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Weekend Report: 10 events not to miss this weekend

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.

Friday, January 26

Munderground at Dupont Underground: MUNDY is a Washington, DC based band serving New Wave Soul. A Space glam look with a punk rock edge. With body moving beats and soaring melodies, MUNDY will get you lifted and make you dance it out. Up-beat and visually engaging, MUNDY is a theatrical rock experience. Catch their show on Friday at 8 p.m.

Renwick: Murder at Midnight: The museum will stay open until midnight giving you the chance to explore "Murder is her Hobby" and "The Final Stop" before they close on Sunday, January 28. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the Nutshells, a DJ in the Grand Salon, and craft your own souvenir.

The Washington Auto Show: Designated one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington Auto Show, a world class event, continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge exhibits, latest model cars and displays of historic vehicles. Along with the engineering prowess on display among the more than 600 new models from over 35 manufacturers, the 2018 show will feature VIP tours led by award-winning automotive writers and a special exhibit area for live painting of “art” cars. (Walter E. Washington Convention Center)

Justin Trawick and The Common Good Debut Album Release at Pearl Street Warehouse: Justin Trawick and The Common Good are a touring Americana group consisting of four friends who have been performing on stage together since 2006. Fronted by award winning songwriter Justin Trawick, the band has opened for such artists as Bob Schneider, Cowboy Mouth, Brett Dennen, and Sara Bareilles. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 27

Sips & Suppers: Sips & Suppers is a major celebration of food and community in the Washington, DC metro area. Now in its ninth year, Sips & Suppers began in 2009 as the brainchild of Alice Waters to raise the awareness of homelessness and hunger in the nation’s capital and to promote efforts to develop sustainable and local solutions to these challenges. The weekend supports the wonderful work of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, organizations that serve the neediest individuals in the nation’s capital. Since its inception, Sips & Suppers has raised over 2.5 million dollars in financing for the essential programs run by these organizations. The event is proudly hosted by celebrated chefs José Andrés, Joan Nathan & Alice Waters.

Monster Jam at Capital One Arena: The show will bring Motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family. Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, new in 2018 across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.

Discover the Dinosaurs at the DC Armory: Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek is an all new touring event for the whole family. The dinosaur exhibit features realistic animatronic dinosaurs set in interesting scenes that transport you back to the Jurassic including one dinosaur for which kids can actually control the movements themselves!

Sunday, January 28

Gallery Experience: Ann Hamilton at the Hirshhorn Museum: Don’t miss a unique opportunity to join internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton for a walk through "at hand," her show-stopping installation currently on view in "What Absence is Made Of."