Wednesday, January 18 – 22, (all day), Alexandria Restaurant Week! $35, includes prix-fixe three-course dinner OR dinner for two. For participating restaurants: info.
Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 PM, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents free: Haitian-born soul singing group Rafrechi - Kompa sound, with a dash of hip hop culture, info.
Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 PM, join the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities along with The Embassy of Sweden for a special screening of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $10, info.
Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM -7:30 PM, 4th annual Unique Closet Fashion Show hosted by Unique Thrift Store, 10121 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Benefits charity. Free, rsvp.
Wednesday, January 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, join WISE DC (Women in Sports and Events) for its first 2012 networking event at Positano Ristorante, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Bethesda. Meet and greet female executives of Comcast SportsNet. $20, rsvp.
Wednesday January 18 at 7:30 PM, The Embassy of Austria hosts the Contemporary Kurdish Film Showcase at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free, rsvp.
Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 PM, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents free: Members of the NSO Youth Fellowship Program, an orchestral training program for talented high school instrumentalists, info.
Thursday, January 19 all day, Vera Wang Fall 2012 Trunk Show at Saks Jandel, 5510 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase. Free, info.
Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wedding Registry Cocktail Hour at Bloomingdales Chevy Chase, 5300 Western Ave. Sip cocktails and sample hors d'oeuvres. Free gift bag, info.
Thursday, January 19 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Take Five! Free Jazz Concert at Kogod Courtyard at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Sts., NW. Includes printmaking demonstration. Free, info.
Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 PM, The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel and its signature restaurant, 2100 Prime hosts the Third Annual Capital Wine Festival opening reception, 2100 Massachusetts Ave, highlights the 10 sponsor wineries - info.
Friday, January 20 at 7:00 PM, the Alliance Francaise de Washington presents Silence! Performance bends the boundaries of artistic expression with the absence of sound (silent art forms) at AFDC downtown 421 7th St NW. $15/AF Members, $20/general, info
Friday January 20 at 7:30 PM, Embassy of Austria hosts Migration Standards, an exhibition of redistribution of power and property, 3524 International Court NW. Free, rsvp.
Friday, January 20 at 6:00 PM, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents free performances. Tonight: NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works, info.
Saturday, January 21-22 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM, 1K Wine Walk at Crystal City Shops, 2200 Crystal Dr., Crystal City, VA. Walkers can sample more than 30 different wines as they make their way through a fun, indoor course. $40/wine walk or $35/beer walk, info.
Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM, the Washington Ballet's Jete Society Mad Hatter's Dance Party at The Ritz Carlton DC, 1150 22nd St. NW. $95, info.
Saturday, January 21 from 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM, Children’s National Medical Center’s 5th annual Dancing After Dark at the House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. Enjoy cocktails, dessert and dancing. Benefits young patients. $95/individual, info.
Sunday, January 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Book Launch Party for Anthony Silard's The Connection at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St. NW. All proceeds from book sales benefit the Young Leaders Program. Free, info.
Sunday, January 22 from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Unveiled: Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine Wedding Showcase and Runway Show at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1331 Maryland Ave. SW. $65, info.