Things To Do | January

By Woody Wilson| January 14, 2016

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 There are plenty of activities around D.C. for you to enjoy without breaking your budget! Here are some things you may want to check out for January!

Things to do

State of the Union Bingo and Watch Party at The 201 Bar – Jan. 12, 8pm – 11pm

The 201 Bar and Washington Examiner are teaming up to bring you the greatest State of the Union watch party in the history of the world. Your first drink is on them and they’ll have many prizes for SOTU BINGO winners and runners-up. This is one political contest where there are no losers. Grab your friends and join Washington Examiner for SOTU BINGO.
Free
Union Station Metro

WISH Welcome Reception – Jan. 13, 6pm – 8pm

Welcome to Washington, DC! Come meet your fellow interns over a catered, come-as-you-are dinner! Join us in the WISH ballroom to mingle with all of your new neighbors.
Free
Union Station Metro

Core Power Yoga in Dupont Circle Grand Opening Class – Jan. 13, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Core Power Yoga in Dupont is officially opened and can’t wait to celebrate with you. Come check out their studio, meet the instructors and practice with them. Stick around after class for fun and refreshments.
Free
Dupont Circle Metro

Open Mic at the Electric Maid in Takoma – Jan. 14, 7pm – 10pm

Open to all Styles of performance! Sets are up to 15 minutes, or 3 songs if you are a musician. Emcee/ producer is local musician Peggy Brennan.
Free for performers, $5 or more donation suggested for others
Takoma Metro

Giant Pandas Display at the National Zoo – Jan. 16, 9am-4pm

Bei Bei will go on public exhibit for the first time January 16, 2016. The panda house has been closed since August to give the mother and cub quiet and time to bond. When it reopens, the panda house will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Free
Woodley Park Metro

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade – Jan. 18, 11am

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE and Milwaukee Place SE, Washington DC. The Anacostia parade/peacewalk includes the Ballou Marching Band and representatives from the area’s Asian, Bolivian, Jamaican and African American communities
Free
Congress Heights Metro

The ISIS Threat to U.S. National Security: Policy Choices – Jan. 21, 9am – 11:320am

The Middle East Policy Council invites you and your colleagues to our 83rd Capitol Hill Conference. Live streaming of this event will begin at approximately 9:00am Thursday, January 21st and conclude at 11:30. A questions and answers session will be held at the end of the proceedings. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. Acceptances Only: (202) 296-6767 or E-mail: info@mepc.org
Free
Capitol South Metro

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show – Jan. 21, 7:00pm

DC’s Largest Underground Art Show, including over 90 emerging artists, live body painting, live music, live art battle, and a free pancake bar. 21+ only.
$5
Takoma Metro

2016 Washington Auto Show – Jan. 22-31, various times

The Washington Auto Show is a huge event displaying more than 700 new makes and models of cars, trucks, mini-vans and sport utility vehicles from over 42 domestic and import automakers. The latest innovations in safety and sustainability will take center stage. Purchase your tickets online here.
$12
Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro

Washington DC Women’s Roller Derby – Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 3pm

The DC Rollergirls are a women’s non-profit roller derby league that brings its hard-hitting, rough and tumble skate action to Washington DC from September to May each year. The DC Rollergirls are the premier women’s flat track roller derby league in the national capital region. Tickets are available in advance at ticketmaster.com or at the door.
$10
Stadium Armory Metro

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