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The company of Into The Woods playing at the Kennedy Center through Sunday, January 8. (Image: Joan Marcus)

Out and About: 6 events guaranteed to start 2017 off on a high note

Monday, January 2

Thanks for the Memories KBC: Help the Kangaroo Boxing Club so farewell on their final night of service, and celebrate 4.5 years of awesome BBQ and really good times. They've also accumulated some pretty cool stuff over the past four years and would like to see some of it find a new home, so they'll be auctioning off a variety of items with all proceeds going to Thrive DC. Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3410 11th St NW, 5 p.m., free

Rose Bowl Watch Party: Watch Penn State take on USC in the Rose Bowl at D.C.'s official PSU bar, Chinese Disco. They'll have their regular pre-game tailgate with pump up tunes, flip cup, pong, shuffle and ring toss. Chinese Disco, 3251 Prospect St NW, 2 p.m., free

Tuesday, January 3

Free Zumba Class: Start 2017 on a fit note, moving to fun Latin music after work at the Kennedy Center. You'll learn moves from salsa, merengue, samba, flamenco, hip hop and more! Zumba is one of many free New Year Resolution classes being offered in January. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, 6 p.m., free- no tickets required

Wednesday, January 4

Into the Woods: Venture into the woods with the acclaimed Fiasco Theater's production that became NYC's surprise hit of the season. This witty and wildly theatrical re-invention of Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical classic is staged like you've never seen it before. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets start at $49

Thursday, January 5

Hawthorne's 1 Year Anniversary: It's hard to believe that it's a been a year since Hawthorne opened. As a thank you to their patrons, Hawthorne is throwing a birthday bash with complimentary appetizers and prosecco and several other surprises throughout the course of the night. To help you get in the celebratory mode, they'll also have all-night $5 specials on several of their more popular orders. Hawthorne, 1336 U St NW, 8 p.m., free

Phillips After 5: Come explore People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series during the exhibition’s last few days. Add to a large world map to show where you’re from, share your migration story in an activity with President Lincoln’s Cottage and create your own #Panel61 inspired by Lawrence’s masterwork. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, 5 p.m., $12