04 Oct 2018


To Do: Weekend of October 4th-7th

This Viking ship arrives Friday at the Wharf. Photo courtesy of the District Wharf

It is really October. It does not feel like Octobers used to feel like and we are a ways away from any legitimate leaf peeping opportunities but preschoolers are already planning their Hilloween ensembles regardless.

How to spend this possible three day weekend?

Tonight might be a perfect night for some jazz. Amy Shook and the SR4tet perform at the Hill Center as part of the Street Scenes series, focusing on new music by emerging artists. This series is curated by Burnett Thompson. Shook is an in-demand upright bass player comfortable with standard as well as new compositions. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $18.

Friday, welcome the Vikings to town down at the Wharf. The world’s largest operational Viking ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre will land on our shores around 1 p.m. and visitors will be able to explore a Viking Village for the next ten days before it takes off to pillage elsewhere.

That evening it is the final Film by the Fountain of the season. The 13th Street Community Park and Garden will screen Pixar’s recent Coco at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic, some chairs and a box of tissues. Remember Me….

Saturday, bring your your woke babies to Solid State Books for a baby storytime. Author Libby Babbott-Klein’s book Baby Feminists is a lift-the-flap which features prominent feminists as babies. Even looking at the illustrations has me weeping. It is just that kind of week. The storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free.

Union Market hosts the annual All Things Go Fall Classic this weekend. Saturday’s line-up is all women while Sunday is headlined by Carly Rae Jepson whose Call Me Maybe has been rattling around in my head for years. There will be plenty of food available to purchase, though I would not count on a hoagie from Taylor Gourmet…

HillFest is happening at Garfield Park for the second year in a row! Come listen to all the jazz for the wonderful price of FREE! You can click here for more details and to check out the full lineup on TWO stages! The fun starts at 10 a.m.

Congressional Cemetery hosts the annual Dead Man’s Run at 6 p.m. Get your ghoul on and join your neighbors for an evening 5K and Fun Run. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Kate has more details here.

Sunday, the Capital City Symphony kicks off its 51st season with an All-Leonard Bernstein program in honor of the maestro’s 100th birthday. The program includes a a semi-staged presentation of the one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti – the only work for which Bernstein wrote the words as well as the music. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are  $0-$25. (Want to get a discount on tickets? CLICK HERE!)

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