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January 17th, 2013 by Jen DeMayo · No Comments · Capitol Hill

INnaug 2009Hope you all are ready for the impending 1-3 inches of snow this afternoon. You should just leave work right now to ensure you make it home before midnight.

Our neighborhood is in the spotlight this weekend! If you are planning on having some inaugural fun Lauren has you covered.

But, say you are not up for a redo of 2009? My kids are still shaken by the cold and the crowds we forced them to endure four years ago. (“No really someday you will be SO THANKFUL you were there!”)

Needless to say we will be taking in the festivities from the warmth of our couch. But what else is going on this holiday weekend?

Tonight is Board Game night at Labyrinth Games. From 6pm – 10pm make new friends (or enemies if you are THAT kind of game player…) playing games such as Ticket to Ride, Dominion… Leave boring old Monopoly at home and get to know some new games. http://www.labyrinthgameshop.com/Events_Parties.html

Friday night at SOVA on H Street NE the “Compiling Dimensions” exhibition opens. This mixed-media display will be on exhibit at the local coffee house/wine bar through the end of February. The opening reception goes from 7 pm – 11 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibit is being organized by “We Are All Artists”. http://www.facebook.com/events/467406659971555/

Since you are on H already, head left to the Rock and Roll Hotel for an “Epic Dance Party.” Dj Doc Rok will be spinningp “an Epic mix of highly danceable electronica, indie rock and hip hop from across generations to leave you in a breathless, sweaty mess.” Sounds like fun. If you can stay awake and out of jammies to make it to 11pm when the free party gets going I am in awe of you and your youthful stamina.

If you are in need of a more low key sort of Friday night check out the Hill Center’s next event in their new Friday night Documentary series. This week’s offering is SPLIT: A Deeper Divide which looks at how and why our country is so deeply and sharply divided. Writer/Director Kelly Nyks and Producer/Editor Jared Scott will join George Washington University Professor Peter Loge to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience after the showing. The screening is free and begins at 7pm. Register here http://hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/1008

Saturday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, if you haven’t already found a service activity go here for some ideas http://mlkday.gov/

Saturday night take advantage of Rorschach Theatre’s Pay What You Can (PWYC) showing of their latest effort The Minotaur. This world premiere play by Anna Zielger is a co-production with the Atlanta based Synchronicity Theatre and directed by Randy Baker. The story is a retelling of the original myth and yes there is a young man with the head of a bull. Rorschach is one of my favorite companies in the city and they do great work. And I would say that even if they weren’t performing at the Atlas where I happen to work. The PWYC previews continue through Sunday and the show runs through February 17th. http://atlasarts.org/events/2011/07/the-minotaur

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