Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy New Years! January 12-13

Happy New Years! I know the greeting has gotten as old as the Christmas tree still in your living room, but I'm back from vacation and ready to start the new year. In addition to posting market happenings I will start to highlight some local weekend entertainment. If you have an event you want posted or just want to say Hello! please leave a comment.

January 12 - 13

53rd Washington Antiques Show
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 11-13

Admission: $15.00

One of the longest running antiques shows in the country the Washington Antiques Show features forty-five premier dealers from the United States and Europe. The theme of this year's event is Inspirations from the Garden. The garden theme is celebrated in furniture, paintings, prints, folk art, textiles, instruments, clocks, ceramics, pottery, and more. The show is in memory of Lady Bird Johnson and will benefit Thrift Shop Charities.

D.C. Big Flea Market
Dulles Expo Center
4368 Chantilly Center
Chantilly, VA

Jan. 12, 9:00am-6:00pm
Jan. 13, 11:00am-5:00pm

Admission: $8.00 Adults, Good for Both Days

Big is one way to describe the flea market that will take over the Dulles Expo Center's North and South Halls. 30 States will be represented by 1100 booths. Featuring Glassware, Jewelry, Silver, Primitives, Porcelain and more. Period & Country Furniture to Collectibles of all eras at affordable prices.

Entertainment Events

Family Friendly Event

January 12
Community Music and Arts Festival

THEARC – Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus
1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
Admission: free. NSO Family Concert requires tickets by emailing or by calling 202.4-THEARC

9:00 am: "Teddy Bear" Concerts. Ages 3 and up. Children and their stuffed friends can choose a story and listen to NSO violinists Glenn Donnellan and his wife Jan Chong bring it to life. Location: Levine School of Music 2nd Floor Recital Hall

10:00 am: Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, a project of the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra.
Location: THEARC Theater Lobby, Boys & Girls Club Game Room, and Corcoran ArtReach Studios

1:00 pm: NSO family Concert. Emil de Cou will conduct works by Tchaikovsky and Bizet, and featuring the dancers of the Washington Ballet at the THEARC Theatre. Program also includes projected images created by students from the Corcoran Artreach Program.

2:15 pm: Kids Chat. A post-concert discussion with the NSO
Location: THEARC Theater

Jan 15, 7pm – 8pm (Tentative)
DC Homebrewers: First Meeting
Location: TBD
Sign up for the website at to get on the email list and find out more details and where to meet.

A tasting of Winter Warmers and seasonals.

January 14-20 Restaurant Week!
Various Locations. See for the list and make your reservations at Open Table.

You've tried to stick to that new diet and excercise program, but it's hard to break old habits. Celebrate the old/new you by going out during Restaurant Week. For 3 courses you can get lunch at $20.08 or Dinner at $30.08. So even if you're not sticking to your diet and blowing off the gym, you're trying new things!

Images copyright of their respective websites. First two images are copyright Jeff Bridges, who will be exhibiting at the Washington Antiques Show. His site is

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