Ring in the new year with cold-weather entertainment across the DMV!
The first weekend of 2020 is officially here, and we're ready to start things off right! Along with post-holiday fun like winter villages, there's also live bands, dance parties, and an epic scavenger hunt across all of D.C.'s Smithsonian museums. Who's ready?
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, January 3, to Sunday, January 5.
Get the Led Out: A Celebration of the Mighty Zep
Rams Head Live! | 20 Market Place | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
Ever wanted to see Led Zeppelin live? Now you can, no time machine required! This passionate band will perform their legendary sound live, with classics like "Kashmir" and "When The Levee Breaks" bringing down the house. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $31.50. You can buy them here!
Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonian
Meet at Ollies Trolley Restaurant | 425 12th St. NW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday
Fans of adventures cannot miss the Smithsonian Scavenger Hunt! Starting at noon, participants will team up and scour Smithsonian museums for clues, trivia, and more fun about exhibits. The first prize is complimentary admission to an Embassy gala! General admission is $20. Check it out here!
Ice and Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run
Cameron Run Regional Park | 4001 Eisenhower Avenue | Alexandria, VA | Ongoing
Experience a thrilling winter wonderland at Cameron Run Regional Park. From 5 to 10 p.m., guests can enjoy the season with wintery treats, holiday music, lights, and an ice rink! The winter village only runs until January 5, so go while you can! Tickets start at $5. Find out more here!
Jackie Fabulous (America's Got Talent)
The Comedy Loft of D.C. | 1523 22nd St. NW | Washington, D.C. | Thursday–Saturday
Love a good laugh? Then you're gonna love Jackie Fabulous! A semifinalist on America's Got Talent who wowed all the judges, audiences will love her quick wit and inspirational spirit. Not only is she hilarious, she'll also make you feel good about life! Tickets are $20 along with a food/drink minimum. Check it out here!
No Scrubs: '90s Dance Party
9:30 Club | 815 V St. NW | Washington, D.C. | Friday
Grab your flannel and Docs and party like it's 1999! DJs Will Eastman and Ozker will bring the hits of the decade in a kaleidoscopic DJ set spanning from grunge to rap. Jam out to classics from Nirvana, Biggie, TLC, and so much more! Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $16. Don't miss out—buy them here!
Upperco Yuletide Village
Upperco Volunteer Fire Company | 16020 Carnival Avenue | Upperco, MD | Friday–Sunday
This is the last weekend to experience holiday fun at Upperco Yuletide Village! Family and friends can enjoy twinkling light displays, special appearances from Santa, and hot chocolate at the Train Garden. This is its LAST weekend until next year—you won't want to miss it! Admission is $6-$8; children under 6 are free! Find out more here!
Boat House Row
The Hamilton Live | 600 14th St. NW | Washington, D.C. | Friday
Yacht Rock is all the rage right now, and Boat House Row will bring all the chill vibes this Friday at The Hamilton Live. Hear smooth covers of classics from Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, and more. Like it says on the group's website, "prepare to be rocked...gently"! The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets run $15-$20. You can purchase them here!
Igloo Winter Wonderland
Farm Brew Live | 9901 Discovery Boulevard | Manassas, VA | Ongoing
Celebrate the winter season in style with your very own igloo! Conveniently located near 2 Silos Brewing Co., up to eight guests at a time can enjoy their very own igloo experience with good food and drink. Your social gatherings will never be the same! Igloo rentals are $50, in addition to food and drink minimum. Find more information about rates here!
Kennedy Center | 2700 F St. NW | Washington, D.C. | Ongoing
The new year is all about trying new things, and these dance classes at the Kennedy Center are just what the doctor ordered! Step outside your comfort zone every first Saturday of the month with a variety of dances and instructors to guide the way. This Saturday's class will be Doonya: The Bollywood Workout, which is described as a "high-intensity interval training fitness program." Tickets are $10. Buy them here!
BSO Presents Movie with Orchestra: Amadeus
Strathmore & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | North Bethesda & Baltimore, MD | Friday–Sunday
Winner of the coveted Best Picture award at The Oscars, Amadeus is full of memorable characters and music. Hear the grand score performed live by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the film plays in the background. It puts your home studio to shame! Catch the screenings at Strathmore and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from Friday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Find out more here!
What are your weekend plans? Leave a comment and let us know what you'll be up to!