19 Things to Do in January

Begin the new year with an optimistic art exhibit, a day of service, outdoor skating and free fitness classes.
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Simply Organized

When: Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Online

Looking to declutter and get organized in 2021?  Tune into this virtual workshop for home organization tips, including a live Q&A session with Simply Organized with Tina. Sponsored by the Ballston Business Improvement District. Register online for this free event.


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Felipe Esparza

Standup Comedy by Felipe Esparza

When: Jan. 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Kick off the new year with a smile and some laughs. Felipe Esparza has a unique, interesting and funny life story. So do the random people he interviews on his podcast, What’s Up Fool?  Tickets $35.



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U2Topia at State Theatre: A Free Outdoor Show

When: Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Where: The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church City

The DMV tribute band‘s repertoire includes songs from U2’s early punk days (think albums such as Boy and War) through the band’s biggest blockbuster hits, channeling the energy of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.


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Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash

MLK Day of Service

When: Jan. 18

Where: Multiple locations

More than 1,300 people took part in last year’s MLK Day of Service in partnership with Volunteer Arlington. Let’s continue to band together and support our fellow community members. You can explore this year’s many volunteer opportunities and sign up online.


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International Rolling Stones Tribute

When: Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

You can’t always get what you want (if what you want is to see Mick Jagger in person), but you can get what you need (as in a live music fix). This Rolling Stone tribute band has toured the world and performed more than 4,000 times over the course of 20 years. Tickets $29.50.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment