Get Out and Get Moving This Weekend
The temperatures are warming and we’re going stir crazy. It’s time to get out and get active. In Baltimore, off-road motorcycle racing comes to the arena and in D.C., the annual health and fitness expo is at the convention center with free health screenings, Zumba and yoga classes and weatherman Al Roker.
AMSOIL’s Arenacross comes to Baltimore this weekend. AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, is enclosed off-road motorcycle racing. The competition takes places on one-of-a-kind, man-made dirt tracks filled with jumps, turns and other various obstacles in only 18,000 square feet of space.
Jan. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 12 and noon at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Admission is $20-$40. Kid’s tickets start at $10. Tickets are available here.
Theater J’s Our Suburb is an homage to Our Town This world-premiere invites audiences to suburban Illinois in 1977, when the Nazis marched on Skokie. As the Major and Edelman families prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah, Ricky and Thornton fall into an interfaith teenage romance. Off to embark on exciting futures both inside and out of their suburban hamlet, the teenagers find themselves absorbed in a growing menace that turns into heartbreak, surprise, and headlines involving the whole community. Directed by Tony-award winning actress and Broadway director Judith Ivey.
Through Jan. 12 at the D.C. Jewish Community Center’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, 1529 16th St. NW. Shows at noon on Jan. 10, 3 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. Tickets range from $21 to $65 and are available here.
NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo
The NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo is back. Al Roker, Phaedra Parks, Jean Chatzky and Delilah are the featured guests this year. There will be a slew of FREE health screening including diabetes, body fat, bone density, cholesterol, HIV, glaucoma, early childhood development, osteoporosis and prostate cancer among others. There will also be healthy cooking demonstrations, Zumba and yoga classes, and more along with lots of free samples.
Jan. 11-12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. FREE!
Small Worlds: A Diorama Show
Small Worlds is an all-media, juried exhibition with a focus on artists who work in miniature/small scales to create worlds — dioramas or sets — to be photographed or exhibited as objects themselves.
Through Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Target Art Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. FREE!
Winter Restaurant Week
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washingon’s annual Winter Restaurant Week is back this coming week offering three-course prix fixe lunches for $20.14 and dinners for $35.14 at more than 230 area restaurants. This is your chance to try a new place or return to one of your favorites.
Jan. 13-19 at more than 230 participating area restaurants including just about every cuisine and chain restaurants as well as independent local eateries. Price: $20.14 for lunch, $35.14 for dinner.
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