Many of us will be watching the Nats play in the deciding Game 5 against the Chicago Cubs tonight, but only after doing incantations, burning sage, chanting, cursing, vision boarding or whatever it takes to move a DC team beyond the first round of playoffs. Good thing Metro is staying open an extra hour, huh? Cross those fingers, everyone!
Tonight, enjoy a good, old-fashioned fright if baseball is not your thing. Even though it’s pretty scary IRL, it can still be fun to get into the goofy-spooky October vibe. Start at the Angelika Pop-Up’s month-long Hitchcocktober. Tonight’s screening is the Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant classic spy-noir-love story Notorious. The film contains a loooOOOOoooong smooch Hitchcock managed to get by the prudie censors of the day and was called by his biographer, “perhaps his most intimate and erotic kiss.” Rawr. Tickets are $10 and the film begins at 7 p.m. Get yours here.
I’m a sucker for a love story; bonus if the protagonists are little older and wiser. Though, honestly? Both Antony and Cleopatra make a few boneheaded moves in Shakespeare’s telling of the love that brought them both down and sealed Octavius Caesar’s rule. The Folger is mounting this production in the round, making this tale of love and war and its aftermath even more visceral and exciting. Tickets are available here and the show runs through November 19th.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts a weekend-long Fall festival of South Asian arts showcasing a variety of dance styles. Mallika Sarabhai and her company, Darpana, perform a range of disciplines, from classical to contemporary styles (Tonight, 7:30 p.m. Tickets here). Rama Vaidyanathan presents an evening of dance, music, and poetry based on the lives of mystic female poets Janabai from Maharashtra and Lal Ded from Kashmir, India (Friday, 7:30 p.m., Tickets here.) There are also free performances each day at 6 p.m. and you can claim yours here.
Saturday, take a walking tour of the Warren Street, Tennessee Avenue and C Street, NE, neighborhood. The tour is sponsored by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society and the North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association. The free tour will be led by Beth Purcell, an experienced guide and the Chair of the CHRS Historic Preservation Committee. Attendees are asked to meet at the corner of 14th and C Streets NE at 10 a.m., rain or shine. No reservations are required.
Both Frager’s and Payne Elementary are holding their Fall Festivals this weekend. Both are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Payne’s Fall festival has chili and bounce houses for the kiddos, and all proceeds go to the Payne Elementary PTA
Frager’s offers a photo booth and Frager’s itself.
There will be pumpkins everywhere even though the odds are high it may still feel like July. Plan on going back and forth between both!
Labyrinth Games and Puzzles hosts a kids Magic the Gathering event from 4 to 6 p.m. for kids under 15. Register here.
You could use a laugh, so check out the In the Lab Comedy Showcase at the Atlas. Two shows 7:30 and 9:30. The 7:30 show will have a sign language interpreter. Tickets are here and you can get a discount with promo code HSTREET17. By the way, if you are on Twitter, you can follow In The Lab Comedy and retweet this tweet (link here) to score two free tickets to the 9:30 show. Give it a go!
Sunday is another opportunity to enjoy music from around the world in the Hill Center’s Global Sounds series Dounouya. This series of singular concerts, curated and hosted by Jim Thomson is also presented in partnerrship with Multiflora Productions as a part of the Multiflora Music Festival 2017. Sunday’s concert features the all-women vocal group Orfeia. Comprised of women from Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia and the Balkans they perform a variety of styles traditional to contemporary. The concert begins at 4pm and is $12. Get your tickets here.