MONDAY, JANUARY 11
CONVERSATION: In Tumblr’s early years, bookworm and pop culture lover Maris Kreizman combined her passion for the two in a blog called Slaughterhouse 90210. The site steadily gained popularity, to the point where it evolved into a book deal. Kreizman will be in conversation with NPR’s Linda Holmes at Kramerbooks about the book, explaining why it makes perfect sense to juxtapose Jane The Virgin with Charlotte Bronte. Free, 6:30pm.
MUSIC: Canadian Noise rockers Metz promote their most recent album II at Rock and Roll Hotel with the equally powerful and energetic Bully as an opener. Those with sensitive ears should definitely be sure to purchase earplugs for this one. $16, 7 PM.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11
DRINK: After a slow start winter is finally in full, freezing force. At Colony Club’s Hot Toddy!, you can warm up with live, groovy music from Jacq Jill and of course plenty of the night’s signature drink. There’s not a cozier way to spend a chilly evening besides being at home in your sweatpants. No Cover, 6 PM.
ART: Instead of merely appreciating Andy Warhol’s screenprints of Marilyn Monroe or Campbell’s soup cans, try it out yourself. Art Jamz is offering a Pop Art class at its Dupont studio; all you have to do is bring a portrait of yourself a loved one or a celebrity along with your creative spirit, and Art Jamz will take care of the rest. $35-$38, 7 PM.
BINGO: Living in the hub of democracy, politics pretty much constantly feel like a game to Washington, D.C. residents. But the Washington Examiner is playing that up especially so, hosting a State of the Union Bingo at The 201 Bar. Make President Obama’s final State of the Union an even more memorable one by winning a prize. Free, 8 PM.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12
YOGA AND DANCE: Beat the mid-week slump and head to work truly energized for a change. Daybreaker, which takes place at Penn Social, starts out with rejuvenating yoga session and ends with a bumping dance party featuring tunes by Rex Riot and Basscamp. Coffee, juice, and breakfast snacks will be provided. $20-$35, 6 AM.
MUSIC: New Orleans’s Tank and The Bangas bring their lively fusion of funk, soul, hip hop, rock, and spoken word to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for the first time. The 10-person ensemble, fronted by poet Terriona ‘Tank’ Bell, won New Orleans magazine Off-Beat’s “Emerging Artist of the Year” in 2014.