Weekend Suggestions: Jan. 30- 31

(Megan Zendek/ Fourth Estate)

(Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate)

Weekend Events Jan. 30-31

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer


On Campus

SI Films

The Johnson Center Cinema will be showing “Hitman: Agent 47” on Jan. 30 at 6 and 9 p.m. This action-packed movie is about the genetically modified Agent 47 pairing up with the daughter of his creator in order to find out how he was created and stop a company from creating more Agents like him. Click the link below to see the trailer.


Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra will be at the Center for the Arts’s Concert Hall Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. The orchestra will be playing three pieces: “Overture” from Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” “Symphonic Suite” from “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov and “Piano Concerto, No. 2 in F minor” by Chopin. Mason students can get one free ticket with their Mason IDs. For more information check out the link below.


Men’s Basketball

The Patriots will take on George Washington University this Sunday, Jan. 31, at 12:00 p.m. at EagleBank arena. Students can attend for free by showing their Mason IDs at the door.



Off Campus

“Chinese New Year Family Festival”

This event will take place Jan. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. According to the event’s Facebook page, the celebration will feature lots of crafts and demonstrations, including Chinese knot making, traditional paper cutting and calligraphy, as well as musical performances and dances throughout the day. Admission to this event is free. The closest Metro stop is Gallery Place/Chinatown. For more information, click on the link below.


“Road Show: Wintery Mix” at DC Arts Center

“Road Show: Wintery Mix” is presented by the Washington Improv Theater at the District Of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC). Every show is different because the performers use the audience as a source for suggestions. The shows are Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. DCAC suggests visitors using Metro exit at Adams Morgan for the shortest walk. For more information and tickets check out the link below.


“Pristine Seas” at the National Geographic Museum

This exhibit explores the parts of the ocean that have been without human contact, with a goal of “protect[ing] ten percent of the oceans by 2020.” The exhibit is free at the National Geographic Museum, which is located near Farragut North, and will be running until Mar. 27. For more information about the exhibit, check out the link below.


Tats for Tails

For those of you like tattoos and animals and feel like taking a road trip this weekend, this event is for you. Hosted by BARCS Animal Shelter, “Tats for Tails” is taking place at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum on Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will offer pre-designed tattoos starting at $50, and all proceeds from the pre-designed tattoos will benefit the BARC Animal Shelter.

If you wish to bring in your own design, make sure it is “modest in size and simple in design,” as the festival’s Facebook event page suggests. Also, be aware that only 50 percent of the proceeds from personally designed tattoos will go to BARC, and artists cannot guarantee that they will be able to complete tattoos not within the pre-designed collection.

For more information, click the following link.