31 May 2012

To Do

Deviant Septet performs Saturday night at the Atlas

And here we are. Summer has officially started, at least as far as pools and the wearing of white is concerned. School children and calendar nerds beg to to differ but for the young and childless, bring on the pool parties!

So should the new Beach Bar, which is not on the Hill, prove crowded what else is there to do?

Tonight could be your last chance to catch the utterly original production of HUM by the Theatre Alliance. This ten year old Hill-grown company is producing this show at the Atlas and has some super-cool stuff lined up for the fall. If you don’t yet know them, now is your chance. Info on the show can be found on their website.

Friday night celebrate the publication of a new book, Historic Congressional Cemetery. Did you know that the cemetery was not always a dog park? Really. This and many other juicy tidbits will surely be found within  it’s pages. The party will be from 6pm to 8pm at the cemetery. The admission is $30 and this includes a copy of the book, tours and cocktails.  Read more about the event and the organization and reserve your spot on their website.

Saturday, as usual, is a busy one. It’s National Learn to Row Day! Capital Rowing Club is giving a free afternoon rowing workshop from 1pm-4pm  as part of National Learn to Row Day. The Rowing Club is at the Anacostia Community Boat House at 1900 M St SE . For more information about the event check out the CRC’s website.

This week also kicks off the citywide DC Jazz Fest. Gallery O on H  will start their summer concert series with a slew of jazz performances on Saturday. The full line up, which begins with student performances at 5:30 and ends with the fun zydeco-tinged Little Red and the Renegades can be found here.  Tickets are $15 and include one drink. You can buy them in advance hereor at the door.

The Atlas concludes their first season of New Music with a performance by the new music super group Deviant Septet. Made up of accomplished musicians with other musical gigs, this ensemble likes to push boundaries even further. Mash up of Stravinsky and Rush? Why yes.  No joke, these cats are hot, so beat all the cool kids and check them out. Tickets can be found on the Atlas website.

Sunday why not take a stroll through the market, pick up some ingredients for a simple picnic and head to one of our local parks…where is your favorite local picnic spot? Are you willing to share?

Jen DeMayo is Director of Community for the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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