The Weekend Scene: What to Do the First Weekend of 2020

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Here's how to enjoy the first weekend of a new decade.

— The Golden Globes are 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC4.
— Save the Date: The NBC4 Telemundo 44 Health & Fitness Expo is Jan. 18-19. Come say hi to our anchors and reporters, take a free workout class, get free health screenings and more
— Also coming up: DC Restaurant Week from Jan. 13-19

All Weekend

Super Magfest
Through Jan. 5
Gaylord National/National Habor

This music and gaming festival hosts concerts, 24-hour gaming, an indie game showcase and guest speakers. A standard 4-day badge starts at $95.

Free Pick
Georgetown GLOW
Through Jan. 5

Stroll through Georgetown alight with glowing artistic displays, from a Cloud Swing on Book Hill to an interactive bicycling competition on the waterfront. Delightful spots are all along the waterfront, canal and into the neighborhood. Here's a map.


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Roosevelt Bridge Fully Reopens to Traffic

DC Considers Free Bus Rides & Most-Wanted Man Arrested: News4 Rundown

Aurora: The Spirit of Northern Lights
Through Jan. 5

The interactive arts space hosts its last weekend of this Northern Lights-themed exhibit featuring an ice forest, frosted forests and dancing skies this weekend. You don't need to approach the North Pole to see something spectacular. Adult tickets start at $16 online.


ReClaimed ReUsed RePurposed
Reception, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 3

"ReClaimed ReUsed RePurposed" focuses on art created with materials that show respect for the planet, including waste and recycled bits and pieces. The exhibition continues through Jan. 25 at the gallery's lower level.

Last Night at Gypsy Sally's
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Gypsy Sally's, 3401 K Street NW

This well-known Georgetown spot is permanently shutting its doors, but will be sent off with performances from the John Kadlecik Band and Mary el-Band. Door tickets start at $35.

First Friday Dupont
Friday, Jan. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour through several art galleries in Dupont Circle. IA&A at Hillyer, the National League of American Pen Women, Shop: Made in DC and Studio Gallery are participating. Here's a full list.


Winter Tree Identification Walk and Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street NW)

Herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana will lead a class and walking tour of common D.C. area trees. The class costs $0-60, depending on your income level.

Forget Honey! What kind of alcohol pairs with my tea?
Saturday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m.
City Winery (1350 Okie St. NE, Washington, D.C.)

Perfect your hot toddy game at this cocktail course from City Winery. Tickets are $40 each.


Free Pick
National Museum of Women in the Arts Free Community Day
Sunday, Jan. 5, noon to 5 p.m.
1250 New York Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Catch exhibitions including "Live Dangerously" or go at 1 p.m. for the museum's "Fierce Women" tour.

Free Pick
House Plant Care Clinic
Sunday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rock Paper Plant (401 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.)

Never kill another house plant (maybe). Pack up your plant and the store will do their best to diagnose your problem.

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