27 Jul 2017


To Do: Weekend of July 27th -30th

Guitarist Daniel Bachman performs Friday night at the Hill Center. Photo courtesy of the Hill Center.

Enjoyed a lovely late night walk home last night after an exciting Nats win. Once again, I was touched by the sweet small-town nature of the Hill as people asked about the game. One gentleman walking his dog asked if we had seen the exciting 8th inning and then joined us. We learned he is a DC native and grew up watching the Senators. Delightful.

So, now what?

Tonight at Union Market, #pineappledc presents Pine for Wine, an evening celebrating natural wines and women winemakers. Remy Samuels of Cordial Craft Wine, Beer, and Spirits will be leading a tasting and continued conversation about the burgeoning industry of natural, biodynamic, and sustainable wine making. The event begins at 6pm and is $25. Reserve a spot here.

The Arboretum concert series concludes this evening with the Uniformed Jazz Ensemble, an acoustic jazz quartet performing classic jazz repertoire as well as original compositions. Concerts are 7 -8:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Remember: No dogs and no booze; cheese and crackers are fine.

Friday, the Donouya world music concert series continues at the Hill Center with a performance by Daniel Bachman, a 6-string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia who currently lives in North Carolina. He performs traditional music with his unique finger-picking style. There will be a post-concert chat with opening act Mount Rainier, the solo project of DC musician Matt Cohen. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Get your tickets here.

Saturday there is still time to check out this year’s Capital Fringe. The festival has has extended so you still have time to check out some of their most acclaimed shows. The full schedule is here.

Saturday and Sunday at Dock 5 at Union Market, emerging artist Darius Frank’s presents his first public art commission, Things I Love/d. The installation features an immersive multi-channel video installation exploring a changing DC through the stories of long-time residents. Old and new residents are captured discussing the aspects of old and new DC and what they miss of the former and what changes they love. The installation opener goes from noon to 6 p.m. Learn more here.

Have a wonderful weekend, no matter how you spend it!


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