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Out & About: 8 events to make your work week more exciting

Monday, January 15

37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade: The Parade will commence at noon and will begin from Good Hope Road near the Anacostia Park entrance SE Washington, DC and continue along MLK Avenue to Barry Farm Recreation Center, on Sumner Road, where the MLK Holiday DC Health & Community Fair will be underway. Across the nation and the world, Dr. King’s life and legacy is commemorated by a day of service and promoted as A Day On and Not a Day Off. The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade symbolizes the need to continue Dr. King’s work and reinforces the idea reflected in his words.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Peace Walk: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Peace Walk is held annually on the federal MLK holiday. The Peace Walk is coordinated by the Coalition for Peace, a group of individuals and non-profits dedicated to peace and positivity for the Washington DC metropolitan communities. 2018’s Peace Walk will begin at 10 am on Monday, January 15 at 2500 MLK Ave SE and end at the Barry Farm Recreation Center.

Tuesday, January 16

On Your Feet! at the Kennedy Center: From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you inside their real-life story, with some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century.

Stranger-er Things: Live Scoring at Union Stage: Members of some of DC's most adventurous groups come together to create a one-night-only sonic experience at the brand-new Union Stage. Guests will enjoy a multi sensory feast, combining the art of American television with experimental live sound tracking in real-time. Presented by VoidLife Records and Uptown ArtHouse. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $12 - $20.

Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre Company: In the wake of his father’s abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed as he never imagined it could—his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne and a world seemingly gone insane. When his father’s ghost appears and demands vengeance, the increasingly desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17

Eric Benet at Birchmere Music Hall: Don't miss your chance to see Eric Benet in concert at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria! Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 18

"Americans" exhibit opens at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life. Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States. Americans, opening Jan. 18 at the National Museum of the American Indian, highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began.

Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — at Sixth & I: Michael Wolff's account of the first year of the Trump administration delves behind the barrage of tweets, accusations, denials, and belligerence to find out what's really been going on in the White House. In this astonishing report, Wolff, an award-winning journalist and author of six books, details what Trump's staff really thinks of him, explains what inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by Obama, lays out the reasons Comey was fired, explores the incendiary relationship between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner and identifies who's been directing the Trump administration’s strategy since Bannon's departure.