Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at JFK Center

(Monday, January 18, 2010; 6p.m.; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)
The Kennedy Center For Performing Arts and Georgetown University will be hosting the annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy which will be celebrated with Grammy award winning singer and songwriter India Arie and the Let Freedom Ring Choir (with Director Nolan Williams Jr). The event will also feature NBA All Star Dikembe Mutombo along with a number of other musical and celebrity appearances. Free tickets will be distributed (2 per person) in line in the Hall of Nations at 10a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010.

Dialogues in Mexican Photography

(Friday, November 13, 2009-Saturday, January 30, 2010; Mexican Cultural Institute; 2829 16th Street, NW)
The Mexican Cultural Institute is joining FotoWeek in showcasing two exciting exhibitions that highlight the beautiful photographic scenes in Mexico. The gallery will show pictures from some of the most prominent collections from the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City. Be prepared to view more than 60 amazing works of art from some 30 plus artists including traditional artists like Agustin Jimenez, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and Tina Modotti, in addition to modern contemporary artists like Pablo Ortiz Monasterio and Lourdes Grobet. Viewers get a chance to experience the brilliant photographs captured which create an intricate conversation between themes and generations of the Mexican culture.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Shen Yun Performing Arts

(01/24/2010; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center Opera House; 2700 F St. NW; Ticket prices vary from $39-$150;
The Shen Yun Performing Arts Company is one of the world's first and largest Chinese dance and music companies. They will be set to perform at D.C.’s Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and stun audiences with the beautiful grace and energy of Chinese performance. Besides impeccable music and dance, the show also features amazing costuming, vocal acts, and instrumentals. Don’t miss this incredible show that will be opening around 100 locations worldwide.

Capitol Movement Project's Fifth Annual Winter Fundraiser

(The Reserve; 1426 L St. N.W; January 14; 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m.)
The Capitol Movement Project Organization is hosting its 5th annual winter fundraiser that will be benefiting D.C.’s inner city youth and their aspirations to attend performing arts colleges. The event includes bites, cocktails, a live dating auction with former Redskins Cheerleaders and more. Advanced tickets may be purchased from Dec 1-31 for $45 or from January 1-14 for $55.

Madame Tussauds Scavenger Hunt

(January 9; 5:30 p.m.-8p.m.; Admission: $40; Madame Tussauds; 1025 F St. N.W.)
Madame Tussauds is holding a scavenger hunt amongst the waxy A Listers. Socialize with fellow hunters in the Hollywood Room and then grab some pizza for dinner. Cameras are welcome!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

(Washington Convention Center; 801 Mount Vernon Place; 01/17/2010;; Adult $13.50, Child $6)
The Cycle World International Motorcycle Show introduces visitors to an extensive display of the latest sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, electric scooters, ATVs, head gear and more. The show also allows audience members to get answers from experts, test out the newest equipment and learn more about the fascinating motorcycle world. The show will also include entertainment like family activities, paranormal motorcycle action shows and educational lessons.

Urban Animals Book Reading

(National Building Museum; 401 F Street, NW; Tuesday, January 5, 2010; 10:30a.m. & 11:30a.m; Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5)
Stop by the National Building Museum in the Building Zone where you can discover animals in architecture through an exciting reading of Isabel Hill’s book Urban Animals.