Ed. note: Events may be postponed or canceled due to weather.
Monday, January 26
DOCUMENTARIES: It’s supposed to snow, a lot, so things might get canceled. But for now, you can head over to the Capitol Visitor Center for a screening of The Genius of Marian, a PBS documentary (that was originally screened at Tribeca) about a family coming to terms with Alzheimer’s. The event will feature an appearance by Senator Debbie Stabenow and interviews with two of the family members featured in the film. Free. 6 PM.
Tuesday, January 27
NEWS: Nerds in NoMa is hosting an event called Word on the Street, in which PoPville’s Dan Silverman, WAMU Metro Connection’s Rebecca Sheir, and Anne Phelps, legislative director for council member Charles Allen, talk about what it’s like to cover individual neighborhoods and get DC’s scoops. There will be food and beer. Free. 6 PM.
Wednesday, January 28
KARAOKE: L’Alliance Française is hosting a half-French, half-English karaoke night—it’s a good chance to eat king cake and yell into a microphone, especially if you remember anything from your eighth-grade language class. $5. 7 PM.
Thursday, January 29
GAMES: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is a huge topic in education these days, which makes it sound kind of boring or daunting. Thankfully, the Koshland Science Museum is throwing the STEM Game Night to prove that this stuff is fun. You might learn something, or you might just crush whoever you play in the engineering-themed card game Farposhket, and in the completely reimagined version of Rock, Paper Scissors. The pizza is free, and there will be other refreshments. Tickets ($10) are available online. 6:30 PM.
Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find him on Twitter at @jason_koebler.