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Wind down from the holidays with these editor’s picks.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Don’t know about you, but we’re feeling run down from a hectic holiday season. With that in mind, we’ve shortened this week’s editor’s picks with an eye toward a full inauguration schedule in the next two weeks. Happy New Year!

Featured D.C. artists in Gallery 31’s show include Calder Brannock and his “Camper Contemporary.” (Courtesy photo)

Artful Dodgers

This Is Not a Museum: Portable and Lurking
Wed., January 9, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. opening reception
On view Wed., January 9- Sat., January 26
Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Gallery 31
500 17th St. NW
202-639-1700, for hours

Expand your idea of what a museum is through this exhibit that makes art “portable.” Originally curated by University of Barcelona’s Marti Peran, “This Is Not a Museum” features over 50 projects from around the world with pieces from Washington artists including Calder Brannock (his project pictured above).

Model Citizens

“America’s Next Top Model” Co-ed Casting Call
Sat., January 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Third Level
1100 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

Waiting for your chance at fame and fortune? Wait no more. Washington’s own beauty and style guru Paul Wharton is hosting the open casting call for cycle 20 of the uber popular CW reality show “America’s Next Top Model.” So practice your best “magnum” look and your best cat walk. But check eligibility requirements before you hit the runway.

Rockin’ the House

“U Hall Locals Showcase
Sat., January 5, 10 p.m.
U Street Music Hall
1115 U St. NW
$10, tickets here

Get a taste of local musical fare at this showcase featuring tunes from D.C.’s own Two McFlys, Jubilee and Raffi in a no-frills-just-for-the-music venue.

Storytellers recount their best at Speakeasy DC’s Top Shelf. (Courtesy photo)


Speakeasy DC Top Shelf
Sun., January 6, 7:30 p.m. show; doors 6 p.m.
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
$20, tickets here

Nothing beats a good story, and Speakeasy DC’s Top Shelf has some of the best. Join fellow lovers of stories well told on romance, booze and family and drama in a parking lot.


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