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D.C. January Calendar of Unique and Charitable Events

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Harry and I love you all and wish we could be with you as usual on 1/1 – alas, not to be, but we will look forward to your-in-person faces on 1/1/2022! We look forward to hearing from you all in the New Year, and wish you all the very best “keep,” whatever that may be for you. We ache to give you real hugs.

Much love,

Sheryl and Harry

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January 1
National Bell Festival
Ring in the new year with the National Bell Festival, which will be conducted virtually for 2021. Streamed events include a kettlebell workout with celebrated personal trainer Luwamé, a brunch with chef Anthony Chittum, yoga with instructor Paige Lichens, a carillon concert and of course, a national bell ringing from 2-2:20 p.m. Every virtual activity is family-friendly and free to all.

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January 2
Lights on the Bay
Driving through Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park has become a tradition for many area families for the past decade. The scenic drive along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay features more than 60 spectacular animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway. The holiday light show is sponsored by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and runs through Jan. 2.

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January 3
‘This is Who I Am’
Amir Nizar Zuabi debuts a new play, performed and broadcast live, through the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. ‘This Is Who I Am’, which is available online through Sunday, focuses on an estranged father and son, one in Ramallah and one in New York City. The two recreate a beloved family recipe and try to bridge the geographical and generational gap between them, one step and one ingredient at a time.

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January 4
Bull Run Festival of Lights
Experience 2.5 miles of colorful holiday light displays. As you drive the festival route, turn off your headlights and just follow the magical glow. Take advantage of a discount for purchasing online — use promo code WEB20 for $5 off the Monday-Thursday rate. Through Jan. 10.

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January 5
A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle, which provides basic needs to families transitioning from homelessness, domestic abuse or who are just without basic needs, are currently, in addition to their other needs, looking for infant/toddler/child clothing, toys, books, car seats, high chairs or any of the usual items taken for granted in raising children.

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January 6
Light Yards: 'Stars'
Yards Park offers a festive light installation at its Sundeck. This year, Australian-based light design sculptors Amigo & Amigo have brought “Stars” to DC. Made from metallic mesh, the stars feature dancing lights, play festive music and provide a space for an illuminated, socially distant stroll. The stars are lit each night from 6-10 p.m. and is open through Jan. 10.

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January 7
Miriam’s Kitchen
The pandemic has expanded the needs of our community. Your donation will help to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness from meals to housing. Give today and invest in a community where everyone has a safe place to call home.

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January 8
Washington Winter Show
The second longest running charitable antiques show in the U.S. will be held online this year but will offer no less of the exquisite antiques and fine art than it always does. The four-day virtual, live event will showcase more than 40 dealers from all over the country. Choose from an array of ticket options and bring the wonder of this annual market into the comfort of your home. Through Jan. 10.

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January 9
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue needs help supporting sick, injured and unadopted animals during this difficult time.

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January 10
Classical Sounds of the Cinema
Whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Puccini, or Bach, opuses of almost every famous composer have added emotional depth to hundreds of films ever since talkies emerged. In this series, concert pianist and movie fanatic Rachel Franklin delves into the magic of some of the greatest film music ever composed (even when it was unintentional).

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January 11
Share Your 2020 Story
This Smithsonian National Museum of American History is asking you to share your 2020 story, part of an effort to create a digital time capsule of a difficult and historic year.

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January 12
Friendship Place
Friendship Place continues to provide housing services for people experiencing homelessness in the Washington DC region and could use your support. They empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently.

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January 13
John Wood: US Capital Photographer
Join the Library of Congress for an exploration of this remarkable photographer’s accomplishments. As the first United States’ federal government photographer, John Wood was uniquely positioned to capture the construction of Capitol Extension and Dome but also key events on its grounds, including two presidential inaugurations, James Buchanan (1857) and Abraham Lincoln (1862).

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January 14
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen is ramping up work to provide healthy meals across the city, and they need your support. DCCK is serving 11,000 breakfast and lunches to DC youth, increasing meal deliveries to local shelters and front-line nonprofits, distributing thousands of bags of local produce at high-need locations, providing meals to first responders and healthcare workers, and so much more.

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January 15
Matthew Bourne's 'Cinderella'
British choreographer Matthew Bourne’s inventive take on a classic fairy tale will be available on-demand. This interpretation of Cinderella is set in London during World War II, where the main character falls in love with a handsome RAF pilot before the two are separated by the Blitz. You’ll have to see the show to find out how the rest unfolds, but you’re sure to witness jaw-dropping production design in this vivid telling of an essential story. Through Jan. 17.

