What has this week taught us? Apart from the fact that everyone is allergic to some aspect of spring, we have learned that when people are unhappy en masse, crazy-but-true headlines happen and they happen again–though, apparently, not in threes. Anyway, how can we forget all this crap and relax this week, you ask? Here are a few answers:
Tonight, head to the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE and get your recommended allowance of steel pan and Caribbean jazz sounds with Victor Provost and the Hill Center Jazz Ensemble, directed by Burnett Thompson. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. More information and tickets through this link.
You can also celebrate this, um, special date over at Mr. Henry’s. 4/20 at Mr. Henry’s with By and By is happening tonight, starting at 8 p.m. More details on their Facebook page.
On Friday, it’s 21St @ 21 Gessford Court. Enjoy jazz, blues, and host David Weiner’s hospitality, bring something tasty to share –be it a bottle or a covered dish– and a $15 donation. Or maybe you could head down to The Fridge, 516 8th Street SE, rear, and get your post-truth information in funny form. “10 Things I Know: A Post-Truth Comedy Game Show” is FREE and goes from 8:30-10 p.m. (Doors open at 8 p.m.) You can see their event listing on our calendar here for more details.
Saturday, celebrate Earth Day at Bounty, with Up Top Acres, the Lemon
Bowl Collective and Misfit Juicery– the whole day, if your budget allows. From yoga classes to food styling and photography, to just enjoying bites and conversation, you can take in beautiful views of the neighborhood, appreciate Ma Nature and learn a new skill. It will all take place at the farm, 55 M SE, rooftop. For tickets and more info, click the link.
Apparently, there is also shenanigans of some sort going on down at the National Mall. You might want to check them out if that’s what you’re into.
Sunday, celebrate everyone’s favorite Bard down at the Shakespeare Folger Library, 201 East Capitol Street, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. (and it’s FREE!) There will be birthday cake, food trucks, swordplay demonstrations, and a cameo by Queen Elizabeth I. More details through this link.
For those of us who’ve shunned Chardonnay as heavy and buttery and just no, DCanter has an event to turn our minds around: Introducing Chardonnay: Beyond the Classic Style goes from 3-4 p.m. and space is limited. More info and tickets through this link.
Finally, make sure to join us WEDNESDAY, April 26 at Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Avenue NE, to celebrate your two-time winner, the favorite bar on Capitol Hill! There will be fun and drink specials, and part of the proceeds of the evening will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. More details by clicking here. While you’re at it, bring a pack of diapers for the DC Diaper Bank!