07 Feb 2013

To Do

JUNKThis weekend presents as ordinary. No holidays. No major sports/pop culture events. Just a weekend in February. We could really use another Snowmageddan to shake things up.

Well let’s see what is happening this weekend…

Tonight:  Nothing beats the winter blues like a good French-language psychosexual drama. The Library of Congress screens free films Thursdays-Saturdays. Tonight’s is  THE PIANO TEACHER,  a”disturbing study of a middle-aged musician’s psyche and her personal and professional relationships.”  The film begins at 7:30 and you must register. The LOC explains that process here www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/reservations.html

Friday night is another opportunity to drink and draw and CHAW.  A happy hour where you might actually learn a thing or two, the  Sip & Paint events offer attendees a bit of visual art instruction from teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear while also presenting the opportunity for wine drinking and mingling. The price is $30 which includes the materials and refreshments. Call 547-6839 to register.

In the Friday night documentary series at the Hill Center NOVA explores mankind’s search for longitude – how to know where you were when you sailed beyond the sight of land.  Not satisfied with star-gazing to assist with navigation, English clockmaker, John Harrison solved the problem elegantly. The film takes place on a period ship on the ocean and examines the vital importance of longitude. The screening begins at 7 and in free. Register here hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/1149 or call 549-4172.

Saturday replenish your shelves at the used book sale at the Southeast Library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library the sales offer a wide variety of children’s books, fiction, best sellers, non-fiction, mysteries, science, science fiction, romance, religion, history, biography, self-help, classics, travel, etc books along with some DVDs. This month they have a lot of children’s books and “high quality Beatles items.”  No idea what they are e I’d get there early if you want a chance to find Revolver on vinyl. The sale is from 10am – 3pm. The Southeast Library is at 403 7th St. SE.

Saturday night (and Sunday afternoon) Philadelphia’s daredevil, kinetic dance-theatre troupe Brain Sander’s JUNK takes the stage at the Atlas. The company is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater and Sander’s has been called Philly’s  “most exciting choreographer.” The performance is great for all ages. Saturday night at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm. Tickets range from $15 – $32 and are available here atlasarts.org/event-types/dance/





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