Get Out: Patch Picks for the Weekend of Jan. 6
This weekend: a new running club in Friendship Heights, a photo critique session, a foreign film screening and more.
Where/When: Frosting: A Cupcakery (1 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, MD). Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 a.m.
Why Go: Join Frosting owners and founders Todd Bracken and Michelle Snow Bracken on the first run of Frosting's new running club, Frosting FIT (Friends In Training). The run will be three to five miles in length, and will conclude with complimentary coffee and light snacks at the bakeshop.
Where/When: Chevy Chase Library (8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD). Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m.
Why Go: See a special screening of the 2007 film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," the memoir of the French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except for his left eye. Bauby used his good eye to blink out his memoir, which covers the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body, as well as imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Where/When: The procession begins at the corner of Park Road and 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8. The performance at the GALA Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th St. NW, Washington, DC) begins at 2 p.m.
Why Go: This bilingual Three Kings' Day presentation by the GALA Hispanic Theatre of Washington, DC, is for the entire family, and preserves one of the most popular celebrations of Latino cultures. A procession/posada with the Three Kings and live animals—including donkeys, goats and sheep—will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Park Road and 14th Street NW. The celebration will include performances (beginning at 2 p.m.) by local artists and gifts for every child.
Price: Free. Tickets for the event will be distributed at the GALA Hispanic Theatre's box office starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Why Go: Participate in a monthly Sunday morning photo jam session at the Photoworks studio. Bring photos to a morning critique led by a Photoworks faculty member. Enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, along with coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of your images.
Where/When: Brookside Gardens (1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring, MD). Sunday, Jan. 8, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Sunday is the last day to walk through this holiday lights display at Brookside Gardens. Inside the conservatory, whimsical trains choo-choo their way around a scaled-down landscape featuring Wheaton and Kensington landmarks.
Price: $25 per car.