Friday, Jan. 3
Poker Face 2000s Dance Party is tonight at 9 p.m. at the DC9 (1940 9th St., N.W.). Tickets are free in advance and $5 the day of for this 21-and-up event. For more information, visit dc9.club.
Saturday, Jan. 4
The Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonians is today from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. beginning at Ollie’s Trolley Restaurant (425 12th St., N.W.). The race starts at noon and first prize is free admission to an upcoming Embassy Gala. Tickets are $20 on thingstododc.com.
Rewind: Request Line is tonight at 9 p.m. at Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). This dance party is hosted by D.J. Darryl Strickland and features ‘80s and ‘90s music videos all night long. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.
Sunday, Jan. 5
Today is Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.) from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free to explore current exhibitions and events such as “Judy Chicago” and “Fierce Women.” For more information, visit nmwa.org.
Monday, Jan. 6
Singing with the Sisters is tonight at 9 p.m. for weekly Karaoke at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.). The public is invited to join the D.C. Sisters for heavenly mayhem at happy hour prices. More information is available at greenlanterndc.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms performs at Rams Head on Stage (33 West St., Annapolis, Md.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Lez Read is tonight from 7-8 p.m. at Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). This group reads a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books on lesbian and queer themes or titles that were written by lesbian or queer-identified writers. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Classics presents “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” at 7:30 p.m. at Landmark’s West End Cinema (2301 M St., N.W.). Actor-comedian Paul Reuben’s quirky ‘80s character searches for his stolen bike in this cult classic. Ticket information is available on landmarktheatres.com.
D.C. Lambda Squares offer beginning dance lessons starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church (755 8th St., N.W.). Sessions will run for 20 weeks. Cost is $90. Details at dclambdasquares.org.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Thirst Trap Thursdays hosted by Venus Valhalla is tonight at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.) at 11 p.m. This weekly event features drink specials and queer performers. Visit pitchersbardc.com and Facebook events for more information.
“Once Upon a Time in Shanghai: Behind the Scenes of the Chinese Film Industry” author Mark Parascandola will discuss and sign copies of his book tonight at Politics and Prose (1270 5th St., N.E.) from 7-8 p.m. For more information, visit the Politics and Prose Facebook page.