Jan
18
Fri
Alexandria Restaurant Week @ Various Locations
Jan 18 – Jan 27 all-day
Alexandria Restaurant Week @ Various Locations | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower, and the West End. At a range of locales, from neighborhood favorites to restaurants specializing in international cuisine, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria’s distinctive collection of eateries.

Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner for one OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week. More than 35 restaurants will also offer lunch menus at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Brunch lovers can enjoy brunch menus for $15 or $22 per person at 10 restaurants.

Jan
25
Fri
Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is China’s first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO). It tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664) who traveled the length of the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India. Xuanzang documented his experiences of the differences within Buddhism that he encountered along the way. His 17-year journey was driven by his desire to discover religious texts that had not yet come from India to China. The story is brought to life with an 80-piece traditional Chinese orchestra, 24 performers, and elaborate costumes.

The production showcases the diverse yet connected cultures found along the legendary Silk Road, combining music from China’s Han, Uyghur, Kazak, Tajik, and other ethnic groups, and features exotic instruments such as the zither, Chinese harp, dulcimer, and eagle flute. Combining elements of Chinese and Indian heritage to tell this international story, Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is a large-scale multimedia experience from one of China’s most notable cultural organizations. Live musicians, striking, colorful design, and an epic story combine to make this an unforgettable event for audience members.

The CNTO was founded in Beijing in 1960 and has received wide acclaim for its innovative presentations. The orchestra highlights traditional Chinese musical themes while incorporating modern technology into its productions. Stunning projections create an immersive atmosphere and provide a fitting backdrop for the elaborate costumes.

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is part of Image China, a high-level cultural exchange program presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group that introduces traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world.

See the performance on Friday, Jan. 25, Saturday, Jan. 26, or Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Jan
26
Sat
Hungry Human Hippos at the Wharf @ Wharf Ice Rink
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hungry Human Hippos at the Wharf @ Wharf Ice Rink | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join DC Fray on Saturday, January 26 and Saturday, February 9 for an awesome afternoon on the ice! They are bringing the iconic kids game comes to life on the ice and it’s a blast. Teams of 4-6 people will compete for Hungry Human Hippos (HHH) glory. Each team will have players in the “hippo” position and collector position, working together to collect the most “food” (balls) on the ice. Costumes encouraged – get your Hippo on! To sign up and see a video of last year’s event, visit www.dcfray.com/wharf. Must be 21+ to play.

Resolution Breakers Ball at City Winery @ City Winery
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Resolution Breakers Ball at City Winery @ City Winery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

City Winery Washington DC collaborated with Supreme Core Cider to create Ivy City Rosé cider. To launch the inaugural collaboration, the two brands will host Ivy City’s “Resolution Breakers Ball” on Saturday, January 26 – a ticketed tour of each facility followed by two indulgent winter staples – cider and mac ‘n cheese. The $25 ticket is valid from 2-6 p.m. and includes shuttle transportation between the venues, as well as three cider tastings, one cider cocktail, three wine tastings, two bowls of mac ‘n cheese and live music. Plus, attendees will also be entered to win Supreme Core Cider swag with a 4-pack of cans, and a pair of tickets to a show at City Winery.

8th Annual Simple Changes Chili Cook-Off at Fair Winds Brewing @ Fair Winds Brewing Company
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
8th Annual Simple Changes Chili Cook-Off at Fair Winds Brewing @ Fair Winds Brewing Company | Lorton | Virginia | United States

Join Fair Winds Brewing Company for the eighth Simple Changes Chili Cook-Off. Your $35 general admission ticket includes two craft beers in addition to chili tasting and voting. Proceeds benefit Simple Changes,  an equine assisted activities center whose mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families and community through exceptional therapeutic programs, especially therapeutic horsemanship.

