Remix Your Long Weekend: freedom, pandas, and human nature
Breaking the bubble:
Skate at the Washington Harbor Ice Rink: With the weather hovering at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit (or for the metrically sane, around 4 degrees Celsius), why not spend a great afternoon with friends at D.C.’s largest outdoor skating venue while admiring great views of the Potomac? The rink is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Monday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. It costs $10 to enter and skate rentals cost $5. Also, why not consider skating at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden?
Look at baby pandas at the National Zoo: This Saturday, go and pay a visit to the National Zoo’s newest panda cub, Bao Bao, who Vox has gossiped endlessly about since time immemorial. Bao Bao will be making her first debut to the public and the Zoo’s panda cam starting Jan. 18. Visitors will be admitted to the panda enclosure, which will be open at the extended time of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 18-20, at a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the National Zoo is free.
Listen to Let Freedom Ring with Georgetown: Grammy Award winning artist Dionne Warwick and the ‘Let Freedom Ring’ choir performs their 13th annual concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. The event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are free and will be distributed at a first-come, first-served basis from 5 p.m. at the Hall of Nations.
Attend a Men’s Basketball game: admittedly a more commercialized but spirited way to spend your weekend, support the Hoyas when they play Seton Hall this Saturday at 12 p.m. and Marquette on Monday at 9 p.m.
Watch a performance of A Mouthful of Birds: this weekend, Georgetown’s Department of Performing Arts presents Caryl Churchill‘s resurrection of the story of the Bacchae at the Davis Arts Performing Center, a review of which you can read in this week’s print edition of the Voice. Performances are scheduled on Friday Jan. 17 and Saturday Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. as well as on Sunday Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. Students tickets cost $5 and can be purchased online.
Photo: Elvert Barnes via Flickr