17 Jan 2019


To Do: Weekend of January 17th-20th

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Rapper’s Delight at Blind Whino Friday night

Greetings friends! Hope everyone enjoyed the first snow in a while –and that you shoveled your sidewalks! More weather is headed our way but here are a few suggestions, should you want to put on your gear and head out.

Tonight, WeWork in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood hosts Launchpad, a monthly speaker series with various leaders in the DC entrepreneur community. Tonight’s discussion is on the topic of diversity in leadership. The free event begins at 5:30pm with drinks and snacks and the discussion begins at 6:30pm. The event is free but all should register here.

Friday, celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first commercial hip hop single Rapper’s Delight at Blind Whino is Southwest. The official Hip Hop Museum Launch party will feature The Sugarhill Gang, Trouble Funk, Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. and tickets are $50-$75.

If you are heading to the Women’s March on Saturda,y stop by CHAW for a free sign-making workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Supplies and beverages provided.

Saturday, The Wharf hosts the second annual Fire and Ice Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Participants should stop by the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) Ice House to experience a truly cold dwelling and throw some support towards WAFF’s efforts to assist those in need with heat. From 2 to 5 p.m., there will be whisky tastings for those over 21, along with ice sculpting and fire twirlers. The event is free, though drink tickets will be sold on site.

Sunday afternoon, take in a 3 p.m. matinee of Scena Theatre‘s latest production at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Submission imagines a world where an Islamist political party wins the 2022 election in France with the help of the Socialist party. They play is based on a best-selling novel by Michel Houellebecq and will run through February 10th. Tickets are $35.

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