Want to Get Rid of Cabin Fever This Weekend? Here’s 7 Ideas

Chinese New Year Festival at the Smithsonian
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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.

Contact Us