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40+ Things to Do This January in Washington, DC

Discover a calendar packed with can’t-miss events, theater performances, outstanding concerts and fascinating museum exhibits.

We’ve picked out the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, theater performances, concerts and more happening this month in Washington, DC. Check out the best things to do in the nation's capital and plan your visit today.

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Events

National Bell Festival in Washington, DC
National Bell Festival – Jan. 1
Ring in the new year with the National Bell Festival. Across the city, bells in towers will ring out together and bring the community together for listening parties, can’t-miss events and other special programming. Check out the full list of events to see how you can pack your New Year’s Day with fun. Venues include the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington National Cathedral, Anacostia Park, Eaton DC and many more.
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Washington Wizards Basketball Game at Capital One Arena - Professional Basketball in Washington, DC
Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets – Jan. 4
The Wizards have been an incredibly exciting team thus far in 2019-20, playing an uptempo brand of basketball that leads to plenty of buckets. While the win-loss record isn’t where the Wiz want it, Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans and rookie sensation Rui Hachimura and the rest of the squad make for an entertaining evening. Mark the calendar for this matchup with the Denver Nuggets, one of the Western Conference’s best teams, led by superstar Nikola Jokic.​
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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International Motorcycle Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC Motorcycle Show – Jan. 10-12
Daredevils and all those with a need for speed, DC has a show just for you. Before the Washington Auto Show moves into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this motorcycle show will display the gems of the power sports world. Get ready for an onslaught of street bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs, cruisers and scooters, along with accessories, gear and informative sessions. The show kicks off on Friday afternoon and continues throughout the weekend.
Tickets
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001

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Washington Nationals
Nationals Winterfest – Jan. 11-12
In an event that always produces classic moments between players and fans, Nationals Winterfest returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This edition will be particularly special, as the team is coming off of its first World Series title in franchise history and the first in DC since 1924. Many of the Nats’ stars will be on-hand for fun interaction, games and autographs. Coaches and mascots will be hanging around, too, as the city celebrates its beloved baseball team.
12-4 p.m. |  Tickets
Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Jan. 13
There are rivalries … and then there are rivalries in the National Hockey League. When two NHL teams don’t like each other, games turn into grudge matches. Teams exchange much more than goals – hits, trash talking and even fisticuffs become a part of the festivities. After a hard-fought, seven-game first round series last year, the Capitals and Hurricanes have officially ascended to rivalry territory. Don’t miss Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and the rest of the Caps in this potential playoff preview.​
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Winter Restaurant Week – Jan. 13-19
Take on DC's red-hot dining scene during Winter Restaurant Week, when more than 200 restaurants offer up three-course meals at fixed prices, including brunch ($22), lunch ($22) and dinner ($35). During this year's promotion, organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, participating restaurants run the gamut between new-ish spots like the Pembroke and Napoli Pasta Bar to classics like Old Ebbitt Grill and Cafe Milano. If you're looking for some inspiration, check out the neighborhood guide to Winter Restaurant Week and bon appétit. 
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2020 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo – Jan. 18-19
Interested in leading a healthy 2020? Then NBC4’s annual Health & Fitness Expo is a must-attend. Join some of the station’s most notable personalities, as well as leading fitness and health experts, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Prepare for entertaining, exercise-related fun and education, including health tests and checks, presentations, Zumba, yoga and dance classes and much more. This year will feature an increased focus on environmental sustainability. The event is free and open to the public, so all you need to bring is some energy and a smile!
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Free Admission
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001

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The Kennedy Center's Lunar New Year Celebration in Washington, DC
KC Lunar New Year 2020 – Jan. 22 – Feb. 2
The REACH will celebrate its first winter season and the Chinese New Year with weeks of programming and an installation of stunning Winter Lanterns. Approximately 100 of these lanterns will live at The REACH, showcasing the incredible work of Chinese artists. In total, the lanterns are made up of 10,000 colored LED lights. Supporting festivities include musical performances, artisan demonstrations, food trucks, cultural activities like Korean calligraphy and sugar painting and so much more.
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Washington Auto Show
Washington Auto Show – Jan. 24 – Feb. 2
One of the nation’s largest auto shows calls DC home, and the 2020 edition will be quite the spectacle. Car lovers will be dazzled by over 600 new makes and models from more than 35 manufacturers. Local sports stars and mascots will be on hand, to go along with in-car experiences and informative sessions. Grab your tickets quickly: the Auto Show draws large crowds every year.
Tickets
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Lunar New Year Family Day at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
KC Chinese Family Day – Jan. 25
The Kennedy Center welcomes you and your entire family to this free Lunar New Year party in honor of the Year of the Rat. Activities include a calligraphy demonstration, face painting, a dress-up photo booth featuring outfits from Cantonese opera, marionette puppets and red lantern-making. Guests will also be able to enjoy traditional Cantonese music demonstrations and an opera costume exhibit.
1:30 p.m. |  Free admission
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 2056

