Don’t let the snow stop you from enjoying this weekend. After you’ve binged on House of Cards of course…
Tonight at the Hill Center Peter Martone, of Union Market’s The District Fishwife, will teach you everything you need to know about how to choose and open an oyster. The event is cleverly called Aw Shucks and beer will be served along with the bivalves and each attendee will leave with their own oyster shucking tool from The District Fishwife. The event costs $65 and begins at 7pm. More information can be found here.
Friday night head the the Atlas for Weekend 2 of the INTERSECTIONS Festival. Alt-chamber ensemble once again pairs up with Atlas Brew Works for Bach and Brews. Artistic Director Jessica Zweig and Atlas Brew Works head brewer Will Durgin pair classical and contemporary music and locally crafted beers in a fun, unique exploration of the senses. The concert begins at 7pm and more information can be found here. 21 and over.
Saturday is Family Day at the Atlas beginning with a 10am performance of Sunny and Licorice for the teeniest arts lovers. Kids ages 2-5 are the target audience for this tale of very different orangutans who become friends. The show runs throughout the festival and more information can be found here.
How about some mid-day opera? At 1:30 pm the Rosedale library is hosting an interactive program about Marian Anderson, the world-renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination and trained to perform the music she loved most – opera – becoming a symbol of artistry, grace and perseverance. Tom Minter, a playwright and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, will join DCPL Librarians at this fun program where history will mix with music and everyone from kids to teens to adults can learn to sing and appreciate opera and the various operatic styles. The Friends of the Rosedale Library will provide light refreshments.
Saturday evening B-Fly Entertainment presents the Naikaya Project. Hip Hop artist Paige Hernandez and Kuchipudi dancer Chitra Kalyandurg spin a contemporary dance-theatre-spoken word tale inspired by heroines from Indian myth. The performance begins at 7pm and as of this writing tickets are still available.
Sunday morning learn how to make a killer brunch at home with cook, author and storyteller Jonathan Bardzik at the Hill Center. The menu includes mushroom and cheese souffles and pumpkin pancakes. YUM. The events costs $75 and runs from 11am to 2pm. Purchase your ticket here. Wear your comfy pants.