Mega List of things to do in DC/NOVA this weekend Jan 5 – 7, 2018
Baby, it’s cold outside! But that’s not an excuse for not getting out there!
Super MAGFest at National Harbor:
“MAGFest” is short for “Music and Gaming Festival,” and games are what you’ll find at the Gaylord around the clock, all weekend: 200 arcade and pinball machines (all set for free play, of course), video-game tournaments and tabletop games ranging from Dungeons & Dragons to the newest indie creations. Take a break at panel discussions and video-game film screenings, watch live video-game-inspired improv comedy and theater or learn how to be a circus performer Go here for more info.
HOT IN HERRE: 2000S DANCE PARTY WITH DJS WILL EASTMAN AND OZKER
If you’ve seen Will Eastman and Ozker DJ together before you know they have no guilt about musical guilty pleasures. Neither do you. Don’t even deny it. Since 2008, the duo has brought you the NO SCRUBS: 90’s Dance Party where 2Pac and Kurt Cobain exist side by side and work the sold-out 9:30 Club in Washington, DC into a sweaty mass of anthemic all night sing-alongs. Now it’s time to bring back HOT IN HERRE: 2000’s dance party. This Saturday at the 9:30 Club
Bier Baron Cask Festival:
To celebrate its seventh anniversary, the Bier Baron bar is hosting what it hopes will become an annual festival of cask ales from across the country. (Cask ale is a traditional style in which the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation in a serving vessel, adding natural carbonation.) National participants include some of the buzziest names in craft beer — Toppling Goliath, SingleCut and Interboro — while 3 Stars, Adroit Theory and Mad Fox are among those representing the Washington area. Admission includes a five-ounce sample of at least 21 beers and a souvenir tasting glass. Go here for more info.
PLAN YOUR DREAM WEDDING AT THE GREAT BRIDAL EXPO
HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON ON CAPITOL HILL
Since everyone and their mother got engaged over the holidays, it’s time to start the long march down the aisle. Hit up this wedding expo to find inspiration for your big day.
Go here for more info:
Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club at GALA Hispanic Theatre:
The surreal “fight club” features no-holds-barred brawls so comical and choreographed they would put the WWE to shame. This year’s matchups are a secret, but previous bouts have included Vladimir Putin vs. a unicorn, Martha Stewart vs. the Swedish Chef, and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder vs. a Native American. The King himself and burlesque star Trixie Glitter provide commentary on the action. In between rounds, there are burlesque performances, audience trivia contests and other surprises. Through Saturday.
Check it out here.