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Lunar New Year Celebration at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC
Lunar New Year Celebration at the Freer|Sackler – Jan. 26
The Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler, known for an extensive collection of vibrant and colorful Asian art, will ring in the Year of the Rat with its annual Lunar New Year celebration. Expect live musical performances, acrobatics, puppetry, a chance to sample spicy dishes and the opportunity to view Chinese art exhibitions.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

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Monster Jam at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Monster Jam – Jan. 25-26
Do you get amped watching 12,000-pound trucks slam, jam, bump and throttle their way around a dirt track? ATVs and speedsters also get into the action at this one-of-a-kind event that will call Capital One Arena home for two days. Vehicles will partake in an array of competitions, from Donuts to the Two-Wheel Skills Challenge to racing.
Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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DC Chinese New Year Parade – Jan. 26
This annual parade is one of DC’s signature Chinese New Year celebrations. With dozens of entries, this year’s parade promises to be the largest and most diverse yet. Expect Chinese folk dancers, beauty queens, firecrackers, kung fu demonstrations, floats (including lions and dragons) and plenty of pageantry as the procession winds through Chinatown.
2 p.m. |  Free admission
Meet at Gallery Place Metro Station

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Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards - Reasons to see the NBA's Wizards in DC this season
Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets – Jan. 30
On the final Thursday of the month, the Wiz will rock special jerseys in honor of Chinese New Year. The celebration will feature talent all over the court, as the Wiz look to Bradley Beal and this year's first-round draft pick,
Rui Hachimura, to lead them to victory against the Charlotte Hornets.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Spy Fest – Jan. 31
Espionage skills will be put to the test at this special family festival at the International Spy Museum. Find out if you and yours have the savvy to beat a lie-detector or the ability to defeat a ninja, with these attributes challenged through a series of trade-craft demos and spy skill exams.
6-9 p.m. |  Tickets
International Spy Museum, 800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Museum Exhibits

Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence - Free museum exhibit in Washington, DC
‘Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence’ – Through Jan. 12
Feast your eyes on the first monographic exhibition in the United States to focus on Andrea del Verrocchio, an artist, sculptor, painter and teacher who counted Leonardo da Vinci among his pupils. The exhibit showcases Verrocchio’s materials and techniques while also displaying 50 masterworks, including paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Hours |  Free admission
National Gallery of Art, 4th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

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Judy Chicago – 'The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction' – Through Jan. 20
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the first venue to showcase this new series of work from Judy Chicago, one of the art world’s greatest revolutionaries. Through almost 40 pieces of glass and painted porcelain, you can pay witness to Chicago’s ruminations on species extinction and human mortality, all framed in her signature style that always challenges the status quo.
Hours & Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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"Live Dangerously" exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC
‘Live Dangerously’ – Through Jan. 20
Photographs that depict women and their powerful connection to the natural world make up this fascinating exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Featuring work from preeminent photographers such as Janaina Tschäpe, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Justine Kurland, Live Dangerously depicts women both at peace with nature and at war with it in their battle against patriarchy. Tschäpe’s 100 Little Deaths series is displayed in its entirety at the museum for the first time.
Hours & Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Félix Vallotton Passerby at Bonnard to Vuillard Exhibit at Phillips Collection
‘Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life’ – Through Jan. 26
This Phillips Collection offers the work of “Nabis” (a Hebrew phrase that translates to “prophet”), a group of European Post-Impressionist artists who started a creative revolution in the 1890s. The collective aimed to break down boundaries between the fine and decorative arts through painting, sculpture, lithography, stained glass and a range of other forms. The exhibit features pieces by Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Félix Vallotton and others.
Hours & Admission
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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"Study of Flesh Color and Gold" exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
‘The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art’ – Through Jan. 26
Roughly 70 pieces that use pastels to striking effect make up this exciting exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. The history of pastel, stretching from the Renaissance to today, accompany pieces that highlight the true potential and versatility of the medium. Artists featured include William Merritt Chase, Paul Huet, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, among many others.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m on Sunday | Free Admission
National Gallery of Art, 4th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

