This godawful election is nearly here. Should you choose to engage with society, rather than hibernate with Netflix and magnums of wine, here are some ideas for you:
Tonight, learn to pair beers and cheese for the upcoming holidays with the fine folks of Righteous Cheese. I mean, nothing says spending mandatory time with loved ones like bonding over animal fats, right? Add the beer and all will be right with the world no matter what your uncle Fred says about the damn emails. The session begins at 7 p.m. and costs $49. Get your tickets here.
Mosaic Theater’s latest production at the Atlas is Milk Like Sugar by Kristin Greenridge and it is currently in previews. The Obie-award winning play focuses on a young woman’s life choices and the impact of peers on her development. Preview tickets are $20-$35. The show opens next week and runs through December 4th.
Friday, the playwriting collective The Welders debuts work from its second incarnation of playwrights. The group of local writers collectively produces one play from each writer over the course of three years and then passes one the organization to a new generation of writers. The Girl in the Red Corner by Stephen Spottswood follows Halo, a young woman who joins a martial arts class and finds herself battling everyone in her life. The play runs through November 20th and tickets are $15 – $30. H Street neighbors can get a discount. Learn more here.
Saturday, the DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park. Your $45 ticket fee gets you unlimited tastings from a a number of craft breweries. Food will be for sale from several food trucks. Attendees can enjoy lawn games and DJs. You have two chances to attend: either 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Get your tickets here.
American Youth Chorus opens its 9th season with a Fall Festival concert at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation at 212 East Capitol Street at 7:30pm. Tickets are $11 – $17 and you can get yours here.
Sunday celebrate John Philips Sousa’s birthday at Congressional Cemetery. The March King would be 162 this year and the commemoration begins at 10:30 followed by a performance by the U.S. Marine Corps Band. Most importantly, however, there will be cake. The event is free and seating is first-come, first-served.
The Hill Center’s Political Nightmare’s film series continues with Pickup on South Street. The story of a pick-pocket who picks up government secrets (in this case, the incriminating documents are on microfilm and not emails) is quintessential noir. The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr and Michelle Cottle will be joining Margaret Talbot and Nell Minnow for discussion about both film and politics following the screening. The screening begins at 4 p.m. and is free. Register here.
May we all meet here safely next week. Vote!