18 May 2017


To Do: Weekend of May 18th – 21st

The Revelers perform a free concert at the Hill Center Sunday afternoon

Interesting times, people. I know you cannot stop watching the trainwreck, but tear yourself away to enjoy some of these lovely activities.

Tonight in the Union Market Test Kitchen, learn to brew kombucha with the folks from Craft Kombucha. The class is from 6-8 p.m. and costs $50. You will leave with your own SCOBY, fermentation vessel and a starter. Delish! Tickets? Click here.

East City Books welcomes activist and journalist Hugh B. Price who will be discussing his new memoir, This African-American Life, co-hosted by former New York Times bureau chief Paul Delaney. The event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Let them know you will be be there here.

Friday, the Atlas Performing Arts Center presents Midsummer Magic a puppet show featuring characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show is suited for children ages 4-8 and runs through Sunday. Get tickets here.

Taffety Punk Theatre opens two plays at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop this weekend which will run in repertory. The performer and playwright Michael Milligan looks at health care in America with two new stories each told from different perspectives:

  • Mercy Killers (debuts Friday) focuses focusing on those seeking care, specifically how a blue collar American grapples with his red state ideals when he realizes the measures he must take to care for his beloved wife.
  • Side Effects (debuts Saturday) tells a story of a doctor who discovers just how taxing it is to practice medicine as bureaucratic pressures collide with his professional and personal responsibilities. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Saturday, get out your flower crowns and halter tops: Hank’s on the Hill ushers in summer with Hankschella, an homage (send-up?) of that festival lifestyle. From 7 p.m. until closing, expect cocktail specials and edible glitter. Dressing for the event is encouraged.

Sunday is the annual Capitol Hill Classic supporting the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools (Peabody and Watkins Elementary and Stuart Hobson Middle School.) The event features a 10K race, a 3K race, and a kids’ Fun Run that is one lap around Stanton Park. If you want to run, register here: https://www.capitolhillclassic.com/registration/. If you want to know about road closures, check this map out: https://www.capitolhillclassic.com/road-closures

That afternoon, enjoy an American Roots concert by The Revelers at the Hill Center, from 4-6 p.m. The concert is free, but they ask that you RSVP here.

After the concert, head over to the North Hall of Eastern Market for a Night at the Market which is the end to the Market Week activities organized by Eastern Market Main Street. From 6-9 p.m., you can enjoy music, beer, wine and snacks from local restaurants. Tickets are $20 and you can get them here.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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