Wed Jan 21st - If you're LGBT and work in a DC Embassy, tonight the place to be is Number Nine, for the launch of GLINT. If not, get down to the library between 10am and 10pm for a live readathon of 1984, as part of their Orwellian America series. You can even sign up to read for 10 mins!
Thu Jan 22nd - Carrying on the gay theme, the Capital Pride Reveal party is happening at Malmaison tonight.
Fri Jan 23rd - A free screening of Xanadu at the Library of Congress? The folks at BYT and DCist seem to be behind this madness!
Sat Jan 24th - During the day, check out the Rosebud Film Festival, a showcase of homegrown film talent at Artisphere. Later, celebrate Burns Night (see Sunday) with a formal dinner by the St Andrews Society.
Sun Jan 25th - It's Burns Night! Don your tartan, eat a haggis, and find your way to a Scotch whisky establishment to toast the beloved Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Also, registration for some of this term's Knowledge Commons free classes kicks off. Check out the options - from audio storytelling to typography, composting to cell phone documentarymaking.
Mon Jan 26th - DC Science Cafe is back and this month's topic is engineering ethics and our love/hate relationship with technology. Free, so get there early for a good seat.
Tue Jan 27th - Check out Nerds in Noma, with an event discussing 'Word on the Street' which I'm guessing includes my favorite topic, public transport, while sipping wine.
Wed Jan 28th - I can't find anything good to do tonight. Maybe it's time to check out a good book. I've just published a list of all the books I read in 2014, complete with ratings.
Thu Jan 29th - Let's see some world class theatre, courtesy of National Theatre Live at Sidney Harman Hall. Tonight: Of Mice and Men. Or else there's a cool event involving watching SpeakeasyShorts films while eating and chatting called Reel Talk, by ReCreative Spaces. If I wasn't going to Of Mice and Men, I'd be going to this! Or else go down to SIxth and I for Emily Spivak talking about her book, Worn Stories, where she's gathered clothing-inspired stories from around the world.
Fri Jan 30th - Peter Carey's talking about his new book, Amnesia, at Politics and Prose. That might be quite good. Or get over to the Atlas Performing Arts Center to see Tim Lee. Science comedy is getting big in Washington these days, and we hear he's hilarious. It was sold out when we tried to go last year. Get your tickets. NB Check Goldstar for discount tickets. Or go hear awkward sex stories from NYC storytellers.
Sat Jan 31st - Go see Tim Lee if you missed him last night. (He's also on tomorrow)