Thursday, January 6
Take a look at the art of instant photography at “Exposed: The Polaroid Retrospective,” opening tonight at the SOVA tea and coffee (1369 H St., NE). The exhibit consists of more than 1,000 images, all Polaroids or other instant-film photography, by Pandahead Magazine's Morgan Hungerford, U.S. Royalty drummer Luke Adams, and other local art denizens. 6:30 to 11:30; free admission.
Dealing with themes of reason, faith, and the supernatural, G.K. Chesterson’s Magic may be an old play, but it still tells a relevant story. The Washington Stage Guild is performing the comedy through January 30. Purchase tickets ($40 to $50) from Ovation.
Friday, January 7
Hear a real-life glee club at Strathmore when the Yale Glee Club performs with Yale alum and pianist John Eaton and the a capella groups the Whiffenpoofs and Whim ’n Rhythm. Buy tickets ($20) on Strathmore’s site.
What New Year’s resolutions? Take the Dupont Circle Chocolate Walking Tour to learn about the history and architecture of the area, and sample treats from Hello Cupcake, Chocolate Chocolate, and more. 12:45 to 3:15. Reserve tickets ($48) here.
See Savannah, Georgia, through the eyes of artist Leah Appel at the opening of her show, “Southern Aperture.” The photographs of the 21 squares that make up the city have toning effects to show the gritty history and beauty of the South. At the Hillyer Art Space through January 28. The opening reception is 6 to 9, and there’s a $5 suggested donation.
Saturday, January 8
Honor the king of rock and roll on what would have been his 76th birthday at the Elvis Birthday Fight Club. There will be fights between members of the alternative-art community, burlesque performances, and an Elvis trivia contest. At the Warehouse at 8. Buy tickets ($15) at Brown Paper Tickets.
For a more-refined night, hear selections from Vivaldi’s the Four Seasons performed by the Folger Consort at the Washington National Cathedral. 8 PM. Order tickets ($30 to $50) through the Folger Library.
Renee Fleming is considered to be one of the world’s best sopranos. Accompanied by Hartmut Höll on the piano, she’s singing at the Kennedy Center. There are still a few tickets ($47 to $125) left; buy them here. 8 PM.
See the women of the White House in a whole new way at the opening reception for “White House Negligee,” by Laura Elkins at the Fridge. She impersonates various First Ladies in order to explore current notions of sexuality, femininity, and political leanings. 7 to 9; free.
Sunday, January 9
The Andy Warhol retrospective is closing today at the Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Dr.). The exhibit, which showcases work from the last decade of his life, is worth a day trip. 11 to 6; free.