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Weekend Report: 8 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, January 4

The Illusionists at the Kennedy Center: Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show returns to the Kennedy Center after sell-out shows in 2015! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. Shows starts at 3 or 8 p.m.

Friday, January 5

Final Weekend of Georgetown GLOW: Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood, it's a whole new way to shine. This 4th edition of GLOW runs from Friday, December 8 through Sunday, January 7, with works lit from 5 – 10 p.m. nightly.

Saturday, January 6

“Creating Camelot” Kennedy Photo Exhibit: To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, the Newseum is bringing back for a limited time one of its most popular exhibits — “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe.” This stunning photo exhibit showcases more than 70 intimate and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, first Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and their children, Caroline and John, taken by Kennedy’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe.

NSO Day of Music: Chamber Concert: NSO musicians Jane Bowyer Stewart and Susan Midkiff (violin), Denise Wilkinson (viola), and guest musician Kerry van Laanen (cello) perform a classical concert in the the National Portrait Museum's Great Hall. The NSO Day of Music is part of NSO In Your Neighborhood—an initiative that provides free performances and educational activities by the National Symphony Orchestra in neighborhoods throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

Chris Rock at DAR Constitution Hall: Join Chris Rock for a night of laughs at his Total Blackout tour at DAR Constitution Hall. Tickets start at $67. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, January 7

The 2018 Whole30 Book Tour: Join Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30 program and #1 New York Times best-selling author (It Starts With Food, The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, and The Whole30 Cookbook), as she introduces the TWO newest additions to the Whole30 family, the highly anticipated Whole30 Day by Day and The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook. (Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue)

No Pants Metro Ride DC 2018: Act as if it's any other day: you're traveling to/from work, you're headed to meet some friends, you're en route to some appointment, you're carting off your old Christmas tree, you're a tourist not quite sure how to navigate Metro... you just happen to be without pants. Meet at Hancock Park by the L'Enfant Plaza Metro (at the corner of 7th, C, and Maryland SW). They will have a brief pre-ride meeting starting at 3 p.m, and soon afterward you'll dive underground and ride some trains.

Washington, DC Great Bridal Expo: The Great Bridal Expo is the nation’s leading direct to the consumer wedding show and resource with nearly 40 years of event production throughout the US. If you are planning a wedding, this is the place to be on Sunday. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.