Check Out All That’s Going On During The King Holiday Weekend

Weekend Haps Update

  • Join Taylor Thomas this Saturday from 12-3pm for the Rosendorf Evans “Mid Winter Sale” at the Doubletree Hotel in Largo.


  • The DC Comedy Jam is Saturday night at DAR Constitution Hall, Show time is 8pm.


  • Tonight Vivian Green performs at the Birchmere, showtime is 7:30.


  • On Friday Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club presents 76 Degrees West Band. Doors open at 6, show time is 8pm.


  • Stanley Jordan is at Blues Alley tonight through Sunday for two shows each night 8 & 10pm


  • Black Alley is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Sunday night. Show time is 8:30pm.


  • Angie Stone is at the Birchmere Monday night for a 7:30 performance.


  • Monday (King Holiday) Join WHUR and Fannie Mae for our annual town hall meeting at First Baptist Church of Glenarden. This year’s theme is “We Got Next”, Millennials Taking Up the Social Justice Banner. The event kicks off a 10am.


  • ‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’
    As part of itsCivil Rights at 50 series, Newseum will highlight the pivotal year of 1968. Explore the essential and tragic events of this year through stunning photography and interactive elements. You will learn more about the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the important Black Power protest at the Olympics and much, much more. The exhibit is open through Jan. 2, 2019.
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Admission
    Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001



  • ‘Sovereignty’
    Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, thisArena Stage drama concerns a young Cherokee lawyer who learns, while fighting for her nation’s independence, why some wounds never heal. During her battle, Sarah Ridge Polson must face the tragedies of the Cherokee Nation, encountering historical figures like Andrew Jackson, as well as the ghosts of her own ancestors, along the way. The play runs through Feb. 18. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. |  Tickets Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


  • On Sunday January 14th – The 4th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration
    Three of DC’s legendary go-go bands will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a special performance at the legendaryHoward Theatre on Sunday night. Rare Essence, founded by the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, have been making feet move throughout the District since the mid-1970s. Trouble Funk has been around almost as long (35 years) and have a host of go-go classics to their name. Sugar Bear & EU have been a regional sensation since the 1980s. Experience all three on one stage to celebrate the birthday of America’s greatest Civil Rights leader.
    8 p.m. |  Tickets @ The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001



  • Women’s Voices Theater Festival
    Following the success of the inaugural festival in 2015, DC’s theater communitycomes together again to mount a citywide festival in celebration of female playwrights. This month-long festival will celebrate the incredible impact that women have on theater, from behind-the-scenes roles to starring on stage. More than 20 theaters in the metro area will stage a new play by a woman, including Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company. There are so many reasons to attend this great cultural event – so get your tickets today!



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