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Mega List of things to do in DC/NOVA this weekend Jan 19 – 21, 2018

List of things to do in DC/NOVA this weekend Jan 19 – 21, 2018

We are getting a little bit of a thaw this weekend, so ti will be a nice time to get out there and enjoy yourself!

Here is a list of the Mega-List of things to do in DC/NOVA this weekend Jan 19 – 21,  2018



Ditch the box and learn the art of fresh pasta-making at Osteria Morini. Executive Chef Ben Pflaumer will lead hands-on classes teaching all levels of pasta making, from dough forming to hand forming shaped pastas, stuffed pastas to sauces. The classes are followed by a 3-course lunch, where attendees can enjoy the fruits of their labor, along with some additional items prepared by Chef Ben.

Women’s March on Washington 2018

On January 20, 2018, women and allies will once again take to the streets of the nation’s capital to make a powerful statement to the current administration and the rest of the world. In a follow-up to the largest demonstration in U.S. history, people from across the country will meet at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 11a.m. where March Forward Virginia will host a rally showcasing several speakers followed by a march on the White House.


Now in its fourth year, Ice Yards has become the event of the winter season, with revelers enjoying an unparalleled afternoon in DC’s only adult-friendly winter wonderland. This year, the event finds a new home on The Yards boardwalk. Back by popular demand are icy cocktails and local DC brews, interactive ice activities, live music, and more.

NSO Pops: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds joins the NSO in a world-premiere orchestral collaboration over two unforgettable evenings. His award–winning, multi-faceted career includes the consecutive multi-platinum landmark albums Tender Lover, For the Cool in You (including signature hits “Never Keeping Secrets” and “When Can I See You”), and The Day (“Every Time I Close My Eyes”). The 11-time Grammy Award® winner’s latest album, Return of the Tender Lover, introduces a freer, less structured Babyface, putting his stamp on a contemporary sound he describes as “unapologetic R&B.”

Schlittschuhlaufen/Ice Skating

Please join us for the 16th annual OHES Ice Skating event
at the Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington VA 22202

Hot chocolate will be served, compliments of the PTA

All OHES families are welcome

Parents are required to stay with their children during this event.
Parents are not required to skate and may observe from the rink perimeter.



DC’s interactive art gallery is launching a new exhibit this weekend by Turkish art studio Ouchhh. Parallel Universe will put you in the eye of the storm with geometric 3D motion mapped projections and light installations that draw inspiration from science, math, and astrology. The hypnotic display is not recommended for those with epilepsy or other related conditions.


Dulles Expo Center – Home & Remodeling Show


look no further than the Home & Remodeling Show, a mecca for HGTV fans. Check out tons of exhibitors, ask the experts, browse the interactive design home, take part in DIY workshops, and see home-improvement stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of Kitchen Cousins and John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage live on stage.


America’s Favorite Travel Show Returns to Washington DC

Discover the World In One Weekend, All Under One Roof.

At America’s Favorite Travel Show, you’ll:

Explore endless vacation options
Discover over 200+ destinations from around the globe
Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts
Meet travel celebrities Samantha Brown, Rudy Maxa, and Peter Greenberg
Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy and Destination Theaters
Awaken your senses with live cooking demonstrations on the Taste of Travel Theater
Immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage
Enjoy fun with the whole family with virtual reality experiences and Segway rides
Plus, save big with exclusive show-only specials and giveaways.





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The 10 best BBQ joints in the D.C. area

Where’s the smoke?

To me, smoke = barbecue.

In search of DC’s best BBQ joints, I found that too many meats had only the faintest whiff, detectable perhaps to a hound, but not detectable with the sad olfactory skills that come standard with the human species. If you ask 100 adults how to define barbecue, you’ll probably get 100 different answers. But to me, the cuisine’s defining characteristic is the complex aromatic byproduct of burning hardwoods.

With that in mind, here is what we believe to be;

The 10 best barbecue joints

10DCity Smokehouse

Once the preeminent barbecue spot in Washington, DCity slid into mediocrity when pitmaster Sonderman left and the remaining crew had to work from an off-site production kitchen while waiting for a new space. The rejuvenated DCity emerged in January in a handsome, if somewhat uncomfortable, space on Florida Avenue NW. Even better, pitmaster Shawn McWhirter has DCity back on the right track. His spare ribs — oddly cut, so that some flaps of meat are basically smoked into jerky — are a special treat, an un­or­tho­dox rack that nonetheless has become a signature item. 203 Florida Ave. NW.



Veteran’s Day Spirits Festival

Falls Church Distillers, the only privately-owned distillery local in Fairfax County, and Decorate a Vet, a Non-Profit dedicated to assisting local Northern Virginia veterans to repair personal veteran dwellings announced they will co-produce the Veteran’s Day Distiller’s Festival, on November 11, 2017, from 1pm – 8pm.

The event, the first of its kind in Northern Virginia (NOVA), will be held on the street in front of Falls Church Distillers at 442 South Washington Street, Falls Church, VA, and will feature commercial vendors, live music and available wares of spirits, wine, beer and food from local participating distillers, vineyards and restaurants. The majority of all proceeds will benefit the Decorate a Vet organization.

Go here for more information and tickets.

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Parents Night Out

Things to do in Northern Virginia

We all need a night out.

Sometimes it’s with a significant other, someone we want to become a significant other, or blow off the stress of being with the kids in tow. Here are some options to get you on your way.

Parallel Wine Bistro
Live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 100 craft brews, 80-plus wines, 170 bourbons and whiskeys—there isn’t a better way to forget all the to-do lists, homework and chores that await you at home.

Go all ’80s at Tally Ho Theater
Return to your youth for a couple nights with Tally Ho’s lineup this month.

Catoctin Creek Dinner at the Distillery
Make it all fancy with a four-course meal prepared by chefs Wes Rosati and Maria Aros of The Wandering Chef, and savor it with craft cocktails paired with the courses.




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The Light Horse Restaurant

The Light Horse

The Light Horse is located in the center of Old Town Alexandria right on historic King Street. They are halfway between the waterfront and the King Street Metro stop. The Old Town Trolley stop is right in front of their doors!

The upstairs bar features a more boisterous scene that serves as equal parts neighborhood gathering place, sports bar, and late night destination. The downstairs restaurant is currently undergoing renovations and from what I understand will re-open in the near future.

Fun place, check them out here.

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Citizen’s Burger

A tasty burger and a beer are life’s essential liberties.

Citizen’s Burger in Clarendon a classic American burger joint with a pulse and a palate.

The most difficult choice is pink or no pink, the rest is gravy on top.

Enjoy in Clarendon, Citizen’s Burger.


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Texas Jack’s Barbecue

If you are in the neighborhood (Washington Blvd., in Arlington), check out Texas Jack’s…great BBQ.

Source: Texas Jack’s Barbecue

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