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Weekend Report: 11 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, January 11

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.

Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes: Rock your red and go cheer on your Washington Capitals as they take on the Carolina Hurricanes! Game starts at 7 p.m.

Hawthorne's 2nd Year Anniversary Party: As a thank you to everyone who has made Hawthorne one of the busiest bars on U Street, they'll have complimentary appetizers out, complimentary Prosecco being passed and several other surprises throughout the course of the night. To help you get in the celebratory mode, they will also be doing all night specials: $6 drinks & shots and $5 beers!

Torpedo Talks at Second Thursday Art Night: Ars memoria, or the art of memory, associates emotionally striking and memorable images within a body of text. They have often be used in the study of architecture, law, medicine, and the arts. Jolande Goldberg shares an overview of the law book illustrations and the Law Library of Congress‘s efforts to preserve this history.

Friday, January 12

Walk the Moon with Company of Thieves at The Anthem: Ohio’s WALK THE MOON have been captivating audiences with their energetic live shows for the better part of a decade. The band first made a name for themselves by touring relentlessly in support of their self-titled debut, which featured the indie classic “Anna Sun.” The alt-rock-pop quartet were then catapulted into the spotlight when 2014’s “Shut Up and Dance” became a multi-platinum global smash, crossing sonic barriers to top three different Billboard charts. Tickets start at $35. Doors open at 6:30 p.m./Show starts at 8 p.m.

"1968: Civil Rights at 50" on display at the Newseum: “1968: Civil Rights at 50” explores the tumultuous events that shaped the civil rights movement in 1968, when movement leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, unleashing anger and anguish across the country. Historic images and print news artifacts highlight the landmark events of the year, including the Orangeburg massacre, when three unarmed black teenagers were killed by police during protests at South Carolina State College; the sanitation workers strike in Memphis; and the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C., designed to draw attention to poverty and economic inequality.

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic: Head to the Capital One Arena and cheer on the Washington Wizards as they take on the Orlando Magic. Game starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 13

Cat Shelter Building Workshop at the Humane Rescue Alliance: The Humane Rescue Alliance’s Community Cat program provides winter shelters for any community cat in the District who needs one, and they need your help to build more winter shelters! With the recent cold snap, they’ve given out all their shelters, and there are still cats to help. They will be holding a two hour drop-in workshop. They ask that you bring one Rubbermaid-type bin of at least 18-gallons to make a shelter, and they will provide all other supplies.

Visual Arts and Union Market Present JD Deardourff’s Uncanny Fantastic: CulturalDC is pleased to present Uncanny Fantastic by JD Deardourff, opening at Union Market in Ward 5. Deardourff's solo show will transform the SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery into a gateway to an alternate reality. The exhibition will feature new, experimental mono prints by the artist that focus on color and energy. Uncanny Fantastic coincides with the release of Deardourff’s self-published comic book series of the same name. Throughout the exhibition, Deardourff will hold free artist workshops with the community where he will demonstrate the basics of screen printing and produce small works of art with the participants.

One Eight Distilling 3rd Anniversary Party: Starting at 1:00 pm, cocktail prices will drop $1 each hour until 8:00 pm! Sloppy Mama's BBQ will be slingin' rib-stickin' party fuel and Prescription Chicken will be serving up nourishing warmth and goodness. (And some secret intel? There might just be a shot for shot deal featuring their hangover elixir - just a preventative measure for your smarter 2018 partying self.)

Sunday, January 14

Yoga at the National Building Museum: Rise and shine at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Enjoy a mellow, all-levels yoga class under the colossal, 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns in the Great Hall of The National Building Museum, America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. All are welcome-the class is open to brand new and seasoned yogis alike! No previous yoga experience required. Please purchase tickets in advance and BYO yoga mat.

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