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‘My Iran: Six Women Photographers’ – Through Feb. 9
See life through the camera lens of six different Iranian woman photographers in this enthralling Sackler Gallery exhibition. Each artist captures distinct moments to examine and study, from protests in 1970s Tehran and post-revolutionary life to family photo albums and life abroad for displaced persons.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Free Admission
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

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Rosa Parks Exhibit at Library of Congress
Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words – Ongoing
You may know Rosa Parks thanks to her incredibly courageous act on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. on Dec. 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat to a white man in the midst of Jim Crow segregation in the South. However, Parks’ life and contributions to the Civil Rights movement went well beyond that incident, as she helped free the Scottsboro Boys in the 1930s and assisted in operating the office of the NAACP in Montgomery in the 1940s and 50s. This exhibit at the Library of Congress provides an in-depth look at Parks’ life and activism through rare materials, illuminating one of the most important figures in American history.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. |  Free admission
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

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ARTECHOUSE
'Future Sketches' by Zach Lieberman – Jan. 17 – March 1
Marking the first solo exhibition of Zach Lieberman's work, this new exhibit at ARTECHOUSE will take you right to the vanguard of modern computer design. Future Sketches will stretch your imagination, showcasing interaction between humans and computers through jaw-dropping media art. The exhibit consists of more than a decade of Lieberman's art, illuminating how body, voice and gesture can be displayed visually.
Tickets
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

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"Age Old Cities" exhibition at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC
‘Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul’ – Jan. 25 – Oct. 25
The Sackler Gallery will showcase this breathtaking virtual exhibition that will take visitors to Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. All three are among the oldest settlements in the world and have recently been ravaged by war. The exhibition features large-scale projections and digital reconstructions of monuments and ancient structures, underlining the importance of cultural heritage and the preservation of the past.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Free Admission
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

