Happy No-Snow day! Our friends in the northeast are enjoying a legitimate day of snow while we spend another weird weather day in our snowless doughnut hole.
Since we are free from shoveling, there is no excuse to stay home. Here’s how to use that time.
Tonight at the Hill Center, learn to make bone broth and consommes. This Kitchen 101 class will teach you the basics of stock and soup making. Students will also get to sample some soups and gumbo. Bring an apron! The class begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $49. Register here. It may not be snowing but it is still soup weather.
At Driftwood Kitchen (400 H Street NE), experience Steamroller: a Night of Unapologetic Art. The event features the work of poets Mahogany L. Browne, Yesenia Montilla, Cynthia Oka, and Seema Reza. Visual artists Kanchan Balse and Jessica Valoris will also be showing their work. The event begins at 9pm and is free. You can learn more and let them know you are coming here.
Friday at East City Books OutRite presents An Evening of Queer Readings. Author Joe Okonowo moderates a panel of four authors, Everett Maroon, Risa Denenberg, David Eye, and Craig L. Gidney, who will share excerpts of their work. The event is free and begins at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop hosts Light Switch Dance Theatre for The Girl Child Project. There is an exhibition at 5:30 p.m. The performance follows at 6 p.m. This multi-disciplinary work features a performance art piece and choreography by LSDT founder Sandra Atkinson and work by Erica Rebollar. This is an interactive piece where the audience will have the chance to flow through the space at CHAW. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
Saturday the Southeast Library (403 7th Street SE) hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the library.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington presents Youth Invasion at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 8pm. GenOUT, a group of young singers, will perform. Tickets are $20-$35 and can be purchased here.
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church presents a Valentine’s Day Concert and Sparkling Wine Tasting featuring the CHPC Church Choir and friends, led by Caitriona McEniry-Roschke, Music Director. Sparkling wine tastings are available and childcare will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the church’s ongoing food benefits programs. The concert begins at 6:30. Tickets are $15 for the concert only and $30 for the concert and wine tasting. Bring a friend or two and save, 2 tickers $55; 4 tickets $100. Tickets are available here.
Sunday at 11:30 East City Books hosts a free storytime for kids 4 to 8 years old (with a caregiver.)
Tuesday is Valentine’s Day so treat yourself and a beloved to the poetry of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda at the Folger. The event, titled Then Come Back: A Celebration of Pablo Neruda celebrates the poet and the recent publication of his lost poems which he had composed on napkins, playbills, and notebooks—in Then Come Back. Poets Forrest Gander and Javier Zamora will read Neruda’s work as well as their own. A dessert reception will follow the reading with wines donated by the Chilean Embassy. The reading begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $15 and are available here.