End the year with a bang by partying with burlesque dancers on Friday, then drink away the less fond memories from 2017 at a vampire movie marathon on New Year’s Eve.
Lip Sync Battle Burlesque
Watch five burlesque performers battle it out in a lip syncing competition. This lip sync battle at Black Cat will come with a side of stripping as professional dancers sing along and put on a show to the top songs of 2017. All the contestants hail from the DMV, and Mindi Mimosa from D.C.’s Barenaked Comedy will host the event. Glitter will fall like rain, while the audience will decide which performer will reign supreme.
Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 9 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door. 21+.
New Year’s Day Good Luck Food
Learn how to cook lucky dishes to ensure a happy new year at the Workhouse Arts Center this Saturday. The 20-minute Uber ride from campus is worth it to learn from Chef Kathleen Linton, who has been catering for 20 years and starred in her own cooking show. Linton will teach guests how to make traditional New Year’s dishes from around the world to ensure good fortune in the upcoming year. The dishes will include Irish cornbread for good luck, Japanese toshi-koshi soba noodles for longevity and Italian lentils for wealth. This class will ensure a relaxing night with plenty of food to fuel up for a big night out on New Year’s Eve.
Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Rd. Lorton, VA. 10 a.m. Tickets $65.
NYE at Suns Cinema: 2017 Sucks!
If your year sucked, vamp up your New Year’s Eve celebration with a movie marathon full of blood sucking. The new year means the death of an old year, so Suns Cinema is hosting an event to not dwell on the past but to look to the future. The night starts with the screening of the 2013 vampire film “Only Lovers Left Alive,” starring actors Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton. After the film comes the after party, so suck on some bloody champagne, sanguine cocktails and bottles of bubbles as you get ready for the ball to drop.
Suns Cinema, 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 21+.