Thursday, January 10
Broccoli Talks with Michell Clark: The fifth talk in this series highlighting entrepreneurs will feature 28-year-old Michell Clark, author of "Keep It 100: daily affirmations for millennials who are tired of being called millennials." The Virginia native turned D.C. writer/entrepreneur will discuss his gateway to the creative community with moderator Brittany Johnson. Free to attend.
Friday, January 11
DC Tattoo Expo: For those looking to get inked, or perhaps just ogle some amazing body art, the 9th annual DC Tattoo Expo is in town Jan. 11-13 with more than 400 tattoo artists to meet. Stars from both Tattoo Nightmares and Ink Masters will be on site and live entertainment will perform all weekend. Tickets are $30 per day ($60 for the whole weekend).
Anna Warhol Dance Party: Get your Warhol pop art lewks ready and dance the night away to beats by GET FACE & DJ Honey. Performances (starting at midnight) include: Creme Fatale, Washington Heights – Drag Queen, Dee Dee Derèon, Venus Fastrada and Ariel Von Quinn. Free to attend (open bar for 21+ from 10-11 p.m. with RSVP).
Saturday, January 12
Yule Ball: Are you ready for a magical evening filled with butterbeer, Quidditch Pong and a Rita Skeeter-approved raffle? Of course you are! Head to the Auld Shebeen (or "The Great Hall" as it will be known for one night only) to be sorted into a house, try your hand at Professor Trelawney’s Trivia or wager a bet on Bertie Bott’s Best Guess Beans Competition. Make sure you are dressed to impress for Cho's fashion show, and pay Death-eater-turned-bartender Barty Crouch Jr. a visit for all you dark arts and/or potions desires. All wizards and muggles are welcome. Tickets are $10.
WNO presents Three New 20-Minute Operas: As part of the Kennedy Center's weekend-long American Opera Initiative Festival, three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will be a part of the cast, and each opera will loosely be themed around American life and culture. Tickets start at $19.
DC Onesie Crawl: Unleash your inner spirit animal, throw on your favorite onesie and enjoy the most comfy bar crawl in the city! Specials will be offered at 10 U Street bars, including The Prospect, Sudhouse and Codmother. Tickets are $20
Sunday, January 13
No Pants Metro Ride: If you're trying to find deep meaning behind this event, don't. There's no secret, hidden agenda -- it truly is exactly what it sounds like. But if taking your pants off and riding the metro in your undies just for funsies is your jam, then this is the place to be! Meet at Hancock Park (at L'Enfant Metro) around 3 p.m. and ride around with fellow no-pants enthusiasts. An after-party will be held at The Big Hunt (pants still optional) around 5 p.m. with a portion of the bar tab being donated to Cupid's Undie Run. Free to attend.
New Nature: Today is the last day to check out the "New Nature" exhibit at Artechouse, one of the few musesums in D.C. that WANTS you to play with the art! But don't worry, the next installation, "Everything in Existence" by fuse* opens to the public on January 19. Tickets are $15.