YDC hopes this winter schedule helps you find fun things to do.
Through Dec. 13-Mar. 20: Power and Pathos-Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic: For the coming two months, The National Gallery of Art will be showcasing bronze sculptures of the Hellenistic. Sculptures like Head of a bearded God. 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC. Attendance is Free.
Winter Restaurant Weeks offer opportunities to check out new spots at a somewhat lower price, but YDC warns some may still be out of reach of the teen wallet. Check out sites to see which restaurants are participating in D.C., MoCo, Alexandria.
Saturday, Jan. 16, 4 p.m: MLK Birthday CelebrationŠRemembering the Dream. Reston Community Orchestra and soloists Bryan Jackson and Beverly Cosham present selections ranging from spirituals to symphonic works. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Va. FREE
Sunday, Jan. 17: America's Goal, Our Destiny: Arlington's 47th tribute celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through Inspirational Music, spoken word, dance and performances. Wakefield HS Auditorium, 1325 Dinwiddie Street, 5 p.m., FREE
Monday, Jan. 18, 12 noon: KingŠA Filmed Record Montgomery to Memphis. Documentary footage from the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott to King's “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March for Jobs and Justice to the National Mall the make up this historic film (1970). AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md. FREE
Monday, Jan. 18: Bei Bei takes a bow. Greet the National Zoo's youngest panda, born last August, in his public debut, FREE, but parking is $22, so take Metro Red Line or Metrobus.
Friday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 31: The Washington Auto Show, Walter E. Washington Convention Center features 700 new models from 42+ manufacturers plus concept and historic vehicles. Adult (including teens) tickets: $12. Get your tix at the box office to cash in on a discount when you show your student ID. Check all discounts here. The convention center is on Metro Green/Yellow line with its own stop at Mt. Vernon Square.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m: Comedy at the Kennedy Center-Cameron Esposito: In the Terrace theater, The standup comic Cameron Esposito will be on stage this Saturday. He is a rising comedian, actor, writer who appears in late night TV and in comedy festivals. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC. Free attendance tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at 5:30 p.m.
Through Jan. 31: An exhibition by five photographers who documented the robust and changing cultural life along the pike in the book Living Diversity: Columbia Pike Documentary Project (published 2015), Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, FREE. Open daily, but hours vary.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 12-4 p.m: Annual Mardi Gras Family Festival: You will get to enjoy face painting, live entertainment, mask making, story telling.etc... You can also participate in the Art of Adornment workshop with artists and the entrepreneur Januwa Moja-Nelson. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl SE, Washington, D.C. Attendance is Free.
The last two weekends in February: Into the Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is the spring musical at Catholic University. Ward Hall, Harewood Road, NE. Tickets: $5 for students with ID, $10 for seniors & CUA alumni, $20 general admission.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m: Disney’s Fantasia Live in Concert, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra plays classical scores as scenes from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are screened at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, MS 2F5, Fairfax, Va. Youth tickets, $30 (each Mason student is eligible for one free ticket with Mason ID), general admission, $36/$51/$60.
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2–4 p.m: The Radical Fiction of Ann Petry, a book talk by author Keith Clark. In 1946, Petry was the first African American novelist to have sales top one million copies. Learn more about her from her biographer at this FREE event at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE, from the Anacostia Metro Station, take the W2 bus ("Naylor & Good Hope Roads"), use bus stop after 18th & Erie Streets, SE.