Red Not Chili Peppers, Caps Watch Party and a Boozy Baking Class: Things to Do Jan. 18-23
Your weekly guide to what's happening in and around Arlington.
It may be the dead of winter, but life in Arlington seems just as vibrant as ever. From a Washington Capitals away-game watch party in Ballston to a liquor-centric baking course in Clarendon, here are our top picks for things to do in Arlington this week:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18
One More Page Books Anniversary. To celebrate its 11th anniversary, the Arlington book store is hosting a two-day event: On Tuesday, catch up with staff members on Facebook and YouTube for some virtual fun, and pop by the shop Wednesday for a free book. // Virtual event 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Gifts available in-person Wednesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington. Free.
Also Playing: New Ideas at Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery, Free
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19
Sip and Mingle. The Ballston BID and Arlington Arts Center are co-hosting a two-hour networking event at Whino, built around a new exhibit from Northern Virginia painter Briana Hertzog. (The opening reception for Hertzog’s show, Reign, is Thursday night.) Tickets include one serving of beer or wine, as well as appetizers. // 5-7 p.m. at Whino, 4238 Wilson Blvd. (second floor), Arlington. $20 general admission/Free for Ballston employees.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20
Washington Capitals Away Game Watch Party. Peel yourself off the couch and gather with fellow Caps fans to catch an away game (the first in a seven-game watch-party series) projected in high-definition on jumbo screens both inside and outside Ballston Quarter Market. // 7 p.m. at Quarter Market Plaza, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.
Also Playing: Keb’ Mo’ at The Birchmere, $89+. (Check website for Covid-19 guidelines.)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
Cocktails and Karaoke. Brush up on your scales and maybe your choreo, and head out to this pizza and poutine outpost to do your best take on that ballad you’ve been workshopping for your cat. Sources say they have a $5 Liquid Courage shot for anyone needing a bit of backup. // 9 p.m. at Ballston Local, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington
Also Playing: Alexandria Restaurant Week
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
Red Not Chili Peppers. It’s been a little more than 30 years since L.A. rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers unleashed Blood Sugar Sex Magik on the masses. This touring tribute band plans to play every track, along with a selection of other hits. // 8 p.m. at the State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $12/$15 (day of).
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23
Boozy Baking Class. If you’ve had enough of Dry January, you may want to consider this course. In a mere three hours, you’ll learn how to make Bailey’s chocolate-swirl New York cheesecake, Korbel chocolate truffles and three other intoxicating desserts. Plan your trip home accordingly. // 3-6 p.m. at The Board Room, 925 N. Garfield, Arlington. $119.