16 Jun 2016


To Do: Weekend of June 16th to 19th

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is being screened at Capitol Riverfront this Friday.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is being screened at Capitol Riverfront TONIGHT.

School is out tomorrow for DCPS, so how shall we celebrate?

Tonight in the Union Market Tet Kitchen is Bloom Basics. Learn some skills of flower arranging from the folks at Salt and Sundry. Enjoy some flower inspired treats and drinks too. The event is $45 and begins at 6pm. Learn more here.

You can also catch yet another great outdoor movie tonight (which, frankly, is the best summer tradition) at Canal Park. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Seating starts at 7 pm and movie starts at sundown. Details? Click here.

Friday Congressional Cemetery opens its summer film series, Cinematery, with the ultimate backstage drama, All About Eve. This 1950 classic follows the story of Broadway actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and Eve (Anne Baxter) and her scheming  moves as an understudy. As Margo says, “Fasten your seatbelts, its going to be a bumpy night.” BYOB and dinner. $10 suggested donation at the main gate. The rain date is Friday, June 24th. (See our highlight post yesterday here)

Heads-up! The Brig, 1007 8th Street SE, will have a soft opening starting at 4 pm!

Journalists Mark Seagraves and Tom Sherwood chat with News4 Anchor, Jim Vance for All Politics is Local at the Hill Center at 7pm. The event is free but reservations are encouraged. Reserve your spot here.

Saturday the In Series returns to the Atlas with Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera. A devoted wife dresses as a man to infiltrate an infamous jail and rescue her husband from political imprisonment.  Nick Olcott, the director and writer of this new English adaptation, sets the story in an unnamed Central American dictatorship.  Stanley Thurston conducts the chamber orchestra. Tickets are $23 – $46 and are available here.

The Great Inflatable Race takes place at RFK Saturday. This one actually looks fun because the races include giant moonbouceesque slides and other obstacles. The activities begin at 9am and all ages are welcome. Registration is $75 and you can do it here.

Sunday afternoon at 4pm check out the monthly Notes from the Crypt concert at Congressional Cemetery. This chamber music concert is free and seating is first-come, first-served. The concert of professional musicians playing in a beautiful setting is free of charge.

At the Hill Center trombonist Reginald Cyntje performs at 5pm as part of the ongoing Hot 5 jazz series. The evening will include an interview with Luke Stewart and Giovanni Russonello from CapitalBop. Tickets are  $12 in advance, $15 day of for the concert only. Concert + Dinner at Bayou Bakery: $37 includes 3-course dinner + glass of wine. Buy your tickets here.

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