Monday, February 3
PHOTOGRAPHY: National Geographic Museum hosts the photographers behind Women of Vision, featuring the work of Lynsey Addario, who has focused on how war affects women; Erika Larsen, who has photographed cultures living as one with nature; and Amy Toensing, who has documented indigenous cultures around the world. They’ll talk about their experiences and how they got into photography and will sign books afterward. Tickets ($24) are available online. 7:30 PM.
Tuesday, February 4
COMEDY: DC’s a great place, but sometimes we must make fun of what we love in order to keep it on its toes. The Brixton hosts its first DMV Roast, a monthly skewering of one aspect of DC that really deserves it. This week’s target is an easy one: Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who will be played by comedian Adam Friedland. Eight local comics will make Snyder their verbal punching bag, and you’ll laugh about it. Free. 7 PM.
Wednesday, February 5
COMEDY: A crowd of comedians (that is the official collective noun for “comedians,” right?) take over Wonderland Ballroom for Highway Robbery. Hosted by Haywood Turnipseed Jr., the night features comedy, musicians, spoken-word artists, and hip-hop from all over the DMV. Free. 9 PM.
Thursday, February 6
GAMES: Thomas Foolery is hosting a “pregame to the Games,” a bit of lighthearted board-game competition before the Olympics in Sochi kick off. Come with a team of two to four people or join one at the bar, and be prepared to be ruthless—there will be prizes. Proceeds benefit Yachad DC’s home-repair projects. $5. 6 PM.
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