Start the new year on the right foot by taking advantage of the impressive cultural offerings in the D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland area. From notable theatre to local and homegrown comedy, to the number of museums that remain open for visitors—these January events in the D-M-V are sure to please.
Of course, it would be hard to escape the news that the Washington, D.C. is experiencing the #GovernmentShutdown. While many of the area’s most notable attractions are temporarily shuttered, that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do this month.
Between events, consider checking out one of the area’s spots for winter activities like ice skating, skiing and snowboarding. head up to one of the area’s underrated new attractions at the Observation Deck at CEB Tower in Rosslyn for a view of the Capitol’s attractions from 31 stories up. Don’t forget to pick a new or favorite place to dine out during the D.C. area’s Winter Restaurant Week 2019 from January 14 – 20 and Alexandria Restaurant Week from January 18 – 27.
“Kleptocracy” at Arena Stage
Escape from the cold for a few hours and immerse yourself into a modern or classic story.
Stay in high spirits with our favorite picks of tried and true comedic groups and venues. There is a lot of talent to be found all around the D-M-V.
Start the year off on a “high note” with these choice music features, from a grand live orchestra performance accompanying a Star Wars film showing, to award-winning musical talent in cozier venues.
Pearl Street Warehouse – frequent free shows
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Building Museum – Free admission for federal employees (with badge) during government shutdown
Luther W. Brady Gallery, located in the GWU Corcoran School of the Arts & Design Flagg Building
These venues are also open during the federal government shutdown:
Cover/main photo courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Pictured: Nordic Impressions Exhibit