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. 8, 7-8 p.m.

Where: One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington

How did Kane Montgomery wind up in a river on the brink of death? The answer is anything but simple, involving alternate realities that Montgomery must piece together to reveal the truth. First-time author Ryan La Sala may provide young adults with additional hints at this meet-and-greet event. Free.

Photo by Annie Spratt for Unsplash

10th Annual D.C. Tattoo Expo

When: Jan. 10-12, 1-7 p.m.

Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington

Considering putting some inked art on your body, or adding to your existing collection? With more than 400 artists all in one place—some from Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares—you’re bound to find some body-art inspiration. Tickets $30 per day; $60 for a three-day pass. Kids under 12 free with paying adult.

Narnia at Encore Stage. Photo by Larry McClemons


When: Jan. 10-19

Where: Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington

Get to know Aslan, the White Witch and four adventurous kids who find a whole lot more than old clothes when wandering into a closet. Here’s your ticket to the magical land of Narnia. This musical performance starring children, for children, is based on the first book in C.S. Lewis’s best-loved series: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Tickets $12-$15. Recommended for ages 4+.

The Unruly Theatre Improv Group

Unruly Theatre Project Improv

When: Jan. 10, 17 & 30, 7 p.m.
Where: Various locations

You’ve got three chances, at three different places, to see area teens think on their feet and provide the audience with comedic relief. The first of The Unruly Theatre Project’s performances will take place on Jan. 10 at Bards Alley (110 Church St. NW, Vienna); the second on Jan. 17 at The Old Firehouse (1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean); and the third on Jan. 30 at McLean Project for the Arts (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). Free.

The band KIX will take you back.

KIX & The Roadducks

When: Jan. 11, 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

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

Local bands—KIX from Hagerstown, Maryland and The Roadducks from West Springfield, Virginia—come together at State Theatre to deliver a late 70s/early 80s mashup of rock, pop and metal. Tickets$35 in advance; $45 the day of show.

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