizards vs. Miami, Sunday at 6:00pm, CSN