14 Aug 2014

To Do List

Courtesy of the DC Dragon Boat Festival

Courtesy of the DC Dragon Boat Festival

We’re in the home stretch guys, and soon your calendars are going to be so packed with fall activities that you’ll barely have a chance to scan the neighborhood for entertainment options.

That’s why we’re here to help, and while the pickings are slim this week, there are few great options to keep you busy.

Feel like joining a team sport that’s not like all the rest? You can do so this Sunday morning. The DC Dragons regularly offer introductory practices for newbies to get a taste of the sport right here on the Anacostia River. If you’re game, you too can join a team of twenty paddlers, who row to the rhythmic beat of the boat’s drummer. The intro practice is at 10:45 a.m. at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. Find out more and register here.

Want a taste of the 60s and 70s? You’ll get both at the Sammy Davis Jr. Cabaret at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Award-winning performer Aaron Reeder will perform classic tunes and tell tales of the renowned artist. A donation of $20 is suggested at the door to benefit CHAW’s tuition assistance program.

Dramatists have been quietly taking over the stage at the Atlas Performing Arts Center this month. “She Kills Monsters” begins this weekend with pay-what-you-can previews on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The play begins in 90s suburban Ohio, where Tilly lives among the most fearsome creatures known to man: American high school students. That’s enough of a teaser to make me shudder. The show, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Randy Baker, runs through September 14th. See here for the extended schedule and tickets.

I looked out a bit to see what’s happening next week, and a few things “popped up.”

First, don’t miss DC Beer Week. Tim has a full recap of where and when you can drinks specialty beers on Capitol Hill. And, don’t miss Hops and Pops on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 at the Hill Center. This is a beer and popcorn tasting that’s part of the celebration. The event will feature nine craft beers and multiple flavors of popcorn by Capitol Kettle Corn. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 on Wednesday.

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One response to “To Do List”

  1. DC Dragons says:

    Thanks for the mention about our Free dragon boat practices. Just FYI that our correct name is the DC Dragons team.

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