5 events to check out in Washington this week

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From a guided art and history tour to a gospel concert, there's plenty to enjoy in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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African American & Black History Smithsonian art tour 

From the event description:

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this guided art and history tour features both lesser-known and well-known works, including the popular portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.

When: Friday, Jan. 17, 4:45-6:45 p.m.
Where: National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW
Admission: $10
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Yoga sculpt

From the event description:

Meet us on your mats ready to sweat it out. The class is designed to give students a view into another culture as they as gradually grow out of their comfort zones through a physically challenging sequence.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.- noon
Where: lululemon, 3265 M St. NW
Admission: $20
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Youth Open Mic

From the event description:

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DMV area.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m.
Where: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St. NW
Admission: $5
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Howard Gospel Choir

From the event description:

Back by popular demand, the Howard Gospel Choir presents its annual musical tribute to the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
Admission: $15-$30
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Reed Appleseed and more

From the event description:

Enjoy a night of great music with Reed Appleseed, Stereo League and Party Muscles.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 7-10 p.m.
Where: DC9 Nightclub, 1940 Ninth St. NW
Admission: $12
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