Life After Hours: Jan. 20-22
Avoid the inauguration traffic with performances, museums and restaurants this weekend
Take your mind off of the inauguration and the traffic it’s bringing this weekend with these events happening in and around D.C. There may not be much going on on-campus or downtown, but the rest of the D.C. area has plenty to offer, including musical and theatrical performances, a museum tour and restaurants serving up some great deals.
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage hosts free concerts for the public nearly every day. Despite the inauguration, the show must go on this weekend with the jazz band The Wee Trio, and A Fool’s Paradise, four actors tasked with performing Shakespeare on command. If you’re craving a relaxing, yet modern jazz concert, check out The Wee Trio featuring guest pianist Fabian Almazan on Friday. If you’re looking for some humor to lighten the mood, give A Fool’s Paradise a chance. If they don’t perform 30 scenes in 60 minutes, someone will get hit in the face with pie.
When: Jan. 20 through Jan. 21, 6 p.m.
Where: 2700 F St. NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom/George Washington University, Orange, Blue or Silver line
If you want to get out of the city for a while, head toward The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda for a creative interpretation of Homer’s classic, “The Odyssey.” The performance will include live painting, movement-based storytelling and a focus on Homer’s use of color. As a metaphor for the creative process, the performance will emphasize the evolution of color throughout history. Admission for this mixed media epic is only $10.
When: Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
Where: 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda
Metro: Grosvenor/Strathmore, Red line
In the spirit of the 2016 presidential election and all the controversies that followed, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is presenting a new tour of artwork by “nasty women,” or women that thrived as professionals while going against society’s expectations, as they define it. The museum wishes to help others discover a diverse group of women that refused to let men define them and thus prove that nasty gets the job done. This free tour is presented as part of Free Community Weekend: Women's March on Washington.
When: Jan. 22, 1-2 p.m.
Where: 1250 New York Ave NW
Metro: Metro Center, Red line
People from the District’s hospitality community, service workers and restaurateurs decided to celebrate the city’s diversity by organizing this All in Service D.C. event during inauguration weekend. The event includes several restaurants all around D.C. that will participate in donating their profits to local organizations, such as the ACLU and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. This is a statement of love and community that welcomes all, so stop by one of the restaurants participating and donate to a worthy cause.
When: Jan. 20 through 22
Where: Participating locations
If there’s one thing that D.C. can always offer, it’s delicious food. Catch the tail-end of Bethesda Restaurant Week and relish in some of the area’s best restaurants. You can purchase a two-course lunch for $16 or a three-course dinner for $36 at any of the participating locations, including restaurants in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Potomac and Silver Spring. Be sure to take a photo of your delicious meal and post it online for the chance to win gift cards for the some of the restaurants!
When: Jan. through 22
Metro: Bethesda Station, Red Line