This Week's Parties, Sales, & Shows To Help You Forget The Cold

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Now that we're getting back in gear after the holiday lull, there's a boatload of opportunities to dance, drink, shop, and otherwise cure your cabin fever. Brave the icy temps to check out a music showcase or keep things a little more low-key with a resolution-themed pop-up. No matter what you add to your calendar, you’re sure to have a good time — just make sure to bundle up!
If you're a weeknight-party person, Black Cat is hosting Communion DC tonight, featuring musical acts Team Spirit, Naimah, The Weeks, and Avers.
Wednesday, January 8 (tonight!) at 7 p.m. 1811 14th St. NW; 202-667-4490. Tickets can be purchased here.
Time to shop: Relish in Cady’s Alley is kicking off a major winter sale on Friday morning. Think fall and winter goods from the likes of Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Marni, and Martin Margiela at 30 to 50% off.
Friday, January 10, at 10 a.m. 3312 Cady’s Alley NW; 202-333-5343.
For more Friday shopping, check out the New Beginnings pop-up shop in the Tysons Corner Nordstrom, where you can find lots of brand-new products designed to help you start 2014 on a high note. Keep an eye out for FRAME Denim's "Forever Karlie" jean (a collab with model Karlie Kloss), beauty products from Miranda Kerr, a new Tabitha Simmons boot, astrology books, and lots more. There's a launch party on Saturday to celebrate the new arrivals.
Friday, January 10. Launch party on Saturday, January 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. 8075 Tysons Corner Center, McLean; 703-761-1121.
It's Sunday Funday! Prepare to dance 'til you drop at Thrilla, a nonstop party at U Street Music Hall featuring Caked Up, DJ Spicoli, Gianni Lee, and Keylow.
Sunday, January 12, at 9 p.m. 1115 U Street NW; 202-588-1880. Tickets can be purchased here.
Don’t forget, D.C. Restaurant Week starts next Monday. Tons of great restaurants are offering three-course lunch ($20.14) and dinner ($35.14) menus — get a jump on those reservations now.
Monday, January 13, through Sunday, January 19. Times and locations vary; more details here.

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