09 Jan 2014

To Do

NSONeighborhood_logo_CapitalHill_streetAccording to my social media feeds about half of you are dealing with a burst pipe due to the Polar Vortex. I am too, so my plans are booked for this weekend. But, if your pipes remained intact, here are a few ideas for how to spend your time.

The National Symphony Orchestra is here all week for the annual NSO in Your Neighborhood, a week where this spectacular symphony leaves the Kennedy Center and performs in all kinds of venues. I missed the opening concert at the Atlas last night, plus the later small ensemble show at the Rock and Roll Hotel (they played Back in Black). But, there are concerts each day this weekend. Today you can catch them at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Homebody, and the Hill Center. All of the concerts are free though some have sold out. The full schedule is here.

Friday night bring a friend or two to CHAW for their popular paint & sip evening. Learn some painting techniques while drinking wine… how civilized. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and cost is $30. More information can be found here.

Saturday night the Atlas presents Kafka Fragments. This is a composition by Gyorgy Kurtag and the performance uses soprano voices and violin instruments, inspired by the work of Franz Kafka. It is part of the Atlas New Music series which showcases the best in U.S. contemporary classical music. The concert begins at 8 pm and tickets are available here.

At CHAW the Capital City Players present the drama A Steady Rain, a story about two Chicago police officers whose inner need to serve and protect both consumes them and rips them apart. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Sunday go back for more NSO concerts! Did I mention this was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing? Because it really is. Full schedule is here.

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

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