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January 16
Explore the U.S. National Arboretum
The 400-plus acres of the U.S. National Arboretum are full of treasures, from the Capitol Columns to the seven-acre Gotelli Dwarf and Slow-Growing Conifer Collection. This collection is one of the most comprehensive in the world, with 1,400 specimens forming an oasis that is perfect for getting lost in, or simply admiring from the gazebo that overlooks the area.

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January 17
Sears Houses of Arlington
In the early decades of the 20th century, Sears Roebuck & Co. sold more than 70,000 prefabricated Modern Homes kits, offering Americans of moderate means the chance to own an up-to-date house. Historian Dakota Springston draws on period and contemporary images to lead a virtual tour through several historic Northern Virginia neighborhoods that boast a wide range of these distinctive houses, followed by a Q&A with a Sears Homes expert.

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January 18
Not Just Another Day Off
Not Just Another Day Off is the Folger’s annual poetic celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poets and actors come together in this virtual event to read their work and the historical speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, Gandhi, and others.

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January 19
Mr. President: An Evening with Martin Sheen
In a conversation with journalist Ken Walsh, actor Martin Sheen discusses his iconic role in The West Wing, as well as its impact on television’s depiction of government and how we view our real-life national leaders.

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January 20
Shakespeare Hour Live (Virtual)
Shakespeare Theatre Company will visit the most ambitious of Shakespeare musical adaptations: West Side Story. Beloved since its Broadway debut in 1957, West Side Story continues to captivate audiences today. Due to popular demand, STC will explore all facets of this musical theatre mainstay.

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January 21
SOME
SOME has been on the front lines of fighting homelessness, hunger, and poverty for 50 years. As our city battles the coronavirus, SOME remains dedicated to ensuring that DC's most vulnerable residents receive the care and services they need. If you are able, SOME has a COVID-19 homepage that includes items it currently needs.

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January 22
Winter Restaurant Week
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is taking a different approach to the winter edition of Restaurant Week. This year’s promotion runs for two weeks, allowing for even more time to take advantage of specially priced meals, including to-go options, as well as cocktail and wine pairings. Through Jan. 31.

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January 23
The Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank works with over 450+ food assistance partners--like nonprofits, emergency shelters, senior programs, soup kitchens, etc.--to hand out over 30 million meals annually. There has never been a more critical moment for the community to come together and ensure no one is left behind.

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January 24
Crystalline
ARTECHOUSE closes out 2020 by focusing on Pantone’s Color of the Year: Classic Blue. This new exhibit, which runs through Feb. 28, 2021, dives into blue’s connection with earth, crystals and adventure through a wondrous castle. Expect a merging of the surreal and reality as you wander through the castle’s rooms, which will be filled with creative curiosities.

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January 25
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, joint this free 30-minute online meditation led by a DC-based meditation teacher. Appropriate for all levels of practitioners and includes a variety of mindfulness practices.

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January 26
Get Virtual at Planet Word
While the museum is temporarily closed, Planet Word is offering an awesome line-up of virtual programs so make sure to check out the museum's calendar.

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January 27
Thrive DC
Each year 25%-40% of food produced is wasted, while one in seven DC households is struggling with hunger. It doesn’t have to be this way, and you can be a part of the solution. Learn more about how to donate food and leftovers during this difficult time.

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January 28
Critical Race Conversations
Join Urvashi Chakravarty (University of Toronto) and Marisa Fuentes (Rutgers University) for a discussion of "Race and the Archive." This virtual event is hosted by the Folger Institute and addresses the meaning and implications of the archive for premodern critical race studies.

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January 29
Martha’s Table
The needs in our community are urgent. With your help, Martha’s Table is doubling down on its mission to support strong children, strong families and strong communities in DC. With a 400% increase in need for food, a donation will help the organization distribute over 8,000 bags of healthy groceries and 6,750 pre-packaged meals each week.

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January 30
Yoga from the Garden
WithLoveDC hosts online yoga free, courtesy of the U.S. Botanic Garden, where yogis can usually take advantage of a weekly class at the conservatory or outdoor gardens. Enjoy the one-hour meditation, but make sure you register ASAP, as this opportunity is only available to the first 500 participants.

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January 31
Zlatomir Fung, Sunday concert
Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning cellist Zlatomir Fung makes his debut at The Phillips Collection. Fung burst onto the world stage after he won the Gold Medal at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, a springboard that opens the door to a flourishing career as a concerto soloist.

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