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Out and About: 10 not to miss MLK Day & Inauguration week events

Monday, January 16

Living in the spirit of MLK at the National Cathedral: In the same space where Dr. King preached his last Sunday sermon, come together for song, narrative, and prophetic reflection as they explore how to better incorporate his teachings into our daily lives.

Special MLK Drag Brunch at Nellie's Sports Bar: It's the best way to enjoy your long weekend! Join Shi-Queeta Lee's classic Salute to Divas! Nellie's has not one but two special Drag Brunches scheduled to help you revel in your day off.

Peace and Power March at the White House: Join the DC ARTIST LED Peace & Power March at 1 p.m. in front of The White House as they walk to Bohemian Caverns on U Street.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Arlington: Celebrate MLK Day by joining ACE volunteers and community members to clean up trash and debris from Four Mile Run stream in Barcroft Park and along Four Mile Run Drive. Help keep one of Arlington’s favorite neighborhood areas and largest stream watershed, trash free.

Tuesday, January 17

Refugee Ball: A coalition of asylum lawyers, non-profit organizations, mental health professionals, and academics is hosting an Alternative Inaugural Ball for refugees, asylum seekers, their family members, and supporters.

Wednesday, January 18

Burgers n' Brews - Shake Shack and Port City Brewing: Enjoy a guided tasting of Port City Brewing beers paired with four rounds of Shake Shack burgers, event-only specials, and frozen custard beer floats.

Thanks Obama Dance Party at Songbyrd: Mark your calendars because at 9 p.m. there will be a dance party for the chief at Songbyrd.

Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Escape the cold weather and head over to the Verizon Center to cheer on the Washington Wizards as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies!

Thursday, January 19

Busboys and Poets Presents Peace Ball: A gathering at the National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of the past four years and the vow to continue to be the change we want to see in the world.

Love Trumps Hate Rainbow Bash: Join the Love Trumps Hate Rainbow Bash to benefit the Anacostia Watershed Society, La Clinica Del Pueblo and The Washington Blade Foundation.