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January 4-6 Motorcycle show Sportbikes, dirtbikes, ATVs and cruisers roar into the Washington Convention Center. $15, children $6. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. January 11-13 Treasure trove Browse furnishings, jewelry and porcelains from 45 dealers, and view the exhibit Sporting Pastimes: Art & Objects of Leisure. $20. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. till 5 p.m. Katzen Arts Center, American U, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202.248.7159, january 12-13, 26-27 sip & stroll Sample dozens of wines or beers along an indoor course at the Crystal City Shops. $43.50 wine walk (first weekend), $38.50 beer walk. 1-7 p.m. 2200 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va.

Pageantry In 2009, President Barack Obama’s inauguration drew an estimated 1.8 million people to the National Mall plus 49 million television and web viewers. On January 21, Obama again takes the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol west terrace in a ceremony that begins at 11:30 a.m. Crowds converge along the Mall to watch on 20 jumbotrons. Following lunch in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, the president and first lady proceed along the 1.5-mile route down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. Though some pay for bleacher seating, most stand to watch the parade of politicos, marching bands, floats and military regiments. From the White House reviewing stand, Obama likely watches into the evening until the last marchers pass. Visit—Carly Huchendorf January 3-13

Screen play In its 23rd year, the Washington Jewish Film Festival is no amateur show. The fest screens 55 films from 15 countries at 10 venues. Catch festival opener Paris Manhattan, an idealistic pharmacist’s obsession with Woody Allen; Hava Nagila (The Movie), a history of the Jewish folk song featuring interviews with Regina Spektor and Harry Belafonte; and Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, a candid portrait of the director (at left). See—CH

January 18-23 patriotic pop-up An Inauguration Week boutique sets up shop in the St. Regis hotel with Montblanc leather goods, timepieces, “presidential” writing instruments and inauguration storybooks. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 923 16th and K sts. NW. 202.638.2626, january 19 MLK Parade Anacostia’s annual peace walk features local marching bands, government officials and community floats. Free. 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and Milwaukee Pl. SE. 877.576.5421, january 23-25 Haus party The Austrian embassy fetes the birthdays of native sons Schubert and Mozart with tribute concerts. $55. 7:30 p.m. 3524 International Court NW. 202.625.2361, january 26 natitude After the Nationals’ best season ever, fans gather for Q&A sessions with team members, live batting cages and interactive games. $20, children $10. Noon-4 p.m. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. 202.675.6287,

(from top) ©ryan rodrick beiler/; courtesy washington jewish film festival

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January 18-22 presidential tastes Sample favorite presidential teas and dishes before touring the heirloom-filled rooms of Tudor Place, the home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter. $12, children $5. On the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1644 31st St. NW. 202.965.0400,

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