01/27/2012 01:51 pm ET

Weekend To-Do Guide: Chinese New Year Parade And A Polar Bear Plunge (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON -- This could be one wacky weekend if you take some of our suggestions in this to-do guide.

But it's all for a good cause: Shake a tail feather at a Comet Ping Pong benefit for injured DJ Jonathan Toubin, then trek out to Maryland's Sandy Point State Park for the 16th annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge.

Of course, there's plenty of other stuff to do, including dance performances, art openings and a Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown.

Click through the below slideshow and start planning your weekend.