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Theater

Scena Theatre's "The Dead" by James Joyce at the Atlas Theatre in Washington, DC
Scena Theatre Presents: ‘The Dead’ by James Joyce – Through Jan. 12
Based on James Joyce’s Dubliners, this musical reimagines the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. Gretta and Gabriel attend an annual Christmas party, where Gretta is overcome with emotion while listening to a renowned tenor. Gabriel realizes she’s moved by the memory of a former lover, one who died obsessed with her. Gabriel realizes his marriage lacks passion and finds himself struck by the blandness of his existence.
Tickets
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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My Fair Lady at the Kennedy Center
‘My Fair Lady’ – Through Jan. 19
This timeless tale from Lerner & Loewe makes for one of the most exciting plays of the season. A young flower seller named Eliza Doolittle meets Professor Henry Higgins, the latter determined to turn the city girl into a “proper lady” … except she just may change him more than he changes her. Don’t miss unforgettable songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” during this lavish production.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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"'Ol Blue Eyes: Frank Sinatra" at Signature Theatre in Washington, DC
‘’Ol Blue Eyes’ – Jan. 7-19
Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. salutes the blue-eyed crooner, Frank Sinatra, with this performance series this January. All of the singer’s best tunes will be sung, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Strangers in the Night” and many more. Expect a glowing tribute to one of the most iconic figures in the history of pop music.
Tickets
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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"Glimpse" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
‘Glimpse’ – Jan. 8-12
Oorkan, a Dutch music company, brings this exciting music performance to the Kennedy Center. Kids will be wowed by the jaw-dropping mix of images, artists, technology and music that Glimpse offers. Bright visuals and jazzy melodies give young audiences a new way to experience light, color and sound.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Folger Theatre's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Washington, DC
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ – Jan. 14 – March 1
How about some female empowerment served up Shakespeare style? The Merry Wives of Windsor tells the tale of schemer Falstaff and the resistance he meets in the form of two wealthy housewives. The duo provides comedic comeuppance to the gold-digger, flipping flimsy gender stereotypes on their head. Prepare for plenty of deception and hilarity.
Tickets
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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"Pipeline" at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC
‘Pipeline’ – Jan. 15 – Feb. 16
This Studio Theatre production takes an intense look at America’s education system and the power of a parent’s love. Nya teaches at an impoverished city school and she’s also the single mother of Omari, whom she wishes to provide with every opportunity. After a conflict with one of his teachers, Omari’s future at his private school is in doubt. Nya is forced to fight against a broken system that is stacked against Omari at every turn.
Tickets
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Mosaic Theater Company Presents: ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World’ – Jan. 16 – Feb. 16
Yussef El Guindi, winner of the Steinberg New American Play Award, brings this romantic comedy that addresses cultural boundaries to the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Musa, an Egyptian immigrant, picks up a quirky waitress named Sheri after her shift. After a night together, the two proceed to enter a complex relationship that sees assumptions dashed left and right
Tickets
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ – Jan. 17 – March 1
Based on a book by Khaled Hosseini, the writer of the bestselling Kite Runner, this Arena Stage production takes the audience to war-torn Kabul, where Miriam and Laila become united in facing brutality and oppression in their daily lives. The two then make a life-altering decision that is both unselfish and daring. You will be riveted throughout this story of survival.
Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: ‘Swan Lake’ – Jan. 21-26
After bringing his acclaimed take on Cinderella to the Kennedy Center last year, Matthew Bourne now offers his award-winning interpretation of Swan Lake to DC audiences. All the unforgettable elements of the story are in place, while Bourne’s use of an all-male ensemble upends viewer expectations and makes for a truly innovative update of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Swan Lake won Tony Awards for Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Prologue Theatre Presents: ‘Recent Tragic Events’ – Jan. 23 – Feb. 16
Prologue Theatre takes audiences to Minneapolis on Sept. 12, 2001, where ad exec Waverly is all set to head out on a blind date in the midst of coverage of the previous day’s tragedy. Waverly then discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York City, has not been heard from. While reassuring herself that nothing is wrong, Waverly embarks on a strange adventure with her date, Andrew. The two are connected in odd ways, and things only get weirder when neighbors and Joyce Carol Oates (in puppet form) show up. Is Wendy alright? What does Waverly and Andrew’s connection mean? You’ll have to see the show to find out.
Tickets
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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‘Silent Sky’ – Jan. 24 – Feb. 23
Before women were granted the right to vote, Henrietta Leavitt changed the study of astronomy forever. Along with fellow women “computers,” Leavitt discovered 2,400 new stars while working at the Harvard Observatory. She also chronicled their brightness, allowing for other scientists to map the Milky Way and beyond. Audiences will be riveted by the inspiring and determined women chronicled in this highly anticipated production.
Tickets
Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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"Gun & Powder" at Signature Theatre in Washington, DC
‘Gun & Powder’ – Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
This world premiere musical details the incredible story of Mary and Martha Clarke, two light-skinned African American twins forced to pass as white in order to pay off their mother’s sharecropper debt. Loyalty is tested when the twins find love: one with a white man, one with a black man. Race, identity and family are central topics in this tale of two bold women who use gun and powder to become legends.
Tickets
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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Broadway Center Stage: ‘Next to Normal’ – Jan. 29 – Feb. 3
The trials and tribulations of the Goodman family are the subject of this modern rock musical that took home three Tony Awards in 2009. Father Dan is a worrier, daughter Natalie wants to escape to Yale, son Gabe is a troublemaker and Diana is….hard to analyze, as her intense bipolar disorder has dire consequences on her family. Blending humor and heart with inspiring music from Tom Kitt (American Idiot), Next to Normal makes for an emotional night at the theater. Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones and Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon headline the cast.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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"WORLD STAGES—Grey Rock" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
World Stages – ‘Grey Rock’ – Jan. 30 – Feb. 1
“A play about the inalienable right to dream.” That’s how writer/director Amir Nizar Zuabi describes this uplifting piece about a Palestinian man who decides to build a rocket to the moon in his shed, as well as the relationships that impact that process. Zuabi likens the man’s quest to making art, as artists strive to create something that the entire world will notice. Experience this celebration of creativity at the Kennedy Center.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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"The Simon & Garfunkel Story" at National Theatre in Washington, DC
‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ – Jan. 31 – Feb. 1
One of the most iconic duos in the history of popular music receives elaborate musical tribute at the National
Theatre this January. The concert-style show depicts the journey of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel to superstardom and their eventual split in 1970. The shows climaxes with their famous reunion concert in Central Park in 1981. A full live band will perform hits like “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
Tickets
National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Music

