What You Can and Can’t Do This Weekend
Storm Jonas is set to arrive Friday afternoon and what started as a weekend packed with events has now turned into a weekend with very little to do besides hibernate with your last-minute grocery haul. Although the majority of events in the DMV have been canceled, one sole survivor stands! If you’re in the Navy Yard neighborhood, be sure to grab your winter coat and a ticket for Ice Yards. But be sure to check the events page before you do. Also check our list of canceled events to see if your plans for this weekend have been rescheduled for another date and time.
If you haven’t heard already, Metro will be shutdown for the entire weekend starting at 11 p.m. on Friday. Bus service will operate under a “severe” snow weather plan meaning buses will only operate on major corridors until 5 p.m. Be sure to check with WMATA on routes. And please, stay safe!
What’s been rescheduled
The Washington Auto Show has been postponed until Jan. 25 at noon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW.
Film Screening: The Man Who Would Be Second has been rescheduled to Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
Levity Comedy Show has been to Saturday, Feb. 6. All tickets will be honored.
Cathedral Sings: Music for Kings and Queens was rescheduled for Jan. 31.
Ice Yards has been moved from Saturday to Sunday.
The Fillmore has moved Friday’s Rebelution concert to Jan. 25.
The Rosebud Film Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, will be postponed until Jan. 30 and 31.
Garth Brooks’s concerts originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Baltimore have been postponed until next weekend.
Sips & Suppers has been rescheduled for Jan. 30.
Tiësto’s Echostage shows have been moved to Mar. 25-26.
What’s been postopned
The Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse has postponed comedian Chris Gethard‘s shows.
The Birchmere has postponed its weekend shows: Marshall Crenshaw & the Bottle Rockets will be Mar. 18, Emily West will be Mar. 24 and Roam Through Time will be Feb. 1.
The Black Cat has postponed Friday’s Jungle/Fever show and Saturday’s New Order Dance Party. Other events and happy hours are still on.
Gypsy Sally’s has postponed its Friday and Saturday lineups.
Rams Head Onstage has postponed its weekend shows.
Wolf Trap has postponed three weekend shows: Robyn Hitchcock, Marcia Ball and the Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
What’s been canceled
Reseeing Iran: Twentieth Annual Iranian Film Festival has been canceled.
Poetry & Prose Open Mic has not been rescheduled. The next open mic will be held on Apr. 10.
Aspen String Trio has not been rescheduled.
The D.C. Rollergirls‘ Saturday bout at the D.C. Armory has been canceled.
Strathmore will be closed Friday-Sunday; AMP by Strathmore has canceled its Big Pants & Hot Flashes and Chopteeth shows this weekend.
What’s still on
Ice Yards 2016
With promises of ski chalet vibes, boozy sno cones and live music, it is hard to believe there is a better way to spend a couple of chilly hours than at Ice Yards 2016. If you’re able to dig yourself out of Storm Jonas, head on down to Yards Park for this snow-themed gathering for a little bit of winter fun. Snow or shine!
Jan. 24 from 2-6 p.m. at The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased online.
Washington Auto Show
The annual Washington Auto Show allows manufacturers to exhibit what they’ve got and demonstrate what they’re working on, both for policy-makers and the car-buying public. Gearheads can gawk at more than 700 rides from 42 manufacturers, from concept vehicles and exotic ports car to historic vehicles, like the 1915 Model T Ford.
Jan. 25-31 from noon on weekday and 10 a.m. on weekends at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Adult tickets are $12, children’s tickets are $5 and VIP tour tickets are $40.
Executive Editor Mark Heckathorn contributed to this report.
Born in D.C., raised in Maryland and currently residing in Northern Virginia — Janessa is a DMV girl through and through. As a film enthusiast and Netflix’s number one fan, she willingly spends the majority of her time in front theater and computer screens. When she isn’t watching her latest binge, Janessa can be seen around town searching for the perfect cup of coffee or instagramming strangers on the metro for her hashtag #metrogramdc.