31 Aug 2017


To Do: Weekend of August 31st – September 3rd

And just like that it’s over. Sigh.

Rorschach Theatre’s Neverwhere returns to the Atlas this weekend

Perhaps you will put a proper end to the summer by scooting out of town for a final beach trip or mountain jaunt. Maybe you will host pals for a backyard send off. Those of us left will enjoy the quiet before the fall comes on strong next week. Rest up.

What –if anything– is happening this Labor Day weekend?

Tonight, Light Switch Dance Theatre hosts a community dance class at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. The instructors welcome anyone 16 and above to drop in and learn forms of contemporary dance. $10 per class. Learn more here.

Friday is Truckeroo at the Fairgrounds, 25 M Street SE. From 4 to 11 p.m. you can enjoy fare from local food trucks along with live music and games.

From there, walk over to Yards Park for the Friday evening concert. This week’s band is Burnt Sienna, whose name brings back warm-and-fuzzy fresh-box-of-64-crayons feelings.

The 13th Street Community Park & Garden (13th/C  Streets SE) hosts a free screening of The Lego Batman Movie at 7:30 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks.

Saturday, leave behind the craziness of contemporary politics for a deep dive into Roman politics with Scena Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar. The play will be in a contemporary setting but as of this writing I am unsure if that means they are riding a wave of theater companies trading togas for MAGA hats. Regardless, I always enjoy Marc Antony’s burning of Brutus and co. in the “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” speech. Performances will run through September 24th at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Get tickets here.

Sunday afternoon, get thee to Rorschach Theatre’s Pay What-You-Can-Preview of the company’s reboot of their 2013 hit Neverwhere at the Atlas Performing Arts Center based on the cult-classic fantasy book by Neil Gaiman. Set in a mysterious world of London Below, the performance takes the audience on a trip filled with monsters and bad guys. The production makes creative use of the large blackbox space, so you are in for a treat. PWYC tickets are available at the door and the performance begins at 3pm. Learn more here.

Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone!

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