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Out & About: 9 events to make your work week more exciting

Monday, February 5

Nighttime Illuminated Photography at the National Cathedral: As part of the week of "Seeing Deeper" programming, they are lighting up the nave of the Cathedral with a rotating series of colors and patterns that bring the architecture to life. The building closes to the public at 9 p.m., but you'll have an extra hour until 10 p.m. to capture once-in-a-lifetime views of this amazing building.

Joggers & Lagers at Port City Brewing Company: Do you measure fun by the pint or by the mile? Try it both ways, the first and third Mondays of the month at Joggers & Lagers with Pacers Running. Starting at 7 p.m. come take part in the 1, 3 or 5 mile fun run that takes off and returns at the Tasting Room, which opens at 4 p.m. Expect a fun crowd, support from Pacers Running staff, and periodic visits from their vendors to let you test out their latest offerings.

Tuesday, February 6

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour at The Anthem: In 2018, Joe Biden will extend his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 280-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. He will share how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty. Each ticket includes a copy of Vice President Joe Biden’s #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kennedy Center: Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity. For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the beloved company will continue to push the art form into fascinating new territory, with multiple programs as unique and phenomenal as the Ailey dancers themselves.

Wednesday, February 7

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.

Parallel Universe at ARTECHOUSE: Immerse in a psychedelic, eye-of-the-storm experience of whirling fractals and light beams as ARTECHOUSE presents Parallel Universe by Ouchhh! Visually and aurally mesmerizing, Parallel Universe is the first solo retrospective exhibit for an internationally acclaimed Turkish art studio Ouchhh. Comprised of four installations, three world traveled and one created in collaboration with ARTECHOUSE specially for this show, it is a hypnotic and immersive multi-sensory experience unlike anything.

The Washington D.C. Pancakes & Booze Art Show: D.C.'s largest underground art show will feature more than 100 artists, live body painting, live art, and a FREE pancake bar!

Thursday, February 8

Drag Dinner at Captain Gregory's: Captain Gregory’s presents Captain Gregory’s Drag Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 8. Enjoy an intimate 45-minute drag show featuring the music of Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, BeyoncĂ© and Adele. The cost of $85 per person includes two cocktails and a two course dinner. Seating's are at 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics: Head to the Capital One Arena and cheer on the Washington Wizards as they take on the Boston Celtics. Game starts at 8 p.m.