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

Monday, January 22

RAMW's Winter Restaurant Week Begins: Winter Restaurant Week is set for January 22- January 28. More than 250 restaurants are participating with $35 dinners and $22 lunches and brunches. Click here for our suggestions of restaurants to try!

Curling & Cocktails: Make your Mondays more fun this January with Curling & Cocktails! Starting at 7:30 pm for a free, a friendly game of curling on the Wharf ice rink. Warm up with a round of this Scottish game – or simply sample some winter cocktails from the sidelines. Go with a friend or you'll be matched with a partner when you arrive. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Must wear soft-soled tennis shoes.

Tuesday, January 23

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.

The Humans at the Kennedy Center: Stephen Karam’s uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. As darkness falls and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.

Together We Rise: The Women's March--Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World: With more than three million participants, the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 marked the largest protest in American history. With the concurrent demonstrations in cities on all seven continents, the event was the largest global protest in modern history. In this comprehensive collection of essays, images, interviews, and more, the Women’s March organizers relate how the idea for the event came about, how the march was organized, and share their personal stories. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008)

Wednesday, January 2,

Discovering Dupont Underground: Join Atlas Obscura Society D.C. and Dupont Underground for an exclusive tour both inside and out of the historic trolley tunnels underneath Dupont Circle. The tour will cover part of the tunnels as well as views from outdoors (and above ground). You'll be led by Founder Julian Hunt and Sarah Lerner, Director of Events, in discussing the past, present, and future of this underground relic.

Thursday, January 25

Lana Del Rey at Capital One Arena: Lana Del Rey is one of mainstream music’s most distinctive performers! Her 24-date tour comes to Washington, DC on Thursday, January 25. Make sure to grab your tickets!

Nature in Motion at the U.S. Botanic Garden: Taking time to enjoy nature and plants has been shown to reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve overall wellness. Enjoy the warmth of the Garden through a guided plant tour of the USBG Conservatory. Throughout the tour the guides will intermittently stop for guided stretching and calming exercises. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.