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    Smithsonian American Art Museum
    The Chinese New Year Festival will be held at the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Photo: Smithsonian)

    Now that the Blizzard of 2016 is over, it's time to turn off Netflix and step, carefully, outside. Then check out these fun -- cheap -- D.C. events:

    Washington Auto Show

    • What: Over 700 new car models from more than 42 manufacturers, as well as contests, celebrities, music and more
    • Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW
    • When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 31
    • Price: Free (ages 5 and under), $5 (ages 6-12), $12 (adults), $40 (VIP Tour)

    Chinese New Year Family Festival

    • What: Crafts, traditional performances, artists and demonstrations 
    • Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 800 G St. NW
    • When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    • Price: Free

    Wonder Exhibit 

    • What: Larger-than-life art exhibit with pieces made of unusual materials including index cards, marbles, tires, insects and more
    • Where: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    • When: Now through May 8
    • Price: Free

    Flying Dog Brewery takes over Duffy’s

    • What:9 Different Flying Dog Varieties on Tap, from Cranberry IPA to Belgian Pale Ale
    • Where: Duffy’s Irish Pub, 2106 Vermont Ave. NW
    • When: Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30
    • Price: Up to you!

    Ice Yards

    • What: Ice bars, frosty beer garden, food vendors, live music, fire pits, ice sculptures and more
    • Where: The Yards D.C., 301 Water St. SE
    • When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Price: $10
    • Age: 21+

    Georgetown v. Providence Game

    • What: Georgetown v. Providence basketball game
    • Where: Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW
    • When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.
    • Price: $22+

    D.C. Record Fair

    • What: D.C.'s only record fair featuring music, DJs, drinks and more
    • Where: Penn Social, 801 E St. NW 
    • When: Sunday, Jan. 31
    • Price: $5 from 11 a.m. to noon, $2 from noon to 5 p.m.

    Don't forget: it's D.C. Restaurant Week! Menus and deals can be found here.