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14 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Our picks for this holiday weekend include Winter Restaurant Week, the MLK Parade and an array of exciting museum exhibits and plays.

Check out our end-of-the-week picks and discover all of the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, concerts and more happening in the nation’s capital.

Friday

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Winter Restaurant Week
Take on DC's red-hot dining scene during Winter Restaurant Week, as 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. Winter Restaurant Week concludes on Sunday.
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ARTECHOUSE
'Future Sketches' by Zach Lieberman
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, which opens Friday and runs through March 1, 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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Disco Biscuits at The Anthem in Washington, DC
The Disco Biscuits
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 (Friday and Saturday).
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Saturday


2020 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
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 this Saturday and Sunday. 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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@eorinion - Judy Chicago artwork at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Where to see famous artists in Washington, DC
Judy Chicago – 'The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction' – Final Weekend
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. The End closes on Monday.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. |  Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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My Fair Lady at the Kennedy Center
‘My Fair Lady’ – Final Weekend
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, which comes to the end of its run on Sunday.
1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. |  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’ – Final Weekend
Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. salutes the blue-eyed crooner, Frank Sinatra, with this performance series that concludes this Sunday. 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.
2 p.m. & 8 p.m. |  Tickets
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’
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. A Thousand Splendid Suns opens Friday and runs through March 1.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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"Pipeline" at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC
‘Pipeline’
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. Pipeline opens Wednesday and runs through Feb. 16.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Sunday

Folger Theatre's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Washington, DC
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’
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 in this production that runs through March 1 at Folger Theatre.
2 p.m. & 7 p.m. |  Tickets
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Mosaic Theater Company Presents: ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World’
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 from Jan. 16 through Feb. 16. 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.
3 p.m. |  Tickets
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Snoop Dogg at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Snoop Dogg
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 performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Monday

"Live Dangerously" exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC
‘Live Dangerously’ – Final Weekend
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. Check out the exhibit before it closes on Monday.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. |  Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
39th Annual MLK Parade
DC honors the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. with this annual parade that brings the entire community together on the holiday that celebrates the Civil Rights leader. Community activists, performers and civic leaders will all be on-hand for this event that aims to prolong Dr. King’s legacy and everlasting message of peace. The parade concludes with a community fair at the Gateway Pavilion.
11 a.m. | Free admission
Parade begins at Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE & Good Hope Road SE, concludes at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE

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