18 Oct 2018


To Do: Weekend of October 18th-21st

We Happy Few presents Frankenstein as part of a three show Horrow Rep. Photo credit: Mark Williams Hoelscher

Are you suffering from this year’s epic ragweed crop? I hope you have been spared, but please excuse my sniffles. How shall we spend this upcoming weekend?

Tonight at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, dig the season and mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein at We Happy Few’s live action production. Using actors, puppets and a custom cocktail, the hour long take on the audacity and aftermath of one man’s decision to take creation into his own hands. The production is one of three in the company’s current Horror Rep which also includes Dracula and A Midnight Dreary…Show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 ($5 for those under age 17.)

Friday, job seekers should head over to Arena Stage for the Career Fair sponsored by Councilmembers Charles Allen, Elissa Silverman and Robert White. The fair begins at 9 a.m. and is open to all DC residents. Participants should register in advance here and bring copies of their résumé.

Rorschach Theatre hosts a Pay-What-You-Can preview of Sing to Me Now Iris Dauterman’s wry comedy about the muse Calliope who hires an intern to help her with her own lack of inspiration. The play runs through November 18th. Tickets are available here.

The 13th Street Community Garden hosts a double feature for their Films by the Fountain series. First will be Curious George’s Halloween Boofest at 6:30 p.m. (right after sundown), followed by a screening of the classic Ghostbusters at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to being a picnic, blanket and chairs. The garden is located at 13th and C Streets SE.

Saturday, the DC Public Library’s Fab Lab Pop Up in NOMA (1160 1st St. NE) hosts Preservation, Care, Librarianship: Keeping Local Memory Alive a collaboration with the Brown Girls Museum Blog. The discussion begins at 2pm and will focus on the challenges libraries face maintaining their connection to communities.

Steadfast Supply in the Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard neighborhood hosts a weekly music class for wee ones Tunes for Tots. The half-hour session for littles under 6 years old introduces musical concepts through songs and play. The workshop begins at 11:30 am and is $14.

That afternoon enjoy a Prohibition-themed walking and cocktail tour of the Hill organized by Eastern Market Main Street, a CONSTITUTIONAL(n): PROHIBITION. Participants can take a self-guided, Prohibition themed tour and stop for themed drink tastes at participating restaurants. The $35 ticket price includes six drink tickets, a map, special cup and day of discounts at local shops. You can also opt for a VIP ticket which will get you more tickets plus a goody bag. The proceeds from the event will go toward EMMS’s ongoing efforts to support area business. Get your tickets here.

Sunday is the Renovator’s House Tour and Kate already told you all about it. And then, Maria told you about the House Expo.

That evening at Solid State Books, poets Lindsay Bernal and GennaRose Nethercott, winners of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, and poet and translator Will Schutt, will read from their recent poetry collections. The event is free and begins at 6 p.m. They would appreciate an RSVP on their Facebook page.

Looking for live music here and all over town? Click on this week’s The Set List here. Have a great weekend, folks!


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