25 Things to Do in January
Ring in the new year with musical tributes, a tattoo expo, MLK observances and a different brand of ballet.
When: Jan. 1-31
Where: Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A, Arlington
This group show in the Focus Gallery showcases several local artists whose work was selected during the Arlington Artists Alliance’s recent silent auction, Artrageous. Opening reception Jan. 3 from 5-7 p.m. Free.
When: Jan. 1, noon
Where: Washington-Liberty High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington
Welcome 2020 and work off those holiday calories in this race sponsored by the DC Road Runners Club. The USATF-certified course starts at W-L and follows the rolling hills of the Martha Custis Trail with a net downhill last mile followed by a flat last section. Kids are welcome, but strollers and dogs will have to sit this one out. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers.
When: Jan. 4, 9 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Where: State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church
Channeling his inner Prince, tribute artist Dean Ford breathes new life into the late singer’s most memorable hits vocally as well as physically, singing and dancing to the entire Purple Rain album in true Prince fashion. Hop in your Little Red Corvette to see for yourself. Dining reservations for this show are already sold out, and the remaining open seats will be first come, first serve. Tickets $15 in advance; $18 day of show.
When: Jan. 6-Feb. 8
Where: Gallery Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite R-800, Arlington
Painter Sana Shahid, who was raised in Pakistan and now resides in the D.C. area, assembles a collection centered on the human form and “the foreigner that lives within us all” in this Overlook Gallery exhibit. Opening reception Jan. 10 from 5-7 p.m. Free.
When: Jan. 7-18
Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
While the Harry Connicks and Michael Bublés of the world certainly deliver some quality ballads, there’s no one quite like Frank. Signature Theatre honors “The Voice” with a collection of hits, such as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Tickets $38.