Exciting times we are living in here, folks—exciting times. What will tomorrow bring? Well, provided we are all still here this weekend, here are some suggestions to distract you. Fiddles are not required.
Tonight in the Union Market Test Kitchen learn Poultry 101 with the folks behind Harvey’s Market and chef Paola Annoni Patel. While learning to prepare the classic French dish Coq au Vin as well as how to break down a chicken to bring home. The class starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $40 for one student or $70 for a couple. Register here.
Friday, Gallery O/H hosts the opening reception for Potomac Journey a show of the work of photographer Jonathan Weiner. The photographs depict all aspects of the river from the Appalachian mountains to teh Chesapeake Bay. The reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. and the show will be up through March 10th.
Taffety Punk Theatre and the Riot Grrrls return to Capitol Hill Arts Workshop with another all-women production of the Euripides classic, The Trojan Women. The story of the women who are left to deal with the devastation left behind after the Trojan War. The performance begins at 7:30 and tickets are $15 so get yours here. The show runs through March 4th.
Saturday, Capitol Hill resident and journalist Karen Branan will read from her book, “The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth.” In the memoir, she learns of her biracial heritage after having grown up white in the American South. She will be discussing her book at Ben’s Upstairs (above Ben’s Chili Bowl at 1001 H Street NE. The reading begins at 4 p.m. and the book will be available for purchase on site.
Saturday evening at 7 p.m. the Hill Center welcomes Amir Vahab & Ensemble in the latest performance in its Dounouya Global Music Series. Vahab is a Persian classical music performer and specializes in writing and performing Sufi music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
Sunday at 3:30 p.m. bring the littles to the Atlas for Blue, a Theatre for the Very Young production by Imagination Stage. These performances are designed for children 5 years old and under. In Blue the whole world is blue, even cereal, until they find the color Red. Tickets are $6-$10 and you can purchase yours here.
Tuesday, Capitol Hill Village’s latest installment of its Village Voices series join a conversation L. Marie Guillory who will discuss her fascinating life. From growing up African American in the segregated south, to her life as a nun working on school integration, later becoming a lawyer, and life work in social justice. Paul Singer, USATODAY politics, editor will moderate the conversation. Capitol Hill Village’s ongoing Village Voices series that explores current events, social and historical perspectives among Capitol Hill community members. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Northeast Library (330 7th St NE.) Let them know you are coming at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 543 1778