Calendar of Events: Jan. 23-29, 2019

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Wednesday, January 23rd

Comedy event

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo is a game show/stand-up comedy mash up where random chance guides the evening. Numbers drawn out of a bingo cage determine which joke, story, audience interaction or “stupid human trick” Shawn Wickens will perform.  7pm at the DC Comedy Lift, 1523 22nd Street NW.  Tickets $15, https://www-dccomedyloft-com.seatengine.­com/shows/91337

Trivia event

Parks and Recreation Trivia at Nick’s Riverside Grill.  Join in for five challenging rounds and a chance to win!  7pm at 3050 K Street NW.  Free.  https://parksnrecnicksdc.eventbrite.com

Thursday, January 24th

Author event

Kramerbooks will host author Ann Hulbert for a conversation about her latest work, “Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives of American Child Prodigies,” moderated by Liza Mundy, at 6:30pm at 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW.  Free.  https://kramers.com.ann-hulbert-charts-moderated-liza-mundy

Embassy event

Czech visual artist Roman Kameš will present the opening of the exhibition A Far Cry, with paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the western Himalayas, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest.  6pm – 8pm.    FREE.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-and-exhibit-opening-a-far-cry-tickets-53746837237?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Theology discussion

Public Lecture by Professor Ioli Kalavrezou (Harvard University) entitled “Mary, a Multivalent Figure and the Mother of All”: Juggling the Middle Ages and Byzantine Studies. The Virgin Mary has become the most venerated figure in the Christian world and beyond. By discussing a selection of individual established compositions that were created over centuries, this talk will present the different dimensions and themes that define Mary and her role as the MΗΤΗΡ ΘΕΟΥ, the Mother of God, in the art and theology of Byzantium. 6-7:30pm Dumbarton Oaks Music Room, 1703 32nd Street NW.  Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-a-multivalent-figure-and-the-mother-of-all-registration-53606961866?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Art talk

Creative Voices DC: Collaboration in Action: Phillips Collection: STABLE founders Caitlin Teal Price, Tim Doud and Linn Meyers will be in conversation with Vesela Sretenovič, Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, about collaboration amongst art organizations.  The focus will be on working together and creating opportunities for artists.  6:30 -8pm at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. Free.  http://2480a.blackbaudhosting.com.

Friday, January 25th

Author event

Mark Leibovich’s best seller “Big Game” has been called the book that terrifies the NFL.  And so, one week before Super Bowl LIII, it’s the perfect topic for Carol Joynt’s first Q&A of 2019!  $35 ticket includes interview, lunch and dessert from Georgetown Cupcake.  Noon – 1:30pm at 1530 Wisconsin Ave NW.  Reservations can be made at 202-333-9330 or with joe.Pikovsky@georgetownclub.org.

Saturday, January 26th

Theatre event

American Pops Orchestra will present An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, a madcap retelling of the classic children’s story.  Acclaimed singer, actress and comedian Hilary Morrow will dazzle as the Old Lady who appetite for strange things transforms her quiet afternoon into a wildly spectacular tale.  Perfect for Pre K – Grade 3.  11am- Noon at Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW.  Tickets $17.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-fly-tickets-46373832381?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Fashion event

The first ever District Warehouse Sale is a sample sale event by Independent Studios featuring 16 favorite D.C. brands, including Matine, Denada, Nourish & Refine, Underbares, Mallory Shelter Jewelry, Kicheko Goods, Ivy Wild, Mimi Miller Womenswear, Meghan Evans, Handmade Habitat, Grey Moggie Press, Sarah Cecilia Jewelry & Metal Goods, Printed Wild,Kristin Gaudio Endsley, M Dot Ross, and Virginia Dare Dress Co.   10am – 2pm at Fostr Collaborative, 1027 33rd Street NW, Suite 250.  General Admission Free, $20 for VIP first hour.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-district-warehouse-sale-tickets-53792828799?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Skills development

Organizing 101.  Do you want to build or strengthen a movement you care about?  Do you want to learn more about how political change happens and how you can get involved?  Join Rising Organizers for training in the basics of grassroots organizing.  2-5pm at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW.  Free.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizing-101-tickets-53796394464?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Learn to code at a day-long workshop with world-class instructors.  This event is for beginners. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never written a line of code in your life. You’ll be guided through basic concepts of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the 3 key building blocks of the modern web. 10am – 4pm at 1440 G Street Northwest. Free.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-workshop-for-beginners-flatiron-school-dc-tickets-53860379846?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Sunday, January 27th

Music event

DC Chamber Orchestra presents a concert with a program that includes Joachim Raff, Sinfonietta for Double Quartet; Gustav Holst, St. Paul’s Suite, and Ludwig von Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21.  The free concert will be held at 2pm at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street.  Donations accepted.  https://www.dccos.org/public-events.

Music With the Angels concert series features vocal and instrumental pieces presented by past and first-time performers.  Meet the artists following the concert.  Free, $10 donation appreciated.  2pm at the Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th Street NW.  http://www.churchoftheholycitydc.org.

Tuesday, January 29th

Trivia event

The Office Trivia at Pinstripes.  Take a break from being the World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family.  7pm at 1064 Wisconsin Ave, NW.  http://officepgt.eventbrite.com

Art class

At this Block Print Workshop presented by Shop Made in DC, you’ll refresh skills you may have picked up in art class and design and carve your own block.  Then, you’ll learn the techniques for printing your block on a tote bag.  Beginner level workshop.  All supplies included.  6-8pm at 1330 19th Street NW.  $60 tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/block-printing-workshop-tickets-52688520784?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete.