28 Jul 2016


To Do Weekend of July 28-31

Summit to Soul opens this weekend on Barracks Row

Summit to Soul opens this weekend on Barracks Row

The last weekend of July is when the summer panic starts to hit and I realize there are still so many fun things left to do that do not rhyme with “convention.”

Tonight at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE) learn what the young people of your community are thinking and feeling, as the youth arts organization, City at Peace, gives a performance of an original work created by the performers themselves entitled,  One Away. The headlines that have disturbed so many grown-ups are clearly affecting kids. The performance examines young people’s experiences of blue-on-black violence, personal accountability and self-reflection, and their ideas for creating sustainable change. The performance begins at 7 pm and is free though tickets must be reserved. Learn more here.

Maketto (1351 H Street NE) is hosting a pop-up by Toli Moli, known for introducing DC to falooda, a Burmese treat. As you sip, you can take in the work of the Greenbacks Project: The artist is carving  500 US  dollars and 500 Chinese Yuan into a large-scale artwork. The pop-up is from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Friday night, be a part of a new work of art as Capitol Hill Arts Workshop  (545 7th Street NE) hosts a staged reading of a brand new musical, Alice Adams based on Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer prize-winning 1921 novel of the same name. Writer. composer Robert Convery has adapted the work and created a show with 21 songs sung by 15 characters. The reading begins at 7:30 and is free and no reservations are required.

Gallery O/H (1354 H Street NE) hosts the Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery show OUTSIDE – INa group exhibition exploring the dwelling from curious points of view. The opening reception is from 7pm to 9pm and is free.

Everyone says they want more retail, so get ready to support a new venture! Saturday welcome Summit to Soul (727 8th Street NE) to the neighborhood! The athleisure wear store focuses on fitness and yoga togs and will officially open its doors to provide the ladies of Capitol Hill eco-friendly, responsibly-sourced athletic apparel and accessories. Om Shanti, my friends.

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) hosts its Annual Used Game Sale this weekend. he event will kick off their Celebration of Gaming Week, which will feature special events each night. The week will culminate with their Odyssey of Games and the debut of a new monthly event, Boozy Board Game Night. All funds raised from the Used Game Sale will be used to buy local teachers games for their classrooms, to support Labyrinth’s after school game clubs, and to buy new demos for Labyrinth’s game library. Learn more about the event here.

Friday and Saturday Hilleast will be awoken by the sweet song of rallycross racing. The Red Bull Global Rallycross takes over RFK Stadium for Round 8 of their season with their fast cars and cheering fans over the two days. Tickets are $35. Learn more here. 

This is the final weekend to catch Capital Fringe 2016. There is something for everyone and most of it is air conditioned. Check it out.

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