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Weekend Report: 12 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, January 18

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 travelled and one created in collaboration with ARTECHOUSE specially for this show, it is a hypnotic and immersive multi-sensory experience unlike anything.

"Americans" exhibit opens at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life. Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States. Americans, opening Jan. 18 at the National Museum of the American Indian, highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began.

Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — at Sixth & I: Michael Wolff's account of the first year of the Trump administration delves behind the barrage of tweets, accusations, denials, and belligerence to find out what's really been going on in the White House. In this astonishing report, Wolff, an award-winning journalist and author of six books, details what Trump's staff really thinks of him, explains what inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by Obama, lays out the reasons Comey was fired, explores the incendiary relationship between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner and identifies who's been directing the Trump administration’s strategy since Bannon's departure.

Friday, January 19

Z-Burger Honors Marginalized Nations Following Trump's Alleged Controversial Remarks: Just one week following President Trump's allegedly uttered and now well-known slur aimed at a few marginalized countries, a DC-based burger eatery will honors those countrymen (and women) and supporters and fans with a special treat. From 11 am-2 pm anyone presenting a passport from El Salvador, Haiti or any African nation, OR anyone with a passport with a stamp showing they've visited one of those countries OR anyone simply donning paraphernalia from those countries (like a Haitian soccer jersey, Ghanian flag, traditional El Salvadorean attire etc.-just have fun with it!) will be treated with a complimentary burger. Participants will be able to choose any single burger. The offer is good at Z-Burger's Tenleytown location at 4321 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

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.

The Late Shift: Brand New Day at the Torpedo Factory: Welcome 2018 with a spirited celebration of art, music, and dance. Warm up with an indoor art market, live performances, and pop-up activities throughout the building. Dance into the night during the silent disco with the City of Alexandria’s Mobile Art Lab.

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 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 20

Women's March on Washington 2018: On January 20, 2018 women and allies will once again take to the streets of the nation’s capital to make a powerful statement to the current administration and the rest of the world. In a follow-up to the largest demonstration in U.S. history, people from across the country will meet at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 11a.m. where March Forward Virginia will host a rally showcasing several speakers followed by a march on the White House.

The 14th Annual DC Travel & Adventure Show: At America’s Favorite Travel Show, you’ll explore endless vacation options, discover over 200 destinations from around the globe, plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts, and enjoy fun for the whole family with virtual reality experiences and Segway rides. (January 20 – 21, 2018 at the Washington Convention Center)

Osteria Morini Pasta Class: Fresh pasta is incomparable. Ditch the box and learn the art of fresh pasta-making at Osteria Morini. Executive Chef Ben Pflaumer will lead hands-on classes teaching all levels of pasta making, from dough forming to hand forming shaped pastas, stuffed pastas to sauces. The classes are followed by a 3-course lunch, where attendees can enjoy the fruits of their labor, along with some additional items prepared by Chef Ben. Tickets are $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Ice Yards 2018: Now in its fourth year, Ice Yards has become the event of the winter season, with revelers enjoying an unparalleled afternoon in DC’s only adult-friendly winter wonderland. This year, the event finds a new home on The Yards boardwalk. Back by popular demand are icy cocktails and local DC brews, interactive ice activities, live music, and more. Your $10 ticket includes (1) wine or beer upon entry. Following an incredible turnout the last three years, this year’s event will feature a bigger footprint with more opportunities to enjoy the frozen fun

Sunday, January 21

NFC Championship Viewing Party At Declaration Shaw: It’s official, the Philadelphia Eagles are in the NFC Championship against the Minnesota Vikings! Root on Minnesota or Philly, home to the original Declaration (of Independence that is) with a viewing party featuring food & drink specials at Declaration Shaw. Best dressed fanatics for both the Eagles and Vikings will receive $25 cash!

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