Washington, DC’s Winter Events

Washington, DC has quite a few events lined up for this month. Aside from the Presidential Inauguration happening this Sunday, there are enough plays, performances and exhibits to satisfy a wide range of interests. See what’s happening now in the nation’s capital!

Washington DC’s Winter Exhibits

The Sackler Gallery, near Ventana,  will present One Man’s Search for Ancient China: The Paul Singer Collection starting January 19. Singer, who passed away in 1997, had one of the largest collections of ancient Chinese artifacts in America. His finds include bronze, stone and jade artifacts, 2,000-year-old hair pieces, figurines and more.

Tired of the cold? Check out the Natural History Museum’s Latin American orchid exhibit on January 26. You can learn about the importance of orchids in Latin American culture and admire these interesting, beautiful flowers.

Starting January 27, the National Gallery of Art will feature Color, Line, Light at the West Building Ground Floor. The exhibit showcases James T. Dyke’s collection of 19th and 20th century French art, with styles that span from romanticism to neo-impressionism.

Washington, DC January and February Performances

The National Ballet of Canada will be performing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from January 18 through January 27 at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, only a few minutes away from outstanding Foggy Bottom condominiums. Expect a night of incredible and imaginative dance!

If you can’t make it to the Adventures in Wonderland, you can see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance from February 5 through February 10 at the Kennedy Center. Tickets are on sale now!

The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, only half a mile from the Residences at Market Square, will be presenting the opening night of The Convert by Danai Gurira on February 11. Based in South Africa in the 1890’s, The Convert tells the story of a young woman who runs away from an arranged marriage and winds up in the home of an African missionary. Will she remain true to her culture or embrace a new Christian way of life?

Canadian musician, Bryan Adams will be performing on January 26 at 8 p.m. at the National Theater, close to excellent Penn Quarter condominiums.

Christopher Cross is coming  January 18-19 to the Barns at the Wolf Trap Center near The Monroe in Arlington.  He is best known for his 1980’s hit, Ride Like the Wind, among other songs. His newest release came out in 2011.

The Shakespeare Theater Company, just two minutes from The Artisan, will present Fela! on January 29 at the Sidney Harman Center. Fela! tells the story of Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician who stood up to government corruption for the sake of human rights. Tickets are on sale now.

Hockey in the Nation’s Capital

Finally, the NHL lockout is over. Time to make up for lost time and catch a hockey game. The following is a list of the Washington Capitals home games. Be sure to get your tickets before it’s too late!

  • January 22 — Winnipeg Jets — 7:00 pm
  • January 24 — Montreal Canadiens — 7:00 pm
  •  January 27 — Buffalo Sabres — 3:00 pm
  • February 1 — Philadelphia Flyers — 7:00 pm
  • February 3 –Pittsburgh Penguins — 12:30 pm
  • February 5 — Toronto Maple Leafs — 7:00 pm

Three Free Things to Do in Washington, DC

  • The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History will host a discussion about evolution from both scientific and religious standpoints. This free event takes place January 18 at 3 p.m.
  • Check out the Civil War in America exhibit in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson building in Capitol Hill. Examine over 200 artifacts that shed light on this brutal time in America’s history.
  • On January 24, members of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program will perform chamber music songs from composers Donizetti, Jon Deak and more at the Millenium Stage.

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