Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m.
DJs in the Sculpture Garden

The National Gallery Sculpture Garden Skatin' Rink, 7th + Constitution Ave., NW

Ice skate to the sounds of Stereo Faith this evening, who will be spinning some throwback hits from the '80s and '90s. It's gonna be radical. More info.

Thursday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monument Presents: An Evening to Benefit Sandy Hook Elementary

DC9, 1940 9th St., NW

The men of Monument, a local music promoter group, will be gathering some of their favorites together for a good cause. Come! Tickets are $10.

Deal Nearby: Fast Gourmet

Friday, Jan. 4, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Red Friday's Presents FARID + Thomas Blondet

U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St., NW

Two of DC's best are coming together to bring back the concept of the legendary club Red, which hosted awesome warehouse party about 10 years ago. Entrance is free before midnight for those 21.

Deal Nearby: Tap + Parlour

Friday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Project Dispatch: One of Five Closing Party

Delicious Spectacle, 1366 Quincy St., NW

Start your year by supporting a few of DC's most awesome local artists. Plus, get a free limited edition print of one of the works in the show with any purchase. Your walls will love you. More info here.

Deal Nearby: Camino Real

Friday, Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m. + Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 p.m and 10:30 p.m.
Elvis' Birthday Fight Club

H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St., NE

Imagine a mix of Elvis, burlesque and mild violence. It's Elvis' Birthday Fight Club. You're welcome. Tickets are $16 in advance.

Deal Nearby: Souk Restaurant

Sunday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Start Making Sense

The Hamilton, 600 14th St., NW

The 9 Songwriter Series returns this evening for its first 2013 iteration. Expect lots of unique sounds as nine different local musicians create play old favorites with new arrangements. Tickets are $12.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Top Shelf #3: The Best Stories of 2012

9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW

It's the best of the best of DC's storytelling scene. Come laugh, cry, be moved and party. Tickets are $20.

Deal nearby: 1920dc