The National Symphony Orchestra's "Game On!" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
NSO Pops: ‘Game ON!’ – Jan. 8
Video game fans will not want to miss this refreshingly unique performance at the Kennedy Center. Game ON! will honor symphonic video game music, a genre that has soundtracked millions of hours of gaming for millions of players. The tunes from more than a dozen blockbuster games will be played by the NSO and The Washington Chorus, including World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Bioshock and The Witcher 3.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Hiss Golden Messenger – Jan. 15
The folk stylings of singer M.C. Taylor lead Hiss Golden Messenger, a Southern collective that can both rock out and wax poetic over strumming acoustic chords. With a hint of country and blues, Taylor’s music always garners positive write-ups with its introspective, heartfelt lyrics and diverse instrumentation. The 9:30 Club hosts this songwriting talent on a Wednesday evening this January.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Disco Biscuits at The Anthem in Washington, DC
The Disco Biscuits – Jan. 17-18
The Disco Biscuits are a truly modern jam band, blending electronic and rock music like few other groups have or ever will. Their “trance fusion” has captivated audiences around the world, especially on the festival circuit in the U.S. The Fillmore Silver Spring is the perfect venue for the Biscuits’ infinitely danceable and expansive sound. You can expect large crowd for the Philadelphia-based quartet’s two-night stay.
Tickets
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Snoop Dogg at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Snoop Dogg – Jan. 19
From Death Row Records to No Limit to Snoop Lion to doing TV shows with Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg has had a remarkable career that now stretches into its fourth decade. The fact that the rapper has ascended to brand status does not mean that his concerts are to be taken lightly. The Long Beach native can still put on one hell of a show, so make sure you grab a ticket to this show at The Fillmore Silver Spring.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Sugar Hill Gang at City Winery in Washington, DC
The Sugarhill Gang – Jan. 22
If you’re not aware of The Sugarhill Gang, man, you need to get educated. This group, which will perform at City Winery with two of its founding members in tow, brought hip-hop to the mainstream for the first time with their legendary song, “Rapper’s Delight,” a single that has sold 8 million copies. In a way, The Sugarhill Gang altered the course of pop music forever. Hear that song and a trove of other hits during this special performance.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
City Winery, 1350 Okie Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Ripe – Jan. 23
Ripe makes dance music out of every kind of music. The seven-piece group, which formed at Berklee College of Music in Boston, pulls from R&B, rock, funk, jazz, soul and even jam bands like Phish to create an eclectic sound that gets feet moving on the dance floor. Catch this next big thing in indie rock at the 9:30 Club, one of the most prestigious venues in the District.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Lil’ Baby – Jan. 23
The rise to stardom has been swift for Lil’ Baby, a 25-year old rapper from Atlanta, Ga. After a series of mixtapes in 2016-17 that featured musical guidance from Young Thug, Lil’ Baby broke through with last year’s Harder Than Ever, his debut studio album. The rapper’s take on trap has captivated hip-hop audiences all over the country, so expect a boisterous set at The Anthem.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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James Murphy DJ Set at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
James Murphy DJ Set – Jan. 24
James Murphy is the mastermind behind of the most celebrated musical acts of the past 20 years. As songwriter/singer/producer of LCD Soundsystem, Murphy became an icon for an entire generation of music fans with albums that reflected a complete comprehension of rock, punk and dance music and their histories and intersections. Sounds like a dude who would host an awesome DJ set, right? He and Classixx will spin at U Street Music Hall on a Friday night.
10 p.m. |  Tickets
U Street Music Hall, 1115 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Grace Potter – Jan. 25
Known primarily for her work with The Nocturnals, Grace Potter is now a full-fledged solo artist riding the success of this year’s Daylight, released to widespread acclaim in October 2019. Potter’s gorgeous voice and down-home rock and roll tunes, as well as her emotional ballads, mean her concerts are can’t-miss affairs. The state-of-the-art Anthem hosts her in late January.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Armin Van Buuren at Echostage in Washington, DC
Armin van Buuren – Jan. 25
Echostage welcomes this Grammy-nominated Dutch DJ and record producer for an evening filled with grooves. Van Buuren has helped take trance music worldwide, broadcasting A State of Trance since 2001, a radio show with more than 37 million weekly listeners on more than 100 FM radio stations. He’ll drop some of his hottest cuts during this show at one of DC’s most popular venues.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE, Washington, DC 20018

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Nada Surf at Black Cat in Washington, DC
Nada Surf – Jan. 29
With 20 years of music in their rearview and plenty more to come, Nada Surf are officially rock lifers. The New York City-based group has a decidedly Californian vibe, but their music is constantly evolving and mutating. Their 2003 album, Let Go, is a seminal indie rock recording of the early aughts, and the group has been releasing a steady stream of acclaimed music since. They’ll play the mainstage at Black Cat.
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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