Feed the animals.
Make a B Line for Georgetown
What: Bourbon Steak offers an under-the-radar prix fixe lunch, the B Line ($25), which includes an appetizer, entree (like the elegant steak tartare), and oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie sandwich to go.
Why: Georgetown’s A-list orders from Michael Mina’s B list.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (202-944-2026).
Film Neu Festival
What: See thirteen new films from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, punctuated by meet-the-director discussions and fancy receptions at the Goethe-Institut’s 20th annual screening series.
Why: Popcorn? Nein, danke. Postmovie treats include beer, chocolate, and pastries.
When: Fri.-Jan. 26.
Where: Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Tickets ($11) at 202-333-3456 or online at landmarktheatres.com. More info at 202-289-1200.
Soul + Food at The Hamilton Live
What: Mavis Staples headlines the opening concert inside D.C.’s new 800-seat, 24-hour restaurant.
Why: Stax classics downstairs; pancake stacks upstairs.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.
Where: 600 14th St. NW (202-787-1000). Tickets are $60.
Arena Stage’s House of Cards
What: Three street magicians take center stage in the off-kilter, sleight-of-hand farce, Elephant Room.
Why: A conjuror named Daryl Hannah.
When: Fri.-Feb. 26. Tues. & Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1101 6th St. SW (202-488-3300). Tickets ($40) online at tickets.arenastage.org.
Elephant Barn Tours at the Zoo
What: Go behind the scenes to peep the pachyderms’ morning routines.
Why: Score an unforgettable front-row seat to their otherwise off-limits bath time.
When: Thru June 27. Wed. & Sun., 8:15 a.m.
Where: 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. To register in advance (required), call 202-633-3057. Admission is $40.
Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.