Indoor Activities Will Keep You Warm
Temperatures are freezing, Congress is back and there’s plenty of indoor activities on tap to keep you warm and fill your weekend in the DMV.
The holidays are over and so is the break in weekend track work on Metro. This weekend, Green Line trains will operate on a normal schedule. Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Glenmont and Shady Grove and every 10-12 minutes from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. between Van Ness and Silver Spring. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 16 minutes. From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday on the Yellow and Blue lines, the Braddock Road Station will be closed and buses will replace trains between King St-Old Town and Reagan National Airport stations.
The Art of Richard Thompson
Three cartoonists in their own right — Washington Post Gene Weingarten, “Carolyn Hax” illustrator Nick Galifanakis and David Apatoff – band together to discuss the work of another renowned artist: “Cul de Sac” creator Richard Thompson. The discussion is in honor of the new book The Art of Richard Thompson, which features samples of the cartoonist’s work and conversations with fellow artists like Bill Watterson.
Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Admission is FREE!
Washington, D.C. Progressive International Motorcycle Show
Get your all access pass to the powersports world with hundreds of the hottest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, side-by-sides and ATVs for both new and experienced riders at the Washington, D.C. Progressive International Motorcycle Show. From the latest gear and aftermarket accessories to informative seminars and interactive entertainment, this is the place to experience the latest in the world of motorcycling.
Jan. 9 from 1-6 p.m., Jan. 10 from 10-8 p.m. and Jan. 11 from 10-5 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Adult admission is $15 for one-day admission , $22 for two days and $30 for all three days. Children’s tickets are $6 for one day. Tickets are available online or at the door.
D.C. Shorts Laughs!
The folks behind the annual D.C. Shorts Film Festival, which returns in September, are putting on two different 90-minute D.C. Shorts Laughs shows this weekend featuring comedic shorts and actual comedians mixed together. The comedians, who will perform both nights, include Franqi French, winner of the 2014 District Comedy’s March Madness contest; Sara Armour, Washington City Paper’s 2013 runner-up for best comedian in D.C.; and Consumer Product Safety Commission statistician/comedian David Miller.
Jan. 9 and 10 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Admission is $20 for one show or $30 for both shows on either night. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club
The Southwest Neighborhood Library is screening Saturday morning cartoons from the ‘80s and ‘90s such as ThunderCats and The Smurfs. It will also provide a cereal bar to fully enjoy watching your favorite characters’ animated high jinks. It’s the perfect family-friendly way to kick off the weekend.
Jan 10 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Southwest Neighborhood Library, 900 Wesley Place SW. Admission is FREE!
NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo
Looking for a great way to jumpstart your 2015 fitness goals? Head to NBC4’s annual Health and Fitness Expo, where you can watch cooking demonstrations, attend fitness classes, learn more about mental health and catch presentations from such guests as TV host Meredith Vieira, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey and Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary. Visitors can talk with dentists, doctors, nutritionists and pharmacists for free, get B12 shots and have free blood pressure, blood sugar, body composition, bone density, cholesterol, glaucoma, porstate, sickle cell anemia and dental screenings. Free classes will include high impact dance fitness, line dancing, Zumba, pilates, yoga and more.
Jan. 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Admission is FREE!
One Eight Distilling Tours and Tastings
Join One Eight Distilling, the District’s first legal distillery that just had its grand opening on Thursday, every Saturday for tours, samples and sales of its latest spirits releases. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the 7,500 square-foot production space then browse the merchandise shop for branded flasks, hats, T-shirts and more. Local vendor and food trucks will sell food most weeks including Red Hook Lobster Pound and Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.
Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. at One Eight Distilling, 1135 Okie St. NE. Tours are every half hour on a first come, first served basis. Admission is FREE to people over 21.
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