Washington, D.C. Events for the Weekend of January 4-6, 2013

Like Bikes?

Hundreds of the latest sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, custom bikes, ATVs, and more will be on display this weekend when the Progressive International Motorcycle Show comes to the Washington Convention Center. Alongside bikes by Honda, Harley Davidson, Triumph, and the like, you can get up-close looks at luxury bikes from makers like Aprilia, Beta, and Ducati. There’s also tons of gear to buy, riding demonstrations, and the chance to win a sweepstakes for a customized Suzuki Hayabusa. The show is open from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. A one-day ticket is free for children under 5, $6 for kids ages 6 to 11, $13 for adults if purchased in advance, or $15 at the door. A two-day pass is also available for $22, or a three-day pass for $30.

Like Film?

The Washington Jewish Film Festival starts for the 23rd time this Thursday, offering 55 films at 14 locations over the coming 10 days. Highlights of the festival will include two screenings of Paris Manhattan on opening night at the U.S. Navy Memorial with a cocktail reception in between, a special screening of Dorfman preceded by a conversation with star Elliott Gould, and the closing night documentary Hava Nagila. Most screenings are $11, and a pass to all screenings at the festival is $75, or $30 for those 30 and younger. For a complete list of all films, venues, and showtimes, visit the festival website. Since many of the screenings are at Jewish Community Centers around Washington, D.C., you might combine one with the 100th birthday celebration of the JCC of Greater Washington, a day of events and food this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Go to Goldstar for half-price tickets to many of the festival’s films.)

Like Stories?

Speakeasy DC is the main Washington, D.C. standard-bearer for the burgeoning live storytelling movement. They put on at least one show every month (and often more) at various venues around the city, but the one they’re doing this Sunday at the 9:30 Club is special: for this Top Shelf 2012 show they picked their favorite eight stories out of the 150 told on their stages last year. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Also This Weekend…

ICE! Featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls
Gaylord National Resort
National Harbor
Now through Sunday, January 6, 2013
More information…

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Kennedy Center – Opera House
Now through Sunday, January 6, 2013
Discount tickets…

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