I thought you might be interested in this list of things to do near Metro Stations during
the two weeks of the program.

Restaurant Week is January 14th-20th you do need to make reservations in advance and
you can eat at the best dining establishments for a mere fraction of the actual cost.

For those who enjoy music, the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center is free every
night at 6 p.m. There is a free shuttle from the Foggy Bottom Metro to the Kennedy
Center. See below for the daily schedule.


January Events Near Metrorail

[Mostly] free community events accessible via the Washington, D.C. Metrorail system. If
you know of upcoming free community events, submit information to To find an event, check out the detailed maps of each
Metrorail station neighborhood at Always call to confirm
dates, times, and locations of events.

*** Calendar of Events ***

1/6 @ Foggy Bottom-GWU. Music - NSO Young Soloists Competitions: High School
Division Finals. Come see approximately eight local young musicians in the High School
Division Finals. 6:00pm at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Concert
Hall. Free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 202-
467-4600 or visit The free "Show Shuttle" departs from the
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station every 15 minutes until midnight.

1/7 @ Gallery Pl-Chinatown. Film. “Tamara” (2007), directed by Peter Kahane. Pop
Icons in the GDR Film Series. German with English subtitles. 6:30pm at the Goethe-
Institut Washington, GoetheForum, 812 Seventh St., NW. For ticket info, visit or call 202-289-1200. Admission is: $6 / $4.

1/10 @ King Street. Second Thursday Art Night: Snowy Winter Nights. At the Torpedo
Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Browse open studios,
interact with the artists, and enjoy refreshments. Join in on fun activities throughout the
night, including a scavenger hunt and special free prize drawing. For more information,
visit or call 703-838-4565. Free, and open to the public. For bus
and shuttle information to Old Town, see footnote 1.

1/11 @ Bethesda. Bethesda Art Walk. Visit 12 downtown Bethesda galleries from
6:00pm-9:00pm. These galleries showcase artwork created locally, nationally, and
internationally, including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. You can
walk or use the free Bethesda Circulator, which stops within a few blocks of each
Bethesda Art Walk gallery. Call 301-215-6660 or visit Free.

1/12 @ Federal Triangle. Saturday Morning at the National: An Elizabethan Festival,
portraying Merrie Olde England in the days of Elizabeth I, beloved as “Good Queen
Bess.” Authentically costumed musicians, singers, dancers and actors of all ages from
The Washington Revels will present a comic mummers play and wonderful music, song
and dance that you might have heard and seen in cities and towns in the 16th and 17th
centuries. 9:30am and 11:00am in the Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Theatre, 1321
Penn. Ave., NW. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains present for the
entire performance. Call 202-783-3372 or visit Free admission,
but seating is limited. See footnote 4.

1/12 @ Union Station. Philatelic Films: “Charade.” Part comedy, part thriller, “Charade”
(1963) stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in a story of spies and romance. Following
a screening of the movie, National Postal Museum Research Chair Daniel Piazza will
lead a discussion of the film's many philatelic connections. (This film is unrated and
contains some violence). 1:30pm-4:00pm at the National Postal Museum, 2 Mass. Ave.,
NE. Visit or call 202-633-5534. Free.

1/13 @ L'Enfant Plaza. The St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana, will
commence its 125 year celebration with the student drum group and dancers performing
at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, 4th Street and
Independence Ave. SW. Visit or call 202-633-1000. Free admission.

1/13 @ Smithsonian. Performance. Sagye, The Korean Gayagum Quartet. The four
women of Korea's Sagye ensemble have converted the traditionally solo gayagum into
instruments with up to 25 strings on which they perform new arrangements of traditional
Korean music as well as recent works by Korea's leading young composers. 7:30pm at
the Freer Gallery's Meyer Auditorium, where free tickets are required for most concerts (
see footnote 3). Visit or call 202-633-4880.

1/14 @ Federal Triangle, Metro Center. Monday Night at the National: Songs and
Courage in a Time of Civil War. Reeneactors of the138th Pennsylavania Regiment,
remembered for valor at the Battle of Monocacy, present soldiers' letters, and songs sung
around the camp fires and home fires. On the antique melodian, producer Gary Schwartz
accompanies this cavalcade of heartbreak and bravery, while saluting both North and
South. 6:00pm and 7:30pm in the Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Theatre, 1321
Penn. Ave., NW. Visit call 202-783-3372. Free admission, but
seating is limited. See footnote 4.
1/19 @ Union Station. Ben's Birthday Bash Family Day. Celebrate the innovative and
eccentric inventor, postmaster and founding father in the month of his 302nd birthday
with geographic, journalistic and revolutionary activites. Find out how Franklin cut mail
delivery time in half in the colonies and how his improvements are relevant now and in
the future.1:00pm-3:00pm at the National Postal Museum, 2 Mass. Ave., NE. For more
information, visit or call 202-633-5534. Free.

The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center--all free events at 6 p.m.

Monday, January 7, 2008
Alex Hassan
Considered one of the leading authorities on Novelty Piano, Alex Hassan performs
spirited melodies from the Golden Age of popular music.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Third Coast Percussion
Originally formed in 2004 as a satellite of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago chamber music
program, the quartet blurs the lines that divide musical styles.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Hoots & Hellmouth
Sean, Andrew, and Rob make up Hoots & Hellmouth. Frequently augmented by Ramon
Sender or Tim Celfo on bass, and a holy host of guest vocalists and instrumentalists, the
band blends roots music, gospel, and blues.

Thursday, January 10, 2008
NSO Youth Orchestra Day
Promising D.C.-area high school students who have been recommended by National
Symphony Orchestra musicians and area youth orchestras perform side-by-side with the

Friday, January 11, 2008
Vinicio Capossela
Eccentric Italian folk artist Vinicio Capossela presents music portraying entire worlds
infested by demons, grace, shadows, lost souls, and losers.

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Vagabond Opera
This six-piece group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret in which Paris
Hot Jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, and Klezmer music
meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic
Marlene Dietrich.

Sunday, January 13, 2008
Association W
Circus, dance, theater, video, and music make up Jean-Baptiste Andre’s Dis moi ce que
tu vois, je te dirai. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France . Monday,
January 14, 2008 The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
Backed by a blazing instrumental trio, the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet performs tightly
harmonized arrangements, inventive lyrics, and unique renditions of classic jazz, swing,
pop, originals, and American songbook standards.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Compagnie Chant de Balles
Talented lute player Eric Bellocq and virtuoso juggler Vincent de Lavenère perform Le
Chant des Balles. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Mirah & Spectratone International
Mirah and Spectratone International present Share This Place, a multimedia event with
original songs inspired by the French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre and a series of 12
animated short films by Britta Johnson.

Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Washington Ballet Studio Company
The ballet company performs Moondance Suite—a suite of dances set to well-known
arias and popular songs, choreographed by Jared Nelson and Septime Webre. The
company also presents excerpts from the ballet Peter and the Wolf with live narration and
choreographed by Brian Reeder.

Friday, January 18, 2008
The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Members perform classical works.

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