14 Jul 2016

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To Do Weekend of July 14th -17th

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream by user Joy on Flickr

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream by user Joy on Flickr

How is your summer going? Mine is on par with most of 2016 but I’m ever hopeful it will turn around…SIGH. How are we going to make that happen this weekend?

Tonight learn to cook with Belgian beer at Union Market’s Test Kitchen. Jan Van Haute, the former executive chef to the Belgian Ambassador, Belgian native and owner of Haute Saison Catering and Saison Wafel Bar will teach you how to incorporate Belgian beer into various authentic Beglian dishes and the heritage behind them. And then you get to eat your work! The class is $50 and begins at 6 pm. Register here.

The Congressional Cemetery’s Tombs and Tomes book club meets tonight at 6:30 to discuss The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio  by Hubert Wolf. The event is free but RSVP here.

Watch Adam Sandler beat up Bob Barker in the golf classic Happy Gilmore at the Armory’s Outdoor movie which begins at 7 pm. Free popcorn and Rita’s water ice will be available.

Friday morning, bring the kids to the Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) for Reptiles Alive! Meet reptiles of all kinds and learn fun facts and stories about these creatures. The program begins at 11 am and is free.

Come meet Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen at the Hill East Community Office Hours at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St SE) from 8 am to 9:30am. Offer your helpful advice and insights to Councilmember Allen while picking up some pretzels for the office. Great way to start the weekend!

Fridays are  ARTnights at Capitol Hill ARts Workshop (CHAW). This week the offerings are Figure Drawing from 6:30-9:30pm ($15 drop-in rate; $50 for 4 sessions) and Knit ‘n Sip from 7pm to 9pm ($30 per session + $10 starter ball of yarn and knitting needles).

Don’t forget Capital Fringe is happening all around the northeast side of the Hill. SO MANY events to try! Saturday, check out Glade Dance Collective’s performance Am I There Yet at the Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University.

Sunday July 17, a.k.a. National Ice Cream Day, DC Scoop returns to Union Market. From 1 pm to 4 pm sample the wares of local ice cream makers and purchase some to take home. Or eat on the way, no judgment. The event is free and open to all. Theis year it will take place in the upstairs Dock 5 area and the back alley.

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