Things to Do

Sledding, Minimalism, and Dutch Cheese: The Best Things to Do in the DC Area, 1/3-1/9

Plus, dance parties!

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Feliz Dรญa de los Reyes Magos!

โ€‹โ€‹Hello Neighbor,ย 

Stay warm out there!ย 

So, What Should You Do Jan 3 – 9?

For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:ย 

  • The ๐Ÿ›‹ indicates an event is happening in-person inside.
  • The ๐ŸŒฒ indicates an event is happening in-person outside.ย 
  • The ๐Ÿ’ป indicates an event is happening virtually.ย 
  • The ๐Ÿ’‰ indicates an event requires proof of vaccination or a negative CoVID test.ย 
  • And lastly, the ๐Ÿ†“ indicates an event is ย free.ย 

Top Picks of the Week

1. Go sledding. ๐Ÿ›ท From Book Hill to Capitol Hill, hereโ€™s a list of some of the best sledding spots in the area.ย 

2. Kimchi Juice. ๐ŸŒธ Join Julia Chon for her talk about reimagining the Philips Collection. Chon is a Washington, DC artist and muralist whose portraits redefine modern Asian femininityย (Thurs, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ’ป).

3. Cleanniversary. ๐Ÿ—‘ District Clean-Ups (Sun, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Capitol Hill) will be hosting their first anniversary. Volunteer with them at Capitol Hill to collect trash.ย 

4. Vendor pop-up ๐Ÿ› 3 Stars Brewing Co. is hosting a Local Vendor Pop-Up (Sat, ๐Ÿ†“ entry, ๐ŸŒฒ, Lamond Riggs).

5. Inspiring lectures. ๐Ÿง  Learn about how the new science of body movement (Mon, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ’ป) can set your mind free or minimalism (Thurs, $30, ๐Ÿ’ป).ย 


Everything Else This Week

  • Free yoga. ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Outdoor Voices is hosting a free yoga class (Sat, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Georgetown). ย 
  • Looking for an excuse to dance? ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ Learn the K-Pop choreography to WANNABE (Fri, $20, ๐Ÿ’ป) or ($25, ๐Ÿ’‰/๐Ÿ›‹, Friendship Heights). Or maybe dance at an ABBA-inspired (Sat, $18, ๐Ÿ’‰/๐Ÿ›‹, Shaw) or One Direction VS Jonas Brothers Dance Party (Sat, $30, ๐Ÿ’‰/๐Ÿ›‹, The Wharf) dance party. Or dance between songs at this Music Trivia (Wed, free, ๐ŸŒฒ, NOMA).
  • Everyone in DC is a foodie. ๐Ÿง€ Discover the wonder of Dutch Cheese (Thurs, $30, ๐Ÿ’ป). Or attend aย Brewery Tour + Tasting (Sat, $20, ๐Ÿ›‹, Ivy City). Thereโ€™s also an opportunity to Wine and Watercolors: UM (Fri, $20, ๐Ÿ›‹, Union Market).
  • Art events. ๐Ÿ–ผ Thereโ€™s a closing reception for The Vanishing Half (Sun, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Adams Morgan) at DC Arts Center. Thereโ€™s a dance performance engaging Sanford Biggersโ€™s sand-floor installation, the Moon Medicin: Mosaic Performance (Sat, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ’ป) which will surely be mesmerizing.ย 

Your Neighbor,ย 

Jade Womack (@clockoutdc)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day, and an events blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, when she was moonlighting as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington, and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.