THURSDAY, JANUARY 14
WINE AND ART: The National Postal Museum is typically only considered the stately-looking next to Union Station. But tonight, it’s the home of a Wine and Design happy hour, where attendees create some sort of a postal-themed craft while sipping on a complimentary wine or beer. $11.50, 5 PM.
MUSIC: The Luce Foundation Center for American Art presents Stronger Sex a trio that sounds like Rufus Wainwright meets Animal Collective in a techno club, as the musical act for this month’s Luce Unplugged. Come early and hear the staff discuss a specific work that Stronger Sex selected from their collection. Free, 5:30PM.
MUSIC: It’s no exaggeration to say that much of the world was devastated when the news hit that star man and glam rocker David Bowie was dead at 69. Long-time friend and producer Tony Visconti and drummer Mick (Woody) Woodmansey’s band Holy Holy send off the legend in proper fashion by performing The Man Who Sold the World in its entirety at Birchmere. $39.50, 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
PERFORMANCE: For one night only Bier Baron Tavern turns into something you’d see at Coney Island, with the The DC Weirdo Show. Sword swallowing, knife juggling and glass eating are among the freaky scenes you’ll witness tonight. $15, 9PM.
COMEDY: Comedian John Heffron performs DC Improv Jan. 14-17. You may know Heffron best as the winner of the second season of “Last Comic Standing”, or from his best-selling book, I Come to You From the Future: Everything You’ll Need To Know Before You Know It! $20, 7:30 PM.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
VIDEO GAMES: The Smithsonian Art Museum, MAGFest, and American University’s Game Lab are teaming up for an Indie Arcade. Replay your favorite video games from the past, try new games you might not know yet thanks to the Indie Arcade: Coast to Coast competition, and learn more about game building by checking out workshops. Free, 1 PM
MUSIC: Electronica duo Ratatat bring the dance party to Echostage tonight. Despite making instrumental music catchy for the masses since 2001, they’re only promoting Magnifique, their fifth album. $40, 6:30 PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
THEATRE: Today is your last chance to see As You Like It at the Synetic Theatre, presented like you’ve never seen it before: completely silent. This creative re-imagining sees Rosalind escaping “the bleak streets of a rusted urban wasteland,” and plays on “the nature of traditional gender roles, societal class, and love with visual imagery and original music that will be hard to forget.” $20-$40, 2 PM.
EAT: Seventh-generation organic farmer and author Forrest Pritchard celebrates his cookbook “Growing Tomorrow”, which was recently chosen as one of Washington Post’s Best Cookbooks of 2015, with a Sunday Supper at Bastille restaurant. The three-course meal will highlight the meat and vegetables grown on Pritchard’s Smith Meadows Farm, a true farm-to-table experience. $35 for dinner, Books will be available for purchase and signing for $24.95. 5:30 PM.