The holidays are over so it's time to get out, get moving and try new things! Luckily there are plenty of events to keep you busy this weekend, here are our picks:
Friday, January 4
Catch your culture fix at First Friday Dupont! The self-guided art walk will take you from small galleries like IA&A at Hillyer to interactive spaces like ArtJamz. Some of the galleries have suggested donations, but many of them are free. Plus, for $15 you can paint the walls and enjoy a complimentary drink at ArtJamz's 'Party like Banksy' night.
If you're looking for a fun date or just want to learn something new, Bluejacket in Navy Yard will be offering their weekly brewery tour. For $35, you will receive a full-sized beer, plus a flight of three additional beer samples and a snack from the chef.
If you're more of a wine drinker, you can still have a lot of fun on Friday night. Uncorked Wine is hosting 'New Year, New Wine' on the third floor of the Washington Post Building. The regular tickets cost $50 and includes four glasses of wine (two red, one rosé and one white), plus catered pairings and a tote bag. For $75, you can enjoy the VIP experience, which includes a dessert wine, plus a dessert pairing, and a free wine class voucher.
TLC's 'No Scrubs' came out in 1999, but it's still relevant 20 years later. If you're looking to ditch the guys who hang out the passenger side of his best friend's ride and tries to holla at you in 2019, head over to the 9:30 Club for their 'No Scrubs 90s Dance Party'. Tickets are $16.
Saturday, January 5
Yoga shouldn't have to be boring and Saturday's class at Songbyrd in AdMo promises to be anything but. Vinyl and Vinyasa will bring your yoga flow to a new rhythm with vinyl from QPGC's DJ Chalant. Tickets are $10 and attendees will get a free mimosa after the class - bring your own mat!
If barre and brunch is more your speed, Sidebarre is celebrating its first year in business with a low-intensity "barrecrawl" followed by brunch and bottomless mimosas at Smith Commons on H Street. Tickets are nearly sold out, but for $50, you'll get the barre class, booze and either steak and eggs or french toast.
We're far from spring, but you can learn to keep plants even in the dead of winter with a succulent and terrarium crafting class with District Hardware and Bike in Navy Yard. For $5, you can learn about succulent care. The fee covers your pebbles, soil and sand, so you'll need to bring your own plants and terrarium, or purchase one on site.
Making more art is an admirable new year's resolution, but you can kick it up a notch with a graffiti art class with noted artist Rajan Sedalia. Tickets are $89 and you'll learn about drawing technique, graffiti lettering and spray painting. The class is indoors and outside.
Sunday, January 6
If you didn't get everything on your wish list, head to The Really Big Pop-Up at Big Chief on Sunday. The pop-up promises to feature plenty of local creatives and vendors, selling things like art, vintage clothes, sneakers and more. Admission is free, although you must be 21 or over to attend.
The government shutdown may have closed down most of the Smithsonian's museums, but the National Museum of Women in the Arts is having a free community day on Sunday. The museum features exhibits ranging from Rodarte to an exploration of contemporary women in Indian and Persian miniature painting. Be sure not to miss Fierce Women, a free tour celebrating trail-blazing women in the arts, at 1 p.m.
If you're interested in urban farming, you can volunteer at H Street Farms on the rooftop of W.S. Jenks & Son in northeast D.C. Volunteering is, of course, free, but learning how to grow something in an urban space is pretty priceless if you ask us.