19 Apr 2012

To Do

Compiling this list each week is starting to wear on me. I mean I make a list of so many cool things to do right here in the neighborhood when in reality most of my weekends consist of shuttling kids around to sports activities. So please do as I say and not as I do… unless you really like tween soccer games in McLean…

Tonight is a good time head back to the H Street Playhouse. Scena Theatre is back with another play by Irish playwright Conor McPherson the same mind behind last year’s haunting The Weir.  This one is called the Sefarer and again involves a group of Irish men drinking and talking only this time, instead of ghost stories, they are betting their souls in a card game. Tickets can be reserved here.

Tonight is also Board Game Night at Labyrinth Puzzles and Games. Between 6pm and 10pm you can stop in and check out some of their popular games like Settlers of Cataan or feel free to bring one of your own. You must be at least 16 years old to play. Free.

Friday stay on H and check out the Washington Savoyards’ production of A Grand Night for Singing at the Atlas. The musical consists of Rogers and Hammerstein’ songs. The duo, best known for The Sound of Music and Oklahoma worked together on many projects and the evening will include beloved favorites and some lesser known treats.  Tickets are available on the Atlas website.

If your tastes lean more toward “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and less to “Some Enchanted Evening” then head to the Corner Store for a double bill with Chatham Street and Medium Gauge. Chatham Street has just been nominated for two WAMMIES. The two locally-based groups kick off the concert at 8pm and the evening is a bargain for a $10 donations at the door.

Saturday is your chance to flaunt your mad culinary skills and compete for glory, cash AND a trip to Brooklyn! The Food Experiments Tour is coming back to the Rock and Roll Hotel for the Washington DC Take Out Experiment. Last year the amateur chefs competed in category taco. This time around it’s Chinese take out. If you don’t want to compete but would like to attend and sip beers while watching the participants sweat you can get tickets here for $12.  There is still time to enter! Sharpen your knives. And may the best scallion pancake win!

If you can’t ditch the kids for the Hotel, take them to Yards Park. The Capitol Riverfront is celebrating the long-gone cherry blossoms with a lantern making workshop from 10am-12pm. Kids can jump their yah yahs out on the moonbounce. There will be performances by the Appalachian Children’s Choir and Hapmudo Martial Arts. Food will be available by Seoul Food DC, East Taco Grill and Pinkberry. The event is free.

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