MONDAY, JANUARY 4
FILM AND Q & A: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center hosts the DC-area premiere of Sweaty Betty. The somewhat-improvised docudrama takes place in a Hyattsville neighborhood and focuses on a 1,000-pound pig they’re striving to make the mascot of the Washington Redskins. Afterwards, take part in a Q & A session with with filmmaker Zachary Reed as well as stars Rico Mitchell, Seth Dubose, and Floyd Rich III. $13, 7:15.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
FOOD: The biggest gripes about watching Bravo’s hit culinary showdown Top Chef is the fact that us mere mortals never have the opportunity to sample the food. Fortunately, DC chef and Top Chef alum Mike Isabella is providing an opportunity to do just that with a Top Chef Dinner at G, his 14th street sandwich spot. Season 12 winner Mei Lin, current Season 13 contestant Marjorie Meek-Bradley, and Season 12 contestant George Pagonis will work together to create a mouth-watering six-course feast with beverage pairings. $206.72, 7 PM.
PLAY: Roald Dahl’s beloved novel all about girl power, daring to be different, and using your imagination comes to life: catch the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical version of Matilda at the Kennedy Center until January 10. $54-$134, 7 PM.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
MUSIC: When the Split Seconds bring their energetic, pop punk sound to DC9, it’ll be a homecoming of sorts for frontman Drew Champion, who cut his teeth in the DC punk scene as the guitarist for favorites like The Coastals and Boardroom Heroes. $8, 8 PM.
THEATER: Mosaic Theatre Company presents a “pay what you can” performance of Aaron Davidman’s incredibly moving Wrestling Jerusalem. Written and performed by Davidman, the performance follows his attempt at understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as it relates to his own personal experiences. 8 PM.