Dinner & A Story: The Badass Women’s Book Club at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe @ Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner & A Story: The Badass Women's Book Club at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe @ Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Kramers is proud to host the Badass Women’s Book Club for an evening of dinner and discussion. Women of all badassery levels are invited to attend! Ticket price includes entrée, dessert, glass of wine, and 15 percent off next month’s book pick (will be announced at dinner). The group will discuss You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable By Jen Sincero. For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing toward badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty and driven. It’s the accountability buddy you can keep in your back pocket to power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back from greatness, and keep the fires of determination roaring while you reach your goals.

 

Flight Wine School – Diving Deeper: French Reds at Flight Wine Bar @ Flight Wine Bar
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Wine School - Diving Deeper: French Reds at Flight Wine Bar @ Flight Wine Bar | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Chinon to Burgundy, Beaujolais to Bordeaux, Rhone to further south. Join Flight Wine Bar  and taste through French reds, exploring these various regions and learning which wines you prefer. Flight Wine Bar offers a wine tasting class on the last Saturday of every month. Each class includes a tasting of at least five wines, taking guests on a global journey exploring the tastes of the world’s finest wine regions. Complimentary bites are included. Start 2019 by returning to France, Italy and Spain, and dive deeper into their red wines.

Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is China’s first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO). It tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664) who traveled the length of the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India. Xuanzang documented his experiences of the differences within Buddhism that he encountered along the way. His 17-year journey was driven by his desire to discover religious texts that had not yet come from India to China. The story is brought to life with an 80-piece traditional Chinese orchestra, 24 performers, and elaborate costumes.

The production showcases the diverse yet connected cultures found along the legendary Silk Road, combining music from China’s Han, Uyghur, Kazak, Tajik, and other ethnic groups, and features exotic instruments such as the zither, Chinese harp, dulcimer, and eagle flute. Combining elements of Chinese and Indian heritage to tell this international story, Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is a large-scale multimedia experience from one of China’s most notable cultural organizations. Live musicians, striking, colorful design, and an epic story combine to make this an unforgettable event for audience members.

The CNTO was founded in Beijing in 1960 and has received wide acclaim for its innovative presentations. The orchestra highlights traditional Chinese musical themes while incorporating modern technology into its productions. Stunning projections create an immersive atmosphere and provide a fitting backdrop for the elaborate costumes.

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is part of Image China, a high-level cultural exchange program presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group that introduces traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world.

See the performance on Friday, Jan. 25, Saturday, Jan. 26, or Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Justin Trawick’s 9th Annual 29th Birthday Show at Pearl Street Warehouse @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

Americana folk group Justin Trawick and The Common Good features acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin and pedal steel. The band’s live performance plays fast and loose with the “Americana” genre, performing heartfelt ballads followed by raucous bluegrass melodies and even moments of hip hop verses. Justin Trawick has been performing in the DC area and East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. See Justin Trawick & The Common Good at Justin’s birthday show at Pearl Street Warehouse this Saturday, Jan. 26. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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Jan
27
Sun
Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is China’s first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO). It tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664) who traveled the length of the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India. Xuanzang documented his experiences of the differences within Buddhism that he encountered along the way. His 17-year journey was driven by his desire to discover religious texts that had not yet come from India to China. The story is brought to life with an 80-piece traditional Chinese orchestra, 24 performers, and elaborate costumes.

The production showcases the diverse yet connected cultures found along the legendary Silk Road, combining music from China’s Han, Uyghur, Kazak, Tajik, and other ethnic groups, and features exotic instruments such as the zither, Chinese harp, dulcimer, and eagle flute. Combining elements of Chinese and Indian heritage to tell this international story, Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is a large-scale multimedia experience from one of China’s most notable cultural organizations. Live musicians, striking, colorful design, and an epic story combine to make this an unforgettable event for audience members.

The CNTO was founded in Beijing in 1960 and has received wide acclaim for its innovative presentations. The orchestra highlights traditional Chinese musical themes while incorporating modern technology into its productions. Stunning projections create an immersive atmosphere and provide a fitting backdrop for the elaborate costumes.

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is part of Image China, a high-level cultural exchange program presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group that introduces traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world.

See the performance on Friday, Jan. 25, Saturday, Jan. 26, or Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons.