Wintry Mix at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
What: The artistic open house in Old Town celebrates four new shows (Fears & Phobias, Connectivity: Threads of Community) with a lavish candy buffet.
Why: Interact with artists and enjoy a flurry of activity at the DIY snowflake station.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria (703-838-4565). Admission is free.
Winter Tea Tasting
What: Certified Tea Master Rodrick Markus is a sommelier with a nose for leaves. He’s opening the vaults of the Park Hyatt’s tea cellar for a vertical tasting of rare Pu-erh varieties.
Why: Unfamiliar with the complexities of tea? Pour you.
When: Sat., 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: 1201 24th St. NW (202-419-6768). Admission is $45.
Gold Leaf Studios Going Away Party
What: The final blowout for DC’s long-running indie art incubator features a peppy lineup including The State Department, Alex, and Edie Sedgwick.
Why: Best take a disco nap before heading to NoMa. This one could go all night.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: 443 I St. NW. Admission is $10.
Married with Children
What: New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor sits down with David Brooks to discuss the revelations inside her hot-off-the-press book, The Obamas.
Why: Because the evolution of the first lady is no longer wrapped in a cardigan and sealed with a skinny belt.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW (202-408-3100). Tickets ($10) online at politics-prose.com.
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