Weekends on Wednesdays
Now-Jan 7, National Harbor: Hey all you gaming fans! MAGFest is a four day-long event dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. The event runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers, and much more!
Now-Feb 4, DC: Try the new H Street Trolley to get to the Mosaic Theatre, an independent, intercultural, theatre committed to making transformational, socially-relevant art, producing plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones. This is a touching coming-of-age story of a woman finding her place in Civil War-torn Nigeria. Stay for the post-show discussion and get involved.
Now-Jan 7, DC: Catch the last weekend of this fascinating and interactive experience inspired by the original story and powered by the latest projection and augmented reality technologies. Catch this exploratory experience through multiple immersive sets where the Nutcracker and other characters come to life via projections and the ARTECHOUSE Augmented Reality app.
Jan 9-28, DC: Dance on over to the Kennedy Center to catch this energetic show about the Estefans. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, they came to America and broke through all barriers to become a music sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. Go inside their real-life story, with some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century.
Jan 9-28, DC: Stephen Karam’s uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. As darkness falls and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.
Jan 9-Feb 11, DC: The Folger Theatre presents this witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper-class as part of DC's Women's Voice Theatre Festival, highlighting works by female artists.
Now-Jan 8, DC: An initiative that provides free performances and educational activities by the National Symphony Orchestra in neighborhoods throughout the Washington DC area. Over the course of one week, events include full orchestra concerts, in-school visits, chamber performances, artistic exchange, instrument petting zoos, and a range of classes, presented in schools, churches, community centers, night clubs and performing arts venues that reflect the makeup of a participating neighborhood. Through this community engagement program, the NSO strives to build deeper connections with audiences of all ages, to inspire learning, and to create excitement and foster appreciation for live classical music.
Jan 5-7, Bethesda and Baltimore: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart's beloved and revolutionary "Jupiter" Symphony spans the breadth of human emotion, showcasing compositional skill that remains unrivaled.
Jan 6, Baltimore: The Baltimore Improv Group and The Stoop Storytelling Series present "Stories about doing before thinking, closing your eyes and jumping, and just generally trust-falling through life."
Now-Sept 2, Baltimore: Ever been to the American Visionary Art Museum? Taking in this exhibition would be a wonderful introduction! See their newest, wholly original art exhibition. One part lively fun house, two parts cosmic dream lab, the exhibition weaves the creative investigations of 39 visionary artists, research scientists, astronauts, mystics, and philosophers into one grand-scale exploration of mystery.
Continuing, Alexandria: Are you a fan of the PBS series Mercy Street? Alexandria has both self-guided and personal guided tours. Fans of Mercy Street can venture out and immerse themselves in the real sites and stories of Civil war Alexandria.
Jan 6, Columbia: Start the year of 2018 with a family-friendly hike along Robinson Nature Center's trails! We'll learn to make kid-friendly wassail (mulled cider) for the cold winter days ahead, then head out on the trails with a naturalist for a guided winter hike. Try a range of winter activities to help your family stay active and keep the kids entertained during the chilly days ahead. Then, return to the Center to warm up with our wassail!
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