Tonight the Hill Center is hosting an an opening reception for a new multi-artist show which runs though November 3. All artwork in the show, which features photography, paintings, and intricately woven circuit boards, is for sale. The featured artists are Alan Braley, Kimberley Bursic, Eric Celarier, Betsy Glassie, Cynthia F. Johnson, Glen Kessler and Rindy OBrien.
Friday night, Speakeasy DC returns to the Atlas for Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story. The true-tale storytelling troupe is focusing this show on go-go’s past and present. Along with the usual stories the show will feature live music. featured performers include Nina Mercer, Kato Hammond, Natalie Hopkinson, Patrick Washington (aka Black Picasso of the Poem-cees), Mothersheister, Christylez Bacon, and the all-female go-go band Be’la Dona. Sounds like a party. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Speakeasy often sells out their Atlas shows so it’s best to book your tickets now.
At the Hill Center, there is also the documentary Flip Floppin’ 2. Fillmaker and serial trail hiker Scott “Squatch” Herriott attempted to hike the Appalachian trail in one season in 2011 but was sidelined halfway through due to injury. That journey was documented in Flip Flop Flippin’ – One man’s search for character(s) on the A.T. He went back to finish the trail in 2012 and this is the subject of Flip Floppin 2. The screening is free and begins at 7pm. A Skype discussion with “Squatch” will take place after the film. (That was a super-fun sentence to write.)
Saturday the Book Sale at SE Library returns and rumor has it this one is a BIG one. There are lots of books available in all categories. The sale runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
If you haven’t yet had your fill of books then cross Pennsylvania and visit Capitol Hill Books (657 C St SE) for their Second Saturday celebration. Between 4pm and 7pm you can enjoy complimentary wine and cheese and 10% off f all your purchases.
Boozing biker? A cyclist with a jones for gin? Check this out. The newish Bardo Brewpub over on Bladensburg Road is hosting a bike tour of local breweries…(I’m not saying it’s the Hill but pretty darn close. And this just sounds like too much fun not to share.) The tour begins at 1pm at the Metropolitan Branch Trail and Brookland metro and will include touring Chocolate City Brewery, New Columbia gin distillery, the brand new Atlas BrewWorks, and then head to Bardo for cornhole and more beer. This side of town is soo boozy. Practice moderation kids. Here’s the Facebook event if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/events/209044845931621/
Saturday evening SCENA Theatre is back at the Atlas with The Marriage of Maria Braun. A stage adaptation of Fassbinder’s famous German film of the same name the story is a World War 2 era drama of love, lust, and loss. The show runs through October 11th. Tickets are $15-$40 and can be purchased here.
Have a great weekend!
Jen DeMayo is the Director of Community for the Atlas Performing Arts Center.