Things To Do In Washington, D. C.

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" at Warner Theatre on February 18 or 19 at 8 p.m. (Up to 33% Off)

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody"

Warner Theatre

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

$58 $39

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One Month of Introductory Hot Yoga Classes or Five Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill

H Street - NoMa

In a heated studio, certified instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises to stretch and strengthen bodies

$99 $49

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One or Two Admissions to Cupid’s Bar Crawl 2015 on Saturday, February 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Cupid's Bar Crawl 2015

Multiple Locations

Revelers celebrate Valentine’s Day season with party favors, beers, and cocktails at DuPont Circle bars

$20 $12

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Two-Hour Jewelry-Making Course with Food Tasting for One or Two at Taste Art Gallery (Up to 51% Off)

Taste Art Gallery

Washington

All skill levels are encouraged to create jewelry pieces during workshops led by an experienced artist with an additional food tasting

$60 $30

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Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 50% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

$99 $50

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5 or 10 Dance and Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio

Takoma - DC

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

$70 $25

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10 or 20 60-Minute Dance Classes at The Davis Center (Up to 72% Off)

The Davis Center

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

$170 $59

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$20 for $40 Groupon — Twist and Turns Body Fitness offering Zumba Classes 8 sessions

Twist and Turns Body Fitness

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

$80 $39

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Tenleytown ($150 Value)

Bikram Yoga Tenleytown

Goldenrod

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises during 90-minute Bikram yoga classes in heated studio

$150 $49

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One, Two, or Three Months of Boot-Camp Classes at Foundation Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead high-intensity boot-camp classes to motivate patrons of all fitness levels

$149 $27

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Admission to Sunday Black-Light Party for 2, 4, or Up to 10 People from EventGeekUSA (Up to 72% Off)

EventGeekUSA

The Pinch

Black lights make for a glowing dance floor where guests can decorate themselves with glow-in-the-dark paint and drink unlimited punch

$70 $39

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Christmas Traditions Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from American Snapshots (Up to 67% Off)

American Snapshots

Washington Mall

View stunning seasonal decorations while learning the history of American holiday traditions

$60 $25

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“A synthetic turf-covered love letter to Washington.” That’s what Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post had to say about H Street Country Club after visiting the nearly 7,000-square-foot bar at the heart of the Atlas District. Yet Hahn wasn’t talking about the eatery’s decadent food; he was commenting on the space's devilishly tricky indoor golf course. During each nine-hole outing—for adults 21+—putters encounter the Lincoln Theatre, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and the titanic grasping hands of a half-submerged Marion Barry. As if a trip to the links wasn’t enough to work up an appetite, the entire first floor of H Street tempts gamers with skee-ball, shuffleboard, and wall-vs-human staring contests—all within an arm’s reach of margaritas, mojitos, and other specialty drinks.

Upstairs, a glass panel filled with retired golf balls gazes out over artist and contributing decorator Lee T. Wheeler’s talents, which alight upon everything from the sculptures crafted from repurposed birdhouses to the bar’s cushy lounge seating. The design sets the stage for executive chef Pablo Cardoso’s upscale take on classic Mexican food, with tables welcoming grilled skirt steak splayed over "cowboy" beans, a half chicken paired with yuca, and fajitas stuffed with still-sizzling shrimp. For dessert, the chef stuffs crisp empanadas with sweet mangoes, topping the confection with creamy ice cream and a note to get out of gym class for a week.

1335 H St NE
Washington,
DC
US

When you hear the name "Washington Auto Show," you might expect to see some new vehicles. However, the name alone doesn't capture the scope of this massive event. At the largest expo of its kind in the Washington area, more than 700 makes and models from 42 manufacturers will fill the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, beckoning guests to take a closer peak or even take one out for a spin. Featured exotic vehicles range from the most expensive to the least expensive, giving visitors a chance to see a wide variety of cars.

In the midst of all the motors, visitors will also find celebrities, and many of them. Depending on the day, you might spot WWE superstar Randy Orton, Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson, or Washington football legends Dave Butz, Charles Taylor, and Mark Moseley. Visit on Tuesday for Military Tribute Day, and enjoy a performance by the 257th Army Band, The Band of the Nation's Capital, and a visit from Star Wars characters including Darth Vader and R2D2, presented by the American Red Cross. Throughout the week, visitors can also hangout with the Angry Birds at the family-friendly event.

801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Standing beneath the German flags fluttering outside with the two-story timber structure of Biergarten Haus looming overhead, one might feel transported to the streets of a small Bavarian village. Inside, the head of an elk looks down at glasses full of more than 25 German lagers and weizens that draw from one of the largest selections of German beer in the area, while warm, doughy pretzels provide what the Washingtonian describes as an "excellent drinking snack" to pair with authentic German schnitzel, sausages, and potato pancakes. Old world meets new with 16 TVs airing sporting events inside the bar, which accommodates up to 400 patrons. Each day, wood burns within the large fireplace and the outdoor fire pits, warming visitors during the fall and winter. Climb the stairs to the rooftop beer garden?one of the largest German beer gardens in DC, and lauded as one of DC?s best by the Washington Post?where tables made of repurposed barrels cluster together underneath cool-water misters. Out back, a second beer garden populated by long, rustic tables is open for year-round Oktoberfest celebrations, and groups can clink glasses to celebrate birthdays or holidays.

1355 H St NE
Washington,
DC
US

District 2 Bar & Grille

District 2 Bar & Grille celebrates all things athletic, with special attention paid to college and professional football. Glasses and towers of beer slake thirst, while the full spectrum of hunger levels can be squelched with house chili, fish 'n' chips, and signature DRG burgers topped with ham and honey barbecue. Themed evenings?which might include karaoke or poker?add to the entertainment.

Jake's American Grille

The "Boiler Room" inside Jake's American Grille looks like something out of a sport's fan's wildest, most buffalo wing-filled dreams. Nine televisions surround the downstairs space, where you can cheer on your team or break for pool and video games. Beer flows from the taps here as well as in the upstairs bar, where bartenders pour Miller and Blue Moon into individual glasses or beer towers for groups to dispense at their leisure.

The brews complement classic American cuisine such as steak, seafood, and burgers. And the decor is fittingly patriotic as well?Navy motifs throughout the space pay tribute to the restaurant's namesake, the owner's grandfather Edwin "Jake" Jablonski.

5018 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US

"Our bodies and minds are closely interconnected. Our state of mind is expressed in physical phenomena, and, conversely, physical phenomena reflect our state of mind," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "Nothing is impossible. Keep working on it until it's possible. There is no failure, just the gradual process of success." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30?40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation?including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.

700 14th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person?s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

1828 L St NW
Washington,
DC
US

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