12 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week

12 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week


PROFS AND PINTS: Georgetown University professors Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware will delve into the historical trajectory and contemporary threats posed by violent extremists. Their discussion at Penn Social will not only trace the history of far-right extremism but also explore the implications of domestic terrorism on foreign policy. (Penn Social; 6 p.m.; $14)

SCARLET: Join Georgetown Library for an international movie night featuring the 2022 French film “Scarlet,” based on Alexander Grin’s 1923 novel “Scarlet Sails.” Immerse yourself in cinematic storytelling at this free screening. (Georgetown Neighborhood Library; 5 p.m.; FREE)

TRIVIA: Barkada Wine Bar presents its monthly trivia night hosted by Miss Sarah Tonin. Test your knowledge for the chance to win cash and drink prizes in a fun and engaging atmosphere. (Barkada Wine Bar; 6:30 p.m.; FREE)

MORE: Explore the art of natural dyeing at Rhizome DC’s Natural Dye Workshop (6:30 p.m.; $20+), enjoy the musical stylings of Young Gun Silver Fox at The Atlantis (6:30 p.m.; $25), join author Jake Johnston in conversation about his book “Aid State” at Politics and Prose Connecticut Avenue (7 p.m.; FREE), or bring your favorite board game to Nanny O’Briens for Bring Your Own Game Night (6:30 p.m.; FREE).


PRIVATE JONES: Signature Theatre presents the opening night of “Private Jones,” a gripping tale based on the true story of a deaf Welsh sniper in World War I. Witness this powerful production, running until March 10. (Signature Theatre; 7 p.m.; $40+)

MOSHE KASHER: Join stand-up comedian Moshe Kasher at Sixth and I as he shares stories from his eclectic life, chronicled in his latest book “Subculture Vulture.” In conversation with podcast creator Lauren Ober, Kasher offers insights into his diverse experiences. (Sixth and I; 7 p.m.; $20)

REMEMBERING THE BLACK ARTS: Explore the legacy of poet Amiri Baraka and his influence on contemporary art at a panel discussion hosted by the Hurston/Wright Foundation and Prince George’s County’s Office of the Poet Laureate. This event is part of a multi-day symposium honoring significant figures in the Black arts movement. (Oxon Hill Branch Library; 6:30 p.m.; FREE)

MORE: Experience the musical talents of Joseph Parrish at Kennedy Center (7:30 p.m.; $35+), attend a discussion on the environmental impact of development at Pinecrest Local Park Activity Building (7:30 p.m.; FREE), groove to the rhythms of Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at Rhizome DC (7 p.m; $25+), or catch the insightful Artechtalk featuring Kartik Sheth and Begoña Vila at Artechouse (5 p.m; FREE).


SPRUNG: Kick off Silver Spring’s SPRUNG! comedy festival with “The Mother of All Comedy” featuring local comics Jenny Cavallero, Rola Z, Demi Chang, and Liz Barlow. Support a new program dedicated to empowering women and non-binary comedians while enjoying a night of laughter. (Silver Spring Black Box; 7 p.m.; $25)

VINTAGE MARKET: Update your style for the new year at Dew Drop Inn’s vintage market. Browse offerings from Finds by Foster, Boutique Reign, and Danny’s Band Tees while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. (Dew Drop Inn; 6 p.m.; FREE)

MORE: Attend Artechtalk with Kartik Sheth and Begoña Vila at Artechouse (5 p.m; FREE), enjoy live music by Christopher at The Atlantis (6:30 p.m.; $25), experience the Black Box Ensemble performance at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (2 p.m.; FREE), or celebrate the legacy of Marian Anderson at Soulful Harmony: A Tribute to Marian Anderson at The Tower Club Tysons Corner (6 p.m.; $82).


LUNAR NEW YEAR: Get into the festive spirit with an early Lunar New Year celebration at Central Place Plaza in Rosslyn. Enjoy a Lion Dance performance, ceremonial tea, fortune cookies, and more at this free, family-friendly event. (Central Place Plaza; 5 p.m.; FREE)

GIRLGENIUS: Discover the talents of queer, femme singer-songwriters at Songbyrd Music House’s Girlgenius showcase. Proceeds from this event, featuring Devon Williams, Veronica Faison, Flairity, ok ivy, and Velvet Grace, will support expanding abortion access in the region. (Songbyrd Music House; 8 p.m.; $15+)

CRADLE AND ALL: Experience the premiere of “Cradle and All” by Ally Theatre Company, a new play exploring the impact of incarceration on individuals and their communities. Created by actors, activists, and those affected by the prison system, this thought-provoking production offers unique insights into the complexities of life after prison. (Joe’s Movement Emporium; 7 p.m.; $20)

BETTER FOR YOUR BASKET: Join a session at the Wellness Space at the Congress Heights Giant to learn how to make heart-healthy meals. Discover new recipes and cooking methods to enhance your well-being. (11 a.m.; FREE)