Calendar of Events: Jan. 15 – 20, 2019

Adrienne McClellan touches “Horizontal Interface,” one of Georgetown’s GLOW art installations along the waterfront. (Hannah Lynn Wagner/The Current/December 2017)

Tuesday, January 15th

Awards ceremony

  • The Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony 2019 celebrates cities that are transforming their streets, fighting climate change, and improving their quality of life with innovative transportation solutions.  A cocktail reception proceeds the ceremony that takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Ballroom C.  Free.


  • Disney Movie Trivia at Pinstripes features questions with a focus on Disney’s classic animated films from 1937’s Snow White to Coco.  These your knowledge and relive all of your favorite Disney moments from 7-9pm at 1064 Wisconsin Avenue NW.  Free. 

Wednesday, January 16th

Financial Planning event

  • Northwest Neighbors Village will host a Recent Retiree Gathering and Information Session on how to prepare for a successful retirement.  Panelists will provide practical strategies to financially plan for living well post-employment, share information on available resources and offer ideas on using newfound time.  The program will take place from 6-7:30pm at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW.  Free.

Thursday, January 17th

Foodie events

  • Amalfi Coast Cooking Class will have you learning to cook a menu of Vin Brule (Italian Mulled Wine) with Eggplant Parmigiana, Homemade Ravioli with Broccoli and Scamorza Cheese, Homemade Ricotta Cavatelli with Puttanesca Sauce and Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone Gelato. The class takes place at Trattoria at Volo, 3417 Connecticut Avenue NW from 6-9pm.  Tickets $85
  • Carla Hall’s Soul Food” Dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant features the popular host of ABC’s “The Chew.”  This five-course wine dinner showcases Hall’s published cookbook, which explores her Nashville roots and delivers an original take on Soul Food. It takes place from 6:30-9:30pm at the National Press Club at 529 14th Street, 13th Floor.  Tickets $90-95.

Film Screening

  • The Embassy of France presents Theo’s Choicein French, with English subtitles. Theo Brode, like so many in Louisiana, chose to learn, speak and preserve the language of their Cajun, Creole and French ancestors.  Theo’s Choice is a documentary about French language in South-West Louisiana and the struggle to preserve an endangered heritage through immersion in the U.S.  Free, though registration is required.

Comedy show

  • Underground Comedy Presents rising comics from around the country.  These comics have performed at comedy clubs and festivals all over the world. They have appeared on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, MTV, VH1, and FX and now at DC’s The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Avenue NW, from 9:45 – 11:15pm. 21+, tickets $20.

Special event

  • Daybreaker DC//Dance Dance Resolution 2019 marks Daybreaker’s newest mission: global unity.  Dance to a global theme, for a global giveback, and to create a global music video for the month of January.  Bring to the dance floor every resolution you want for yourself, and dance to them with conviction. Yoga from 6-7am, dance party 7-9am at the Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Tickets $18.45-35.

Friday, January 18th

Embassy event

  • Winter Reception at the Embassy of France. This showcase of France and French culture features a Buffet Campagnard (Finger Foods Buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes.  Must be 21+ to attend. 6-9pm.  Tickets $45.

Art discussion

  • Hirschhorn/AM: East City Art features East City Art publisher Phil Hutinet at an early morning talk about how he developed a publication to highlight underrepresented artists and art spaces across D.C.  The discussion takes place from 9-10am in the Hirschhorn Museum at Independence Avenue and 7th Streets.  No tickets required.


  • Washington After Work Wednesdays promotes a free Millennium Stage event at the Kennedy Center.  Lukáś Sommer is one of the leading personalities in the current generation of young composers.  His performance is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, and takes place from 5:30 – 7:00pm at 2700 F Street NW.  No Tickets required. 

Saturday, January 19th

Photography show

  • Social Photo Show’s “Images of Protest and Dissentis a one night only showing of 20 local photographers.  Not your typical art show, this one is part exhibition and all party.  The pop-up gallery show highlights memorable photos taken on the theme, accompanied by signature drinks, auction items, games and prizes.  The event takes place from 7-10pm at Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th Street NW.  Tickets $14-19.

Theatre event

  • Soul Redeemer”: A World Premiere Reading is a staged reading about fictional former Soul and R&B superstar Buddy King.  This musical play in the style of Dreamgirls and Motown is directed by Kevin Sockwell, with cast to be announced.  The reading takes place at Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Avenue NW, at 7pm.  Tickets $15.

Sunday, January 20th

Music event

  • Apollo Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Stephen Czarkowski, performs works by Beethoven (Symphony No. 7), Respighi (Suite in G for organ and strings), Dvorak Slavonic Dances and Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme.  Featured artists include organist Julie Vidrick Evans and cellist Michael Balas.  Reception follows performance at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle, 4pm.  Free.